I am US citizen and I would like to obtain a Visitors visa for my step son. He has been in my care for the past 8 years (currently live in Canada ) and recently turned 16 years old. His mother is unable to attain a visa to enter the US. (the reason we live in Canada). Since I am responsible for him but not biological father, is this possible?
What is the citizenship of your step-son? If he is a citizen of Canada, and if he has a Canadian passport, he could enter the United States with his Canadian passport (no visa required), unless he has some criminal history that might make him inadmissible to the United States.
If your step-son is not a citizen of Canada, but rather of some other country, then he could apply for a visitor visa to enter the United States. But at this point I don't know what his citizenship is.
You can make the application for a visitor visa. Assuming you can document why his mother cannot enter the U.S., that will be a strong piece of evidence in obtaining the visitor visa. Remember, visitor visa applicants must overcome the rebuttable presumption that they intend to stay and live in the U.S. Showing that he intends to return to his home in Canada with his mother and not live in the U.S. will be the critical inquiry.
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