U.S. B1 / B2 Visit Visa and Review of Visa Refusal for Bangladeshi Visa Applicants
Visitor Visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), tourism, pleasure or visiting (visa category B-2), or a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).
People admitted to the United States on a B1/B2 Visa is usually issued a 6-month stay. The maximum length of stay for B1/B2 visa holders is 6 months. The immigration officer at the port of entry determines how long each visitor is allowed to stay in the country.
Review / Reconsideration application against B1/B2 or any Non-Immigrant Visa Refusal
If you believe that there are legitimate grounds for challenging the findings of the visa officer, a limited request for reconsideration against refusal of visa is submitted on the point of law and facts to the appropriate supervisor of the visa officer.
INA 291 places the burden of proof upon the applicant to establish eligibility to receive a visa. However, the applicant is entitled to have full consideration given to any evidence presented to overcome a presumption or finding of ineligibility. It is the policy of the U.S. Government to give the applicant every reasonable opportunity to establish eligibility to receive a visa. This policy is the basis for the review of refusals at consular offices and by the Department. It is in keeping with the spirit of American justice and fairness.
Internal Review of Refusals
Consular supervisors must review as many nonimmigrant visa (NIV) refusals as is practical, but not fewer than 20% of refusals. Such a review is a significant management and instructional tool and is useful in maintaining the highest professional standards of adjudication. It helps ensure uniform and correct application of the law and regulations.
Reviewing officers should pay particular attention to refusals of less experienced officers. The less visa adjudication experience an officer has, the greater the percentage of refusals that should be reviewed. As an officer gains experience and competence over time, the percentage of issuances reviewed can decline as determined appropriate by the reviewing officer.
If a reviewing officer with a consular commission and title does not concur with the refusal, he or she may assume responsibility and re-adjudicate the case. The reviewing officer must discuss the case fully with the original adjudicating officer before taking any action. The reviewing officer must not reverse a 214(b) refusal without re-interviewing the applicant, as information gained during the interview is an essential component of any 214(b) decision. If the disagreement involves a matter of law, the reviewing officer may assume personal responsibility for the case and reverse the decision, after discussing with the original adjudicating officer.
Renew of U.S. B1/B2 Visa
You may be eligible to renew your U.S. B1/B2 Visa subject to fulfill certain requirements.