Having an international visa application denied is patently frustrating. However, if you are conscientious about your visa application and do your utmost to meet the required standards, you will very likely be approved. Here are a few factors that could make the difference between denial and acceptance.
Make sure you have all of the correct documents. Failing to provide all of the required documentation will result in visa rejection, as will providing inappropriate copies of certain documents. Diplomatic missions outsource agency Cox & Kings Global Services recommends that you be vigilant about checking and double checking your documents. You will need your valid passport, an additional form of identification, your passport photograph, your receipt for payment processing (and the credit card that was used if payment was made by credit card), your Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, and an F1 Student Eligibility Certificate and a firm letter of admission from a recognized educational institution (if applying for a student visa).
Make sure you have proof that your finances are in order. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to finance your visit. Failing to meet a standard for basic needs – room and board, tuition, medical care, etc. – will result in a denial.
Make sure you are prepared for your interview. Appearing nervous, not having a clear goal for your visit, being late for the interview, or being unable to demonstrate your truthfulness during the interview will lead to a refusal.
Make sure you demonstrate your willingness/preparedness to return to your home country. If your interviewer suspects that you plan on outstaying your visa, he or she will issue a denial. While there aren’t any concrete documents that are required for proof of return, it is a good idea to let your interviewer know of any obligations you have in your native country that will necessitate your return. These include the ownership of property, a spouse and children, strong family ties, the ownership of a business, and firm commitments in your country that have been previously made.
If you plan on travelling to India, Cox & Kings Global Services is the only authorized outsourced delivery partner in the United States. For more information about Cox & Kings Global Services or how to prepare for your visa application, please visit their website.