U.S. law requires that those who apply for nonimmigrant visas offer evidence that they don’t intend to immigrate to the United States. Visa officers at U.S. embassies and consulates have complete discretion in determining visa eligibility.
Because each person’s personal situation is different, people applying for the same visa may be asked different questions and be required to submit different documents. Under U.S. law, the authority to approve or deny a visa rests solely with the consular officers. These officers have complete discretion in determining the sufficiency of the documentation submitted in support of a visa application. Officers may request additional information or documentation depending on their assessment of each individual’s situation. Common examples of Non-immigrant Visa Categories are: Temporary Workers (H, L, O, P, E), Students (F-1, J-1, M-1), and Visitors(B-1, B-2).