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RaysFan    76

We did all of the proper paperwork, had information about her employment, bank accounts, income, and her statement... Had the trip itinerary and invitation letters from me and my family... literally everything required.

 

They would not let me go into the interview with her (I  had to wait outside).

 

She told me the interview process was LESS THAN 2 MINUTES LONG.

 

She said they literally didnt even look at ANY of her paperwork.

 

They only asked her why she wanted to go to America, which she answered she wanted to come with her boyfriend and visit his family... 

 

She was immediately denied.

 

A little background information:

 

Shes 25... not a bar girl and doesnt look like one. Shes decently well off, her family runs an import/export business that does around 30-40 million baht per year. She holds a senior level management position in the company and has a good income (not to mention its owned by her parents).

 

I honestly feel like she was not given even the smallest chance or consideration. I dont know if she caught an interviewer on the wrong day or what... I mean immediate denial without any proper review of her paperwork or application? Not to mention the fact that she spent 10-15k baht just to do the interview (interview fee, hotel, food, 3 days off work). 

 

I called them and emailed them multiple times to be given a second chance and they just say "apply again"... 

 

Thats the stupidest thing Ive ever heard... How will "applying again" be any different this time? We will literally have the exact same paperwork which wasnt reviewed in the first place.

 

What can be done here? Can anyone help? Is there a way to get a hold of some sort of management to talk with instead of the generic copy and paste replies im getting as of now?

 

We have a 3 week trip completely planned out... We will be visiting my family in November, my brother is having a baby... My family are all excited for us to come, and my girlfriend is completely heartbroken.

 

I would greatly appreciate any help any of you can offer.

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keeniau96    359

Purpose to be tourist, visit Hollywood, Las Vegas, Yosemite, San Francisco, also the families that invited her. Don't even mention boyfriends etc.

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mduras01    182

I was told NEVER say it's a girl/boyfriend situation. As soon as romance is involved they may think her intent is to go get married--and there is a separate visa class for that.


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Coconut Kidd    38
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Are you living in Thailand? If yes, did she have your passport with visas and extensions flagged?

 

If no....that might be the problem.

 

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GLewis    24

Ray, I may seem a bit harsh but my wife just got her new 10 year visa and told me about the process. I went with her expecting to go in as we had done the previous 20 years, but no, you can no longer enter with your spouse or girlfriend

 

To get more specific my wife was in for about an hour and a half, I had no idea how long she was interviewed but it did seem long. When we met up at Starbucks across the street she told me how it goes. 

 

You are interviewed in Thai and asked such questions as, How much do you expect to spend each day?,  How much have you budgeted per day. Where will you be visiting? What is your expected date of return.   I seriously doubt she was only asked one question and denied.  So had you discussed the finances of the trip? Had you told her the planned itinerary? What questions had you two discussed together?

 

You can google up a sample interview quite easily.   http://www.immihelp.com/visitor-visa/visitors-visa-interview-sample-questions-answers.html

 

They asked my wife the purpose and dates of her planned visit.   " I have no plans to go to the USA at this time but I have twins studying in the University of California system and if something comes up there I want to be able to get there quickly".. " Your visa is granted, you can have it mailed by EMS to your house"  Pretty well straight forward.

 

 Sorry that this happened but there is no appeal. You will have to try again.

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I wanted to take my girlfriend with me for a two week holiday to California, she was also refused within 2 minutes. It made no difference that we had had holidays in the UK and Australia they point blank refused any of her paperwork and only wanted to know about me such as why I had chosen to live in Thailand and a couple of other similar questions she wasn't prepared for.

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Blinky62    60
We did all of the proper paperwork, had information about her employment, bank accounts, income, and her statement... Had the trip itinerary and invitation letters from me and my family... literally everything required.
 
They would not let me go into the interview with her (I  had to wait outside).
 
She told me the interview process was LESS THAN 2 MINUTES LONG.
 
She said they literally didnt even look at ANY of her paperwork.
 
They only asked her why she wanted to go to America, which she answered she wanted to come with her boyfriend and visit his family... 
 
She was immediately denied.
 
A little background information:
 
Shes 25... not a bar girl and doesnt look like one. Shes decently well off, her family runs an import/export business that does around 30-40 million baht per year. She holds a senior level management position in the company and has a good income (not to mention its owned by her parents).
 
I honestly feel like she was not given even the smallest chance or consideration. I dont know if she caught an interviewer on the wrong day or what... I mean immediate denial without any proper review of her paperwork or application? Not to mention the fact that she spent 10-15k baht just to do the interview (interview fee, hotel, food, 3 days off work). 
 
I called them and emailed them multiple times to be given a second chance and they just say "apply again"... 
 
Thats the stupidest thing Ive ever heard... How will "applying again" be any different this time? We will literally have the exact same paperwork which wasnt reviewed in the first place.
 
What can be done here? Can anyone help? Is there a way to get a hold of some sort of management to talk with instead of the generic copy and paste replies im getting as of now?
 
We have a 3 week trip completely planned out... We will be visiting my family in November, my brother is having a baby... My family are all excited for us to come, and my girlfriend is completely heartbroken.
 
I would greatly appreciate any help any of you can offer.

Can not talk for US , but took my previous lady to Australia twice and New Zealand once . Fist time only been together 3 months. Yes she did work in a bar . She had no money , still got bank statement 100 baht , many photos of visiting sites in Thailand and nearby country's . Temples etc they love . She had a daughter lived with her mum up north . We told them she was a house wife . BIG reason to come back. You fill out supporting guarantees. I went again with new girlfriend and got turned down . Reason , they were not convinced she would return . Daughter 24 looks after her self . And property in her mum's name. We will get on next attempt . Few extra porkeys in for good measure. If her passport has no bad marks on it , try again . Don't say too much about the business, they might think she wants to operate there . There are many agencies that can help . Six to ten thousand baht . Don't get ripped off and pay 30! Cheers good luck next time.


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csabo    1,282
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Never never never never never say boyfriend.  I have posted it a dozen times to try to help others.  And now that you have and its in the system that she has an American BF she will never get one no matter what she says.  All the prep is a waste of time.  They make the decision based on the internet application long before the appointment.  If you try again you must answer the question "have you been denied before" and that's the first box they check on a new application.  Save your money and take a safari in South Africa cuz your honey ain't gonna see the States....ever.

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atyclb    1,559

the line that supposedly works to get a tourist visa approval is " i heard donald trump is grabbing p u s s y"

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speckio    82

from what I have heard.. as soon as a Thai girl mentions an American boyfriend it's pretty much end of discussion 

 

automatic denied!

 

They consider the risk of the girl fleeing and staying in the states and not returning to Thailand is greatly increased if there is an American boyfriend involved.

 

You should have done better research!

 

 

 

 

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speckio    82
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1 hour ago, csabo said:

Never never never never never say boyfriend.  I have posted it a dozen times to try to help others.  And now that you have and its in the system that she has an American BF she will never get one no matter what she says.  All the prep is a waste of time.  They make the decision based on the internet application long before the appointment.  If you try again you must answer the question "have you been denied before" and that's the first box they check on a new application.  Save your money and take a safari in South Africa cuz your honey ain't gonna see the States....ever.

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well there is the k1 visa option... do you hear wedding bells? if not as stated above forget about bringing her to america.

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brewsterbudgen    5,433
I wanted to take my girlfriend with me for a two week holiday to California, she was also refused within 2 minutes. It made no difference that we had had holidays in the UK and Australia they point blank refused any of her paperwork and only wanted to know about me such as why I had chosen to live in Thailand and a couple of other similar questions she wasn't prepared for.

What nationality are you? I'm British and would like one day to take my Laotian wife and British son for a 2 week holiday in California. Sounds tricky.

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