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 Another embassy spokesperson though shared visas are rescinded if eligibility requirements are not adhered to.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."
This is what The Haitian Deputy Arnel Belizaire posted on his facebook page. It is a picture of his Haitian Passport. As you look on the page, you will see a visa was issued to him on May 29, with an expiration day of May 31. This only gives the Haitian Deputy about one full day in the US.
Considering that one can not do much on the arrival day as well as the departure day, this leaves Haitian Deputy Arnel Belizaire with only one full day in the US
Here is a picture of a United States Non Immigration Visa. The process for obtaining a non Immigration visa was made easier for anyone with a 5 years visa.
Effective June 5th, 2013, the United States Consul will renew applications for a U.S. non-immigrant Visas automatically. However, the Embassy still reserves the right to interview any of the applicants.
based on an announcement made public by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs, Laurent Lamothe in the presence of the Minister of Tourism, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, all Dominicans, Panamanians an Colombians are free to come to Haiti and with no visa.
This was done with the objective to encourage foreign to invest or to come to Haiti to visit. Haiti is open for business