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VISA TRAVEL TO USA


orlandobelle 11 | 29  
13 Nov 2007 /  #1
I live in the UK and my friend lives in Poland - we plan to go to New York for a week next November - how likely is it that he will get a visa????? My other Polish friends has just said that he stands no chance unless he has got loads of money - anyone know anything about the situation?? Is it the same for travel to Canada??
krysia 23 | 3,057  
13 Nov 2007 /  #2
Your friend can try, but unless your friend has something to guarantee that he or she will return to Poland, like a family, a job the chances are slim. It never hurts to try, but you have to pay each time.
hello 22 | 891  
13 Nov 2007 /  #3
I think the current average percentage rate of receiving a visa to USA by Polish citizen is about 70% (so out of 10 people 3 will not get a visa).
OP orlandobelle 11 | 29  
13 Nov 2007 /  #4
Hi Krysia - he does have a good job in Poznan (which he loves) so fingers crossed. Good job I didn't go ahead and book it (which I was going to do as a surprise for him) :.) Is Canada the same do you think??
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
13 Nov 2007 /  #5
what about Polish people who live in the UK going to the USA for a holiday? My partner wants us to go to NY, but seems to be convinced that he wont get a visa. We havent tried yet, but I didnt think there was any problem with getting a holiday visa, esp. now Poland is in the EU. Am I wrong about this?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
13 Nov 2007 /  #6
Is Canada the same do you think??

Canada may be easier, but I wouldn't count on getting a US visa there and trying to get to the US. Not impossible, but hard.
hello 22 | 891  
13 Nov 2007 /  #7
what about Polish people who live in the UK going to the USA for a holiday?

It doesn't make a difference as they would still have to apply in Poland (unless they are British citizens)..

Yes, Canada should be easier. In a few months it's likely Poles won't need any visa to Canada - as from this thread.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
13 Nov 2007 /  #8
It doesn't make a difference as they would still have to apply in Poland

Not true. Applying in the UK is just fine.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
13 Nov 2007 /  #9
It doesn't make a difference as they would still have to apply in Poland (unless they are British citizens)..

really? I never knew that. I just thought you could go to the embassy here, or just book a trip and the travel agent would sort visas for you. Oh dear, well there goes my surprise trip to NY :(

Not true. Applying in the UK is just fine.

Oh, Ok. well some conflicting advice here, but I hope the cat is right.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
13 Nov 2007 /  #10
Oh, Ok. well some conflicting advice here, but I hope the cat is right.

My sister applied in France. At the time she had lived there for about 2 years. She had no French citizenship, worked as a secretary, no big money involved.

She applied in Paris. They gave her that multiple visits thing on her visa so she can pop in pretty much any time she wants. She visited me here in Canada a couple time and we took a ride to NY and some neighboring States. No issues at the border at all.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
13 Nov 2007 /  #11
ok thanks for your comments.. reading this thread has made me realise that I need to give it some thought and not just go ahead and book a ticket, without checking out the visa situation first. It should be OK I reckon, he has been living here for 6 years but doesnt have citizenship.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
13 Nov 2007 /  #12
he has been living here for 6 years but doesnt have citizenship

There are no guarantees with those US of A people, but 6 years indicates a degree of commitment, and if there is also a personal commmitment that only helps.

And definitely get the visa before renting that private jet ;)
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
13 Nov 2007 /  #13
get the visa before renting that private jet ;)

thanks.. more likely to be easy jet than private jet, but hey.
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16 Nov 2007 /  #14
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9 Sep 2008 /  #15
Is there anyone who can solve my question, actually I live in UK and have a temporary Residence card, working full time and living with my wife & children here. My question is after all of that, it will be easier to get US Visa or just throwing my money and time as well.

Hi,

After all reading this as a Polish Citizen I will say that Poland is still very very behind like other communist countries, those citizen are not welcome to USA.

I'm a Polish Citizen but I will say "It is **** for polish citizen to apply US visa" because US embassy will not issue visa for low income and poor people, so it means they count us as begger . . ?

It is very painful because I have tried US visa many times & rejected.
American can come to our country and have sex and every thing with our girls but we can even go to US... !

Silly system for Polish citizen.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
11 Sep 2008 /  #16
American can come to our country and have sex and every thing with our girls but we can even go to US... !

lol, hahaha
dcchris 8 | 432  
11 Sep 2008 /  #17
maybe u can have sex with an american women here in poland would that help?
Kilkline 1 | 689  
11 Sep 2008 /  #18
American can come to our country and have sex and every thing with our girls but we can even go to US... !

Maybe Americans arent aware of this arrangement. Has it been publicised sufficiently?
rdywenur 1 | 157  
11 Sep 2008 /  #19
Right now the borders to Canada don't require a passport (for US citizens) That will change soon and be mandatory for all. They usually allow us to cross over for a day visit to see the Falls or go to Toronto for shopping/theater. Soemtimes all they ask is where are you from...depends on the way the moon is setting in the sky and who you approach. Just don't be a wise a$$ about it.

American can come to our country and have sex and every thing with our girls but we can even go to US... !

That's because we know you will try to get even....LOL
Franek 8 | 271  
11 Sep 2008 /  #20
Right now the borders to Canada don't require a passport (for US citizens) That will change soon and be mandatory for all.

Chris; What is the US going to do if this happens?? During the winter months Florida is flooded with Canadians..Will the US retaliate and demand the same from Canadians??

This is news to me.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
11 Sep 2008 /  #21
Right now the borders to Canada don't require a passport (for US citizens) That will change soon and be mandatory for all

Isnt it enforced already??
u kno who  
11 Sep 2008 /  #22
yes, you must have a passport to return to USA. you don't need one to enter Canada, however.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
11 Sep 2008 /  #23
you don't need one to enter Canada, however.

You do need it when you travel by air.
Easy_Terran 3 | 312  
11 Sep 2008 /  #24
It doesn't make a difference as they would still have to apply in Poland

Why?
I applied for US visa when I lived in Sydney, Australia.
rdywenur 1 | 157  
12 Sep 2008 /  #25
gocanada.about.com/od/canadatraveloverview/qt/uscitizenborder.htm

Same for both sides. Right now they are just preparing us for 2009. Then no passport , no entry. Canadians love to come to shop here and enjoy our Finger Lakes, wine country. We cross the border to go to the casinos on a daily basis. So right now money talks. They would loose lots of business. I 'm not sure what its like to enter at another border spot but from Niagara Falls Rainbow Bridge that is the norm.

I'm not sure of Visa's as I never needed one. I know my cousin to come from Poland to Canada for work needs one. I understand that it really is getting easier. Your best bet is to check with the Polsih Embassy.
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
12 Sep 2008 /  #26
My other Polish friends has just said that he stands no chance unless he has got loads of money - anyone know anything about the situation??

Tell him to talk a lot on the interview about how he loves his polish job, family, gf who lives in Poland (it's not bad to say they're going to get married), how he loves his country and how peaceful he is. That should work...

I've got american visas for three times already. Take into consideration that I'm Russian also... For Ukranians, Georgians as for the regions of the US influence there're no problems at all... just show them your passport. I believe same should be for Poles.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
12 Sep 2008 /  #27
I believe same should be for Poles.

Not really, since they have a lot of Poles that over-stay their visas, so it kind of ruins it for those that are honest and only want to visit for a short time and do actually want to go back to their own country.
rdywenur 1 | 157  
12 Sep 2008 /  #28
He already has a job. This would be for a business trip to go there. Also he is contiplating coming to Canada to work for the same company but would require at least a five year stay. (hope so as I am just over the border it would be nice to have family this close)
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
12 Sep 2008 /  #29
I live in the UK and my friend lives in Poland - we plan to go to New York for a week next November - how likely is it that he will get a visa????? My other Polish friends has just said that he stands no chance unless he has got loads of money - anyone know anything about the situation?? Is it the same for travel to Canada??

Like Krysia said, his chances will be better if he has "strong ties" to Poland. Chances even bigger if he own's property or is still a student. He doesn't have to be rich, but have some money in a bank account. My GF got one after 2 tries...and it didn't cost loads of money. Good luck!!
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
12 Sep 2008 /  #30
Not really, since they have a lot of Poles that over-stay their visas

Shelley, maybe. I'm just thinking... there're about 1mln of Ukranians in the US, many of them I believe have some problems with visa and they are not interviewed in the US embassy in Moscow and getting visa for 5 years.

This would be for a business trip to go there.

Unless he has a green card, he shouldn't say he's planning to work in the US.

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