What were their reasons? Ties to PL? Is your GF a student? Have a job and bank account? My GF was denied her first try, but got a 10 yr on her second attempt.
The only reasons given were that she didn't have a husband or children in Poland.
This really feels like such an arbitrary decision. She is not currently a student, but yes to job, and yes to bank account with good money in it. She is otherwise well traveled with business interests and a large family in Poland. Really - it feels like they spin a wheel to decide. But these are people's lives, not a game.
I knew the refusal rate was high, but i can not describe the frustrating and helpless feeling to this... perhaps these are good rules that protect our country, I don't know. But she honestly wouldn't overstay a visa, so in this case, it protects the country from nothing.
I filled it out myself. No lawyer if you know what you're doing. He got approved for the visa after 2 months, then had an interview in the US Embassy 3 months later and got the visa without any problems.
Thank you for the information. I will start going through this now, as well as what is actually needed for the marriage.