Refusal

Supporting Documents
Nonimmigrant visas are interview-based.  Interviewing officers rely on statements made by the applicant to determine visa eligibility, although they may consult supporting documents such as affidavits of support, travel arrangements, employment letters or financial statements to verify statements made in the interview.

Why you were refused
As each person’s situation is different, there is no single reason that explains all refusals.  The most common reason for being refused is that the officer decided, based on your interview that your social, family, economic or other ties to Madagascar are not strong enough to overcome the presumption of immigrant intent and qualify for a visa.

“Ties” are the various aspects of life that bind you to Madagascar, such as family relationships, employment commitments, possessions and other factors.

Another common reason for a refusal is that during the interview, you did not demonstrate to the officer’s satisfaction that you meet the qualifications for the visa category, or that your planned activities in the U.S. are allowed by that category.

Can I reapply ?
Section 214(b) denials are not permanent. If you have new information or if your overall circumstances have changed significantly, you may reapply.  Applicants who provide identical information in a second interview rarely get a different result.

Students
The I-20 or DS-2019 does not entitle you to a visa. This form only states that you have been accepted to a school in the U.S.  Students must show that they are credible, qualified students and that they intend to leave the U.S. after they finish their studies.

Students may be ineligible if it appears that their primary purpose is an indefinite stay in the U.S. for themselves or their family.
Visa “helper”
Some applicants may hire the service of other people or cybercafés to do the visa application procedure. While some “helper” provides helpful information, many do not.

Applicants who provide false information during a visa interview may be permanently ineligible for a visa to the U.S.

Remember: You alone are responsible for the accuracy of the information in your application. Intentionally submitting false information either on the application itself or during the visa interview can lead to permanent visa ineligibility. Never submit your application without reviewing it first for accuracy if you have had help filling it out.