I am trying to sponsor a Haitian student. He was accepted into an intensive language program at the univ. of minnesota for spring semester 2012 and also accepted into a physical therapy program for fall 2012. The consulate denied his application citing that he could take English classes in Haiti. We believe he needs to attend English classes here to improve his English skills enough to succeed in college.
Unfortunately, the U.S. embassy in Haiti is notorious for denying even qualified non-immigrant visa applicants. If the clock is still fresh, I believe the applicant can request a supervisor review of the file, not really an appeal. But my strongest suggestion is to contact a qualified immigration attorney familiar with the U.S. embassy in Haiti, also note there are many qualified pro bono agencies that deal specifically with Haiti and Haitians. But time is of the essence.
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