US Visa for a Canadian (Dominicano) Permanent Resident

lexi

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Has anyone (Dominicanos) had luck getting a US Visa after becoming a Canadian Permanent Resident?

How hard was it to get? Any tips?

I am taking my husband for his interview on June 25th to get a US visa so we can visit his brother in Miami after going to the DR this Fall.
 

bob saunders

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My wife and stepson had no difficulty getting a ten year Visa, but of course this was before 9/11. My brother had more difficulty (still hasn't got) for his Cuban wife because she has relatives in the states. My mother in law got a ten year Visa in 2005.
 

lexi

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It seems like the problem is if they have relatives in the US? Is this correct? My husband has a brother in Miami.

Also, he was refused a US visa when he went in the DR a few years back as his best friend's brother plays in the MLB and the family was going to get their Visas to go and visit him and they took my husband to see if he could get one too and they said no, because he was not family.

I know we have to be honest about the past attempt but should we tell them about his brother? I was thinking yes, because that is who we are going to visit.

I hate this visa thing!!
 

lexi

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P.S. he has never travelled anywhere before coming to Canada and since he arrived we have only been to Mexico. So he doesn't have many stamps.....jajaja!
 

travel1000

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you cannot lie anymore

because of his brother name already in his past application datebase. It is same bull**** immgration intent test. She should stay some time in Canada and has a job if she do not have one, you have to have one and prove to the point. Toronto is worst place to apply visa if you can please to avoid it. Better place is otwawa, monreal and quebec. t I think you have to make apointment in the internet( have to pay ) or through 1-900 number (look like telephone sex )
 

AnnaC

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I think she's way out West somewhere ;)

Lexi let us know how you make out and post the details for future reference. I remember one of our members can't remember name who's hubby got one and didn't have a job yet.

The rules that apply when he was in the DR are different than now but do be honest about the past because they are more than likely to find it.

Keep in mind that Bob's sister in law is Cuban and.....well you know the US lalala
 
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El_Uruguayo

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If has residency in the US no visa required, if he doesn't he will need one. I think that having a visitor visa to the US should make it easier to get a visitor visa to Canada.
 

travel1000

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the rule still same

but apply the rule might be flexible. I think the job and time to live in Canada is vital. of course, you can convince them with other factor such as plan to live Dominican republic
I think she's way out West somewhere ;)

Lexi let us know how you make out and post the details for future reference. I remember one of our members can't remember name who's hubby got one and didn't have a job yet.

The rules that apply when he was in the DR are different than now but do be honest about the past because they are more than likely to find it.

Keep in mind that Bob's sister in law is Cuban and.....well you know the US lalala
 

AnnaC

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Must be Friday. Please read the original question again as well as the title.
 
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lexi

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My husband has his Permanent Residency for Canada and will have been here for 9months when we go for the interview. He has been working at the same job since a week after he arrived and his boss's love him so he will have his letter of reference from them to take too.

I booked the appointment on line and we will be going to the interview in Calgary, Alberta.

I work with a lady from Africa and she just went to get hers and she said she got it pretty easily but she didn't tell them that she had family there she just said she wanted to go to Las Vegas.

They said if the applicant needs a translator he can bring one person in with him so I am going to see if I can go in there with him...even though his English is getting pretty good.

Keep your fingers crossed for us!
 

El_Uruguayo

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The African lady knows her stuff! hehe

I dunno logic would indicate that with current climate of recession and unemployment in the US, they shouldnt have a problem with people with jobs in other countries coming over to spend money. One would think anyways.
 

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Doesn't it ask on the application if they have relatives living in the US and what their status is? I thought it was pretty specific...parents, siblings, spouse, fiance(e).
 

travel1000

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I think he has good chance

and I think you are better go there not only acting as translator but more importment to make yourself availible for interview to improve the chance.
I agree that the African lady knows her stuff! one should go gambling or florida beach without knowing anybody in US. but for your case, it is too late because previous application reveal that she has brother there.
My husband has his Permanent Residency for Canada and will have been here for 9months when we go for the interview. He has been working at the same job since a week after he arrived and his boss's love him so he will have his letter of reference from them to take too.

I booked the appointment on line and we will be going to the interview in Calgary, Alberta.

I work with a lady from Africa and she just went to get hers and she said she got it pretty easily but she didn't tell them that she had family there she just said she wanted to go to Las Vegas.

They said if the applicant needs a translator he can bring one person in with him so I am going to see if I can go in there with him...even though his English is getting pretty good.

Keep your fingers crossed for us!
 

lexi

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Just got back today....denied.

What a joke. They wouldn't let me up as they said there was too many people today and there was no room but that I should wait downstairs because they might need me and I would have to go straight up. 3 hours I stood by those bloody elevators - no chairs anywhere except for a cafe but I didn't want to go that far away.

Then I had to go to pay the meter as I thought 3 hours would have been long enough and the security guard said to come straight back in case they called down for me...I walked the 3 blocks and turned around and my husband had just caught up with me and told me the bad news.

He said he couldn't understand them half the time and that I was downstairs and could help but they wouldn't get me - even though the application says that they can have one person go with them especially if they need a translator.

They asked him when we got married and why wasn't I a Canadian citizen? They seemed more interested in where I was from and why I hadn't gotten my citizenship. They asked why he wanted to go and he said to be able to visit and they said that wasn't good enough and that he should take the denial paper to me and that I would help him read it. He said they were rude and he never got a chance to even explain himself.

He is so mad he said even when he becomes a Canadian Citizen he never wants to visit there.

What a waste of money - driving 3.5 hours each way - hotel room - gas - food - $131 US Visa application fee and all for them to pre-judge him right from the start. He said 3 other guys got denied then too. They sure clean up taking everyone's money - they should refund it if they give a denial.

Oh well! There are many other places in the World to spend our money visiting that is for sure. It does leave a bad taste in your mouth!
 

simpson Homer

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US Visa

I went to apply 1 year 1/2 after living in Canada, yes it's a lot of question in the form the can easy catch a lie if you tell the true then not problem
if he was denied before that bring then red flags.

With me I had the proof of marriage, bank account, T4, work letter, copy of the appartment lease "both name on it" I answer the question that were asked. I understand and respect the parking issue and the screening before getting inside. Best suggestion is read the application give a few more month
and apply again nothing to big to lose.

A friend of mine was denied the re apply and got 1 year then got ten. if you guys cant handle the stress of the embassy you wont handle the stress of entering the USA. all the question that they might now the answer and prob.
want to hear from you own word. It does matter if you are Canadian or not
depends on their mood and the person behavior.

Of course is hard to get a USA visa for some people is all about luck
there are even wealthy Dominican that also got refused, just keep trying
and send a separate letter that the person is not fluent in English that
he didnt understood the question that he was asked at the moment of the interview.