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[ROC Passport] Can 23 yo TWese Woman Get a Travel Visa to US

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[ROC Passport] Can 23 yo TWese Woman Get a Travel Visa to US

Postby Tomas » 13 Aug 2003, 14:31

...if she has just graduated college and not started working yet, doesn't have significant savings, and is not enrolled in graduate school?

Thanks.
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Postby littleiron » 14 Aug 2003, 10:06

Certainly possible, but hard to say.

She'll get three chances at interviews with different people, so if the first person just didn't like her, she still has a shot.

I would NOT tell them she has a boyfriend. The number one thing they're looking for is some young girl who wants to go to the US and find a husband (you'd think they'd have better number on things to look for...).

It would help if she brought documentation on things that would help prove she's interested in coming back: property, a car, acceptance letter to uni here, letter of employment for after she gets back... anything that shows to them that she will be coming back. (Although often they do not even check documents people bring).

The number one thing is to NOT lie. If they catch her in a lie (they're good at that), she will NOT be allowed to enter for any reason. I'd just be honest, and have her tell them she just graduated, wants to start her career in Taiwan, but wants to see the states before she starts working (and loses any time to travel).

Good luck.
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Postby Lord Lucan » 14 Aug 2003, 12:48

I would be 100% honest with immigration. I would tell them you are her boyfriend and offer to sign any guarantees of return they require. It is all about credibility. Yours and hers.

Is that enormous fee for an immigrant visa ? Surely a tourist visa isn't that much ? It should be entirely possible to take your gf with you to the States if immigration is convinced she won't dump you the minute you both get there in order to stay in the States. You may know she won't, but they will need convincing.
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Postby Neo » 14 Aug 2003, 19:41

Would it hurt that she has an American boyfriend if the American boyfriend can prove he lives in Taiwan and has employment and living quarters etc to come back to? Also, does the boyfriend thing hurt since clearly they have the legal option to get married anytime if they really wanted to get her into the US on a visa. Seems like they'd be more worried about a girl without a boyfriend? Just wondering

By the way, I had a friend once who just wanted to come to the US for a few months of tourist travel and fun and got a visa no problem.
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Postby Richardm » 15 Aug 2003, 10:23

You can always list her as, "commodities in transit". As long as they don't open the box, she should be okay.
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Postby Hartzell » 17 Aug 2003, 22:04

Neo wrote:Would it hurt that she has an American boyfriend if the American boyfriend can prove he lives in Taiwan and has employment and living quarters etc to come back to?

This gives the implication that they are living together, and that perhaps they are engaging in certain activities which EXCEED THE NORMAL LIMITS OF "PURE FRIENDSHIP" . . . . .

Neo wrote:Also, does the boyfriend thing hurt since clearly they have the legal option to get married anytime if they really wanted to get her into the US on a visa. Seems like they'd be more worried about a girl without a boyfriend?

The statement that they have "the legal option to get married" appears to confirm my assumptions above . . . . . . and perhaps indicates that they will soon have "the legal necessity to get married."

The officers at AIT may be shocked by this, since they have always learned that Taiwan is a CONSERVATIVE (non-sovereign) COUNTRY.
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Postby Tomas » 19 Aug 2003, 17:22

Thank you for the responses. The two people ivolved are still alive and well, but the issue is now moot.

Cheers,

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Postby Hartzell » 19 Aug 2003, 20:37

Right. Well, I hear Europe is nice this time of the year.
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Postby BAH » 10 Oct 2003, 09:55

What about through a travel agency? Tour group?

I've had girls that age from Taiwan visit me. Seems like they didn't go through too much trouble.
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Postby Maxime » 13 Oct 2003, 20:31

I do not understand why a lot of us want to go and live in the States though we're not so sure if we can live a better life there than we are now living here in Taiwan. In my opinion we should not give too much value in going to the States if there is no guarantee we would be living a better life there and if we would be treated equally by the locals in the States. Remember there is always discrimination for Asians in the US. And please stop believing too much on the "boy friend" thing. Face the reality, most of them sleep around cause they think Asians are easy to get or fooled rather. Are you aware that most of them that come to Asia are unwanted by the local girls in the States? Why should we settle for the rejected men?
Just a suggestion, ask any foreigner here in Taiwan who is not from the States. He will surely tell you why the WORLD HATES the Americans. There are better places to go and to live in. US is NOT the only country in this world.

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