Haiti-USA Visa Question : Does your Income Matter?

A Haitian women asked me this US VISA question: "I work at a bank and I've been thinking about applying for a US visa, but I was wondering whether or not my monthly 20,000 gourdes income is enough to qualify..."

En Haiti, Yon VISA Americain se GWO Koze...
En Haiti, Yon VISA Americain se GWO Koze...

I do not personally know the answer to this question AND I would love to hear what a US embassy personnel has to say about it.

I can understand where she is coming from though...

For many people in Haiti, it takes a lot of "Haitian gourdes" to come up with the $160.00 U.S. visa appointment fee, and she wants to know up front if her 20,000 gourdes income is an automatic REFU before dishes out the money.

If you are a U.S. Embassy personnel in Port-au-Prince, perhaps you can post an honest answer for me so I can share it with her.

QUESTION: When applying for a US Visa, does your income matter?

What do you think about that?

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Georges says...

I think, if you have a Notarized good Invitation letter from a Relative, who is an American Citizen, Naturalized or Not, who has a Good Income, you have a very good chance to get a positive Tourist visa to visit this relative, No Matter your

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Reggie says...


As always, your interview is what really makes or breaks you. Not your bank. However, keep in mind, if you're being interviewed as a "machann manje" for example, and you show up with huge bank account, more than likely the Officer is going to deny you, because he knows you have probably borrowed that money from someone else to put in your account just for that purpose.

What they look for, is what ties the interviewee to Haiti, that'll make him/her feel obligated to go back.

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Elizabeth Francois says...

Yes Sir. It does

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