Strong Ties – As an applicant, I was asked to provide ‘strong ties’ and I am not too sure what this means. What is considered a strong tie?

Passport Frequently Asked Questions and AnswersQuestion:  As an applicant, I was asked to provide ‘strong ties’ and I am not too sure what this means. What is considered a strong tie?

 

Answer:  The terminology “strong ties” pertains to whether or not the traveler has something strong enough for them to go back to in their original country.

See below for and example of  what is consider to be a strong ties. But, beware that this is just an example and other things might be consider “strong ties”.

 

 The Following is Consider a Strong Ties on  Visa Application

  • If you are currently engage,or have a boyfriend/girlfriend, then you will need to submit a photograph to show you are not going to marry in the United States.
  • If you are a student, then you will need to show your school identification or college identification card.
  • If you are currently employ, then provide your employment letter, pay stub, income tax returns, and bank statements to show stability within your job. Also, you can speak about how you will further that job. Finally, you will need a short-term leave sanction letter.
  • We advise you to make a family tree to show your parents, uncles/aunts, siblings, and any other close relative of yours. For each you should describe where they live, what they do, and their financial condition.
  • Evidence of family by showing photos from within the house that you live in. This will show the bonds you have with close family members that you currently live with.
  • Finally, documents from your parents such as income tax returns, bank statements, copies of passports, etc.

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