Applying for parent tourist visa while GC (Consular processing) is under progress


Registered Users (C)
I have applied for my mother's GC last month (Consular processing).
My understanding is that this process will take approximately ONE year.

In the mean time, can I apply for tourist visa ? My mother has never been to the USA.



Well-Known Member
Yes you can. She should be honest and say she is going through consular processing and intends to go back and finish the consular processing.


Registered Users (C)
That's what I was thinking. My mom can show the I-797 Receipt notice for I-131 petition and say that she will definitely be back to complete consular processing.