' Have you ever been refused a US Visa"--DS-160 H1b stamping

Background: In 2010, Jan while working with my previous employer, my L1 blanket visa was denied(there is no rejection stamp in passport nor any specific reason provided, just returned back my passport without any reason and asked to apply L1 individual at delhi consulate during interview and finger print was also taken at that time). I dont have any document of L1 visa related currently.

Please advise on how to answer the above query in DS-160 as am planning to do H1B stamping in Germany as am here for last 2 year in work permit.

You have to say ‘Yes’. Answer it truthfully. They will have your history of what visa you have applied, they can pull up your previous cases/interview data using your dob, name or passport number from the system.