Ask the Consul

Installment One Hundred and Ten

I Didn’t Qualify for the Tourist Visa, What Now?

This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions applicants ask when refused a Tourist Visa at the U.S. Embassy.

I was refused a visa for “not demonstrating strong ties outside the United States.” What does that mean?

According to section 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), “every alien shall be presumed to be an immigrant until he establishes to  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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