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I have a question for which I can find no information. I am a male US citizen by birth. I am retired and have been living in Malaysia for over 2 1/2 years. I own a home here which I share with my younger male Chinese Malaysian friend. He is the primary beneficiary of my will. I would like to go back to the US to visit my family, as my brothers and I are getting older. I want to bring my friend with me to visit family and friends. I no longer have a home in the US and will be staying with family and friends. After the visit we will be returning to Malaysia to our home. My friend has a longtime steady job and family here. Could you please help me in suggesting what types of documentation we need? I can find no information regarding my situation. Thank you.

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Hi,

Your friend will need to apply for a B2 visitor visa directly at a U.S. Consulate in Malaysia. You cannot sponsor him as he is not a family member: www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

The following website is helpful: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1262.html#3

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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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