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Raleigh Immigration Visa Denial Attorneys

Charlotte Visa Denial Appeals Attorneys

Lawyers for Appealing the Denial of Immigrant Visas in Wake County, NC

The denial of an immigrant visa application can be devastating to the plans that you and your family have made for the future. It can be overwhelming and confusing, and you may feel like there is nothing you can do to fix the situation. The good news is that a denied visa application is not necessarily the end of the road for your plans.

At the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, our skilled immigration attorneys are equipped to help you take action in the wake of a visa denial, whether the visa was intended for you or a member of your family. We can assist you if you are already in the United States or if you are still abroad. With more than 35 years of combined immigration law experience, we have the background, resources, and tools to give you the best chance of success when appealing your visa denial.

Johnston County Immigration Lawyers for Visa Reconsiderations

In the vast majority of cases, the denial of a visa application must be appealed within 30 days of the mailing of the notice of denial—not the date that you received the denial. It is important to act quickly because the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) very rarely extends appeals deadlines.

When you receive notice that your visa application has been denied, it is important to contact our office immediately so that we can help begin building your case for appeal. Our attorneys will help you analyze your situation to determine what the problems might be. We will also assist in preparing your Notice of Appeal and filing it within the 30-day window. In your Notice of Appeal, you will need to provide a clear argument as to why your visa should not have been denied, and we can help you present such an argument.

Common Reasons for Visa Denials

Appealing the denial of your visa requires a full understanding of why your application was denied in the first place. Some of the most common reasons for denial include:

  • Missed filing deadlines
  • Incorrect information in the application
  • More information is needed by USCIS
  • You applied for the wrong visa for your situation

You could also be denied a visa if the U.S. has banned entry from the country from which you applied.

Understanding the reasons for your denial is perhaps the most important part of preparing your appeal. Our attorneys will review your original application package, as well as the circumstances under which you filed your application. Once we identify the problem, we will help you decide on the best course of action for your unique situation

Trusted Immigration Lawyers in Charlotte

The exact process of filing an appeal or reconsideration request for a denied visa will depend on whether you are already in the United States or not. If you are in the U.S., your appeal will be directed to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA will give you a window in which to file a more detailed brief to support your appeal. Once the brief is received, the Board will review it and reach a decision. The BIA process can take up to 12 months or longer, depending on how complex your case is. If your appeal is denied, the case is usually closed, though you might have grounds to file an appeal in federal court.

If you are outside of the U.S., you can ask for a reconsideration by the principal consular officer at the U.S. Consulate where you filed your application. If the officer agrees with the denial, your case will be closed.

Whether you are in the United States or abroad, you also have the option of filing a brand new application for your visa. This might also be the best course of action if you applied for the wrong visa from the start. In some cases, a new application with more complete information will actually be faster than filing an appeal.

Contact Our Office Today

If you would like to learn more about filing an appeal of a denied visa application, contact us to get the information you need. Call 1-844-YO-PELEO or 919-989-3000 for a free, no-obligation consultation and case review at the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC today. Our team serves clients in Raleigh, Smithfield, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Johnston County, Wake County, and the surrounding areas. Hablamos Espanol.

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