The process of applying for a visa to the United States for Ukrainians consists of stages: collecting a package of documents, scheduling an interview, filling out an application, preparing for an interview and interviewing at the embassy. When applying for a non-immigrant visa, you may generally be refused under paragraph 214 (b) of the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Act. If you are refused on this point, chances are you made a mistake at one stage of the above process. It can also be a result of your individual situation, which is desirable to evaluate before the interview. Fully understanding what chances you have to get a visa to the U.S. can only be evaluated by a visa specialist. The specialist can identify potentially damaging factors and advise how to eliminate them.
Let's say you were refused. Start by finding out the reason for the denial. Unfortunately, the visa officer does not specify the reason for the refusal and the request to the embassy to explain the details of the decision on your refusal will not be honored. The contents of paragraph 214 (b), allow for a refusal without specific reasons. Therefore, it is very important to understand and analyze the common reasons for visa denial:
- Suspicion of immigration. This includes applicants who do not have a permanent job or a stable income, local family. It also can be for final-year students, low-skilled workers with low wages.
- The reason for the visit to America is not clear. Answers to the visa officer's question – “What is the purpose of a trip to the United States?” often is unclear. You should clearly know the route of the trip, where you will go, what will you see, where you will stop. If it's a business trip, know the details and schedule of business meetings or seminars. If you go to visit, all the details about the invitee must be known where they work, where they live, what are their names, and so on. The more details you can provide in the interview the better your chances are.
- Relatives living in the United States could pose a problem. While not always a problem, having relatives living in the US may complicate your application. The best way to sort out this issue is to talk with our specialist.
- No proof of visa travel abroad. If you have a passport without any previous visas, it could be very difficult to obtain a visa, although it is possible. Most often, having a previous visa or visas play a key role in obtaining a visa. This is because the proper use of a previous visa or visas confirms your financial condition and that you returned to your home country and will probably not try to immigrate illegally.
- Abnormally long tourist trips. If you have tourist visas from other countries which show that you stayed an unusually long time, that may indicate to the embassy that you worked or tried to find work while on a tourist visa. It does not to apply for people who had a student or working visa before.
- Fake documents. We strongly recommend not to use false documents, especially invitations from unknown persons. Very often, the U.S. Embassy conducts checks, and the revealed lie will probably close the opportunity to obtain a visa for a long time.
- Non-truthful data in the application. Remember that the visa application is checked before the interview. If deception in the data is found, the embassy can put the applicant on the list of undesirable persons applying for a visa and your application will be rejected.
- Recent denial of a visa to the United States or other countries such as Canada, The United Kingdom, Australia. For the United States, if you have been refused and do not agree with the decision, you may reapply as soon as you have found the possible issues (or issues) and corrected them. Unfortunately, you will have to go through the entire application process again. As for a refusal from other countries, you are required to wait one year from the date of the refusal before reapplying. Multiple visa refusals, from the same of different countries, is generally viewed as an attempt to immigrate illegally.
These were the most common reasons for visa denial, but not all, because each situation should be considered individually.
Making a visa to the U.S. with a positive result is a reality, you just need to take the preparation as seriously as possible, and the reasons that can affect the decision of the visa officer to eliminate as far as possible.