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Hi. I am from the Philippines who is currently on a student visa in Japan. I am planning on visiting my boyfriend (of three years) this August (summer break) for his birthday, hopefully for about three weeks. He's already visited me here in Japan last January, and it's my turn to visit. So my questions are:

 

1. Is it possible to get a US tourist visa when applying outside of your home country?

2. I know that a proof that you can support yourself while in the US is a requirement. However, I am a student with only a part-time job. My boyfriend offered to shoulder all the costs of my travel and I will be staying at his house. We don't really plan on sightseeing or traveling while I'm there as we are both not outdoorsy people (more like play video games and watch tv shows all day type). So food is really the only possible expense. So I guess my question is, how much money do I need in my bank account? Will it help if my boyfriend or family from the Philippines put money in my bank account first? Or will that hurt my application instead?

 

Any advice regarding the application is appreciated as well. Thanks so much!

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25 minutes ago, fukurou said:

Hi. I am from the Philippines who is currently on a student visa in Japan. I am planning on visiting my boyfriend (of three years) this August (summer break) for his birthday, hopefully for about three weeks. He's already visited me here in Japan last January, and it's my turn to visit. So my questions are:

 

1. Is it possible to get a US tourist visa when applying outside of your home country?

2. I know that a proof that you can support yourself while in the US is a requirement. However, I am a student with only a part-time job. My boyfriend offered to shoulder all the costs of my travel and I will be staying at his house. We don't really plan on sightseeing or traveling while I'm there as we are both not outdoorsy people (more like play video games and watch tv shows all day type). So food is really the only possible expense. So I guess my question is, how much money do I need in my bank account? Will it help if my boyfriend or family from the Philippines put money in my bank account first? Or will that hurt my application instead?

 

Any advice regarding the application is appreciated as well. Thanks so much!

I would be less concerned about the money and more concerned about the boyfriend you have of 3 years in the USA, if they feel that you will likely stay get married and attempt to adjust status.

 

you need to have strong ties you will return to your country and since you are only a student this is imo not strong enough ties you will return.

 

 

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Yes, possible to get a visa as a TCN, can apply, but if your ties to Japan (or Phils) are found lacking, odds are slim. Visa officers don't much care for your US ties, they want to see evidence of ties that compel you to return to Japan. Money transfers to banks do not make a difference. 


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