DS160 - Have you ever been refused a U.S. Visa?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Denver, CO

Hi, I came across this question while filling DS160 form. I'm on F1 visa and my employer filed my H-1 B this year which got rejected. So, I'm continuing on my F1 visa. I was wondering if I should answer Yes or No to the above question? I believe visa is something which we should get once we attend Visa embassy consulate interview, correct? In my case it was the petition that was denied but not the Visa (as per my knowledge). Please correct me if I'm wrong and also let me know if should answer yes or no to the above question.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . The correct answer is "no". An EMPLOYER'S petition, as opposed to a visa application are two separate and distinct things.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost

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    Answered . You are correct - it was the PETITION that was denied, not the VISA. Therefore, your answer to the question should be NO.

    Madrid Crost Law Group - (888) 466-4478; e-mail: mc@madridcrost.com; skype: usvisalaw 10 S. La Salle Street,... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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