Top reasons why your green card may be denied
Winning the DV lottery does not guarantee you a 100% immigrant visa or green card. Sometimes at one stage or another, the U.S. immigration authorities refuse to issue visas or grant the desired status.
Immigration law in the United States provides a list of grounds for prohibiting entry into the United States:
Foreigners have been convicted of two or more offenses for which a fine of five years or more is not eligible to enter the United States. The severity of the crime committed is irrelevant to visa denial. A minor offense for which a fine of more than one year has been imposed can also be a reason for denial of a visa if the offense is committed five years prior to the visa application.
Causes of treatment
Reasons for denial include dangerous infectious disorders, as well as mental or physical disabilities that may pose a threat to the community or the applicant. The list of such diseases includes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), tuberculosis (contagious state), leprosy, syphilis (contagious state), chancroid, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinal, lymphogranuloma. In addition, those who have suffered or suffered in the past as a result of alcohol and drug use, as well as mental and / or physical disorders that pose a threat to society, may not be admitted to the United States.
Illegal stay or violation of U.S. immigration rules
It is illegal to stay in the United States on the basis of an expired visa or document. A person who has been in the United States illegally for six months to one year has been denied entry to the country for three years. If the period of illegal stay exceeds 1 year, the foreigner is barred from entering the United States for 10 years. An immigration violation is any activity that contradicts visa requirements, such as employment without special permission from the Citizenship and Immigration Services, exceeding the period of stay, etc.
Records about deportation
If a foreign national violates U.S. immigration laws, it could result in their deportation. A deportee will be deprived of the right to enter the United States for five years. If the foreigner remains in the deportation process again, a 20-year ban is imposed on entry. Foreign nationals who have committed serious criminal offenses within the United States will be permanently barred from entering the country. The same fate awaits those nationals who exceed their position within 1 year and then try to enter the country illegally.
Information disregarding the applicant
Any information that is offensive to the applicant, including information from unofficial sources from an ex-spouse or business partner, may be the basis for a negative visa decision. In this case, the criteria for overcoming the U.S. travel ban need to be refuted and the applicant’s name removed from the blacklist.
No valid social network account is indicated
In the last five years of the applicant they are required to list accounts on several social networking platforms. You can say that you do not have an account, but if this information is proven to be incorrect, applicants will suffer ‘serious immigration consequences’.
Misconduct during the interview
Contacting an immigration officer should be similar to a job interview with a well-known company. You should behave politely and humbly, give clear answers to the questions asked, do not hide the facts and most importantly – do not joke. Any unsuccessful or inappropriate answer can be a reason to reject an immigrant visa. It is always better to answer seriously.