We are full time missionaries and have been married 2 years. My husband is Ugandan (and we serve in Uganda). We have no intention of living in the US. We own 2 homes here as well another piece of land, vehicle, etc. We have meetings and conferences to attend in the US for a period of 5 months, as well as support raising. He was denied his B1 visa today, even though the interviewer never looked at any of his supporting documentation. He's been to the US twice on a B1, the first time for 3 months, the second for 5. We are currently living on 50% of our needed monthly support, so it is pretty important that we get back to raise more. We can't go for residency, because we don't intend to live in the US. We didn't go for an R visa because he does not work in the US-just meetings and conferences
B-1 is the appropriate visa. He can always try again. Consulate has complete discretion on granting visas.
I recommend that you talk it over with the US Citizen Services section and see if they might be able to help you with the Consular Section on this issue. [email protected]
They might be able to get your information in front of a decision maker who will at least consider your situation.
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