I am H1-B visa holder and my wife's H4 visa has been rejected on 02/06/2017 with 'Section 212(a)(6) (C)(I)' and 'You are eligible to apply for a waiver of the ground(s) of ineligibility'. We had a very simple marriage and we had the marriage certificate and some photos of a simple ceremony we did with close relatives.
Interviewer asked photograph for the fire ceremony(one of Indian Hindu tradition) but we didnt performed any ceremony and he said you are telling lie that you are married and rejected the visa.
My question here is that is my spouse lifetime banned for US visa?
What options does I have to get my wife to USA.
Thanks in advance
Although you used the word 'rejected' it appears that her visa was really 'denied'.
You need to have a 3-way Skype consultation with an attorney to discuss what motivated the Visa Officer to start being suspicious ... and identify additional proof of a 'real' marriage.
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1. " My question here is that is my spouse lifetime banned for US visa? " No! Can still "rehabilitate" her and convince the US consulate to issue her the H-4 visa.
2. The (smart) option you have is to immediately engage an experience lawyer to question both you and your wife, see what exactly was it that pushed the interviewing consular officer to take the drastic measure to actually deny that H-4 visa, as well as how to make them reverse their denial decision and approve your wife's visa the next time around.
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Yes, she has triggered permanent bar for material misrepresentation or fraud. She can seek a waiver for this ground of inadmissibility.
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