Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Last Interview Ever - In Sha' Allah!

In what will hopefully be my final visa interview ever, I refused a tourist visa to the wife of an American citizen. The husband then proceeded to heap verbal abuse on me, calling me a bitch, an asshole, and a racist for refusing a visa to his lawful wife - how dare I presume that she would overstay her visa? How dare I make an American citizen change his vacation plans?



Ahh, consular work. Never boring.

4 comments:

  1. Goodbye, good luck,....

    You know the rest of the phrase. The only thing better than Craighead County in the rear view mirror will be KSA.

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  2. I had a similar interview in Jamaica several months back...a 60-ish year old American and his 22 year old Jamaican wife wanted to get her a visa so she could "visit" the U.S., then return to Jamaica. When I refused her, he started name-dropping the DCM and threatening to go over my head. I told him I was sure the DCM would love hearing from him!

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  3. Oh yes, those are the best! "But I know the DCM, you can't deny me!" Really?

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  4. I am glad to be done with consular work, but man am I glad I got the stories!

    I have those same kinds...I am going to go to the CG or whoever...I said, Good, he can issue the visa in HIS name.

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