Visa Revocation

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It is not unusual for a consular officer to issue a visa, and after new information comes to light, to call the visa holder back to the consulate to revoke the visa. There are three primary situations when a visa can be revoked:

  1. if the holder is inadmissible to the United States on security, criminal, medical, financial or other grounds;
  2. if the holder of a non immigrant visa is not entitled to the visa because he does not meet the criteria for the visa category under Section 214(b); or
  3. if a potential reason for inadmissibility or ineligibility, usually involving law enforcement, is suspected (prudential revocation). The decision to revoke a visa can originate from the State Department in Washington, D.C. or with the consular officer at U.S. Embassy, Dhaka.

Revocation Process

Before revoking the visa, the consular officer usually is obliged to invite the visa holder to the consulate for an interview, and give him a chance to show why the visa should not be revoked. When revoking the visa, the officer will write by hand the word Cancelled or Revoked; notify the person on what legal grounds the visa was revoked; make an entry into the visa system; and complete a Certificate of Revocation of Visa. If the visa holder cannot be found, the officer will notify airlines of the revocation. If the person is already route to the United States, he will be detained and have his visa revoked at the port of entry.

Moreover, in many cases subject to case by case basis when a consular officer returns an immigrant visa petition to USCIS for reconsideration and possible revocation due to Material Misrepresentation/Misrepresentation of Facts under section 212(a)(6)(c)(i) of Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) or due to Smuggling under section 212(a)(6)(e) of INA or due to other appropriate finding under other applicable law, he or she will diplomatically and technically deny the visa application on the basis of INA section 221(g) [Temporary Refusal of Immigrant Visa], pending USCIS decision of the returned petition for revocation. The consular officer may also deny the visa application on another basis, if appropriate.

How Can We Help?

If your visa has been revoked and you believe that it was done so without valid cause, you should aggressively challenge the decision. A visa revocation is a serious matter, which can implicate a permanent bar from the United States or many years of an inability to receive a visa. These cases can be very complicated.

Fortunately, a legal process, known called visa reinstatement, is available to have a visa revocation overturned. We can assist you in preparing your request for visa reinstatement and ensure that proper consideration and review is undertaken by the consular officer.

Therefore, it is necessary to understand the consular officers rationale for visa revocation, and when appropriate, challenge the decision without unreasonable delay through expert and professional experienced U.S. Immigration Specialist Lawyer who has been representing such cases regularly in U.S. Embassy in Dhaka or the appropriate administrative or judicial body in U.S. Failure to do so silence is viewed as consent with the decision of Consular Officer.

PLEASE NOTE THAT we are the first and only Law Firm in Bangladesh and have been representing such cases frequently in U.S. Embassy, Dhaka or the appropriate administrative or judicial body in U.S. through our designated, expert and professional experienced U.S. Immigration Specialist Lawyer. We would welcome you to see and consider our Case/U.S. Visa Success References released on this website. Summarized some of the cases in which we were able to assist our clients successfully.

If you would like us to examine your particular situation, it is possible to arrange an Appointment by telephone or e-mail for detailed consultation. Please contact us by e-mail or telephone.


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