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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
  • Hi! I have been traveling on tourist visas to China for about 3 months, trying to set up an investment deal and arrange a patent with a law firm in Shanghai. I have previously applied for and been granted about 7 visas, never having been denied; but most of those entries only saw me there for a few days at a time. I am traveling on a Canadian passport so I couldn't apply for a 1 year multiple entry. I have now been rejected, citing that I have spent too much time in China recently.

    I have to be able to return to complete the patent application and investment deal next week. I also just rented an apartment there, given the frequency of my visits. Once the deal is complete, we will have a company there able to sponsor me for the work I need to remain in China to do.

    Is there any way I can arrange a visa to let me go? Someone I can talk to? Another type of visa that I could qualify for?

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thank you!

    Asked By Ryan (Canada) | Jul. 16, 2014 11:03
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  • why i refuse im using my husband documet working in china before i work in china but its been along time plus i stay in china longer also bec i have medication in hefei. now i marriege britis man he have contrack in china how can i go and stay with my husband in china while he work there? and when can i aply again? china visa and what is the proper documents that i need to sow it?

    Asked By agaitha b burgess (Philippines) | Jul. 01, 2014 22:52
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  • I am currently employed and have booked return travel to Australia via Beijing. My itinerary has me spending 3 days (just over 72 hours) in Beijing en route to Australia. I will be travelling with my young son and my girlfriend. Is my unemployment grounds for refusing a visa? I have money in the bank -- will I be required to show account balances? Should I declare myself to be unemployed or retired?

    Asked By Arbeitslos (Switzerland) | Jun. 19, 2014 22:36
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  • My friend applied for a working visa for Taiwan thru agency. He completed all the necessary docs including his birth certificate which was authenticated by natl statistics ofc, he also paid for the placement fee and passed the medical (done with pdos) and was given a schedule to fly supposedly this coming june 16th. Just last week he was advised to study mandarin for 2weeks and paod 15k for it then after a few days he was told that he was denied by the embassy because his birth cert was late registered for 23yrs. May opinion is that birtb cert is a basic requirement and the agency processed it themselves for them to make sure it was not fake or forged and i think they should know in the first place if late registration is a no-no or can be a reason for visa denial sinve they've been in the business for years already. We are planning to seek for a legal advise about this. Any insights will be much appreciated thanks!

    Asked By catherine ballesteros (Philippines) | Jun. 10, 2014 12:52
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  • My company (very reputed Indian company) has sent me to China on business visa and asked for extension 2-3 times and I applied for business visa 3 times and now the third time they have rejected with no reason. I have never overstayed or have any criminal background. I am highly qualified as well and I am an Indian citizen and not married and I am 35. Now based on online research, it seems like once rejected you are blacklisted or something and will never be able to enter China again. Honestly, that is alright with me , but I have my stuff ( and money) back in Beijing and I need to bring that atleast.

    I am wondering what are my options ?

    Asked By Rakesh (India) | May. 28, 2014 08:47
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