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I know this is a question which in ways have been asked before, my now husband and I will be having out wedding reception in October. His brother and sister in Ghana have interviews scheduled for mid-September. I am looking for answers from people who have solid evidence please.

They have asked me to send bank statements and other papers verifying my job. (My husband is not working yet). From what I have read even the wedding invitation and letter of invite (my letter says we will provide room and board but they are responsible for airfare) are not important to the embassy.

Does anyone have any experience that sending bank statements and job verification will help them out. I have asked them to get letters from their jobs, bank statements, lease agreements, and letters from the pastors showing their ties to Ghana.

Any tips (From Experience) on what else they should bring would be appreciated.

Thanks

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I know this is a question which in ways have been asked before, my now husband and I will be having out wedding reception in October. His brother and sister in Ghana have interviews scheduled for mid-September. I am looking for answers from people who have solid evidence please.

They have asked me to send bank statements and other papers verifying my job. (My husband is not working yet). From what I have read even the wedding invitation and letter of invite (my letter says we will provide room and board but they are responsible for airfare) are not important to the embassy.

Does anyone have any experience that sending bank statements and job verification will help them out. I have asked them to get letters from their jobs, bank statements, lease agreements, and letters from the pastors showing their ties to Ghana.

Any tips (From Experience) on what else they should bring would be appreciated.

Thanks

Any documents that you supply will be of minimal importance since all you are doing is letting them stay in your place.

All foreign nationals entering the US are presumed to have the intent to immigrate. Your fiancee's family will have to show strong ties to Ghana. What are the reasons for them to return rather than stay and work illegally in the US? The US Embassy will look at their jobs, how much they earn, can they afford their trip, properties in Ghana, family ties, etc.

There is very little that you can do to help them with visitor visas.

Ghana is a high fraud country. It's not uncommon for a person from a poor country to remain illegally in the US after entering on a visitor visa. The high level of fraud makes that much harder for the honest tourist to get a visitor visa.

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Are either of them married and how old are they? This is a HUGE factor, especially when getting a tourist visa from Ghana. If they are young and single then chances are pretty slim that they will get the visa, especially your BIL.

As the previous poster said, they have to qualify on their own. The best that your evidence is going to show is the reason that they are coming to the US.


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BIL works for the Ghana gov. He is 28 (august). He is engaged (which you know basically means married in ghana).

SIL is 36 and single (i think she will actually have the harder time). She is a seamstress, so is getting a letter from her landlord showing she has paid for 2 years and from the pastor stating she is the living wadges for the family (parents). We will see.

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I don't want to sound discouraging but their chances of getting a visitor visa in Ghana for your wedding reception is virtually nil. The consular officer is not much concerned about your supporting documents; his maximum concern is what they can provide to proof they'll not remain here in the States after the wedding. They evaluate how much they make monthly, and compare with the cost of round-trip air-tickets. From the consular officer's perspective, it is highly unlikely for someone who is not wealthy to purchase round-trip tickets just to visit for a wedding without a hidden motive of remaining here - and sure many people have already proven them right to think this way when they failed to return after a visit supposed to be brief. The burden is left with them to prove that, unlike the many other visitors who didn't return home, they'll. This is not by words, but by documented proofs. How much they make monthly as well as documentary evidence of any property they have will add value to their application. But to be honest, the chances are virtually nil.

BIL works for the Ghana gov. He is 28 (august). He is engaged (which you know basically means married in ghana).

SIL is 36 and single (i think she will actually have the harder time). She is a seamstress, so is getting a letter from her landlord showing she has paid for 2 years and from the pastor stating she is the living wadges for the family (parents). We will see.

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BIL works for the Ghana gov. He is 28 (august). He is engaged (which you know basically means married in ghana).

SIL is 36 and single (i think she will actually have the harder time). She is a seamstress, so is getting a letter from her landlord showing she has paid for 2 years and from the pastor stating she is the living wadges for the family (parents). We will see.

What does working for the Government mean?

Presumably they both make good money as a trip to the US is going to be $2,000 just for the air fare.


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