I am an international PhD student (F1 visa), and this is my second year in the US. Last year I have met an American girl and we loved each other. Currently we are engaged and planning for the weeding to be a year from now (sept 2019). Can I invite my parents and siblings to my wedding? If so, What kind of visa should they apply for?, should they say in the interview that they are visiting their F1 son because he is getting married, or that they are just coming as tourists?
Visiting for a wedding is a tourist visa. Here is a list of the categories for temporary visas from the State department: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/all-visa-categories.html.
As you can see a "tourist visa" is technically "Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitor." This covers all temporary visits to the US basically not for another purpose on the list. If your parents have trouble getting visas, they may best be helped by legitimate legal assistance in their home country.
Before you get married, you should talk with a US immigration attorney about your own visa and status. Many people assume marrying a US citizen is "automatic," but transitioning between visa types is anything but simple. Know what you need to do and apply for now so you aren't caught unawares later.
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You can indeed invite your parents and siblings to your wedding, however, they will need to each apply for and obtain "visitor visas" to travel to the USA. For that they will each need to prove "substantial ties" to their home country. Will likely not be easy if were not issued visas in the past. Make sure to consult with an experienced attorney in private over this.
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If you have proof of arrangement for the wedding such as letter of invitation, letter or notice from church or municipal officer of the scheduled date for the wedding, you may send them to your siblings so that they can show them to the immigration officer at the time of interview for the visa.
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Tourist visa B-2 and they should indicate they are coming here for a wedding. Provide them proof of your wedding plans so they can show at the embassy.
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