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State Department - Visas



The United States Consulate or Embassy in the applicant’s home country has sole jurisdiction in approving or denying non-immigrant visa petitions. One of the main reasons that non-immigrant visas are denied is because in the opinion of the interviewing officer, the applicant was unable to demonstrate significant enough ties to his or her homeland which would evidence an intent to return to his or her home country after their stay in the U.S. Denials based on this reason are not subject to appeal or reconsideration. 

My office is always available to assist you with issues that you may be experiencing with your visa petition. If you cannot find the answer to your questions and would like for my office to contact the Department of State on your behalf, please complete the attached Privacy Release Form and staff will be happy to provide you with all possible assistance.


Casework is handled in my district offices and is assigned according to location.


Hanover/Mechanicsville District Office

6501 Mechanicsville Turnpike

Suite 102

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

(804) 730-6595 – telephone:   (804) 730-6597 – fax

Localities served: Caroline County (except for Port Royal area), Hanover County, James City County, King William County, and King and Queen County.


Stafford District Office

95 Dunn Drive

Suite 201

Stafford, VA  22556

(540) 659-2734 – telephone;  (540) 659-2737 – fax

Localities served: City of Fredericksburg, Fauquier County, King George County, Prince William County, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County.


Tappahannock District Office

508 Church Lane (P.O. Box 3106)

Tappahannock, VA  22560

(804) 443-0668 – telephone;  (804) 443-0671 – fax

Localities served: Caroline County (Port Royal area only), Essex County, Gloucester County Lancaster County, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Northumberland County, Richmond County and Westmoreland County.



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