\ 22cfr \ 22 CFR \ PART 41?VISAS: DOCUMENTATION OF NONIMMIGRANTS UNDER THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED \ § 41.11 Entitlement to nonimmigrant status.
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§ 41.11 Entitlement to nonimmigrant status.
Presumption of immigrant status and burden of proof.
An applicant for a nonimmigrant visa, other than an alien applying for a visa under INA
, shall be presumed to be an immigrant until the consular officer is satisfied that the alien is entitled to a nonimmigrant status described in INA
or otherwise established by law or treaty. The burden of proof is upon the applicant to establish entitlement for nonimmigrant status and the type of nonimmigrant visa for which application is made.
Aliens unable to establish nonimmigrant status.
(1) A nonimmigrant visa shall not be issued to an alien who has failed to overcome the presumption of immigrant status established by INA
(2) In a borderline case in which an alien appears to be otherwise entitled to receive a visa under INA
but the consular officer concludes that the maintenance of the alien's status or the departure of the alien from the United States as required is not fully assured, a visa may nevertheless be issued upon the posting of a bond with the Secretary of Homeland Security under terms and conditions prescribed by the consular officer.
[52 FR 42597, Nov. 5, 1987, as amended at 61 FR 1835, Jan. 24, 1996]