DS-160 question 'Have you ever been refused a U.S. VISA ........?"


While filling DS-160 from I have answered ‘No’ to question.

'Have you ever been refused a US VISA or been refused admission to the United States or withdrawn your application at port of entry?

I have been to US on L1-B before and while doing extension of L1-B I got RFE and denial for extension petition. So is this needs to be considered under 'Have you ever been refused a US VISA…? question as ‘Yes’.

I considered VISA Stamping only and not extension while answering a question as ‘NO’

Little bit worried now if this question will hamper my upcoming interview for H-1B at Consulate. Please guide.

The answer is No only if the visa stamp is refused at the consulate. L-1 extension petition denial is not included in this.