My friends need help getting a visa for the U.S. -- where to go?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    The best way to get a U.S. visa is to be sponsored by a non-profit charitable foundation based in the U.S. One good source to get an introduction to these organizations is gotoamerica.org.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Need help with what sort of visa? Tourist? Work?

    And what sort of help? Do they need help filling in a form?

    Or, and probably nearer to the truth, your friend is someone you have never met, but wants to get into your country. And that is the help they want!

  • 3 weeks ago

    Your friends need to research and meet the visa requirements, on their own. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    To the nearest USA Embassy or consulate  obviously, but it would depend on the type of visa they are applying for. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Without knowing where your friends are, or what visa they want, it's tough to answer, but in any case, they would have to go to a US embassy or consulate.

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    4 weeks ago

    They can apply for tourist or student visas via a US Consulate. Most other kinds involve the sponsor making the application from inside the US. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Your "friends" must qualify for any type of visa on their own merits. You cannot do anything for them. They need to consult the website for the US consulate nearest their home in their country for complete details on types of visas, required qualifications, application forms & instructions, fees, etc. There's no point thinking about traveling now, however, with the problems with covid. They can wait to travel until this problem is over.

    E.g. for tourist visas, they must have sufficient funds of their own for all typical tourist expenses - round-trip tickets, hotels, restaurant meals, sightseeing, local/ground transportation, etc. Above all, they must prove their ties to their own country compel them to return home promptly. E.g. a lucrative job which affords them the luxury of expensive vacations. You cannot "sponsor" any tourist, and cannot do anything for them. It's entirely up to them to prove they qualify on their own merits.

    If you have any "email pals" or social media contacts - people you did not originally meet in-person & do not have an in-person face-to-face enduring relationship - asking you for help to enter US, there is an extremely high probability they are frauds. Drop them immediately as they are not your friends. They are using you for illegal purposes, and YOU are the one who can end up in prison for aiding & abetting illegal immigration. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    What type visa?

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