My family member filed an I-130 for me, which is still pending. Am I allowed to apply for a B-2 visa while this process is ongoing?


Normally, it is possible to apply for a B-2 visa while one’s I-130 is pending. However, there is a risk that the consulate could deny issuance of the B-2 based on immigrant intent. The risk of denial typically would increase if the I-130 was filed by an immediate relative (e.g., U.S. citizen for a parent) or if the priority date is current. (08.Jul.2021)

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