Looking to Immigrate to Houston? Increase Your Chances for Visa Approval

If I’m not mistaken, the United States embassy in the Philippines is the largest among the US embassies around the world. Sometimes in October last year, I passed by the area where the US embassy in Manila is located and saw a huge crowd waiting outside the safely guarded establishment. Some people coming out of the building were obviously happy and excited, while others look like they were mourning for some loss.

I heard one of those with mournful faces saying her application for a fiancee visa in Houston was denied by the consular officer though she believed that she submitted all the required and important documents.

This is usually the scenario after the highlight of an interview event with a visa officer. The applicant without the proper assistance of a licensed immigration professional believes that she has already complied with all the requirements and documentary evidence to prove her eligibility for a fiancee visa, and never realizes that there are more to submitting the required forms and documents evidencing her personal circumstances. This is where the skills of our Houston immigration lawyers at Niren and Associates become very useful to an applicant who is seeking to reach an immigration objective. Our Houston immigration attorneys will go beyond collecting papers, sorting applicants’ documents and submitting the forms and evidence in order to establish to an immigration officer that an applicant is indeed qualified for the type of visa applied for.

Generally, a visa applicant is invited for an interview by a consulate officer at a U.S. embassy outside of the United States. The visa  officer, after evaluating the application, intent, and supporting documents of an applicant, may deny or approve an application based on the immigration law of the United States. The visa sought for may not be granted if the necessary documents and pieces of information needed were not submitted or properly filed. An applicant’s involvement in some criminal offenses like drug pushing or trafficking may also be another reason that a visa application  could be denied by a consular officer.

Inside a US embassy, an applicant is called for an interview by the consular official. In a case when a consulate official is not satisfied with the application and the answers of the applicant during an interview, the officer will inform the applicant of the reason why the application is denied based on a certain provision of the immigration law that applies. The consular officer may also advice the visa applicant about the need to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility or ineligibility, should there be any.

How May an Applicant Qualify for a Visa?

As an applicant, you are entitled to an issuance of a US visa if you are qualified based on the prevailing immigration rules and US laws for the category of visa you are applying for. At the time of interview, the consular official at a US embassy will determine whether or not you meet all the requirements set forth for the type of visa which you applied under the existing immigration rules and US immigration laws.

Under the U.S immigration law, specifically under section 104(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the consular officers at U.S embassies are the only officials who are given authority to either approve or deny applicants’ visa applications.

If you ever want to increase your chances for approval, feel free to contact one of our skilled Houston Immigration lawyers, or use the form on the right of this web page to message us.

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