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According to the concerned stipulation of the international consular treaty, any citizen has the right to apply for a visa to enter another country, but each sovereign state also has the right to refuse the application. Generally speaking, all countries cannot be expected to issue visas to each and every applicant (except non-visa mutually between countries), so it is not surprising that the application is being refused.

All applicants who apply for a visa to his target country hope to obtain the visa quickly, but if your visa application is rejected, please do not be offended and continuously pester the officials. The correct procedure is to calmly analyze the reason of the refusal. Maybe your credentials and materials are not ready and complete for the purpose of application or your self-condition is not full (some countries have unwritten stipulations that they will not issue a visa to unmarried young woman solely). Under this circumstance, you should try to find a solution to satisfy the condition. If the requirement can not be satisfied, the application should be temporarily halted.

After your visa is refused for the first time, you are still allowed to subsequently re-apply. Some countries (like UK) will inform the applicants in writing stating why the application has been refused and permit you to appeal to the court if you do not agree with their decision. But in the ordinary circumstances, it is very difficult to win such a case. 

 Reason for Visa Refusal

There is no uniform stipulation for the refusal of the visa issuing from one country to the next. But many sovereign states have a set list on which there are reasons why people are not allowed to enter the country. The list will be separately sent to their embassies or consulates stationed and no officials have the right to issue a visa to applicants who meet any of these criteria.

Generally, no country will issue the visa to people within the general categories of contagious patient, psychopath, drug addict, drug trafficker, prostitute, former expellee, those who harm the national security and social order, terrorist, those on forged or fake documents, those who have no safeguard for the living expense when staying abroad.

Selected Questions and Answers 

 Asked by Traveller13
Hi, I just got married and my passport is still under my maiden name, so I got an NBI clearance showing my maiden name with the single civil status but all my other supporting documents are already under my married name, will this be a reason for visa refusal? 
 Answered by Olivia
It could be. You need to submit a document that can prove you have changed your name, and the document has to be notarized by related department

 Asked by hopefultourist
Tourist visa denied, how soon can you reapply?
My visa application was denied, I want to reapply real soon, is it possible?
What if I applied again and ask travel agency for process? You see, I need to go next week, will they accept it?
 Answered by Lisa
Usually it is better to try again after three months, and make sure that all of the documents are genuine. You may try to ask a travel/visa agency to apply it for you.

Questions & Answers on Visa Refusal
  • H, I am accepted for a teaching job. My car was a family car and my fanily members got parking tickets and they went on my record unpaid. I am still paying them off. Will they deny me even if I don't need a license for my job?

    Asked By Savannah Free (USA) | Apr. 12, 2014 06:10
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  • my visa being denied because i have my the same name and have a case but im absulotely this is not true..because i got my nbi and its clear ...do i have a chance to get this visa?what is the documents needed to clear my name?

    Asked By jho (philipines) | Apr. 11, 2014 01:06
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  • I was Convicted and sentenced in USA of white collar theft in 2010. I am living in the Philippines now and would like to visit beijing for 4 days as part of a package tour. Will I be rejected for a temporary tourist visa because of this conviction? I have no other crimes

    Asked By Jinks (Philippines) | Mar. 07, 2014 02:46
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  • A little background information.. I am from England and came to China before back in 2012. I renewed it the first time in Mainland China and the second in Hong Kong... in the hopes of getting a work visa organised.

    After the 2nd renewal, I left to go back home to the UK as the school was taking too long to organise the documents.

    I have come back to China now (arrived mid January) with a 30 day visa off my own back, whilst looking for a job. I am currently in Hong Kong and went to the Forever Bright agency today to get a 60 day, multi entry visa and they said that it may be refused, or they may just give me a 14 day visa, as I have had renewals previously. How likely is it that they will only give me a 14 day visa? And what options do I have it that is the case? I want to work and teach here for a year!!! Will I have to go back to England?? Please help if you know the answer / have any suggestions!!!

    Asked By British Lady (United Kingdom) | Feb. 12, 2014 06:16
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  • I recently an unemployed and now this is a perfect time to travel, I do plan to return to my country and work, and I will have purchased a return airfare ticket. Can anyone comment on the possibility of my visa being rejected due my employment status? I have had a personal invitation from family friends in China.

    Asked By James (Australia) | Feb. 04, 2014 01:56
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