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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 just need to know if having debt would be a reason for the denial of a visa even if I have accommodation and a job sorted in China?

    Asked By Tiffany (South Africa) | Sep. 18, 2017 07:14
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  • I failed probation period with company A who thereafter cancelled my z-type leaving me on 30 day stay permit. So I went through agency who got me work for company B who isn't registered to hire foreigners (big mistake, I was naive at the time). They told me to go on a l-typewhile I applied for new (fake) z-type. I was convinced to sign and worked there for only 2 weeks, but I did some more research into it and eventually decided to quit, cut my losses and come home to save me the hassle of going to HK and working illegally. I am home now and have been offered new job by company C directly who are authorised to hire foreigners. My question is whether or not it's likely the agency would report me to PSB out of spite as I technically did a midnight runner on them. I understand it depends on their relationship with the bureau but does PSB have to literally catch me in person working for me to get caught. I'm concerned this will affect the brand new visa application. It's worth noting I was never paid for the 2 weeks I did work since I left, but they do have my passport copy etc. Thanks for reading.

    Asked By Nahmon (United Kingdom) | Jul. 03, 2017 18:08
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  • I have no parents/ Relatives. So I was Told in the agency that there are good chances that the application Will be denied. is it indeed true?


    Asked By Al | Jul. 03, 2017 02:46
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  • I was recently caught drink driving in China (April 2017) and was sentenced to 60 days in prison. I have now been released and am about to return to the UK to visit family and apply for a new visa. I want to know if the drink driving charge will affect my chances of obtaining a new visa to China. I was not deported for the incident and I have had a clean history for 10 years previous with numerous trips to China over that period. All of the trips are for business as I have many suppliers, friends, business partners based in China as well as my fiancee. I want to know if the charge will affect my chances of returning to China and what I can do, if anything to increase my chances of returning as it is very important that I do so in the near future.

    Thank you

    Mr Attwood

    Asked By Mr Attwood (United Kingdom) | Jun. 17, 2017 03:29
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  • I would maybe like to apply for an extension in my tourist type once I am in China. If it is refused though, I was wondering how long I would have to leave the country.

    Asked By Mushu (France) | May. 15, 2017 22:46
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