Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama

Q: Is it true that in some cases a consular officer doesn't have to give a reason for visa refusal.

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Yes, if a consular official reasonably believes that someone is disqualified, then the visa application can be denied without further clarification. That is why you received a section 221(g) determination.

To find out more, if it’s even possible, will take diplomacy, among other actions, likely requiring an attorney. To successfully seek a visa will likely require the same.

If you wish to know more, then it is likely that you need legal advice. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent, ethical, and experienced immigration attorney, who can ‘take the time‘ to discuss all of your options at this point. Good luck.

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