Legal Question in Immigration Law in California


how do i go about getting my grandfather a visa to visit california from mexico, on the christmas holiday?

i dont think he has ever been here in the U.S. before.

Asked on 8/08/09, 12:21 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Larry L. Doan Law Office of Larry L. Doan

He would have to apply for a tourist visa himself from the U.S. Consulate in Mexico. The only thing you can do to help is to vouch that you will have a place for him to stay while he is visiting and plans to take him around to visit. The application process is done in Mexico, and depends where he lives. It could be in Mexico City, Juarez, Tijuana, or a few other Mexican cities where there is a US consulate. He could look at the US Embassy website to start:

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Answered on 8/08/09, 3:33 pm
Luba Smal Smal Immigration Law Office

Not you, but your grandfather needs to apply for a Visitor's visa at the nearest US Consulate in Mexico.

You can help him to complete the applications, write an invitation letter, etc. However, it's going to be HIS, not your application.

He will need to show that he does not intend to emigrate to USA and will return back home after a holiday visit to USA.

Good luck!

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Answered on 8/08/09, 3:34 pm
David Nachman Nachman & Associates, P.C.

He may be able to apply for a tourist visa at the U.S. Consulate Office with jurisdiction over his residence in Mexico. The B-2 visa is the tourist visa classification. He will need to demonstrate nonimmigrant intent under section 214(b) of the INA. For more information about Tourist Visa Applications or to speak to one of our lawyers, please e-mail to us at [email protected] or visit us on the web at

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Answered on 8/08/09, 5:34 pm

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