Immigration Issues/F-1 Visa

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Hello,
My brother-in-law wants to come to NY to do graduate degree work at Baruch.  He has to fill out a form that lists how he plans on paying for his stay here.  One of the categories is Room and Board.  We are going to supply him with that, but his brother was concerned about letting immigration know that he is his brother.  Is it ok to list a relative in the US for student visa purposes or does that make it seem like he will stay past the visa?

Thanks for all of your help

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Hi Kimberly:

The nonimmigrant visa application form that is being completed by your brother-in-law specifically asks if the applicant has a brother or sister in the U.S. This question must be answered truthfully. It should not affect the application for a student visa if he answers that he will save money by rooming with his brother.

I am assuming that your husband is in valid immigration status, since if he is not in valid immigration status his brother's application for student visa will indeed be negatively affected.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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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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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member 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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