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What is a visa refusal?
As per the U.S. immigration and visa law guidelines, a visa must be denied if the applicant cannot establish his or her eligibility, either because the application does not meet the requirements of an established visa category, or be
cause there are grounds for ineligibility based on other aspects of their visa case. A visa refusal is the formal denial of a non-immigrant visa application by a U.S. consular officer acting pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act.
How do I overcome a visa refusal?
Some visa refusals can be overcome by providing additional information that establishes an applicant’s eligibility for the visa. If you believe you have more information and evidence that can help a visa officer to make a decision in your favor, you should reapply for the visa with all the information and supporting documents. Other than the submitted documents, it is up to consular officers at U.S. embassies and consulates to determine eligibility on an individual basis on the merits of each case. Consular officers tend to focus on factors that help them determine whether the applicant possesses compelling ties to their home country. Some of these factors include:
- If the applicant has traveled to the U.S. previously, how long did they stay? If they stayed longer than 6 months, did they have the USCIS approval to do so? (Note: applicants should bring their USCIS extension approval notices to their interview).
- If the applicant has traveled to the U.S. previously, how long have they been back in their home country?
- How many children and grandchildren does the applicant have back in their home country?
- Have the applicant’s relatives in the U.S. ever returned to their home country to visit their families, as is normal for foreign students, workers, and residents in the U.S.?
- Is the applicant active professionally in their home country? If so, what are their income and the nature of their work?
The answers to these questions relate to whether applicants can fulfill the statutory requirement of the Immigration and Nationality Act to show that they have a permanent residence in their home country. Each case is different and a consular officer will evaluate each visa application on its own merits according to visa laws and procedures.