If you have applied to come to live in the United States and have had your application for a visa denied, then you may want to consider making an appeal. It’s not uncommon for people to have their applications denied due to minor mistakes or because the government needs more information.
If that happens to you, then you should consider seeking an appeal to get your visa.
Why would a visa be denied?
A visa may be denied if the consular office doesn’t think you provided enough information to determine if you’re eligible to receive a visa in the category in which you applied. You may also have your visa denied if you are inadmissible or ineligible for a visa based on your history, such as if you have a criminal background.
You’ll be informed if your visa is denied and be able to seek an appeal. You may want to look into filing a waiver of ineligibility, for example, or reapply for the visa you’d like in the future. With the exception of a 221(g) refusal, you will need to submit a new visa application (with appropriate fees) to reapply.
Your denial letter will give you information on appealing your case
When you receive the denial letter from the government, it will tell you why you were denied and what you can do to fix the problem. In some cases, the government may want just a little bit more information about your marriage or your stay in the United States. In other cases, more thorough documentation will be needed to show that you’re eligible to be in the country.
Getting legal support for your visa denial could help you reapply successfully
It’s not a bad idea to get to know more about immigration law and refiling your visa before you seek an appeal or apply a second time. It can be expensive to continue to apply for a visa, so it’s worth making sure that your application is as thorough as possible before you submit it and that you are eligible for a visa in the category you’ve chosen.