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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I keep reading about some countries are fraudulent. How do I find out what countries are known for fraud?

I am not sure there is an official list.... any consulate that has elevated levels of refusals might be your indication

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YMMV

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Zambia
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If there is such a list, it is not going to be published by the Department of State. In general, wherever lots of people are trying to leave the country for a "better life," those are the nations where the government is extra strict.

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Filed: Other Country: China
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I keep reading about some countries are fraudulent. How do I find out what countries are known for fraud?

Nepal is not one of them. The countries are not fraudulent. A high fraud Consulate is one that deals with a high percentage of fraudulent visa appications.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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I keep reading about some countries are fraudulent. How do I find out what countries are known for fraud?

Nepal is not one of them. The countries are not fraudulent. A high fraud Consulate is one that deals with a high percentage of fraudulent visa appications.

RIGHT ON !! that's what I wanted to hear. Thank you so much !

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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An immigration attorney with extensive consular experience answered my question about "what constitutes the prospect of high fraud in visa applications" with "any poor country."

Ghana and Nigeria have known reputations for high numbers of fraudulent applications. Countries elsewhere in Africa, and some in southeastern Asia, and probably a couple in the Caribbean have similar reputations, or a stigma could be easily attached.

Ecuador is not known for high fraud, yet the consulate seems to treat EVERY application as fraudulent, certainly if the U.S. citizen is not there at the first interview. Of course, the consulate never says that the U.S. citizen's presence is a requirement, but it very certainly is.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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There is a sort of a list of those nations who are not .....and that would be nations who have visa waiver privileges with the US Government.

"To be eligible for a visa waiver under the VWP, the traveler seeking admission to the United States must be a citizen of a country that has been designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, as a "program country". Permanent residents of designated countries do not qualify unless they hold a citizenship of another designated country. The criteria for designation as program countries are specified in Section 217 C of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Title 8 U.S.C. §1187). The criteria stress passport security and a very low nonimmigrant visa refusal rate: not more than 3% as specified in Section 217 C (2)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as well as ongoing compliance with the immigration law of the United States."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_Waiver_Program

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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It is everywhere in every country, just do your research on your prospective spouse and do not be afraid to dig or ask any and all questions before you say I do.

I keep reading about some countries are fraudulent. How do I find out what countries are known for fraud?

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