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Old 30-04-2022, 11:57   #1
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Hi I have a Colombian girlfriend and we plan to cruise the Caribbean starting in Dominican Republic. She doesnít have a visa for the states. I need to stop for fuel in Puerto Rico. Is this possible as long as she doesnít get off the boat?

The tourist visa for Colombians can take 2 years so thatís not an option
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I would imagine that would be okay as long as its just a refuel and go... but it is the US so who knows.
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Basically 'No' would be the answer. You have to enter the country to get fuel, so ... You will have to refuel somewhere else even if it costs a bit more.
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You should apply for a US visa at a US Consulate or Embassy, in your country of residence.

Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application is the US visa application form, that you must fill out if you are applying for a US nonimmigrant visa. The form can be found online, on the website of the US consulate, from which you are applying.

Complete guide to filling the DS-160 application form https://visaguide.world/us-visa/ds-160/

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You should apply for a US visa at a US Consulate or Embassy, in your country of residence.

Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application is the US visa application form, that you must fill out if you are applying for a US nonimmigrant visa. The form can be found online, on the website of the US consulate, from which you are applying.

Complete guide to filling the DS-160 application form https://visaguide.world/us-visa/ds-160/

Apply For a Nonimmigrant Visa https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/
Visa takes 2 years not an option as I mentioned
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Visa takes 2 years not an option as I mentioned
Then, you're [she's] out of luck.
Columbians can't go to USA, w/out a visa.
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Then, you're [she's] out of luck.
Columbians can't go to USA, w/out a visa.
Iím going to do it anyway so not **** out of luck. I just prefer a legal way. I have no intentions to bring her to the states. The plan is to cruise south back to Colombia island hopping all the way down
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Be aware, the Colombian passport is unwelcome in a number of nations, not just the US, sorry to say.

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Be aware, the Colombian passport is unwelcome in a number of nations, not just the US, sorry to say.

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Yes Iím aware. Visas everywhere else can be processed quickly. The US visa unfortunately they say up to 2 years before you can even get the interview
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Hi I have a Colombian girlfriend and we plan to cruise the Caribbean starting in Dominican Republic. She doesnít have a visa for the states. I need to stop for fuel in Puerto Rico. Is this possible as long as she doesnít get off the boat?



The tourist visa for Colombians can take 2 years so thatís not an option


You can risk it ,but itís illegal.
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You say you have no intentions on bring her to the US, but you are and you posted it online.
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2 years for a tourist visa ??? My South African passport is equally unwelcome in most places.. I remember that getting my original tourist visa required me to fly from Germany, where I was working, to ZA where I went to the consulate in Cape Town (with an appointment that was only a few weeks out) and got the visa within a couple of days and its duration was 10 years. That was longer than my passport which was only valid for 5 years... Silly system.



Anyway, the international flight via Windhoek was about $1200 and the fees associated with the visa was probably another $250. The Americans could care less what an effort is it to get or renew visas. They only need a visa for a few places and generally those places are likely not where most tourists are going anyway. Whereas I need a visa for pretty much any place I want to go except Switzerland, and in almost all cases in the last 10 years the visa would only be for a duration of 3 months overlapping the stated itinerary, so I need a new visa for pretty much every trip. A very expensive and time consuming proposition.


I see that the wait time in Cape Town is currently 163 days and Johannesburg is 60 days. So perhaps a shorter wait time depending on which consulate one applies at ? Sometimes they have rules relating to a specific consulate being assigned based on where one lives.....
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Iím going to do it anyway so not **** out of luck. I just prefer a legal way. I have no intentions to bring her to the states. The plan is to cruise south back to Colombia island hopping all the way down
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If y'all are caught, it's unlikely you will just get off with fines.

If she claims you abused her then you stay inside and she gets a green card.
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Soooo, you're not really asking for advice...

Seems clear this is an illegal action, and may put your girlfriend, and perhaps you and your boat, in jeopardy. If you were going to do it anyway, why broadcast your illegal plans? Better to do it quietly.
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