The Importance of an American Visa B1-B2



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An American visa is the most valuable key that a foreign citizen has for entering the United States and be able:to do business make investments, do banking transactions, or to travel freely and legally within the U.S. territory, to study, work, to take an aeronautical course, make legal arrangements of all types, or to simply enjoy a vacation, sightseeing and entertaining oneself, among many other benefits.

An American visa is the most valuable key that a foreign citizen has for entering the United States and be able:to do business make investments, do banking transactions, or to travel freely and legally within the U.S. territory, to study, work, to take an aeronautical course, make legal arrangements of all types, or to simply enjoy a vacation, sightseeing and entertaining oneself, among many other benefits.

Yet, many people, both inside and outside the United States, do not fully value the present and future importance of their American visas and sometimes make serious mistakes that could cause the cancellation of their visas or the refusal to renew their visas at any Consulate of the United States of America in any geographic region of the world

The rejection of a visa may be due to economic factors, the discovery of false informative having been given to a American Consulate, fraud, personal or family confusion or penal matters, either in the United States, their own country of origin, or any other country around the world.

Requests for American visas or their renewals can be seriously jeopardized, at the Consular level or at the US Immigration Service (USCIS-DHS) of the United States, by inadvertent errors, confusion or simply because the applicant has handled the matter badly. He then tries desperately to vindicate his name, which may well have fallen into an abyss which is extremely difficult to get out of.

There are many different difficult, conflicting and even touching situations that can befall the father of a family, his children, his wife or sentimental companion, or other relatives when they appear at an American Consulate or the U.S. Immigration Service to apply for any type of American visa. Many people take their interviews at the U.S. Consulate very seriously when they are applying for any sort of U.S. visa, whether it be an "Immigrant" (Residence) visa, or simply a "Non-immigrant" visa, which may be of many different sorts, (B1, B2, F1, H1, J, etc.), whereas other people do not show the slightest concern about their behavior before an American consular officer. Afterwards, however, parents, children, spouses, partners, relatives and friends are all either overjoyed or weeping in crisis when their visa requests have either been approved or refused. The rejection or the cancellation of a U.S. visa can cause such a lot of frustration, pain and suffering for entire families that the visa application must be a matter of great consideration for anyone who wishes to enter the United States.

So many people are distressed when their requests of "tourist" and/or "businesses" visas (B1-B2), or for "Permanent Residence" visas are rejected, as their world falls in on them as they lose control over their goods or property, while for others it may simply be the case that it becomes difficult or impossible for them to study or visit the United States of America.

So many young foreign students see themselves deeply affected when their American visa requests to study or to simply enjoy tourism in the U.S. are rejected or cancelled, causing them situations of frustration, isolation and personal crisis, especially when their parents have made great economic sacrifices to send to them to study in the U.S.

So many foreign businessmen, small, medium or large, disguise their deep pain, when their requests for an American visa or for a renovation are rejected and/or their visas are cancelled, passively observing how their business life is destroyed, and often because of an error, a false declaration, from innocent ignorance when they were filling-in their visa requests at an American Consulate.
So many foreign people experience difficult moments, moments of anguish and nervous tension when their visa requests are subject to an investigation by of the American Consulate or by the American federal authorities.
Many foreign professional people, such as military men, politicians or ex-politicians, police officers, try with great force and even bitterness, to hide what they truly feel when their applications for American visas or their valid visas have been denied or revoked including those of their children and/or their spouses. Many difficult situations arise when just one fiancé or spouse has had their American visa request rejected, causing grief and misfortune and consequently the separation of the couple..

Even many foreign religious people, including priests, pastors, missionaries or clergymen of all religions suffer distress when they wish to visit the United States and their visa requests are rejected or questioned.

Deep pain is felt by commercial, civil or military pilots, aviation mechanics, sailors and ships' crewmen when they are unable to enter the United States because their requests for visas or renovations have been rejected, revoked, or questioned, which seriously limits their international field of operation.
So many international sportsmen, athletes or artists experience serious professional and commercial conflict when they have to appear at some international event, especially in the United States, and their visa requests have been refused or questioned by the Officials of an American Consulate.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Glenn R. Morales
Attorney at Law, Private International Law, Attorney associated with Dalrymple, Knight & Elintegra in Venzuela , Thompson & Associates P.A., Hollywood, Florida, U.S.A. and Serna Abogados, Bogota, Colombia, U.S. Consular Processing and Immigration Law, Intelectual Property.

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