I applied for a B-1 visa to attend some business meetings in USA with the company I provide consultancy to and it was rejected under INA 214 (b) five months ago. The refusal reason is (quoted from the linked governmental website):
What does a visa denial under INA section 214(b) mean?
This law applies only to nonimmigrant visa categories. If you are refused a visa under section 214(b), it means that you:
- Did not sufficiently demonstrate to the consular officer that you qualify for the nonimmigrant visa category you applied for; and/or
- Did not overcome the presumption of immigrant intent, required by law, by sufficiently demonstrating that you have strong ties to your home country that will compel you to leave the United States at the end of your temporary stay. (H-1B and L visa applicants, along with their spouse and any minor children, are excluded from this requirement.)
I'm planning on going there for a holiday this time, so thinking of re-applying for a B-2.
Will my previous rejected attempt have any effect this time?