Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
I am married to an american citizen (OHIO) and we live abroad. Every summer we visit his family in the US. I was previously able to enter the US on the VWP.
My 2nd visit to the US I overstayed my visa unknowingly (booked for 90 days exactly and did not account for the summer months, 2 of which are 31 days)
I entered the US again a few months after that and there was no problem, i was let in but then the fourth time I tried to enter they said I had overstayed my visa (the second time) and was refused entry.
That was 5 years ago and since then I did start an imigration application thinking it would be easier to become a green card holder but then I did not get all the papers I needed in time and the application lapsed.
My intention is not to go live in the US at this time, my husband and I now have a son and we would like for his family to be able to see him.
I have applied for a Tourist/Visit visa through an american embassy and on the application I mentioned my refusal. At the time of application they are supposed to tell you if you have been granted or refused and now it has been
6 months since I applied. I have repeatedly asked for an answer but I keep getting replies saying that they are still processing my paperwork.
Is there an easier way to do this? What should my next step be?
Thank you for your time.