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Hello sir, I am going to graduate in Dec 2010. I want to
invite may parents and my sister(21+) for may greaduation
ceremony.My question is what are the necessary documents
required to apply for visa from my parents side and also
other than invitation letter do i need to send any other
copies from my side.I would really appreciate your
help.Thanks in ADVANCE.

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Hi,

Your parents and sister will apply directly at the nearest U.S. Consulate for B2 visitor visa. The burden will be on your parents to show that they are not intending immigrants. They can carry evidence showing their ties to India such as business, employment, school or college (if applicable), and family ties. They should also carry evidence showing the purpose of entry to the U.S., which will be evidence of your pending graduation. If you were employed and well-settled, you could also have sent Affidavit of Support (Form I-134) along with a statement in the invitation letter indicating that you will pay for all applicable expenses during the visit.

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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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