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Asked on: 7/26/12, 10:53 am

How difficult is to get SB-1 visa ?

I left US in 2008 in Oct, came back in Sept 2009 for a couple of weeks - no problem with the immigration officers at POE. Then, I left again US in Sept 2009 and came back in Sept 2010. Again no problem with the immigration officers at POE. In 2010 I was told I had a liver chronic illness (cirrhosis) and started a treatment. Then, in Sept 2010 I tried to came back for resuming my residence in US. Came in US but I could not stay there because my illness had obvious symptoms (encephalopathy and mental confusion). Since my niece in US was in vacation in Europe and not having a place to go I decided to go back in my native country to continue the treatment I was prescribed and postponed the resuming the Permanent Residence. Hoped that in a month or two I would be able to return in US. My health was badly deteriorated all this time and I needed hospitalization in 2011. My doctor recommended me not to travel anywhere knowing the risks involved by a move like this. After hospitalization, when the encephalopathy was stopped I realized that it had gone more than 1 year after the last departure from US. I learned that SB-1 visa could resolve this situation. Meanwhile, my doctor advised me that my illness is stabilized and I could travel. So, I am asking, is this a good reason to ask for SB-1 ? I mention that I have medical documents, blood works, ultrasounds, doctor's observation, everything... I am willing to undergo any medical consultation to prove my situation.

Also, I have to mention that my original departure from US in 2008 had personal reasons (separation, divorce, taking care of my parents). I just intended to stay out of US not more that 1 year.

What do you think?

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