Immigration Law

Immigration law questions? Ask an immigration lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My girl friend wants to come to the states but we are

Customer Question
My girl friend wants...

My girl friend wants to come to the states but we are getting lost in how. To start what does she need just to visit

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

No we have just started looking at the process

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?

Not yet. I felt that would be best to do when she was here

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We would be interested in full immigration also

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
5/28/2018
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 2 months ago
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 113,845
Experience: Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.
Verified

Hello! My name is***** and I am a licensed attorney with more than 16 years of experience. I am here to assist you with your questions. Please understand that if I ask you for additional information, you are NOT charged again and our communications are NOT timed. So please see this as a relaxed conversation between friends. I am here to help. Also, please do NOT click on the Opt Out button because if you do, it would prevent me from communicating with you and then it could take a long time before another expert responds to you.

Please give me a few minutes to review your question and I will be right with you with an answer. Sorry for any delay. I may have to do some research and at the same time I read and type fast, but not that fast! Thank you for your patience.

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 2 months ago

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if the news is not good that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

Are you a U.S. Citizen? What country is she from? Does she have an amazing job back home? Or does she own a very successful business back home? Or is she leaving minor children behind? If not, then how would she be able to guarantee to a visa officer that she is only going to come to visit and not just marry you and stay?

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I am a US citizen. She is Ukrainian. She is in the Armed Forces as a Lieutenant with no children. Truth is she is coming here with plans of future marriage, but I do not want to trap her here.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 2 months ago

I understand your problem, but unfortunately, this is probably the most common question I get on this website and no convenient answer. There is no visa available for her to come just to "see if things work out" other than the K-1 fiancée visa and for that you already have to declare you intent to marry. So between the B-2 visitor visa and the K-1 fiancée visa, there is no visa available to do what you want to do. So understanding that, she has applied for the B-2 and been denied? If so, do they know about a relationship with you?

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 2 months ago

I do not know why you are not responding, but you are not charged per question, per response, nor per answer. So after I give you my answer, you can continue to ask me questions without additional charge until you are satisfied. I apologize if it is a site issue that you posted and the post did not go through.

Has applied for the B-2 and been denied? If so, do they know about a relationship with you?

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an immigration lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Ely Your Own Question
Ely
Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 4,009
4,009 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Private practice in several areas, including immigration

Ely is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,009 satisfied customers

Private practice in several areas, including immigration

Wilton A. Person

Wilton A. Person

Immigration Lawyer

3,597 satisfied customers

Knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer.

Law Girl

Law Girl

Lawyer

451 satisfied customers

My law firm practices immigration law.

Gintare Grigaite

Gintare Grigaite

Immigration Attorney

186 satisfied customers

Expert Immigration Attorney

TheLeadCounsel

TheLeadCounsel

Immigration Attorney

17 satisfied customers

Immigration and Naturalization

Charlotte E. Viener, Esq.

Charlotte E. Viener, Esq.

Lawyer

12 satisfied customers

Over 10+ years handling all aspects of Immigration Law.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Immigration Attorney

113,845 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

< Previous | Next >

Related Immigration Law Questions
My son's girlfriend is from Canada. They have been going
My son's girlfriend is from Canada. They have been going back and forth to stay with each other for nearly two years now. At her last entry attempt to the US, border patrol denied her entry twice and … read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
What is the best way to go about bringing my new husband and
what is the best way to go about bringing my new husband and his 2 daughters (19&22) year old to live with me in the US? … read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
I have a friend who is married to a Filipino girl who is a
I have a friend who is married to a Filipino girl who is a citizen. Her aunt wants to visit her and her daughter. What has to happen to facilitate that visit? … read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
Is there a link you can send for a step by step "how to?" My
Is there a link you can send for a step by step "how to?" My friend is Romanian, currently going through a divorce. Her husband moved to Turkey 17 months ago and isn't coming back other than to visit … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,009 satisfied customers
I am in a relationship with a girl from Colombia. I am going
I am in a relationship with a girl from Colombia. I am going to visit her in Colombia for a week. Then , I would like to have her come here for a week, meet my family, etc. What is the best type of vi… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
My mother is 89 years old and needs for a relative to take
Hi. My mother is 89 years old and needs for a relative to take care of her. My sister is a Canadian citizen and would like to come to the States to take care of her because I work full-time and cannot… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
I have a friend 18 from Algeria wjo wants to visit me how
I have a friend 18 from Algeria wjo wants to visit me how can i get her here for a while like a month shes very talented and speak 7 languages as well as read and write 7 languages … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I have a pastor friend in Kenya, I've known for nearly a
I have a pastor friend in Kenya, I've known for nearly a decade, whose children we have paid to educate there. He has one child just graduated from college with a degree in Engineering, one waiting to… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
My husband recently lost her mother who lived in Vietnam and
My husband recently lost her mother who lived in Vietnam and we would like to sponsor his sister and her family to visit us for about one month. How do we start the process? … read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
My girl friend is a green card holder in us. Can she sponsor
My girl friend is a green card holder in us. Can she sponsor me for my visit of us? … read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
My sister got the immigration visa process started through
My sister got the immigration visa process started through her mom, previously she was denied entry when she was coming to USA on visit visa, as she was pregnant and her visa cancelled at Chicago airp… read more
Expert James
Expert James
Doctoral Degree
12,468 satisfied customers
I have a Mexican friend trying to reinstate a revoked tourist
I have a Mexican friend trying to reinstate a revoked tourist visa. In 2002, as she was intending to visit a relative in Houston, border officials revoked her tourist visa. She inadvertently had in he… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
, Short version, Venezuelan girl with legal residence
Hi, Short version, Venezuelan girl with legal residence in Guatemala needs a Visa: A) Would it help if the travels with friends and do you have to list them on the DS160? B) Does it help or hinder to … read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
Answers from Multiple Experts requested: Hi, I am Nelson from Ghana an
Hi, I am Nelson from Ghana and was married to a U.S citizen and while was married to a U.S citizen didn't filed for my citizenship yet and was still traveling with B1/B2 visa, so on my last visit to t… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers
My wife and I visit and helpd children in India quite a bit.
My wife and I visit and helpd children in India quite a bit. Over the past 8 years we have developed relationships with some of these children. On a recent visit a young girl came to visit us and told… read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
Immigration - I want to marry a girl from the Philippines.
Immigration - I want to marry a girl from the Philippines. She is coming to Canada and we were planning on getting married in Canada. My question is how will I get her to be able to come to the States… read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
I am trying to find out how my best friend from the UK can
I am trying to find out how my best friend from the UK can come to the U.S. to look for a job. She recently graduated with a degree in Drama and Theater Studies from Liverpool Hope University. She wan… read more
Brian D. Lerner
Brian D. Lerner
Attorney at Law
Bachelor's Degree
309 satisfied customers
If I dont have a business yet, but met someone who Im interested
If I don't have a business yet, but met someone who I'm interested in possibly starting a business with, is there a way to be able to help get a tourist or work visa with help from my end? She has app… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
113,845 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x