I've been browsing this site and reading up on tourist visas, I'm trying to help my long-distance boyfriend get a tourist visa to America to visit with me for maybe like a month or two. I video chat with him every day and have been doing so for a few years but it's not the same as visiting in person. I visited him last year (for a week) in a country he moved to but I worry that he might have issues getting to America (Perhaps moreso with the politics of right now).
I don't have as much time to visit him this year (I work full time + I'm in school, I would take a break from school if he visits though). He has a temporary residency in the country he moved to, he works there for the same company he has worked for a while in his home country. He doesn't have strong ties to the country since he hasn't been there long (just a few months), nor does he make a lot of money. I plan on moving to his current country later, but it would be great if he could visit this year before I move internationally so I can show him what my life was like and how America is and he can meet my family a bit etc. I'm fine with helping to sponsor his trip and he can stay with me and my family to save money but there isn't a lot to prove he has strong ties to his current country besides his apartment, bank account, and job. Is that enough? I heard visiting other countries helps and buying property. I would consider buying property in his current country and maybe putting it under both our names (considering I'd like to move there...but neither of us knows the language of that country yet so I'm wary of buying stuff just yet, besides the fact I don't plan on moving for a little while...At least his country is waaaay cheaper to live in so it's a much smaller investment than here, for example, about two months' salary is enough for some decent property over there!)
What else can I do to help him increase his odds? Do visa paid services increase the odds of success? I can help pay for a 3rd party visa service. I'm not made of money though, I have a lot of medical work I need done this year too so I'm trying to avoid spending unless I really have too. I know visa wise it's way way easier for me to visit him since I'm an American, but I have a lot on my plate right now. Neither of us have much experience with visas. I want to improve his chances as much as possible hence why I'm asking for advice.
Update to Comments: Yes, he speaks English fluently often correcting my typos.... (and knows some German) and we are both learning Serbian. He likes languages so that is not too big an issue. He does work for an international company in Serbia, he is really smart and I'm sure with some confidence boosters we can find a way to improve his circumstances and hopefully down the road, he can get a Schengen visa though I know conditions are very bad for that right now. My surgery went well and my contract work ends in the fall so perhaps I can visit then again. Down the road I will move where he is, so it's not the end of the world just a bummer with how complicated everything is.
Thanks for the info on the Visa update though 6 days are really impressive!