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Objecting to the issuance of a Visa

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Filed: Country: Vietnam
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(I don't know if this is the appropriate forum for this.)

I am attempting to determine if there is any process in which a U.S. Citizen can object to the issuance of a Visa to a specific foreign national.

In this case, this Vietnamese male, while in the U.S. on a now-expired student Visa, committed acts of physical and emotional abuse against his then-wife (a Vietnamese citizen who is now married to a U.S. citizen) and continued to harass her and her family after their separation and divorce. Additionally, the family court which awarded her full custody of their two children agreed that he posed a significant threat of international child abduction, requiring visitations be supervised.

His old visa expired and he returned to Vietnam, but word is that he is planning to re-enroll in a new degree program at the same U.S. University in the fall. We would like to attempt to block the issuance of any visa to this individual, but have thus far had no luck getting a qualified representative from the State Department on the phone.

Can anyone here advise me as to whether this is even possible? And if so, where and how would we file such an objection? With the State Department? Or directly with the Vietnamese embassy? If there is no official process for this, would sending a letter to the Vietnamese Embassy expressing our concerns be of any benefit?

Thank you for any and all input.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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You won't have much success reaching anyone by phone. Your best bet would be to submit a notarized letter outlining your concerns about him returning to the US, supported by documentary evidence (court decisions, police statements, proof of abuse eg family statement letters may help) along with your contact information directly to the appropriate consulate overseas and ask them to make sure the information gets into all files accessed by the Department of State in the US and overseas. If you have or can get copies, include any type of police records or information you have as he would have to undergo a security check before the visa could be issued and this might be sufficient to prevent the visa issuance. Make sure you provide enough personal information about him so that they can make the correct connections - your wife may still have his A# somewhere and if so, provide that along with full date of birth and whatever other information you have on him. Good luck - I can appreciate you don't want your wife to feel threatened by this individual again.


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Could you also notify the university - International Student Office - in which he is planning to enroll? I'd imagine the University wouldn't want to be connected in any way to a student of his background...


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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As far as I know you cannot stop anyone from entering the country, nor you can advice the immigration who should be allowed and who should not be allowed.

The best I can think of is, once this person is in the country, you can go to court and get a no contact order from the court and after this if he attempts to get in touch you can contact your local police and based on the no contact order from Judge they can put this person in custody and could be subject to removal from the country.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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As far as I know you cannot stop anyone from entering the country, nor you can advice the immigration who should be allowed and who should not be allowed.

The best I can think of is, once this person is in the country, you can go to court and get a no contact order from the court and after this if he attempts to get in touch you can contact your local police and based on the no contact order from Judge they can put this person in custody and could be subject to removal from the country.

Actually, visas (particularly immigrant ones) are quite often delayed or even denied because of third party correspondence. It actually is just about that easy to delay or deny someone else's visa, if you have their DOB, full name, address or A# whatever.... Just tell the embassy some lies, or in this case a reason why he should be denied and thats the end of that.


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