my friend attended h4 visa interview and was refused due to criminal history ( grand theft -shoplifting) the officer refused and said he is inadmissible to us and can apply for waiver .
He took another interview date - and asked for a recommendation for waiver to be sent to ARO . The officer refused to forward the waiver application. -Note :prepared a waiver application through an attorney.
I don’t understand why was the application refused ? There was no overstay , no deportation . He wants to go on a dependent visa .
what are the options now ? I really would appreciate any help in moving forward. If there are any similar stories please do share . It will give hope .
looking forward for a reply .