I have worked as a freelance developer (sole proprietor) in the crypto space for the past about a year. In these 12 months I've worked with only one client that pays me well and is based out of the US. My proprietorship has been registered for the last 3-4 months only, and before this I was working as a natural person. Prior to the freelance work, I held jobs in a couple of Indian data analytics companies for 5 years.
About my fiancé:
- We are getting married in December 2022 and I will be eligible for an F-2 visa post that. Is it advisable to take this route? My concerns with this option:
- Only one semester of her master's degree study will remain. Will a visa officer give me an F-2 for such a short duration?
- What are the chances of getting an F-2 visa anyway? Are visa officials inclined to not give F-2 visas to ensure that the F-1 visa holder eventually returns to their home country?
- Get a B-1/B-2 tourist visa; the purpose of visit would be to visit my friends in the US. Concerns:
- Indians aren't getting appointments till 2024 for this visa type. However, there are rumours that some slots will open up later this year.
- I've heard that my age, nationality and job are all not favourable in the eyes of visa officials (for tourist visas)
- Get a B-1 visa; the purpose of visit would be to meet my client and attend a conference in the US. Concerns:
- Since my client is in the US, this is genuine. There are many reasons for me to meet the team I work with and many conferences I should attend in the US. But this client work will take a maximum of one week. Will a B-1 visa allow me to stay with my fiance for a few more weeks/months post that?