Denied Visas

If Your Visa Petition Has Been Denied

USCIS denies visa applications for a variety of reasons. While certain bases for denial are permanent (meaning that you are not eligible to obtain a visa for lawful entry into the United States), many denials can be appealed, reversed or overcome through obtaining an immigration waiver. Importantly, if you received a denial letter, it provides a strict deadline for seeking review of your visa petition. Contact an experienced immigration lawyer today to make sure you do not miss out on your opportunity to appeal the denial of your visa petition.

Appealing Your Visa Denial

Successfully appealing a denied visa petition requires a thought-out legal strategy and an in-depth understanding of U.S. immigration laws. A strong visa denial appeal will include significant probative documentation and a detailed legal brief explaining why you are entitled to your visa under the law. The Utah immigration attorneys at Keen Law Offices, LLC have years of experience representing foreign nationals through all stages of the visa petition process, and we know what it takes to file a successful appeal of a visa denial.

Seeking Reopening or Reconsideration of Your Visa Denial

If your personal circumstances or other relevant facts have changed since the filing of your visa petition, you may be entitled to file a motion to reopen your denied visa petition. Or, if new or alternative legal arguments show that USCIS improperly denied your visa based on the facts presented in the petition, you may be able to file a motion for reconsideration.

In either case, Keen Law Offices, LLC can evaluate your options; and, if appropriate, prepare and present a motion stating the grounds that entitle you to obtain your visa.

Immigration Waivers

If your visa petition was denied because you have previously been deported or because of a criminal conviction in your past, you may need to seek a waiver in order to obtain lawful entry into the United States. Visit our immigration waivers page for more information.

Motions Following Unsuccessful Immigration Appeals

If you have already unsuccessfully appealed a denial of your visa application, Keen Law Offices, LLC may still be able to help you by filing a motion to reopen or a motion for reconsideration. Our experienced Utah immigration lawyers will review your entire petition file to see what options you might still have to obtain your visa, and then take the necessary steps to revive your petition.

Contact a Salt Lake City Immigration Visa Lawyer

If you need to appeal, file a motion, or seek a waiver because your visa application has been denied, contact one of the experienced Utah immigration lawyers at Keen Law Offices, LLC today. Call (801) 899-6385 or contact Keen Law Offices, LLC online.

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