Hello, today i applied for b1/b2 visa and the officer told me everything is ok but you have to fill ds-5535
Background: ny wife has kids in usa and they got citizen and i had a usa visa before and went 3 times to usa and when my visa is expired i applied and got refused 3 times until this time! When i entered to us the last 2 times , the cbp interviewd me for hours before issuing me entrance to usa, now i am filling the ds-5535 do you think i have a chance to get the visa , is the ds-5535 because i was intervied at the border? In addition to that this time the officer didnot ask me about my wife and my american children please advice me
I would retain a competent lawyer to assist you in properly filling out the form and to prepare you for the interview. It is likely that you are being requested to fill out the form to catch you in any prior inconsistency and deny your visa. I recommend also filing a CBP FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request, to identify what were your answers previously to CBP and explain any inconsistency, if you intend to provide fuller and more truthful answers now on the form.
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I agree with Maestro Behar here. You should engage a competent immigration lawyer. You are looking for advice in a case which requires familiarity with the facts as a prerequisite for valid advice.
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The DS-5535 is a new supplemental questionnaire given to visa applicants for further vetting. The fact that you were asked to fill out this form is NOT an indication that you will be approved for your visa. In fact, because (from what I understood) you have a US Citizen wife and children living in the United States makes me suspect that you will very likely be denied again on 214(b) grounds. I hope I’m wrong. Make sure an attorney assists you in completing the DS-5535.
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