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Exchange visitor (J-1) visa
Visa denials

Immigration law delegates the responsibility for issuance or refusal of visas to consular officers overseas. If an applicant fails to establish that they are eligible for a visa, the respective consular officer may refuse the visa application.

• Consular officers overseas have the final say on all visa cases
• When a visa application is refused, the applicant will be provided with a refusal letter
• Applicant can influence the post to change a prior visa denial only through the presentation of new convincing evidence leading to a different determination of facts
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