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Re: Russia US embassy Interview
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2019, 11:31:31 AM »
….<snip>The Business visa is still a visitor visa and simply has letters to support the reason for a visit and <snip...

Bingo! Exactly right. Non-immigrant visas rely heavily on the most basic assurance that applicants have a viable cause of visitation, stability during their time in-country and resounding reason for return.

Tourists visas are no different.

Taking the case like the OP's, a woman who have no relationship or connection in the US (friend/s, relative, etc..), likely short on dispensible liquidity to finance the visit, and while married and employed could qualify as resounding reason for return; could in fact show some sort of instability.

On a scoring sheet, that's almost 3 out 3 reasons for rejection. Any one of those becoming a negative is enough reason to reject an application. There is no reduction attempt by USCIS/DHS to decrease the number of tourist. That'll cripple and affect states and cities who rely on tourism for their economic viability. So don't be silly with that belief.

We have scheduled visits by Russians this year. Some are first time visitors having knowledge their friends having been previously here with us, and wanted to follow suit. These are relatively young single folks.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2019, 11:43:15 AM by GQBlues »
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Re: Russia US embassy Interview
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2019, 02:49:15 PM »
US visa interview is a lottery. Ask me, how do I know  8)? The result depends entirely on the officer who evaluates the situation very subjectively. Seems no any logic in their decisions. Btw, why no one writes that a visa in the passport is not a guarantee of entry into the country. On the last visit my daughter was interrogated for two hours, she already thought she would be sent back. Relatives and friends in the US, as well as the lack of travel is a big minus. Judging by the number of Ukrainians I know who came on B1/B2 and opened fake refugee cases, I would not talk about any kind of discrimination in obtaining visas for them.

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Re: Russia US embassy Interview
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2019, 03:25:03 PM »
Business visas just the one

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Re: Russia US embassy Interview
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2019, 06:19:19 PM »
US visa interview is a lottery. Ask me, how do I know  8)? The result depends entirely on the officer who evaluates the situation very subjectively. Seems no any logic in their decisions. Btw, why no one writes that a visa in the passport is not a guarantee of entry into the country. On the last visit my daughter was interrogated for two hours, she already thought she would be sent back. Relatives and friends in the US, as well as the lack of travel is a big minus. Judging by the number of Ukrainians I know who came on B1/B2 and opened fake refugee cases, I would not talk about any kind of discrimination in obtaining visas for them.

The consular officer has to treat every non-immigrant visa applicant's intention is to immigrate to the US.  They need the applicant to prove/persuade them otherwise.  Some agents take the directive to heart, others are more lenient to varying degrees.

It is harder now for Ukrainians to get business and tourist visas because of the abuse perpetrated before by others.  Can't have nice things...

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Re: Russia US embassy Interview
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2019, 07:12:53 PM »
The consular officer has to treat every non-immigrant visa applicant's intention is to immigrate to the US.  They need the applicant to prove/persuade them otherwise.  Some agents take the directive to heart, others are more lenient to varying degrees.
My daughter has 2 approved visas (F1 and B1/B2) and 3 denied. She could also come to the US with me because at that moment she was not 21 years old. She was in the US twice, so she could stay if wanted. She had internships in France and the Czech Republic, traveled a lot. She has a job and continues her study in Moscow. My imagination is not enough to find more evidence that she is not going to stay an illegal here. Americans' conviction of their country’s exclusivity is annoying sometimes.

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Re: Russia US embassy Interview
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2019, 09:09:37 PM »
Americans' conviction of their country’s exclusivity is annoying sometimes.

But thank Heavens it does not rise to the level of Russian's.
Winston Churchill.  “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

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Re: Russia US embassy Interview
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2019, 10:35:54 PM »
But thank Heavens it does not rise to the level of Russian's.

Are you sure?  :P "This [US] is a unique, exceptional country. Russia is unique, but not exceptional" - who told that recently?

 

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