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#191294 - 03/06/06 11:35 PM Applying for US Visa  
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For those of you who know people who have applied for a US VISA or who have applied yourself, is it best to have letters of recommendation writen to the US Embassy about the person or a personal letter writen to the applicant stating you are inviting them and responsible for their trip? should the letter be writen to the US Embassy or to whom?

Any advice is appreciated.

#191295 - 03/06/06 11:50 PM Re: Applying for US Visa  
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and does one have a better chance if they apply for a 1 month VISA vs. 4+ months? (not to stay 4 months but to be able to travel more than once to the US in 4 months.)

#191296 - 03/07/06 07:46 AM Re: Applying for US Visa  
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#191297 - 03/07/06 07:55 AM Re: Applying for US Visa  
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#191298 - 03/07/06 08:03 AM Re: Applying for US Visa  
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I think it depends what country they're from. My former boyfriend came from Australia on a 3 month visa and we didn't do anything more than the application. He had to state that he had funds to cover the trip and at customs they check that he had a return flight booked already, but that was all.

#191299 - 03/07/06 12:36 PM Re: Applying for US Visa  
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I was on that website and all the links from it last night. The US embassy and gov't does not answer my questions or give tips as far as letters of invitation or recommendation. It only tells you how to apply, which I understand.

Thanks so much Katie. Snorkelgirl, good to hear your experience. I am told it is much harder for a Belizean, especially when they are not the one covering expenses for their trip and are invited by someone.

#191300 - 03/07/06 01:14 PM Re: Applying for US Visa  
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Anything to prove that you have no desire to live/work/stay in the U.S.A. other than for a holiday:
Belize bank accounts
Property ownership
Dependents in Belize
Long term gainfull, current employment in Belize

I don't think that letters of reference other than one from your current employer have much bearing. With the exception of who you will be staying with.

#191301 - 03/07/06 01:21 PM Re: Applying for US Visa  
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when our freinds that are like family wanted to come visit us in the states from AC they got a month visa. i can remember it was a difficult/ and lenghty thing for them to get. there were four of them, all belizean.

#191302 - 03/07/06 01:26 PM Re: Applying for US Visa  
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My friend had proof of all that, AND proof that he was completely financing his own trip. He was still turned down for a visa to visit Canada.

The government response was that they were not confident he would return home, which just baffles me.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#191303 - 03/07/06 02:12 PM Re: Applying for US Visa  
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Did he use you as a reference Seashell? smile

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