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Getting a Tunisian man over here

edited March 2014 in - Tunisia
Hello Does anyone know if there is such thing as having a Tunisian Man to come to the USA for a visit without Visa?


  • All Tunisian citizens require a visa to enter the USA no matter what the purpose of their visit. 
  • salam: documents necessary to marry a Tunisian iraqi man but life uk pllllllllllllllllllllllease help me 
  • Selmi is the man Tunisian or Iraqi? These are two different countries and documents may differ. What country are you from and where does this man live? With this information I maybe able to advise your further..
  • Alethia is there such thing as a visit visa?
  • You're talking about a tourist visa.
  • Yes is there such thing as that and how long does that last?
  • Tunisians apply for a B -2 tourist visa at the American Embassy in Tunis

    A B-2 visa is usually issued for six months but this is at the discretion of the issuing visa officer.
  • Okay so what is the forms I need to do to get him here I want him here under family Visa so when it is done I won't worry about them sending him back.. I know I am a pain LOL but I need to get this done right and I know that you Alethia and Anya are very smart about these things Thanks for you help the new Theresa Ghanmi

  • edited March 2014
    I think your best option would be to apply for a fiance visa so that once you marry he can them stay as your husband. It may be best if you seek advice from an immigration lawyer as immigration law is a minefield.
    Have a look here at this government site it has lots of information.
  • He is my husband now I went there to Tunisia in late Feb and we got married with all the friends and family on March 3rd :\">  so I would need a family Visa I would think right?
  • Congratulations  on your marriage. 

    Here is the website with the information you require,  I am an immigration lawyer in the United Kingdom and I urge you , if you can afford it to take advice from a US lawyer as immigration law is a minefield and an immigration application is more than filling in forms.

    I wish you all the best. 
  • Alethia when I do my VIsa for my husband will they be looking on how much money I bring in a year?  I am an American citicen and he lives in Tunisia??
  • edited April 2014
    Most definitely the US government will look at your income. As you are now married you will apply for a marriage visa for your Tunisian husband.

    US immigration law requires you to have show you are in employment earning a stable income in excess of 125% of HHS poverty guidelines.

    For example If you are a single woman with no dependents the HHS poverty level is $11,670 per annum  you must therefore earn more than  $14587.50 per annum to be able to apply for your husband.
  • how Hard is it to try and get my husband a Work contrack and how do I go about trying to get him one???  Do you think when I go to do Visa it would be good if he has a contract from a work place here or would it matter??


  • edited December 2014
    Theresay, you really need to be realistic regarding your husbands visa for the USA. The visa process can take months. You appear to have no idea how expensive, lengthy and complicated the spouse visa application is.

    Ask yourself what US company is going to offer a work contract to a man they know nothing about and keep that job offer open for months, maybe a year , maybe longer,on the basis that your husband might be granted a visa to join you in the USA.

    Then ask yourself this. Do you think that the US immigration authorities would believe that a bonafide US company would have a genuine job vacancy waiting for your husband to turn up. Of course not.

    You are supposed to be able to support your husband until such time he is in the USA and can legally work.

  • Theresay - did you not think to check all this BEFORE you got married???
  • edited December 2014
    Lesley, if you read this thread you will see that Theresay orginally asked for advice about a visit visa, she even thought it might be possible for aTunisian to go to the US without a visa

    It then it turned out that Theresay and her husband had married in March 2014 in Tunisia and only then did her husband make a passport and birth certificate.

    I advised her in April to contact an immigration lawyer in the US. December first Theresay asked for assistance in finding a lawyer and Terry provided her with lawyers names and addresses .

    So I guess the answer to your question    Theresay - did you not think to check all this BEFORE you got married???        is probably NO.

  • No, I guess the thought of visas etc was not uppermost in the mind.  I wish her luck but from my reading of the political situation it will be even harder for visas from my part of the world.
  • They are already married ten months and no US visa on the horizon. I wonder how long this marriage will last when the US visa is not forthcoming.
  • And Lesley yes it was but he didn't have his ID and Passport and as you of all know it takes a long time for the postal to get one thing to another so I am sorry I even came to you all for questions I am just a women IN LOVE and just asking questions..  WONT ASK ANYMORE ON THIS SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  • edited December 2014
    Theresay, it is not negativity, its fact. I see many women like you everyday as I am sure does Lesley. We know how difficult it is to make these marriages successful and your living in cuckoo land if you think the US visa is not important to the sucess of your marriage. I wish you good luck. You are going to need it.
  • I know VISA is important to our marriage that is why I am asking these questions.  Don't you think we know that there is bad and good out there that is why I ask these questions not only cause I am stupid but becaus eI want to make shore that I am doing it right and see if there is a easy way to do things I thought you guys was here to help not only say negivative things but like I said I am done asking you all questions


  • Sorry we cant give you sweetness and light, but myself, Lesley and Terry have all been very helpful to you, if you want to go off in a huff because you don't like what we say, then thats a shame.
  • Theresay, I'm sorry but you're being very, very predictable. No one here is negative except you.

    You are so blind that when you are given honest, accurate and straightforward advice/opinions instead of being an adult and listening to the pros and cons of the offered advice like a reasonable person you instead have these silly, knee-jerk reactions, blaming everyone else for your issues.

    Until you grow up and are able to participate in rational discussion then yes, it is better that you go elsewhere.

    All the best to you and good luck.

  • To be honest, I give hundreds of women advice every day on these questions. If I don't give the answers they want to hear I don't hear from them again! C'est la vie - I don't sugar coat, so I'm sorry Theresay if you don't like our answers but we are honest and this is a travel forum right??
  • what do I need to do to get my tunisian boyfriend to england?
    what paperwork is required if we want to get married?
  • Pasclamatt, to sponsor a non European husband you must be earning a minimum annual salary of  £18,600 or be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or be a carer with Carers Allowance. If you have over £16,000  saved in the bank you may be able to top up a short fall in your salary.

    You cannot sponsor a Tunisian visitor, the onus is totally on the Tunisian to demonstrate they have sufficient
    savings to cover air tickets and money to maintain themselves while in the UK, a good job, and a strong connection to Tunisia. It is very difficult for single male Tunisians to meet these requirements and visas are highly likely to be refused.
  • Then how is he to know if he would like living in England permanently if we decide to marry?
    please can you tell me what paperwork is required if we do want to get married later & how long the process is likely to take & likely cost.
  • edited January 2015
    No one can know in six months as a visitor to the UK who is not allowed to work, if they would like to live in the UK.  Unfortunately the UK, USA and Europe make it very difficult for single men from poor countries ( not just Tunisia) to obtain visas, as there is a history of these men not returning to their home country.

    To marry in Tunisia you will require the following documents:-

    1 You require a Certificate of Non Impediment from the register office in your home town This document confirms your free to marry.
    2 Your birth certificate, you need to collect a copy from the register office that must be issued no more than 21 days old before you marry in Tunisia
    3 Your British passport
    4 If you have been married before you will need your divorce certificate or death certificate if your previous spouse died.
    These documents must be translated to French or Arabic when you arrive in Tunisia for the wedding.  A local Tunisian notary can translate and certify your documents
    You both need blood tests carried out in Tunisia
    Your fiance can go to his local Bureau de l'Etat Civil Municipalite to book the civil wedding.
    Only civil weddings are legal in Tunisia and the civil wedding is recognised in the UK

    I do not know how much your wedding will cost it depends on the cost of the translation,who you invite, who does the food, where you have the wedding party.  Lesley who lives in Tunisia maybe along soon and she maybe able to give you a ballpark figure.

    I do know that to submit the settlement visa application to the UK Home Office can cost well over a £1,000. The present Home Office fee is £850 plus the English language test approx £200, sending the documents to your husband  either you take them so you pay airfare or you courier them to him. The British Home Office can take up to 120 days to process the settlement visa. If its refused you could be looking at several hundred pounds to go to court to appeal the refusal and further six months of waiting.

    This is an expensive process and its often the foreign wife who pays as Tunisians have little or no money.

  • Can you tell me if my Tunisian friend wants to come to England for a holiday, is it easier to i actin GBR visa for holiday or transfer his studies here
  • sorry that should have read easier to obtain a visa.Another question Im travelling to Tunis very shortly with Tunisair and I want to know if this airline provides on board the visa form that UK travellers have to fill in.
  • Yes they do Christian
  • edited January 2015
    The cards you mention are known as LANDING CARDS or DISEMBARKATION CARDS and are usually handed out on flights prior to landing. 

    Landing card is the the most common usage. Thes cards are not visa forms but are used when you enter a foreign country so that the authorities have the indentity of people entering their country.

    As a British citizen you do not require a visa to enter Tunisia , you will be granted three months on arrival.

    Your boyfriend cannot transfer his studies to the UK, He must be accepted at a University and then apply for a student visa which can cost around £20,000 per year , this includes visa fees, university fees and accomodation.
    Also he must have a good level of English and pass an English language test. 
  • Hi... i have sort of the same situation here but I'm Mexican citizen who is kind of living in the U S so I'd like to know if there are any possibility that i can get my boyfriend from Tunisia to USA?? Maybe you know something that i didn't think before? ... we already tried a tourist visa request for him but it was denied and the reason was "because you have never had a trip before" so we're kind of desperate here. .. ah! We also tried Mexican tourist visa and they denied too because he studies yet so...
  • There is no magical way to get a Visa. You either meet the requirements, or you don't.

    Unfortunately a poor single man from Tunisian has no means to prove that he will return home before the Tourist Visa expires.

    Put yourself in the shoes of the US Immigration officer..... how in the world can he/she be convinced that your boyfriend won't simply stay in the US?

  • @Melody85, you may have more luck getting your boyfriend to visit you in Mexico, or taking a holiday together somewhere else. US visas are notoriously difficult to get for young men from poorer countries. It helps that he is studying as that gives him a reason to return home, but if you have already been denied a US visa once I would plan a holiday elsewhere. If he develops a travel history with you they are more likely to grant him a US visa in the future.
  • Melody - exactly what do you mean by 'kind of living in the US'?? If you are not a legal resident of the US or a citizen there is no way your 'boyfriend' can get a visa - even to Mexico. Please understand that Tunisian boys troll the web/fb/lonely hearts sites looking for foreign older women who can provide them with a visa.......your friend is probably one of them and when he understands that no visa is forthcoming he will drop you like a hot potato and try one of the others he is wooing. Excuse me for being blunt but that is how it is here!! Why don't you come to Tunisia?
  • @Melody85,
    You have never met this man so how can he be your boyfriend? You either live in the USA legally or you dont, there is no such thing as "kind of living in the US".

    Terry was clear a poor man from a poor country will not be granted a visa. Lesley is correct, no visa no boyfriend. Don't waste your time find another boyfriend in the real world who you can meet.
  • First of all, Thanks everyone for the comments.. so as you read in my question i said "MAYBE YOU KNOW SOMETHING THAT I DIDN'T THINK BEFORE?" so i think the real answer here is the same that i already know... 2nd,i call him "boyfriend"(as some of you referred) cz i frequently am traveling to Tunisia to spend even few months together(also i think is not you business if i go or no to Tunisia)... and 3rd thanks about the OLD WOMAN thing xD i found it funny actually cz i believe you think about me in that way which again is not of your business but I'm not that old or desperate for a man x'D ....There's alot that i can say but i don't see it relevant for what i asked, anyway, Thanx everyone again for just telling me what i already know ^^
    nice time for everyone!! X"D
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