Dacula, GA asked in Immigration Law for Georgia

Q: Tourist visa keeps getting denied

My boyfriend currently lives in Durban South Africa. He has tried to apply for a tourist visa but has been denied twice now by same lady. Reasons for denying has boiled down to 1) does not have enough money for his trip (he had around $1000 to come to US for two weeks) 2) sister currently married to American and is now living in the states. 3) has not been at job long enough (started a full time position January 2018)

His reason for travel to US was to meet me as well as his newborn nephew. He provided birth certificate, previous paycheck statements, and proof of accommodation while in US.

With this being the third time, what is The best route to go? He has no criminal history. Is it ok to apply for the third time? Should he try a different embassy?

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: The reason that the consulate will not grant him a tourist visa is because they don't think he has sufficient ties to his home country to motivate him to return..no property, or long term employment history, or sufficient assets to return home. If he attempts to process at another embassy, it wont make any difference. All the applications are computerized and centrally docketed into all the computers of every embassy and their employees, and so the new consulate will know what the other consulate did and so his third attempt would be looked upon suspiciously.

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