When a foreign national wants to come to the United States for any number of reasons, they will have to apply for a visa in order to enter the country and spend time here legally. The type of visa that you will apply for depends on the reason for which you are coming to the United States. Once you determine which type of visa will best suit your needs, you will have to go through an interview process that will make the decision on whether or not your visa application will be approved.
In the event that your visa application has been denied, it is beneficial for you to determine why this happened. Perhaps you neglected to provide the correct paperwork or a document was missing, or if the USCIS does not believe you should enter the United States. The USCIS may require you to go through a second interview. If you can provide the USCIS with the missing documents or any other missing information, they may be able to approve your visa application. It is important to be aware that the fee you paid for your initial visa application is not refundable just because your application was denied. You may be able to file an appeal if your application is continuously denied.
If your visa application is denied, you will not be permitted to enter the United States legally. If you have questions or concerns about submitting a visa application, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can provide you with assistance in your particular situation.
The Law Office of Cheryl David practices immigration law throughout NYC. If you have questions as to whether consular processing is right for you, or you can maybe change your status in the United States instead of going home, please contact the office to discuss your situation and options.