It just occured to me…

Written By bryanboy

It just occured to me…

I just got off the phone from one of my friends in Nu Yawk. I’ve been wanting to visit Bergdorf Goodman Barneys and my friend Tinsley Mortimer him for ages so I went to the US Embassy website to check the requirements and procedures for a tourist visa. I know these things change from time to time so it’s best to do your research. You go check it out yourself. If you don’t get overwhelmed with the amount of information on that page then you must be something else. I had to close my browser after 30 seconds, talk about information overload. My eyes oh my good lord my precious eyes. It’s pretty much the same requirements as other countries — the same usual bullcrap paperwork blah blah blah — except they want everything else, like your nonexistent first born child.

Statue of Liberty

IMO, I should be the least of the embassy’s worries. Think about it — when my life sorta kinda revolves around my blog, do you HONESTLY, HONESTLY think I’m gonna go online as soon as I get out of the mail
order bride plane and say "OH HAYY GUYS I JUST LAND HERE IN ESTADOS UNIDOS ME I’M GOING TO BE AN ILLEGAL ALIEN I NO COME BACK TO FEELIPEENIS OKEY????" LOL.

On a serious note, maybe one of you can answer my question. I know you’re **NOT** allowed to work on a tourist, B-2 visa. That’s already given and it totally makes sense. Why work when you’re ON HOLIDAY????? But if you are a full-time blogger, does that mean you’re **NOT ** allowed to blog  (because that’s "work") considering you’re getting paid to blog/you get income from blogging WHILE being in the USA? For instance, I may be in the Philippines right now but I’m getting income from the ad networks in the USA — what if I go to New York like tomorrow? Remember how Perez went to Australia not too long ago to host the MTV awards or whatever. Did he blog/worked whilst on a tourist visa? Probably.

Anyway, that’s what worries me right now. I don’t know about you but the thought of INS people knocking on my hotel room door at 3AM just to get me deported for blogging online about shoes I bought and how I roamed around the statue of liberty wearing nothing but a thong is some serious scary shit, don’t you think? I know American immigration authorities are on a roll, revoking visas of European/British entertainers like Lily Allen and the likes so it’s best to play it safe.

What do you think? Does anyone know some sort of an immigration lawyer who can answer that question for FREE? Free because I’m pretty, no doubt about that. Any advice is appreciated. Oh and Perez, Trent and Michael K, y’all better back me up bitches we’re gonna throw a huge gangbang in my honor as soon as I get my fat ass ova there. Just kidding.

8 Comments

  1. This Nation`s irrational behaviour, their stupid foreign policies,their greed that knows no limit and the paranoia is going to isolate them more and more.If only they wake up and take a look at themselves in the mirror.

  2. La Rubia

    Technically, you can’t work on a B-2. However, ICE (INS no longer exists; it has been split into USCIS and ICE, with the latter responsible for enforcement) is focused on illegal immigrants–those who crossed the border without inspection.
    There is no way in hell that ICE is going to give up that fight by coming to pick you up for blogging in the US. No. Way. In. Hell.

  3. You can blog all you want. You can attend work meetings. You can even do business with Americans (sign contracts, whatever) What you CANNOT do is draw a salary from a US employer while in the US. That’s all. When you arrive in the US, the immigration officer will put a stamp on your passport and the I-94 card (which is attached to your passport until you leave the country), noting until what date you have persmission to stay in the country. You must make sure you don’t stay after that day. Other than that, you’re in the clear. Unless, of course, you spend more than half a year in the US in which case you have to declare taxes and do all kinds of stuff. But for a 2-week, or 1-month holiday, you’ll be OK. Come Brianboy!

  4. Haha! You mentioned you’re getting income from ad networks, are you paying the right amount taxes to your government (Bureau of Internal Revenue OR BIR), do you have already your TIN from BIR?
    From what we know, bloggers are getting paid generously ($$$$$$$) by their advertisers, BTW, your ad is so fuckin’ annoying! i have to press THAT Fuckin’ SKIP ADD always!
    HELLO! PAGING BIR from the PHILIPPINES, PLEASE CHECK THE LIFESTYLE OF THIS FAMOUS AND RICH BRYANBOY FROM THE THIRLD WORLD COUNTRY!
    IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING ENVIOUS BUT IT’S ABOUT HELPING AND LIFTING FILIPINOS FROM THEIR POVERTY BY THE TAXES YOU’LL BE PAYING BRB
    HAVE A CONSCIENCE!
    HAHAHA! I DOUBT IF BRB WILL POST MY COMMENT HERE!

  5. Julien is correct. As long as you’re not employed in the US, you’re fine. Since you’re based in the Phillipines, and your pay goes to you there, and you aren’t working and avoiding paying taxes, you’re fine.

  6. Triscuit Wheatsworth III

    bta stfu and stay on topic.
    Bryanboy, come to NY!
    Also, I never would’ve figured you to be so honest about this kind of stuff. Besides, how the hell would they figure out where you wrote posts from? Surely this isn’t your primary source of income is it? I could’ve sworn you had a top secret other job…
    And no one cares about Filipinos coming in, we’ve got all of Mexico and South America to deal with first.
    Im sure the bombing thing is going to effect visa processing times tho.

  7. Hey B!
    Yeah go to the US! I dont think you’ll get that knock from the INS wanting to deport you from blogging :) You need to exercise your Amex and show us loot!! :D Those boots are looooovely!
    xx
    T

  8. i just got my us visa a few weeks ago. the us embassy site really overloads you with info. they tell you to bring loads of stuff, financial docus etc. but the whole process sans the lining up takes less than an hour!
    i was interviewed and less than a minute they gave me a visa (well, a few days after). they take one good look at you ask a few questions and sometimes they dont even bother looking at the stuff you brought (its tiring to gather them all believe me). but its good to be ready just in case.
    all the luck!

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