214(b) Visa Rejection

If a consular officer finds you are not eligible to receive a visa under U.S. law, your visa application will be denied, and you will be provided with a reason for the denial.  There are many reasons a visa applicant could be found ineligible for a visa.  A list of these ineligibilities can be found here.  Some ineligibilities are temporary and pass after a certain number of years and others are permanent.  If you are inadmissible to the US because of an ineligibility, we can help you with a waiver or help you overcome the ineligibility determination.  If you are refused a visa under section 214(b), it means that:

  • The consular officer did not believe that you qualify for the nonimmigrant visa category you applied for; and/or
  • The consular officer did not believe that you overcame the presumption of immigrant intent by sufficiently demonstrating that you have strong ties to your home country that will compel you to leave the United States at the end of your temporary stay. (H-1B and L visa applicants, along with their spouse and any minor children, are excluded from this requirement.)

Although a 214(b) isn’t a permanent ineligibility, there is no appeal process and it can significant impact your future visa applications.  Fortunately, there is a solution and we have helped many visa applicants overcome a prior 214(b) refusal through a new visa application.  This can be done by providing new application documents and being thoroughly prepared for your next visa interview.  Multiple 214(b) denials are very hard to fix so preparation is key.  If you want to give yourself the best chance of success, we are here to help and we have successfully helped thousands of people win their complicated immigration cases.