International students applying for U.S. student visas (F-1 and M-1 visas) are facing numerous new struggles. Applicants are facing increased denials, wait times, and other frustrations. The numbers also show that U.S. student visa approvals have been on a constant decline since 2016. To read an illuminating article from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on the subject, continue reading below.Read more “Increased U.S. Student Visa Challenges”
If you wish to study in the U.S. and need to apply for a U.S. student visa, you should be aware that obtaining a student visa (an F or M visa) is much harder and more challenging than before, especially for students from certain countries. Student visas used to be issued much more quickly and easily. Unfortunately, the numbers show that the U.S. government is issuing a lot less student visas than before.Read more “U.S. Student Visa Issuance Down 62% Since 2014”
So you just had your interview for a visa with the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City or the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, and you were informed that your visa application was denied. You were not given any explanation as to why your application was denied, but you were given a letter which says that you were found ineligible for a nonimmigrant visa under Section 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”). In this blog post we will demystify the all-too-common and often misunderstood INA 214(b) visa denial.
The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) released the “Fiscal Year 2017 Entry/Exit Overstay Report,” (the “Report”). The Report provides data on departures and overstays, by country, for foreigners who were expected to leave the U.S. from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017. The Report provides a better understanding of those who remain in the U.S. beyond their authorized period of admission. A high overstay rate can negatively affect whether applicants from such a country are approved for non-immigrant visas. Read more “New U.S. Department of Homeland Security Overstay Report”