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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 tried to help my Philippine girlfriend apply for a Chinese Visa (tourist). She had every single requirement. The application was completed. Over 100K peso in the bank. Certified copy of the bank statement. Itinerary showing ALL flights, including the return trip to The Philippines. Hotel information showing her name on the reservation. A letter from me showing my Chinese Visa number, and stating that I would be responsible for all expenses. I provided copies of my passport and visa (I am USA citizen). We even provided pictures showing us together for the past few years. She made THREE trips to Makati (costing about 3000PHP per trip!), and on the third trip -- which was supposed to be to pickup her passport and VISA, she was told she was denied. The most frustrating part is that they offered NO explanation. Nothing!!!

    So, I guess my question is whether anyone has any speculation on WHY they might deny an application? She did ask them, and the person at the counter simply said it happens sometimes, and they do not have a reason. She asked if there was anyone else that she could speak with, and they said there was not.

    Asked By Gongzuokuang (USA) | Mar. 07, 2017 20:32
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  • I apply for a visa to China to go to school in febuary 2017 but was denied. Can I reapply in September admissions??

    Asked By Paa kwasi (Ghana) | Mar. 03, 2017 12:25
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  • Work visa denied and they did not tell me the reason. Can I apply again but for another teaching job in another city?

    Asked By ann (uk) | Feb. 25, 2017 08:58
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  • Hi,

    I got a job as technical embroidery with my company in shanghai.
    I work for H&M as designer since 7 years in Sweden (i am originally French), and about 10 years in the industry.
    But my company, H&M, is worried my work permit/visa might get denied, because I do not have an "university education".
    After my highschool graduation, I did a school belonging to the city (only one in France so very special case) , delivering a certificate as textile designer after 4 years of studies in the school, I was graduated around 2005.
    It is not equivalent to a bachelor or master.
    2 years after my graduation the school merged and became a certified state school, but this is not retro active on my diploma unfortunatly.

    Could this be a criteria of denied visa?

    Asked By Tolly (France) | Feb. 25, 2017 00:50
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  • I applied for a Chinese visa to go to school but i've been denied, how soon can i reapply again.

    Asked By Akua (Ghanad) | Feb. 13, 2017 07:00
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