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Most Common Visa Refusal Type-221g

11th November 2011
By hazel Ickes in Legal
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US immigration laws are fine tuned to welcome foreigners as immigrants and non-immigrants. But at the same time they are allowed only after comprehensive scanning of documents in either case. Often people who apply for US visa get struck with the denial of their visa for many reasons. The most common visa refusal is under the section 221-g. A refusal will be accompanied by a refusal clause from the embassy which will state the reason for refusal.

What is 221g?
Visa applicants are ineligible under section 221g because the applicant failed to carry some essential information or document, or some further process or analysis by the consulate office or another U.S. government agency must be accomplished. During the interview the consular will advise the applicant on additional steps to getting together the correct documents.

Color Codes of 221g
When the consulate finds the visa applicant temporarily ineligible to get the visa then the applicant will be given a refusal form in a particular color while those whose visa is rejected will be given a refusal form in different color.

A simple BLUE form of 221g indicates that the consulate is in need for extra supporting documents of the applicant or the sponsor of the applicant is required by them to take a decision on Visa Issuance. A case Number is Marked on this Form for the applicant to have further communication.

A PINK form of 221g means that the applicant’s case is put forth for further Administrative Processing. The applicant will be given a Reference ID for him/her to track the details of case online. This is mostly issued if they are not satisfied about the current employer or Work Experience related information or any other issues related to the applicant’s qualification or other issues beyond our Knowledge.

A WHITE form is a complex category of 221G.They return the Case to USCIS for further Verification. (Reason of doubt not known).
A YELLOW form of 221g means general administrative processing. They just want make sure that all documents provided by you and the employer are genuine

NO CODE - NO FORM: not given any Handout or any Code, but the Case been referred to USCIS for further Processing.

After 221g
Often 221g indicates that the applicant wants to submit more documentation to support the information that is been already provided. The applicant will be informed at the time of application/interview what supplementary information is required and be given a chance to resubmit the application.

In order to submit supplementary documents, individuals refused a visa under Section 221(g) need to reapply for a visa during regular working hours. Applicants may reapply within a twelve-month period without repaying a new application fee. After one year, an application refused under Section 221(g) is dismissed by the INA.

Mistakes are Common
If USCIS denied the application or petition based on a misinterpretation or improper application of a law, guideline or related case law, then it’s not likely that the typical applicant will be able to spot this type of mistake. In any situation where the applicant is eligible for the immigration benefit demanded and was mistakenly denied, the applicant should pursue legal opinion. Based on the individual’s particular state of affairs, the applicant may be able to appeal the USCIS decision, submit a signal to reopen or reexamine the denial, or simply to re-file the application.
So, if you have received a rejection notice from USCIS, get your immigration case reviewed first. Nonetheless of the outcome of the review, in the end, you will have a better insight into your case and you will be educated of all your immigration options. Sometimes this education will serve as a good platform for you to file Citizenship Application Form.
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