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Russia has a refusal rate of 10% for tourist visas (that's a 90% approval rate). http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY11.pdf


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8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

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We have had a lot of success having friends and relatives visit us using tourist visas. I'm not buying the 90% approval rate, but I will say it has gotten much easier, probably at least 50/50. Being able to show ties to Russia is important, but even my step daughter that had a I-130 in progress and no job was able to get a tourist visa. I think one thing that helps tremendously is having traveled internationally and returned. Having had a Schengen visa is great and a big plus. We have always sent a detailed invitation letter including the reason for the trip and who will pay expenses and that we will ensure their timely return.


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We have had a lot of success having friends and relatives visit us using tourist visas. I'm not buying the 90% approval rate, but I will say it has gotten much easier, probably at least 50/50. Being able to show ties to Russia is important, but even my step daughter that had a I-130 in progress and no job was able to get a tourist visa. I think one thing that helps tremendously is having traveled internationally and returned. Having had a Schengen visa is great and a big plus. We have always sent a detailed invitation letter including the reason for the trip and who will pay expenses and that we will ensure their timely return.

The 90% approval is the official 2011 rate from DOS. It's not made-up.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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The 90% approval is the official 2011 rate from DOS. It's not made-up.

90% approval rate for Russia but only 48% for Canada?? Sorry, still not buying it.


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90% approval rate for Russia but only 48% for Canada?? Sorry, still not buying it.

Yes because most Canadians do not apply for a visa - they enter freely with their passports under the Canadian Visitor Program. The people that apply for visas are third party nationals living in Canada.


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8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Yes because most Canadians do not apply for a visa - they enter freely with their passports under the Canadian Visitor Program. The people that apply for visas are third party nationals living in Canada.

The link is for B visas by nationality.

Anyway probably more relevant to hear from people on VJ that have tried an failed. We did have one friend that had great ties and their own business that was refused. Would be good to hear about others experience. When my step daughter got her B visa two others that she met at the interview did not get visas.

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90% approval rate for Russia but only 48% for Canada?? Sorry, still not buying it.

The reason that Canada and the VWP program countries' B-2 refusal rates are so high is because Canadian and VWP citizens normally don't need visas to visit the US. The only people in those countries who need B-2 visas are people with prior criminal convictions, prior overstays or third country nationals - meaning Canada has a 48% approval rating for people with criminal histories, prior immigration violations, or third country nationals living in Canada.

The vast majority of travellers from Canada and VWP countries travel visa-free and are not included in those statistics.

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