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What Do I Do if My Visa is Denied?

Whether you are attempting to get a visa to enter the U.S. as a student, worker, patient seeking medical treatment, or tourist, the rejection of your visa application can be very costly. As a result, there are some steps that you take if your visa application is denied by the U.S. government. Keep in mind that you can continue to submit new visa applications, so long as they contain new evidence that may help support your application.

One of the most common reasons for the rejection of visa applications is a lack of necessary information or documents. For example, you may need to furnish information in your visa application showing why a visa is necessary for you or evidence that you have strong ties to your home country so that you will not overstay your visa and remain in the U.S. with no legal immigration status. To provide this information, you may want to provide proof in your visa application about those ties to your home country, including any business interests that you have there, the presence of immediate family members, property that you own and maintain, a permanent residence located there, and major possessions, such as a vehicle. If you lack evidence of strong ties to your home country, immigration officials may conclude that you have no reason to return to your home country, and thus are at risk of remaining in the U.S. illegally.

What Do I Do if My Visa is Denied?

You also must specifically indicate in your visa application the dates and the specific amount of time that you plan to remain in the U.S., if possible, as well as evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the U.S.

If the U.S. government denied your visa application for a reason that you cannot change, you may consider applying for a waiver of ineligibility. These may be available to visa applicants in some situations and can help prevent applicants from denied again for the same reasons that they were denied before.

Whatever your situation may be, you will need skilled legal assistance to fight for your rights and work toward a resolution of your immigration visa matter. There are a variety of strategies that may apply to your immigration case; it is our job to explore those options and determine which is the best strategy for you. The Texas immigration attorneys of Peek & Toland know how to help you navigate through the maze of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and get the relief that you need. Take the first step today and secure the future of your family in the U.S. Contact our office today at and set up an evaluation with one of our highly skilled Texas immigration lawyers.

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