My sister-in-law was just recently denied the B2 Tourist visa and she was given a letter stating denial under Section 214(b) of the US Immigration and Nationality Act. So I am here to help assist her and seek VJ advice.
Upon review of her package, she meets the criteria of having "ties" to her country (Philippines).
- Educated: Holds a Masters Degree and currently going to school for 2nd Masters
- Employed: Human Resources Manager for an Aviation School
- Bank Account: Has enough finances to fund her trip here for about 1 month
I believe the reason she was denied was because she told them the reason she wanted to come here was to visit her sister (my wife). The CO basically asked her about my wife (how long has she been here, working, etc) and did not bother to ask her about her trip plans or employment.
She does not have any property/business ownership or any other assets that she can claim. She does have family there in which she supports wholly, most especially her parent's medical needs.
So, my questions are: Would it help if:
1) she obtained a medical statement from her father's doctor stating his condition and that she is the only one that can support him in his medical needs?
2) obtained a letter from her employer stating that she has been an employee of theirs for XX years and that she is essential to the administrative operations of the school?
3) obtained a copy of her future classes and tuition paid?
3) is it necessary for her to have asset ownership?
4) presents a travel itinerary visiting different places while here in US?
Thank you so much fellow VJers for taking the time to reading and answering my (many) questions!