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Refused – 214B

Dear Applicant,

Your application for a U.S. visa has been REFUSED.

The consular officer has found you ineligible for a nonimmigrant visa under Section 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  A denial under section 214(b) means that you were not able to demonstrate that your intended activities in the United States would be consistent with the classification of the nonimmigrant visa for which you applied.

Under Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), applicants are presumed to be intending immigrants unless they credibly demonstrate, to the consular officer’s satisfaction, that their economic, family, and social ties outside the United States are strong enough that they will depart at the end of their authorized stay and that their intended activities in the United States will be consistent with the visa status.

If your application for a visa has been refused under Section 214(b) INA, there is no appeal process.  Please note that officers do not solely rely on documentary evidence when making decisions. While you are not prohibited from reapplying for a visa, unless you can show credible, new, and compelling ties outside the United States, and that your intended activities in the United States are consistent with the visa class, a different outcome is unlikely.  If you decide to reapply, you must schedule a new interview and pay a new MRV application fee.

Consular officers examine each application thoroughly to determine whether the applicant qualifies for visa issuance according to US immigration law and regulations.  When determining visa eligibility, the officer takes into consideration the applicant’s entire situation, including family, community, professional, property, and economic ties to the applicant’s home country (or country of residence) as well as prior travel history and any ties to the United States.

Your application did not qualify for a US visa at this time.  We assure you that any future application will be given every possible consideration consistent with US immigration law.  We understand the disappointment regarding the outcome of the visa interview and hope this information is helpful.

For more information about U.S. visa denials, visit here and here.