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Applying for a b2 visa after an Immigrant visa

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I´m about to apply for my immigrant visa I´m married to a U.S. citizen, then can I apply for a b2 visa to come visit him before my immigrant visa is ready?

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That will be difficult. VERY VERY DIFFICULT.

Talk to an attorney before filing any papers.

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May possibly be successful if you have compelling reasons to return to your home country to await consular processing for an immigrant visa after your visit. Even if the Consulate issues a visitor visa, you will again face problems at the port of entry. On the other hand, there is no harm in trying as long as there is no misrepresentation; it will not prejudice your immigrant visa processing. Good luck to you.

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You can apply for a B-2 visa but it is very likely that it will be denied. Consult an immigration attorney for further advice regarding the application.

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Once you file for an immigrant visa, you will have a hard time showing that you do not intend to immigrate.

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