Sample Visa Rejection Letter – Under 221(g)

Consulate General of the United States of America


Monday, November 12, 2018

Dear Visa Applicant: 

Based on the documents you have submitted to us and the information elicited in your interview with an American Consular Officer, you do not appear to be qualified for an H-1B temporary work visa.

In accordance with United States law and Department of State guidelines, action on your case has been suspended, and the I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker filed on your behalf will be returned to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with a memorandum explaining the facts of your case as presented to us at the time of the interview. The U.S. Consulate in Chennai is no longer handling your case and will be unable to give you any information on the status of your application.

For your information, your visa was refused today under Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Essentially, this section states that a visa cannot be issued to anyone whose application does not appear to the Consular Officer to meet the requirements of the INA or of the regulations thereunder.

Thank you.

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