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My wife's father and mother just tried to get a b-2 visa in Gaungzhou and were rejected and given a 214-b. They went to the interview with documentation showing they own their own home(the home was newly constricted for them by their children and completed last year), they have four children still in China along with 2 grandchildren as well as an elderly mother to care for. My father-in-law works his own fields of sugarcane and employs about 30 seasonal workers. What more proof do they have to have and now that they have been marked 214-b how do they get the consulate to take their request seriously?
Thank you very much for your assistance.

A visa can be denied for a number of reasons.  They obviously did not meet some of the requirements.   Please review the following and ensure they are compliant.

All visitor visa applicants must have these things:
- Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-156, completed and signed
- Current, valid passport or travel document
- Photograph (2 x 2 inches, passport type. See the internet address below.)
- Application fees. All applicants must pay the application fee. Some applicants, according to nationality and type of visa, must also pay an issuance fee
- Evidence of funds to cover expenses in the United States
- Evidence of compelling social and economic ties abroad
- Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-157, for men between 16-45 years of age, and for all applicants age 16 and over who are from Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Note that a consular officer may ask any applicant to complete this form.

Contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for specific information on:
- How to pay fees
- How to get an appointment for an interview
- Visa operations at the embassy or consulate
- Information on the status of your visa application  

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