Most of the Everythingians being, or at least appearing to be, Americans,
I thought I'd share with you what us foreigners have to put up with in order to visit the big,
beautiful country of traffic jams, United States of America. This is from the Nonimmigrant
Visa Application Optional Form 156. This is not required when you're a
tourist, mind you, but the I-94-form tourists have to fill-in, is
Some of these are very tricky multiple-choice questions... Especially number 3 is a tough one. The emphasis is done by me. The
application form looks like this:
Important: All applicants must read and check the appropriate box for
A visa may not be issued to persons who are within specific categories
by law as inadmissible to the United States
(except when a waiver
obtained in advance). Are any of the following applicable to you?
- Have you ever been afflicted with a communicable disease of public
health significance, a dangerous physical or mental disorder, or been a drug
abuser or addict?
- Have you ever been arrested or convicted for any offence or crime,
even though subject of a pardon, amnesty, or other similar legal action?
Have you ever distributed or sold a controlled substance (drug), or been
a prostitute or procurer for prostitutes?
- Do you seek to enter the United States to engage in export control violations,
subversive or terrorist activities, or any other unlawful purpose?
Are you a member or representative of a terrorist organization as
currently designated by the U.S. Secretary of State? Have you ever
participated in persecutions directed by the Nazi government of Germany;
or have you ever participated in genocide?
- Have you ever been refused admission to the U.S., or the subject of a deportation
hearing, or sought to obtain or assist others to obtain a visa, entry into
the U.S., or sought to obtain a visa or any U.S. Immigration benefit by fraud
or willful misrepresentation? Have you attended a U.S. public elementary
school on student (F) status, or a public secondary school without
reimbursing the school after November 30, 1996?
- Have you ever departed or remained outside the United States to avoid
- Have you ever violated the terms of a U.S. visa, or been unlawfully
present in, or deported from, the United States?
- Have you ever withheld custody of a U.S. citizen child outside the
United States from a person granted legal custody by a U.S. court, voted in
the United States in violation of any law or regulation, or renounced U.S.
citizenship for the purpose of avoiding taxation?