When Can I Apply for US Visa Again After Rejection: Most Nigerian U.S. visa applicants who have been declined visas to fly to the United States of America often asked a common question. They want to know how soon after they have been already denied, they will stand before a U.S. consular to make their case and receive the appropriate visa.
To give you a quick response, you may reapply within days of the visa being rejected. But without understanding why your visa application was denied in the first place and what to do afterward I recommend you do not rush off to reapply for US visas. This is why we are writing this post. Give me just 10 minutes of your time. Thanks, thanks,
Reasons why your US Visa can be Rejected
- If you are not able to convince and prove to the consular officer that you have enough strong ties in your home country and would be visiting the U.S. on a temporary basis. Example of “strong ties” includes a good job, schooling, property(s), close family and other long term plans in your home country.
- If you had travelled before to the U.S and overstayed your visit, it’s an indication to the visa officer that you do not intend to comply with the visa requirement previously issued.
- If you recently got back from the United States and you are already applying to return back; the consular officer might question the reason behind you returning so soon.
- If you give false or insufficient information in your visa application.
- If you cannot show enough evidence that you will be able to sponsor your visit to the U.S.
- If your story is not consistent with the information you filled out in your DS-160 form.
- If you are applying for the wrong visa category.
- If you are not communicating effectively with the visa officer.
What to do after your U.S visa has been denied
You should conduct an accurate assessment of yourself now that we have made a list of reasons why your previous visa application was rejected. Find out why your original request has been denied and make amends. For example, if you were refused a visa because of a lack of strong links in your home country before you have enough proof to prove your ties in your home country, you can not reapply for a visa interview. If you think the consular officer in the previous interview misunderstood you, then next time you will clearly need to change your presentation.
How soon you can apply again after rejection
Since the consular officer’s decision is not permanent, you are free to reapply as quickly as possible. I caution, however, against doing so in the hope that you can do a better job of explaining your case to a consular officer. Normally, that is not the case. If your conditions have not altered and you do not demonstrate better relations in your home country, you are most likely to get another rejection.
In your last interview, I recommend that you figure out what the issue was, rectify it and try again. Go as soon as you’re completely prepared. However, if it’s a time-sensitive trip you’re going to make to the United States, I recommend that you reapply as soon as possible for a visa.