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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
  • Asked By Michael (Nigeria) | Jan. 15, 2015 14:48
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  • When my wife made application for a visa to visit her parents, she was was asked for her Chinese passport, she explained that she could not find it, she was told that she had to go home and find it, she said she would but asked the question what could she do if she could not find it, the Chinese embassy clerk kept saying she had to search even if it took months, he told her to go away and he told her he could refuse to issue a visa.
    she did find the Chinese passport and made a new application, and again it was refused, she tried to find out why it was refused, and the man accused her of being rude and arrogant kept pointing his finger at her and refused to talk in English when she tried to, other Western Australians applicants were clearly disturbed by the mans attitude, during these meetings she never raised her voice or showed anger.
    One of the girls at the embassy said that she would have to apologize to the man or he will continue to refuse a visa, clearly the man expects my wife to kiss his feet because she is Chinese which she is no longer willing to do now she lives in Australia, she has not shown any disrespect just asked questions "What If"
    Is there any source she can complain to, she has done nothing wrong.

    Asked By Rodney Pohl (Australia) | Jan. 14, 2015 05:47
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  • Hi today I went to chinese consulate dubai to apply for work visa with all the required documents. But they haven't accepted it. I have original copy of invitation letter from government of china. As per counsulate I have all the documents but chinese counsulate of dubai haven't received any email of invitation letter from government of china. So what should I do now? Is it necessary?

    Asked By mahesh (India working in dubai) | Dec. 07, 2014 15:33
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  • Hello.

    Am a American citizen but born in Colombia me and husband who is a American resident with a Chilean passport applied for a tourist visa for up a coming trip to mainland china ( Guangzhou ) my application was denied and my husband approved even though we are traveling together nether of us had ever travel to china before . both application were done through a Chine visa agency..my questions is should i reapply directly with Chinese consulate in San Francisco since my passport was not stamp with a denial and with no reason for the denial my trip is less then 2 months from my now will make any difference to reapply in person since there is no reason for the rejection .

    I appreciate any advice ,


    Thank you .

    Asked By Adriana (USA) | Nov. 20, 2014 20:34
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  • My previous nationality is Chinese, and my recent visa application has been denied with no reason. However, I had gotten L visa number of times and went to China and stayed there for over 6 months last year. I am little concerned and wondered why it has been denied now.

    I am about to get my new passport and on my new passport, my birth place will have been corrected, not China of course. Do you think i can get away with the new passport, not letting them know about my previous trips to China?

    Asked By Sean (THE US) | Nov. 12, 2014 12:18
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