I run a proprietorship company in India. In 2016, we tried to participate in an American exhibition which was conducted by a German company. We paid 2 lakhs rupees as advance to participate in the exhibition; we agreed to pay the balance 2 lakhs rupees 1 week before the exhibition. Unfortunately, my US visa was refused twice by the American consulate in Chennai. So I initiated the cancellation process with the German company, which they refused to do because of late initiation. Now, they are asking for the money through an Indian debt collection company. They're saying that, if we owe any money to any European company, our visa may get refused because of that reason. Is that true?

  • Are they doing anything in court? – Gayot Fow Jun 6 '17 at 11:01
  • I am not sure about in India, but in Brazil, the orientation when you will get a US Visa is that you do not buy tickets or book any hotel before to get it. So, I believe you need to talk to the Company – Marcel P. Jun 6 '17 at 11:02
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    Just a note for fellow non-Indian-English speakers- 1 lakh rupees = 100,000 INR, so 2 lakhs rupees is 3,100 USD or 2,750 EUR, as of this writing. – Spehro Pefhany Jun 6 '17 at 13:49
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  • Did the company file suit against you through the German justice system and does it have a judgment there against you/your company? – Giorgio Jun 6 '17 at 20:59

It's not likely that a unpaid debt, now in collections, would be the sole reason for a visa refusal. However, rather than asking strangers on the internet, you might want to engage an attorney for legal guidance.

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