A lot of times even if you get a visa, there still may be a possibility that your entry is denied to the U.S. The officer at the port of entry has full authority to deny your entry into the U.S. This could be due to many reasons. Here are some of the reasons:
- You may have previously overstayed your visit
- The officer may feel that you are not a genuine visitor
- There may be a criminal record that you may have even forgotten about
- If the officer suspects that you are threat to the American society
- If you are a tourist visitor, and you failed to show your intention to leave
- Or failed to show ties to your country
Most people think that once they have a visa, their entry is guaranteed into the U.S., but the officer at the port of entry has full discretion to deny your entry into the U.S. Once, you get to the port of entry, think of your interaction with the officer as an interview. It is extremely important that the officer is satisfied with the reasons of your visit.
If you are denied entry at the port of entry you may have to apply for a U.S. waiver. U.S. waiver is usually issued by Department of Homeland Security, and may take up to 12 months. There may be a list of documents that you may be required to submit.
We can help you with the process, and guide you in the right direction. It is extremely beneficial for you to hire a professional to help you with your case. You can contact us and our team of professionals will be happy to assist you.