In 2013, U.S. Embassies around the world processed more than 7 million visitor visas B-1/B-2. The B-1/B-2is by far the most applied for visa. When consular officers deny visitors visas they generally do so based on section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This section of the law creates a presumption that the visitor visa applicant has the intention of using the visitor visa to travel to the United States to reside. The visitor visa applicant must overcome this presumption by showing sufficient ties to his or her home country. The information that the visa applicant enters in his or her visa application (DS-160), and the information that the applicant gives during the visa interview with the consular officer, is the basis for the decision that the officer makes.
If an individual has doubts about his application for a visitor’s visa, the best time to consult a lawyer is before the initiation of the application process. An immigration lawyer may provide the applicant with insight that will assist him or her in getting an approval.
If you wish to seek legal counsel in applying for your visitor’s visa you may contact Carlos Mauricio Duque, Esq., by calling one of the telephone numbers below:
• Miami, Florida +1 305 436 0155
• Bogotá, Colombia +57 1 426 3975
• México, D.F., México +52 55 4170 3632
• San Salvador, El Salvador +503 2113 3858
• Panamá, Panamá +507 836 5750
• Lima, Perú +51 1 707 5967
• Madrid, España +34 911 239 941
• Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 5218 4068
• Caracas, Venezuela +58 212 7715900