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What happens if my employment visa is denied?

Thousands of people come to the United States each year on employment visas. They are sponsored by their employer to attend conferences, training or meetings in the country. Applying for a work visa is pretty straightforward and easy. Most of these visas are approved. But, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) might deny such an application. So, what happens if your employment visa is denied?

If the issue with your visa is easy to fix, your employer will likely restart the visa application process. They will need to file a new I-129 petition. They do this on your behalf and only if the mistakes on the original application were minor.

Some common mistakes include applying for the wrong type of work visa, failing to include copies of your educational degrees and making any other minor mistakes that can easily be fixed by submitting a new application. Just be warned that simply filing a new application doesn’t guarantee it will be approved.

If you don’t have the option of filing another I-129 petition to work in the country, you could try to gain entry using another method. For example, maybe you apply to enter the United States as a student, using the F-1 visa application. There is no current limit on how many students are allowed to visit the country.

If your work visa has been denied by USCIS, you need to contact your employer immediately. A mistake might have been made on their part. You might also want to check your application to determine if you left out any pertinent information.