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What's the process for appealing my immigration visa denial?

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I'm not sure why I was denied, and don't know how to find out.


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Where denied? Who petitioned you? You may not be able to appeal

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Visa application denials cannot be appealed. In some cases the denial of petitions, waivers or other supplemental things can be appealed. In visa cases, all that remains is to re-apply or seek consular review of the denial, which is completely discretionary and usually hopeless.

Wolf W. Kaufmann
Southern California Immigration Attorney

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If you visa was denied at the US consulate you can not appeal. This is knownw as the doctricne of consular non review-ability

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What appellate options depend upon what type of visa you were applying for and where the application occurred. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney for case specific advice.

Jeffrey A. Devore, Esq.
Board Certified Immigration Attorney
Devore Law Group, P.A.
2925 PGA Blvd., Suite 204
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Telephone: (561) 478-5353
Facsimile: (561) 478-2144
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