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I'm a U.S. citizen currently living and working in Honduras. I am planning to get married to a Honduran citizen sometime this winter.  He applied for a visitor visa last winter before we were engaged and was turned down because of a lack of financial resources.  I'd like him to visit the U.S. with me next summer after we're married to visit my family and friends.  We are planning on living in Honduras for several years, though eventually would like to move to the U.S.  Will he be able to get a visitor visa once we're married? His financial situation has improved slightly, though not dramatically.  What is the best way for us to go about this process? Thank you.

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Hi Karla,

U.S. Consulates will typically issue a visitor visa if the applicant has not evinced an intention to immigrate to the U.S. However, in most cases an application for visitor visa (B2 visa status) made by the spouse of a U.S. citizen is denied by the Consulate on the basis that there is an intention to immigrate to the U.S. and that the correct visa category therefore is K3: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a

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Ajay K. Arora

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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