I am German citizen currently on a J1 in NY. I am 35 and
worked in Germany for 7-8 years and I'm going back after my J1.
Since 2012 I have a vietnamese girlfriend, she lives in Saigon and
just finished her Bachelor in Chemistry at the University.
We see each other 10-14 weeks a year, usually 4 weeks in Asia,
as she is allowed to travel most of South-East Asia, and 7-10 weeks
in Germany. She has been in Germany 2 times now.
She applied for the European Visum (Schengen Visum) successfully
twice with my sponsorship (thats how it works for EU).
Our future plans are to stay in Germany, she is currently learning advanced
german language and will apply for a student visum in Germany this summer.
Now, since I dont have much vacation here in the US, I would like to invite
her to the USA for a period of 1-3 months. See NY and maybe travel to
nearby attractions over the weekend.
Clearly, neither her or me have any intention to immigrate into the USA, as
our plans are actually to stay both of us in Germany, in a legal way with
studying and later marriage (we are a couple of 3 years, so we know what
To help her getting a B2, I do want to send an Invitation Letter and
a I-134, Affidavit of Support. As she doesnt have enough money to support
her trip. I understand that most people say, this is not helping.
If I look at the "refusal rate" here:
For Vietnam it was 14.3% in 2014. That sounds promising.
Her passport is full of stamps including Malaysia and Singapore
and 2 EU Visa for 2013 and 2014.
How much will that help to overcome the assumption of her to immigrate into the USA?
Does the interviewing officer even look through her passport?
Clearly, she has returned from any country without overstaying even 1 day.
Will her certificates in german language help? She has achieved a german level
which allowes her to apply for a student visa in germany
As she still requires more levels in german language (usually, this is done in Germany),
she could aswell apply for these courses here in New York, as there is actually an
official German Language Institute, and simply finish 1 course here (usually 8 weeks).
Is that a scenario that could work?
One more thing. She does have an uncle here in Alabama. But she doesnt really
want to visit him, just me. I was wondering if that could be a problem, i.e. "do you have relatives
Thanks for any ideas and feedback