Q: My boyfriend lied on his B2 visa application that has an employer. Will this keep him from getting a visa in the future?
My boyfriend is self employed. His work is not steady. A friend of his suggested he give an employer on his application. I did not know he lied about his employment on his visa application until after it was submitted. He was denied because he has never traveled out of his country and could not prove "strong ties". He was told he could reapply if he can provide proof of "strong ties". Will lying on his first application keep him from getting a visa in the future?
A: Yes. He needs to show that he has strong ties to his country to convince the U.S. Consulate that he will return. Such evidence consists of: long-term employment, spouse & or children remaining behind, land ownership, business ownership, and assets in the home country. He should wait a minimum of 6 months before trying again, and even then he may be denied. Unfortunately, he fits a profile: single males & females 18-40 who have nothing holding them home. Therefore, their intent to return after issuance of a nonimmigrant visa is highly suspect.
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