Oh, ye of “too much faith!” Those who follow the “Bitcoin Jesus,” as he’s come to be called will not be able to witness their leader rise to the top on U.S. soil.
Ver earned citizenship with the Caribbean island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis last year and primarily splits his time between that country and Japan.
The U.S. embassy in Barbados stated to Ver the following reason for the rejection:
“One of the most common elements within the various nonimmigrant visa requirements is for the applicant to demonstrate that they have a residence in a foreign country which they have no intention of abandoning… You have not demonstrated that you have the ties that will compel you to return to your home country after your travel to the United States.
Ver had the following to say regarding the rejection:
“I checked with lawyers very carefully before I renounced, and they clearly assured me that I will qualify for a visa to visit the USA. I would be fine with them denying my visa for a valid reason, but they are either lying, ignorant, or stupid when they claim that I plan to secretly overstay my visa and live as an illegal immigrant in the USA.”
As it so happens, bitcoin evangelist Roger Ver is being denied entry into the United States to speak at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami after renouncing his U.S. citizenship.
Ver earned citizenship with the Caribbean island nation of St. Kitts and […]