I would like to sponsor my sister who is currently in India and my parents have filled petition for her as well. I am USA citizen.
She has applied twice for visitor visa and both the times rejected. This time there is baby shower function and we would like to try one more time for her to visit USA to attend the function.
However, I would like to get expert advice from you to see how we can make our case strong and have better chance to get the visa.
Please let me know when i can have in person or on call meeting with you.
Sorry, the fact that your parents filed a petition for her actually makes her case worse.
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two rejections seems like a pattern. she has immigrant intent - unless her priority date is a few years hence and you can prove her close ties to her home in India at present. Third time won't be lucky unless you can do something different - and depending on the details of your situation (don't share it with the internet) it may be that you won't be able to overcome the intent assumption. Good luck.
Unfortunately, if nothing else has changed, I would not be too optimistic about the possibilities of her obtaining the tourist visa.
A situation such as yours cannot be helped over the internet. Any attorney would have to first review your sister's background, her profession, marital status, previous immigration history, if any, just to name a few. Either retain an attorney to get an objective view on a non immigrant visa application or she may try one more time and get another denial on her record.
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