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What to Do If Your H-1B Visa Has Been Denied

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What to Do If Your H-1B Visa Has Been Denied

Over the last few years, it has become more and more challenging to get an H-1B visa. Denial rates for initial employment have increased significantly, making it difficult for foreign workers to find job opportunities. If your H-1B petition has been denied, there are various steps you can take to help your case. The Orange County H-1B visa immigration attorneys have explained what to do if your H-1B visa has been denied.

H-1B Visa Denial vs. Rejection

It is important to know that there is a difference between your visa getting denied or rejected. If your visa was denied, it means that either you or your employer are not considered qualified for an H-1B. However, if your petition was rejected, it means that there was an error with your filling or fee payment. If your petition was rejected, your employer has to file a new I-29 and ensure that the previous mistakes are fixed.

Can I Appeal the Decision?

Unfortunately, many H-1B denials notice states that an appeal is not possible. If you are an exception, the appeal must be filed no later than 30 days after receiving the denial notice. If your employer filed an I-29 and it was denied, your employer may be able to file an appeal by submitting an I-29B, along with supporting evidence to strengthen their case.

Call Our Orange County Immigration Attorneys Today!

If your H-1B was denied, you need an experienced Orange County immigration attorney on your side. If you or your employer committed an error, our team can help you correct the errors and strengthen your case. Our team has years of experience helping clients throughout Orange County get the effective legal advocacy they need for a successful outcome.

Contact our Orange County H-1B visa immigration attorneys today at (949) 478-4963 to schedule a consultation!


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