Your husband can apply up to 3 months before his intended date of travel.
No-one can predict his chances of success. Your PhD viva and graduation is a reasonable premise for his visit, but IMHO it is unlikely to be sufficient to justify a 5 month visit. Planning to be away from his business for so long and being unable to cover the costs of the trip ...
Applications for UK visas can be submitted in any location where the applicant is legally present and where there is a processing centre/consulate etc.
So, yes, she can. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/usa-apply-for-a-uk-visa/apply-for-a-uk-visa-in-the-usa
You didn't mention the nationality of your niece. She can apply for a visit visa but it will be difficult to convince the visa officer that she will leave the country before her visa ends, keeping in mind she is 18 and has recently finished school.
But if you are willing to sponsor her complete stay then its worth a try to apply on her behalf. Guess you will ...
To enter the US under the visa waiver program by land, you don't actually need ESTA. Also, there's no need to "clarify you've left with your J-1 visa" because once you've left the US your J-1 status ends, and because you're in your grace period you are not eligible to re-enter in J-1 status.
But to answer your real question, yes, it is possible. There is ...
The requirements for your boyfriend to travel to the US depend on his exact status.
If he has been granted refugee status he should have a Permesso per Asilo Politico. This allows him to apply for a Refugee Travel Document or Documento di viaggio. This functions instead of a passport, and should be accepted by the US as one. Once he has this document he ...
You can add up to 9 months without lying, I suppose.
this is a Form validation logic error, which does not check the age of the person during the field check
at some point they will notice this and change it. Until then some form of valid answer shold be given to complete the form.
This could then be mentioned during an interview in case they are not ...
When is it safe to assume that the UK visa process is what it claims to be?
If it says something on a UK government website such as https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents you should absolutely proceed on the assumption it is true.
If it turns out not to be true (due to e.g. error on their part) ...
In addition to telling what she will be providing you with, you must document that your sister is legally resident in the UK.
Also, since she lives in rented accommodation, she must show that her landlord is okay with her boarding guests -- either in the form of a lease that explicitly allows this in general, or a letter from the landlord that permits it.
There is a trick not many people are aware of to use the same email but write it differently. Assume your email is firstname.lastname@example.org. By adding a plus sign (+) after johndoe you can then add continuous text but still go to you. For example:
This is the SAME email address. You will still receive your emails, but ...
I assume you mean what she should write in her letter of sponsorship, which will become part of the visa application.
The letter should reflect what she is willing to sponsor
accommodation in her home
The reader should, as a result, understand what she is willing to sponsor and what not
not to sponser expenses
with you proving that you can ...
Thanks to comment from @MJeffryes
School children, who are visa nationals, and, are resident in an EEA
country do not need a visa if visiting or transiting the UK as a
In the list of things you cannot do for this type of visa
not comming to the UK at all
is not listed.
(it is also not listed as something you can do)
If you want to play it save, ask your company to write a short letter confirming that they cancelled the intended trip.
This could then be shown/submitted during ...
If your younger brother's visa lists only your mother as an accompanying adult he will be refused entry if he arrives in the UK without her. (Source)
He will need a new visa listing you as his accompanying adult.
The special instructions for applying for a UK visa in the USA state:
When you visit the ASC for your biometrics appointment, please take your current passport, a print out of your application form and a copy of your biometric confirmation receipt. You can print your receipt when you apply online.