Sequel to my article about my US visa denial, I will like to discuss the next line of action after rejection. Being rejected comes with frustration but I will like to encourage everyone and give you the options you have after your visa application denial. Here is a few things you need to know and what to do after visa denial in order to plan your next line of action.
What you need to know and what to do after visa denial
There is no appeal process
When you visa is rejected, you can’t appeal for reconsideration unlike some other European countries. Whatever the Consular says is final. But the good news is you have the opportunity to reapply, readjust and go with proper strategy for your next application.
Identify the problem and fix it
Review the reasons for which you are rejected. In some cases, there is no real reason. Even the consular will not give you a reason; In my case, after two question, the Consular said sorry and extend the denial booklet to me; I was like shoo, my money don burn finish be that? .
It was saddening but I understand I was not convincing enough at the get go; I was woeful from the very first question. The consular especially at the US embassy don’t have time. There are thousands of other applicants to attend to. So you have to be on point from the very blast of the gun.
Reflect on what is wrong and fix it. Then go back. Though you have been denied, it is not the end of the world.
Denial is not solely your fault
Sometimes, being denied does not depend solely on you. It also depend on the mood of the Consular too, he or she is human too. Our decisions are influenced by our environment as a human being.
In my case, the applicant that went before me had a fierce altercation with the Consular, that it took the security to be called to escort the applicant out. Unfortunately, I was next in line. When I got to the Consular, there was no opportunity for pleasantries; And to make matter worse, I was not on my A game. There wasn’t a second chance for me and the rest is history.
Be prepared and plan on how to break the ice; should you find yourself in dicey situations.
Consistency in your application
Reapplying means you have to go through the process again. It is important that you are aware that they have your information in their archive so you have to reconcile the information you have given earlier with any changes you want to make in your new application. Be prepare to support changes with evidence.
I wish you good luck with your migration dreams