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Orlando Visa Denial Attorneys

Winter Garden immigration attorney for appeals of denied visas

Lawyers Helping Appeal the Denial of Immigration Visas in Orange County, Altamonte Springs, and Lake Mary

The immigration visa application process can be very complex. In family-based immigration cases, people planning to come to the United States and the family members who are sponsoring them for immigration will need to meet multiple requirements, including filing the correct forms and submitting the proper documentation. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles that can arise during this process, and a visa application may be denied for multiple reasons. In these situations, immigrants and their family members will want to work with a lawyer who can help them determine their options for appealing the denial of a visa.

The Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC assists with a wide variety of immigration matters, and we work to help our clients resolve any issues that may arise during the visa application process, ensuring that their families will be able to live together in the United States. Our attorneys have a combined total of more than 35 years of experience, and with our strong understanding of immigration laws, we know the best ways to respond to visa denials, as well as other related issues, such as deportation or immigration detention bond hearings.

Reasons for Denied Visa Applications

Generally, visa applications will be denied because a person is found to be ineligible to enter the United States. There are multiple reasons for ineligibility, including:

  • Problems with a visa application - In some cases, an application may not have been completed correctly, or an immigrant and their sponsor may not have provided all required supporting documentation. In these cases, a person will usually have one year to submit the required information, or if their application requires additional administrative processing, they may be required to follow other steps. If a person applied for the wrong type of visa, such as applying for an immediate relative visa when they were only eligible for a family preference visa, they will usually need to reapply for a visa.
  • Criminal convictions - A person may be ineligible for immigration if they have been convicted of certain offenses, such as drug crimes or crimes of moral turpitude.
  • Public charge - A visa may be denied if factors such as a person's age and health and the information provided on a sponsoring family member's affidavit of support may lead immigration officials to believe that the person would rely on government aid while living in the United States.
  • Health issues - A person may be ineligible for immigration if they are found to have a communicable disease that would present a risk to public health or if they have not received the required immunizations.
  • Security and public safety - A visa application may be denied if immigration officials believe that a person will participate in unlawful activity after entering the United States, including terrorism, espionage, or sabotage.
  • Fraud or misrepresentation - Any attempts to receive a visa by misrepresenting facts or providing falsified documents will make a person ineligible for immigration.
  • Previous deportations or violations of immigration laws - A person will usually be ineligible to receive a visa within five years after being removed from the United States. If a person was unlawfully present in the U.S. for at least 180 days, including cases where a person remained in the country after the expiration of a nonimmigrant visa, they will usually be ineligible for a visa for at least three years. However, there may be some exceptions, including cases where a person has applied for asylum or when immigrants qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Following the denial of a visa application, an immigrant and their sponsor may be able to appeal this decision by filing a Notice of Appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals. These appeals must usually be filed within 30 days after the notice of denial was sent. In some cases, immigrants may be able to reapply for a visa, or they may qualify for waivers of inadmissibility.

Contact Our Casselberry Visa Denial Appeal Lawyers

If your visa application has been denied, or if you have encountered any other issues that may affect your ability to immigrate to the U.S., our attorneys can help you determine your options. Contact us today by calling 407-955-5000 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We assist with visa applications and appeals in cities throughout Orange County and the state of Florida, including Daytona Beach, Casselberry, Apopka, Kissimmee, Tampa, Leesburg Bay Lake, Lake Buena Vista, Saint Cloud, Oviedo, Sanford, St. Petersburg, Windermere, Winter Springs, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Ocoee, Winter Garden, and Clermont.

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