What happens if my case cannot be approved?

If there is a missing document, the Consular Officer will not deny the case; rather, he or she will ask that the document be obtained and the applicant will return to the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate at a later date to complete the processing of the case. However, if the case is denied, it is very important that the applicant reach out to his/her attorney for guidance on how to proceed. The U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate should issue a formal denial citing the basis for the decision. Only after review of this document, can guidance be provided on the next steps in the case.