Almost every applicant for a US visa is interviewed by a consular official at a United States embassy or US consulate. After all the relevant information is given to the consular official the applicant’s visa application is approved or in some cases denied. The decision is based on the immigration law in the United States and not on any personal basis. There are numerous reasons for a visa application denial. On one hand, the application may be denied because the documents in support of the application were incomplete or certain documents were not submitted. In other cases, a denial is issued based on actions that happened in the past or are happening now which make the applicant ineligible.
If a visa is denied, the applicant is always given a reason. This reason is based on the law that applies in each particular case. It is important to remember that in order to be granted a US visa the applicant must be eligible for the visa under all the applicable laws. Some reasons for ineligibility can be overcome in future visa applications. Other reasons are permanent and cannot be altered; no matter how many times the applicant tries for a visa.
Common reasons for a visa denial include the following: the applicant didn’t complete the paperwork in the correct way, or didn’t supply the required documentation. The applicant didn’t meet the eligibility requirements for the class of visa they were applying for. The applicant was convicted of a drug offence or a crime (the type of crime that results in visa ineligibility varies.)
The applicant didn’t prove they had adequate financial support in the United States, or they committed fraud in order to try to attain a visa. Another reason for ineligibility is that they previously remained longer than allowed in the United States. For a complete list of reasons for ineligibility, visit the US consulate website.