Can F-1 visa rejection lead to permanent rejection to enter the U.S.?

International students applying to medical schools are regarded as ones with

great intention of staying in the US upon the completion of the study. Is there

a risk that once the US ambassador refuses to issue me a visa I would never

be able to study in the US again?

Asked on September 11, 2016 under Immigration Law, New York


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Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There is really no such permanent rejection.  In every case it is reviewed on the specifics of that case.  If you are accepted into a school in the US and make out a case for the desire to study and not immigrate to the US, there is no reason why it should not be approved.  Later on, your intention may change but that intention is not always presumed at the time of the initial application for a F-1 visa.

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