Lacking “strong ties” to home country is one of the most common reason for the denial of non-immigrant visa. A non-immigrant visa by definition only grants temporary stay in America. An important factor in granting non-immigrant visas is the demonstration of a person’s “strong ties” to their home country. USCIS officers want compelling reasons to believe it will not be easy or practical for visitor to try to stay in the US after their studies have been completed or a visit has been finished. USCIS wants to see tangible reasons for the person to return to their home country.
For some, ties derive from professional connections or their career. Others may demonstrate financial ties or significant property or real estate investments in the country. It is also very possible to demonstrate ties through family and social links.