3 Jan 20245 min read

Top 5 Reasons Why Nepalese Students Get Rejected During Their US Visa Application


Do not lie, personalize your application, and provide the adequate documents and finances you need for admission. Lastly, be confident!

The US Visa Application is not as hard as we make it seem. As a matter of fact, the above-mentioned requirements are more than enough to give you the green slip.

Lying: Be Consciously Careful While Filling Your DS-160 Application Form

DS-160 is a necessary form for a US visa application. It is like the screening phase of knowing the candidate. Whatever you fill in the form must be truthful and sincere from your side.

There will be questions about immediate relatives and relatives in the US  in DS-160. If you did not disclose them there, you would be asked about not disclosing them during your interview. If you cannot come up with a justifiable answer, your visa will be rejected under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i).

Suppose your relatives, such as paternal/maternal uncles or aunts, had filled out your immigration petition when you were young, and your consulate officer found out. You might think they would not know, but trust us, and they know about you more than you think you know about yourself. In that case, you will be in a "liar liar pants on fire" situation seriously.

Apart from intentionally hiding information in DS-160, there can be other issues while filling DS-160, such as mistakes or errors.

For example, you might consider yourself unemployed because you do not work for anyone, but you might be a self-employed person who employs people. Similarly, if you miss out on filling out that you have visited some countries in the past, you may get your visa rejected for hiding the truth. Therefore, the omission of such information regarding employment or visiting foreign countries may be a legal ground for visa rejection under section 214(b).

To avoid your US visa rejection, you need to be truthful and be conscious about your DS-160 application form. It is always better to be fully aware of yourself and fill out your DS-160 without any errors. If you do so, you will be able to tackle all the unexpected questions thrown at you by the consulate officer during the interview.

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Inadequate or Suspicious Financial Documents: Make Sure Your Financial Documents Are In Check

During the US visa interview, you must show that you can pay for your first year of the academic program to get the US study visa. If your source of funds is genuine, there should not be any problem for you.

However, if you showed a transfer of $60,000 in your sponsor account 2 days before your interview, it can be taken as a case of a suspicious financial document. Hence, you will be asked various questions related to it, so be prepared to answer them with justifiable reasons.

Lastly, make sure that your sponsors do not have any criminal records in the past. Any ties with people with a criminal charge can lead to visa rejection.

I-20 Counseling Vs. Career Counseling: Watch Out For Your Agent's Credibility

We generally rely on a specific consultancy or agent to fill out DS-160 while applying for a US visa which may result in missing out on some necessary information regarding relatives in the US, immigrant petitions, and foreign country visits.

Furthermore, you should be able to differentiate between a good and bad counsellor so you can get career (academic) counselling rather than I-20 counselling.

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Career (academic) counselling is of next-level importance because you do not want to give too generic answers in your interview and seem like a parrot. Additionally, you will require a personalized plan and confident answers to get the green slip.

Intention To Immigrate: Show Reasons To Be Back In Nepal At Any Cost

Show that you are a genuine student who wants to visit the US solely for study purposes by making them believe that the academic program you have chosen can leverage your career in Nepal.

Therefore, you must select the university/college with the program that resonates with your interest and also has a value back in Nepal or which you can create value back in Nepal.

In the meantime, name some organizations in Nepal that you would like to join in the future or indicate a career plan in Nepal after completing your studies. Likewise, indicating that you have strong ties to Nepal because of your immediate family, friends, and your business (if you have any) can be cheery on top during your visa interview.

Note: Sometimes, the consulate officer can be skeptical about applicants who are the family's only breadwinners. They may wonder who will support the family's financial needs if the applicant leaves for the US to study. So, if an applicant shows that they have strong family ties in Nepal, they should make sure there are other breadwinners in the family.

Unlawful Behaviors: Be Distant From Criminal Charges

Any behaviour or action against the law can indicate the problematic personality of an applicant. Suppose an applicant has been arrested or convicted of crimes like drug abuse, money laundering, human trafficking, and so on. In that case, the consulate officer will have grounds to reject the visa under section 212(a)(2).

In the name of honesty, suppose you have not been convicted of any crime, but admitting unlawful behaviours like using weed can backfire during a visa interview. Likewise, association with people with legal charges or people on the blacklist can also lead to visa denial.

So, please check the background of your contacts before mentioning them in DS-160. Therefore, it is better to present yourself as someone who obeys the laws of the land and who is worthy of civil society.

Overall, the consulate officer has full authority to reject your visa on legal grounds. So, it is totally on you to convince them that you are a genuine student. And always expect to be bombarded with unexpected and unusual questions but fret not, as the only way to deal with such questions is to be genuine and truthful.

How Can UniPort Help You?

We are a group of experts and former US graduates who have been in the phase you are now and have done the process that you are trying at the moment.  

This journey is led by Mr. Vivek Basnet who graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University (2012-2016). He worked as an International Recruiter for the Enrollment Advisory Group and U. of Bridgeport for over 2+ years before he founded UniPort. Altogether, he has 5+ years of professional experience as a student counsellor.

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