Taking into consideration the ongoing problem with falsification of visas, passports and travel documents by many Haitian citizens, the United States and Haiti agree to form a mission to deal with the problem.
Haiti and U.S. Band Together to Fight Travel ID Scams
In an effort to combat counterfeit visas, passports, and other travel IDs, Haitian Justice Minister, Pierre-Richard Casimir, and U.S. Embassy in Haiti Charge d'Affaires, Brian Shukan, joined forces to take preventive action and also investigate such crimes impacting both nations.
Haitians, victims of travel ID scams, whose cases will be heard by Ministry authorities, will help in the prosecution of scammers falsely claiming they are U.S. Consulate representatives.
There has been an ongoing issues of fraud with Haitians applying for visa in the U.S. ant the American government wants to bring the attention of the Haitian public to this crisis. The anti-fraud department for the agency responsible for dealing with such issues has reported recently to have recorded an alarming record of about 11,000 cases of fraud by Haitians in applying for U.S. Visas.
On May 17, with the alarming rate of visa assistance and application frauds, Robert Hannan, the US Consul General in Haiti has described the right process for applying and procuring U.S visa. There were about 11,000 instances of visa applications where the applicants have given wrong information about their family, financial and professional backgrounds. Mr. Hannan has urged every applicant to provide only truthful information. The U.S department has informed every applicant to contact directly at the US Embassy for every visa update; the department does not authorize any intermediary person or authority in visa assistance service. Visa application fees are to be deposited directly to the SogeXpress only and another at the US Embassy in exchange of the visa.
This is Haitian Lawyer and politician Andre Michel, following the decision of the US to revoke his visa
Attorney Andre Michel verifies U.S. Visa canceled
Activist attorney, Andre Michel, has had his U.S. visa invalidated by the U.S. Embassy. Andre, who wants to run as a Jistis (39) candidate for the presidency, does not understand the reason for the cancellation.
The embassy would give no information because immigration law requires confidentiality. Another embassy spokesperson though shared visas are rescinded if eligibility requirements are not adhered to.
Andre can reapply for a visa and wants U.S. citizens to know ". . . he is not a threat."
Those wishing to file for visas to gain entry into the United States will have to first determine what type of visa they are in need of. These relate to your traveling purposes and can include visas for tourism or business, academics, temporary work, medical needs and official or diplomatic needs. Any branch of Sogebank will accept the requisite fees, after which an application process, ending with an appointment at the embassy would complete the process.