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I was refused a visa, what does "strong ties" mean?
 

Section 214B of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Act states that all immigrants are intending immigrants to the Unites States until they prove otherwise.  The burden of proof falls to the applicant to prove they are not intending to immigrate to the United States.  Applicants must have a residence in their home country they do not intend to abandon.  Applicants for non-immigrant visas demonstrate this in a variety of ways, the most common being having strong economic, family, and social ties to their home country.  An example of strong ties would be a stable job, a home, significant family ties (spouse, children, grandchildren), and strong social ties.