A friend of mine recently informed me, about her plans to visit the USA. She has been a seasoned traveler around Asia, but she hasn’t been to the United States. This visit though, would have been a business trip, as she’s being sent by her company to attend a conference in Los Angeles this April.
Guess what? They were four of them from the same firm that was interviewed at the US Embassy in Manila. The three colleagues got their US Visas, while she was denied for reasons that one Embassy official disclosed to her. Apparently, they have received some kind of information stating that her intentions to travel was not to attend any conference but to stay in the US for good. It didn’t matter that she’s gainfully employed and was backed by her employer. They just didn’t grant her the elusive US Visa. She’s disappointed and frustrated, as anyone would be. What can anyone do? Ah…. That’s life. Just think of it like everything really happens for a reason.