Visa denial to the USA
Obtaining a visa to the United States has always been difficult. We strongly recommend you seek the advice of professionals before filing a petition for a visa and registering the date of your interview at the U.S. Consulate.
However, if you already have
- denial of a tourist visa, B1 / B2;
- denial of a spouse visa in the USA, IR-1, CR-1, K-3;
- denial of a fiancé visa in the United States;
- denial of a work visa in the USA;
- cancellation of your visa in the USA;
- denial of petition form I-130 or I-129,
Feod Group staff in Ukraine and the United States have a huge positive experience with applications after the denials.
Most non-immigrant visa applicants are denied under Article 214 (b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. By law, the Consular Officer must begin each interview with the presumption that the applicant is an intending immigrant. It is the burden of the visa applicant, in the ten-minute visa interview, to overcome that presumption. Failure to do so results in a denial.
The Consular Officer assess the “equities and assets” of each visa applicant and, although many are the same for all applicants, these assets and equities differ from applicant to applicant.
Equities and assets are things perceived by the Consular Officer that are sufficient to determine that the applicant has strong enough tiе to Ukraine and will return to Ukraine after the purpose for the visa has been satisfied.
The Feod staff assists each applicant in identifying their individual assets and equities. Then, the staff assists in documenting the assets and equities. Lastly, the staff works with the applicant in “how to present and discuss their assets and equities”.
These exercises, while no guarantee of visa issuance, will greatly reduce the risk of a visa denial and they can be used in overcoming a previous visa denial.
In case of such denial, the company specialists will assist the applicant:
- to analyze what exactly the consular officer was dissatisfied with;
- understand what additional documents should be submitted to the embassy;
- present your application in the most favorable light;
- prepare for a second interview at the embassy.
A much more serious reason of denial is 212 (a), such denials are usually permanent. The basis for such a decision is usually submission of false documents or false information to the embassy, or the presence of the embassy grounds to believe that the applicant is going to engage in illegal activities in the United States, or for other reasons, poses a danger to the state.
Lawyers and visa specialists of Feod Group assist our client after denials to choose the most expedient option:
- appeal or
- new visa application.
Work of company’s specialists at offices in Ukraine and the United States allows our clients to challenge the decision of immigration authorities, including, judicially in the USA.
Consultations and assistance related to US-visas denials are provided by Mr. William Slattery, a high-level specialist, with 27 years of experience in a variety of positions with the US Immigration and Naturalization Service. The vast experience of Mr. Slattery, as well as well-coordinated work of Ukrainian visa specialists, allows us to help clients even in the most complicated situations, after several denials, or a ban on entry the United States.
Feod Group clients have received visas in the US even after four visa denials.