I am so hungry about my country! The French ambassy in Moldova refused a one week tourist visa for my girl friend!!I can't believe it and of course without any explication why! Does it mean that a moldovian person can't go in holidays where she want?Or is it a French immigration problem? The problem is what to do now?? How can we decided to get married if she never saw my way of life,my home,my country??I am very down and dont know what to do,exept going back see her but I think she will never take her decision to live with me without comming at list one time in my country?Is anybody came throught this step? Help!!
You are upset that your government (French) refused a one week tourist visa?
For most of us living in the west the idea of getting a one week tourist visa for our lady is practically unthinkable. We get 90 DAY fiance visas - but they can take year (sometimes less) to be approved.
Doesn't France have the equivalent of a fiance visa?
Yes its also 3 month maximum for a tourist visa,but my girl friends had only one week off from work to come to see me ,that's why only one week!I know its not much but better then nothing!But the answer is nothing!!I want to see her last august in Moldavia without problem so I dont understand why its so unfair in this other side?!!
To answer your question, no, a moldovian person can't go on holidays where she wants.
I can't speak for France but in UK they can get, let's call it, a tourist or visitor visa, I did it once but I sponsored the application, that she would be staying with me, I would be financially supporting her, I was telephone interviewed by the consulate and the visa was approved.
The best thing you can do is communicate with the relevant French consulate, see where you went wrong and how you may try again. If she applied for a tourist visa off her own back, without your sponsorship, then look at it from the point of view of the consulate, we have a pretty and single young lady wanting to come to France, she either wants to work illegally or meet a guy to marry and claim asylum.
I say this presuming that you did not sponsor her application because you refer to it/her as 'tourist', had you been honest in the first instance, sponsored her application and telling the consulate that she was coming to see you, there ain't no way in hell you're going to get married in the one week or so of her visit, and they might well have said 'OK' as a British consulate once said to me.
AFTER providing numerous documents for the petition,waiting months for processing at regional centers and the national visa center, and having the entire packet send of to a foreign embassy. After being interviewed at the consolate, and many dollars in application fees - after everything for a fiance visa is signed, approved and stamped - a woman coming to the US can be arbitrarily turned away at the border, by a border guard who is having a bad day. No reason need be given and there is no recourse.
yeh, I nearly didnt get let into the US once coz they didnt think I had enough cash for my sojourn there. It was only my american friends who got me through, as the immigration called them to ask what I was doing there and if I was gonna look or a job. They said if I ran out of cash they would support me. They eventually let me through.
Other times I have just gone straight through without any problem, but I always wonder why bother risking going all the way over there on a 9 hour flight to LA when you could get turned away. They may as well tell you before you leave or better would be to say you have to have say $500 a week for every week you are there and so be sure to take enough with you.
Mind you my american mate had a similar problem once when he came over here too. And, I think america are nasty for not lettin UK people look for work there without a greencard and the UK nasty for vice versa. I know we can get visas a lot easier than other people, but you know come on, there should be a free market just like in the EU now. That's what the politicians should be doing for us to better our lives, not messin about with middle east wars.
Jetmba is right. CIS officials at the port of entry can refuse entry to a VISA HOLDER.
But my opinion is that the CIS is not nearly as corrupt as the DOS, so be sure your fiancee says that she intends to marry you, if asked at the port of entry.
If she was applying for a visa, and without your sponsorship, then she would need to prove many things including confirmed hotel reservations in a recognised tourist area, perhaps Paris, and money to support herself in France.
Of course, had you provided a letter as I referred to previously then the visa may have been approved