If I am on L1 visa and wanted to sponsor my mother-in-law from Indiafor avisit us for few months, is it possible to sponsor her on my visa status?

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If I am on L1 visa and wanted to sponsor my mother-in-law from Indiafor avisit us for few months, is it possible to sponsor her on my visa status?

Asked on February 12, 2012 under Immigration Law, California

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SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If your mother would be coming on a visitor's visa, there is really no sponsorship.  She just needs to apply for a visitor's visa and whether or not she is granted a visa will depend on whether she can persuade the consular officer that she has no immigrant intent and that her ties to the home country are strong enough to warrant her coming back after a US visit.  Your status in the US really has very little to do with it.


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