I was an international student who overstayed in the US for
I was an international student who overstayed in the US for about 15 months under the cover of D/S. I left the US two years ago with record of out-of-the-status but no unlawful presence. After I came back to my country, I worked for a company for 10 months, and then started my own business. Now I'm running my company for over a year.I plan to apply for a B2 visa traveling with my parents to the US. They've been to the US for three times without any record of overstaying or rule violation.I'm wondering:1. What the chances are for me to get a B2 visa? (My father is the prime applicant (professor), my mother and I companies. They both are old folks. They don't speak English very well. I will be taking care of them on the travel, and be their interpreter as well.)2. What kind of documents I need to prepare/bring with me for the interview?3. Anything I can say to the visa officer to improve my chances of approval?Guidance for the document preparation (maybe some explanations) would be very appreciated. Thank you all for your time and effort.Here is what my story of overstaying is all about:1. I graduated with a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering in May 2012, and started my OPT from July 7th, 2012.2. In my OPT, I co-founded a startup company with my friend, building a new kind of social media app (We began with some ideas but we finally ended up on the social media one around Jan 2013).3. My OPT ended on July 2nd, 2013. My major allowed me to apply for another 17 months as OPT STEM Extension. I prepared all the paperwork of this application a month before the deadline, but forgot to submit it timely since the high pressure from our work caused me sleep deprived and memory problems. I was under impression that I've already submitted the application. Back then my partners and I were working day and night on the app because there were a couple of investors showing their interests in it, waiting for a demo to come out.4. I submitted the application for extension on July 9th, 2013 after consulting the administrator of the university's international student service (I was not aware of the late submission until July 3th 2013 I thumbed through my personal documents. I ran to see her but she was on a vacation so I had to wait until she came back July 8th, 2013. She told me to submit the documents ASAP, so I sent it out on the same day with overnight shipping).5. On Aug 29th 2013, I got the decision from the USCIS, saying that my application was rejected because of the late submission. I had no idea of overstaying or unlawful presence at that point. All I wanted was to stay a little longer to finish the app so that all our effort wouldn't be in vain. I went out trying to find a lawyer to fix the case.6. At last I ended up with a lawyer with high reputation on avvo.com to file a motion to reopen the case. The motion was filed timely, and the USCIS accepted it. Still I had no idea of the consequence of overstaying at that point, and the lawyer did not remind me of that either. Then a long time waiting for a final decision, which I was not aware of, started.6. On Sep 9th 2014, I got the final decision from the USCIS, saying that the application was denied, and I had to leave the US before the start of removal proceedings.7. On Dec 5th 2014, I left the US and came back to my country. (I'm not sure if the three months period would be against me. But I had to get rid of all my stuff, ended everything including unwillingly broke up with my ex.)8. I felt no compelling to apply for a US visa until my parents decided to pay a visit to the US to reunite with old friends, who invited them twice. I'm thinking to escort them to make sure they will be OK on the travel cause they are about to hit their seventies.Thank you again for reading this.I've made a reservation for visa interview scheduled on this weekend, seeking advises from outstanding immigration lawyers.
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