It was 8 years ago. What should I do to get another tourist visa? Wish to visit friends in USA for few weeks
The incomplete description of your problem makes it difficult to answer. Did the business card show that you were employed in the U.S.? If so, CBP may have concluded that you had "immigrant intent" and lied or that you did not have work authorization. Check the papers you received at that time. If you wish, you can contact me again by email with more information. I miss my friends in the Cibao - I have not visited in almost 6 years - so I empathize with your desire to see yours. firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to apply for a new visa. However, the likelihood of success will depend upon what happened at the port of entry when you were refused admission and whether you can establish that you are maintaining a foreign residence you have no intention of abandoning. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney for case specific advice. Many attorneys will conduct consultations for clients out of their area via telephone or Skype.
You have to reapply and demonstrate non-immigrant intent. If you can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the consulate that you will one be visiting the U.S. temporarily, a new tourist visa will be issued. However, it does not hurt to consult an immigration lawyer. Many of us use Skype to consult with clients all around the world as in your situation.
Dean P. Murray
The Murray Law Firm
560 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
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