If your visa or green card application is denied, you may have options for appeal or reconsideration. The specific options available to you will depend on the reason for the denial and the type of application.
Here are some common reasons for visa and green card denials:
- Incomplete or inaccurate application: If your application is incomplete or contains inaccuracies, it may be denied.
- Inadmissibility: If you have a criminal record, immigration violations, or other issues that make you inadmissible to the U.S., your application may be denied.
- Lack of eligibility: If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for the visa or green card you are applying for, your application may be denied.
If your application is denied, you may have the following options:
- Administrative appeal: You may be able to appeal the denial to the agency that made the decision.
- Motion to reopen: You may be able to file a motion to reopen the case, which asks the agency to reconsider the denial based on new information or evidence.
- Reapplication: In some cases, you may be able to reapply for the visa or green card after addressing the issues that led to the denial.
It is important to consult with an immigration attorney while preparing your application, as an experienced attorney will help you avoid the most common reasons that applications are denied by ensuring your application is complete and you are eligible for it and admissible in the Us. If your application is denied an attorney can also help you to determine your options for appeal or reconsideration.