Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 02032732 (posted Mar. 27, 2002)"
Robert F. Hannan, the Nonimmigrant Visa Chief in Paris,
France, wishes to remind practitioners that Paris continues to accept the visa
application of anyone physically present in France. While the Foreign Affairs
Manual would seem to require this anyway, Mr. Hannan says that NIV Section
voicemails frequently are filled with inquiries on this very basic point.
Naturally, mere acceptance of a visa application in no way obviates any grounds
for refusal, such as 214(b), or ensures subsequent issuance.