A work visa can allow you to get a job in the U.S. and live in the country for a certain period of time. However, if your visa application was denied, you may be wondering why and what to do next. Here’s what you should know. 

1. You Submitted an Application With Errors 

The process of filling out a visa application is long and arduous, and it’s not uncommon for hopeful immigrants to make a mistake or two on their paperwork. However, these mistakes can be costly; any error puts your application at the risk of being denied, even if the mistake is small or doesn’t affect the validity of your information at all. Ideally, you can have someone look over your visa application for mistakes so they can be corrected prior to submitting it to the authorities. 

2. You Did Not Include the Appropriate Documents 

There’s a significant amount of supporting documentation that you must present along with your visa application. This includes but may not be limited to bank statements or other proof of your financial standing, college or university transcripts, and a valid passport that does not expire for six months or more after your stay. 

3. The Job You Want Doesn’t Require Anyone With Special Skills 

To be eligible for a U.S. work visa, the job you are applying for must require someone with unique or specialized skills. If it’s determined that the position can likely be filled fairly easily by someone inside the United States or that no specific skills are necessary for the job, your application may be rejected. Your employer needs to be able to clearly illustrate that the position you are applying for requires someone with your skill set. 

4. You Did Not Do Well During the Interview 

The last step of the U.S. work visa application process is completing an in-person interview. Like a job interview, this step allows U.S. immigration officials to get a feel for your demanor, attitude, and ability to communicate with others in the English language. During the interview, you should be able to have a translator present, however, being able to complete the interview in English can go a long way towards the approval of your application. 

Do You Need an Immigration Lawyer? 

Are you applying to immigrate to the United States either for work or another purpose? Don’t leave your application up to chance. Eluid Zavala can help make the process of applying for and receiving legal entry into the U.S. as easy as possible. Call now at 713-766-6720.