What If My Visa Is Denied?

If your F-1 Visa application is denied, do not panic.  Sometimes a student may not get a visa on the first try and in some cases it can take two or three times before you receive a student visa.

Here's what to do:
  • Don't argue with the officer.  Simply ask him/her for a written explanation.  This may come in the form of pre-prepared statement, but it is something they are required to do.  If you are missing some documents or information, ask them what you are missing so you can apply again.
  • If the information you received from the visa officer is not clear, talk to either your agent or the Global Programs Center at Community Colleges of Spokane for assistance.
  • Once home, look at the Department of State website regarding visa denials.  It can help you prepare for the next interview.