Tuesday, January 22, 2013

visa denied

My parents' application for tourist visas to the US was denied. They supposedly did not have a strong reason to go back to the Philippines once they get here. All these were determined through the form they each filled out prior to the interview. I was told they were only asked these questions: what father's job was, who he worked for, who they were going to visit, and how long are they going to stay in the US if approved. Then they were given the slip with the reason for the denial. The consul told them they can reapply. That gave my parents hope but frankly I am not happy with that information. How am I to know for sure that they will get approved next time? What if they get the same consul? It will be a waste of money, time, and effort. The husband wants my parents to re-apply and the old people are willing. They are hopeful that they will be able to convince the consul that they do have plans to go back to the Philippines because I have plans on petitioning them for permanent residency in the future. I am not so sure if I will say yes. I will let some time pass then I will reconsider. Whatever the case they will get here with us since it will not be that long when I can petition them anyway. It is all a matter of time.

1 comment:

Deli said...

That's really the challenge in getting a visa. Sometimes, we do not really know for sure what the consul wants. Sometimes, they approve readily, sometimes not.