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applying for a US VISA #182815
09/29/05 01:58 PM
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In reviewing how one applies for a US Visa I see there is lots of requirements/documentation needed and it can be quite a process.

I also see that one can have someone from the US sponsor them (which is quite a lot of paperwork/info needed).

Has anyone ever sponsored someone for their US VISA? Does anyone know anyone from Belize who gotten a US Visa and how the process went? Does one have a greater chance of getting approved if they have a sponsor or does it not matter?

Anyone who can assist I greatly appreciate it.

Re: applying for a US VISA #182816
09/29/05 03:21 PM
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If you don't mind my asking...What is your purpose or interest in relocating?

Re: applying for a US VISA #182817
09/29/05 03:27 PM
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relocating, no interest. I am interested information on a non-immigration visitors Visa.

A trip for pleasure for 7-9 days. I am American and interested in having a friend visit the states for a week.

Re: applying for a US VISA #182818
09/29/05 03:48 PM
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Thats a straight tourist visa and requires no sponsor. Sponsors generally are associated with some of the other types of Vuisa, like H1,H1B,H2, H2B

Here's a governmental link on how to obtain a tourist visa:
http://www.unitedstatesvisas.gov/visiting2.html


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Re: applying for a US VISA #182819
09/29/05 03:59 PM
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thank you, I reviewed that website last night. However have also read a lot of info which contradicts as well as heard from several Belizeans that many get denied.

I hope someone has some advice and further info as to how to ensure/better the chances of getting it.

Re: applying for a US VISA #182820
09/29/05 04:10 PM
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The whole problem with the bureaucracy, and I deal with it extensivley in terms of student visas, is that too much discretion is permitted to the "interviewers" who all too frequently are on power trips.

People are turned down daily for reasons such as " I don't think you can afford this"...that one really P***** me off. If the applicant can provide documented evidence he/she has the funds avaialable, and documented by his/her bank, what the h*** does it matter to the interviewer how the applicants spends his/her hard earned cash?

That is the mind set you are dealing with...broad rules which allow for even broader interpretation.

Oh, and heaven forbid, if you happen to be a young single male - no matter ewhat kind of visa you apply for!


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Re: applying for a US VISA #182821
09/29/05 05:06 PM
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If they have nothing tying them to Belize (land, business, children, etc.) they will have a difficult time. Best to provide a letter with specifics on when they are going, who they will be with... I just went through this process with a close friend and she was able to get one but only for 30 days.

Denials are not uncommon and both of my friends were denied Canadian visas even though we were to stay with my family.

Re: applying for a US VISA #182822
09/29/05 07:03 PM
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Bring a reference letter from work and originals of all their pay stubs, that should help. A reference from a US warden goes a long way as well.

Re: applying for a US VISA #182823
09/29/05 07:06 PM
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this is a shame. So what if I personally invite them, write a letter, and show the funds that I have, write that I am fully responsible for all expenses on the trip.

So if my friend does not have anything tying them to Belize as mentioned above and happens to also be a young, single male I hope it is still possible.

Re: applying for a US VISA #182824
09/29/05 08:16 PM
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Best of luck, spl. My friend had many ties including property ownership, the required cash+, longterm employment history and a written offer of invitation. He was still refused a visa for a two week vacation.


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