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Docs/Interview Questions for Applying for Traveller's Visa..(Visa for Parents)

Discussion in 'Immigration Matters' started by Nila, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Nila

    Nila New IL'ite

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    Hi,

    I am planning to get my Father visit me in the US. I heard tourist visa issual has also become very strict these days :shock:

    Just a couple of questions on applying for tourist visa...
    Is drop box facility available to apply in India?
    What is minimum balance in bank account required to be shown for being able to support the stay of the visitor?

    Awaiting responses...
     
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  2. Shakthi

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    Drop box facility is withdrawn

    Nila,

    Drop box facility has been withdrawn from the US consulate in Chennai. I am not sure about Delhi.

    I don't think so the consulate is particular about the amount in bank balance. All they might be checking is whether you have a decent money maintained consistently in your bank for supporting visitors.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Can I claim Tax return for the visit of parents?

    Hi,

    My parents got a 10-year visa and they are going to visit me by end of this month, to be of help during my delivery.

    Can my husband include them as dependants and claim US Tax return for their stay with us?

    Have anyone of you done this? Please share your experiences.
     
  4. ssubhasr

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    Docs/Interview Questions for applying Traveller's Visa ....(visa for Parents)

    Hi all

    I guess most of us would have faced this when we tried to apply VISA for our parents or in-laws. Though there are lot of websites which help in identifying the required documents, through my personal experiences I would like to post this required documents :

    You should be ready with the following documents : (to apply for ur in-laws & if ur husband is going to be the sposor)

    1. Your husband's Birth Certificate (to prove that ur in-laws are the parents)
    2. D-156 (you can fill this online in the website while fixing the VISA interview appointment - https://www.vfs-usa.co.in/Home.aspx )
    3. D-157 (you can fill this online in the website while fixing the VISA interview appointment - https://www.vfs-usa.co.in/Home.aspx )
    4. VISA Application fee receipt from HDFC Bank (will discuss this - Rs.5240/-)
    5. VFS's service charge receipt from HDFC Bank (will discuss this - Rs.322/-)
    6. VISA Interview appointment letter
    7. Photocopies of first page, address page and last page of your in-laws' passport
    8. Affidavit (showing - you will return to the home country after the temporary in ths USA. Thus your stay is temporary in US)
    9. Your in-laws' last 6 months' Bank statement (Joint account statement)
    10. Covering letter
    11. Any Family photograhs....

    The above documents have to be prepared by your in-laws....

    Apart from the above documents, the sponson i.e. ur husband has to send the following documents which you have to carry along with the above :

    1. I-134 with affidavit
    2. Employment Letter
    3. Letter from your husband's Bank
    4. Your husband's bank statement for the past 6 months
    5. Letter from your husband to US consulate
    6. Letter of Invitation from your husband to your in-laws to visit USA
    7. Last 4 months Salary slip of your husband
    8. H1 Visa approval notice (I-797 Notice of action)
    9. Income tax returns (returns filed here in USA)
    10. Photocopy of all the pages of your husband's passport including the blank pages (totally 36 pages)

    To be on safer side pl take a xerox of all the above said documents.

    Hope this is useful....

    Note - Though the consulate wont ask you for all these above documents, to be on a safer side its better to have these on your hand.

    "ALL THE BEST"
     
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  5. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: Documents required for applying Traveller's Visa ....(visa for Parents)

    Subha,

    Great work.

    This will indeed be helpful for the future applicants.

    We went through all these steps only 2 months back, and my parents are here now.

    sriniketan
     
  6. ssubhasr

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    Re: Documents required for applying Traveller's Visa ....(visa for Parents)

    Thank you very much for the swift FB Sriniketan....

    We jus applied for my MIL & she got the visa on 5th Feb and she is going to be here in the month of April for my delivery...

    Jus thinking to post the sample letters also.....will soon post the same...
     
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    Re: Documents required for applying Traveller's Visa ....(visa for Parents)

    Hi Suba,

    Indeed a very good job, Thank u so much for the detailed info regd documents. i am planning to get my parents here in US and me being a new commer was looking out for details. but u have got us all the details under one roof.

    Thanks once again

    cheers
    vaidehi
     
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    Hi Vaidehi

    Thank you for the FB.

    pl let me know in case if you require further clarification......
     
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    Re: Documents required for applying Traveller's Visa ....(visa for Parents)

    Dear subha,

    Thanks a lot for such a detailed write up.
    U have indeed taken a lot of efforts that too when u r pregnant.
    Take care and have a happy pregnancy and delivery.

    suji
     
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    Thanks Suji.
     

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