Can I apply for a B1/B2 visitor visa while my I-130 application is pending?

Can I apply for a B1/B2 visitor visa while my I-130 application is pending?

There is a risk that the U.S. Consulate will deny your application for a visitor visa. A B2 tourist visa is a nonimmigrant visa. By submitting Form I-130, you are applying for an immigrant visa. If the U.S. consulate believes that you are applying for a B2 visitor visa for the purpose of immigrating to the U.S., the consulate will deny your application for a tourist visa. Applying for a tourist visa will not affect your application for an immigrant visa.

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I’m a green card holder applying for immigrant visas for my wife and child. Do I need to submit one application or two?

I’m a green card holder applying for immigrant visas for my wife and child. Do I need to submit one application or two?

As a lawful permanent resident, you may submit visa applications for the following family members: (1) your spouse, (2) your unmarried children under the age of 21, and (3) your unmarried children over the age of 21. When immigrating to the U.S., the spouse of a permanent resident may bring his or her unmarried child under the age of 21 years old as a “derivative beneficiary.” 

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