Which countries are the less difficult to get a fiancee to the USA?
Allan, If you could please tell me which of the of these 3 countries are the less difficult to get a fiancee here to the USA. Vietnam, Thailand or Philippines. Thank you.
Steve, Great question. If you are early in dating and can make a choice, then here is the order:
- Philippines. Consulate is strict and bureaucratic, but a fine consulate. It can be difficult to obtain attention from supervisors when there is a problem. I have to work at it each time.
- Thailand. They are o.k. They used to be very good, but now have become less organized and slower, but still this is a good consulate.
- Vietnam. A very distant third place out of the three you have chosen. Avoid dating in Vietnam if possible. It’s a high fraud post, which means the rate of visa refusal is higher at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh than at the average consulate. Consulate officers are on their guard. Many of the staff seem quite abrasive toward almost anyone. Some are unfair. It’s a risky place to process because the consulate tends have unpredictable results and is slow. You can wait for ages to get to the interview stage, only to be denied.
I handle visa refusals in this office and so I know how to set up cases properly and follow up on a refusal appropriately, even to the stage of a law suit if necessary. However, obviously you simply want your loved one in the U.S. and so choosing early where to date is a good idea. I hope this helps.