Do I have to apply at the U.S. consulate in my home country?

While it is not unlawful to apply for a visa to the U.S. in a country other than your home country, it may be a more difficult process and refusal of your application may be more likely. Regardless of where you apply from, you will still be required to demonstrate that you meet the requirements for your particular visa. If for any reason you are denied or declined a visa at a third country consulate, you will not be permitted to enter or reenter the United States. You will be required to return to your home country to obtain a visa stamp at the U.S. consulate there.

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