Again for the 3 time I was denied of a US visa.
The consul conclusion is that I don't have "Strong Ties".
I knew it… I should have tied my shoe lace tighter,
but I have no shoe lace. :)
I wore leather shoe with no lace, how can I have "Strong Ties". :)
Well kidding aside, it's not an issue of my shoe lace but a different "Ties" and that's my topic today.
What are the "Strong Ties" the consul is talking about?
To clarify things, the consul has found out that I don't have a Strong Ties to the Philippines. My Strong ties are in the U.S.A. I have both my parents, two of my brother and a sister all living in the states, and all of them is a US Citizen except one that is an US immigrant.
So weight of the USA Ties is much heavier than the weight of the Philippines Ties.
Is that it? If all of my relatives live in the USA then I provably can't have a visa for me to go to the USA? Well not exactly, there's also other Strong Ties that the consul are looking for.
"According to the USA LAW, you don't have a Strong Ties to the Philippines."
This is the consul exact word to me.
what is the USA Law that defines strong ties?
According to the US embassy website "Our immigration law requires consular officers to view every visa applicant as an intending immigrant until the applicant proves otherwise."
So in a box, my case is viewed by the consul to an "intending immigrant" I have to prove that I will not become an immigrant and will come back to the Philippines after a visit.
Honestly speaking I do have an intention to be an immigrant.
Think about it:
If a Filipino wants to go to the USA he or she has to prove he or she is not an intending immigrant. If an American wants to go to the Philippines does an American have to prove that he is not an intending immigrant?
On the lighter side:
Want to be sure you will have Stronger Ties during interview?
Wore a shoe with shoe lace and be sure to tighten it well.