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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
  • I will be taking a train onward to Vietnam after traveling in China, but can't show my train booking when I apply for the visa (since they are only available 2 months before travel). Should I book a fake return ticket or state that I am taking the train to Vietnam? If not in a travel group, how many reservations are necessary to include on the itinerary?

    Asked By Jaden (Canada) | Jun. 23, 2015 12:24
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  • HI,

    I am on my third contract getting ready to go back to China from the U.S.. In the past, I used a recruiter who took care of everything for me and nothing ever seemed to be an issue in obtaining the Visa. Now I am on my own. Completed all paper work for the new position and a letter of approval is on it's way. I had a DUI 15 years ago and recently noticed that on the application for the Visa this time it asks if the applicant has a criminal record. Will I be able to get a Visa from the Consulate? Any advice? I sure could use some help on this. ESL Teaching is my #1 passion and if I cannot continue on this career path, I will be crushed. Anyone out there in a similar situation or has someone else been through something like this? I appreciate all good honest advice!

    Asked By WJB (United States) | Jun. 17, 2015 20:03
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  • Asked By racelyn (philippiness) | Apr. 21, 2015 05:20
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  • i would like to go and visit china and am trying to get visa

    Asked By innocentia (South Africa) | Apr. 14, 2015 11:32
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  • I believe due to some minor convictions. Would it be easier to apply from HK or Vietnam ? would these place look more favourably at my application.. I am married to a Chinese national and the marriage has been authenticated and accepted by the Chinese Embassy in Auckland. However they still refused the visa.

    Asked By Gavin (New Zealand) | Apr. 11, 2015 02:57
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