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Hi. My spouse has a B2 visitor visa. Can she visit the United States while her i130 is pending?
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Yes your wife can come visit you in the US while her I-130 is pending if she has a valid B2 tourist visa.

You should plan on her being questioned by immigration officials at her point of entry -- they will want to ensure that her stay in the US will be temporary and this she is not attempting to enter the US and stay permanently, because they will be able to see her pending I-130.

In order to address this and rebut any presumptions of an attempted permanent stay, she can carry with her proof of her intent to return to her home county.

For example, proof of a return ticket, proof of ongoing employment in her home country, proof of an ongoing rental lease or mortgage, proof that she has family or other immediate relatives living in her home country, etc.

As long as she has that information with her and can therefore show her intent for her stay in the US is temporary, then yes she can and should be granted entry to the US with her B2 visa.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks. If for some reason they don’t believe her stay is temporary and deny her, will it affect her pending I-130? For example her traveling with my baby son who has a US passport might seem suspicious of her intentions.

No, in the event that she is denied entry, it should not affect her pending I-130 in any way.

It shouldn't be considered suspicious that she's travelling with your baby son, since she is the child's mother.

As long as she has some of the documentation as I described above to show the temporary nature of her trip, she should be fine to enter on the B2.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you still have any questions about this.

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