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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 had my z visa expired from xiamen and went back home(PH) then i applied for tourist visa after 3 weeks,with my friends invitation letter but application got denied for unknown reason..when can i try to apply again? does the denied visa will affect my new visa application?

    Asked By vivien marie (Philippines) | Jun. 13, 2018 22:39
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  • hi I applied to a visa for a 3 month stay in china now in 2018, but was told I can only get a visa for maximum period of 1 month.
    why would this be if my first visa application for 3 months was granted in 2017?

    Asked By Glynnis (South Africa) | Jun. 13, 2018 05:04
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  • I am traveling but my group hasn’t finalized the hotel plans. Will I be denied a visa?

    Asked By MoonBeam (USA) | Jun. 08, 2018 02:38
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  • I knew the rejection was a possibility, I have a felony possession of cannabis from 11 years ago, and I had a friend mention that China was not keen on people with criminal backgrounds. I was not told that was the reason for rejection. I wasn't given any information. I'd like to know if there is a way to get more information about the rejection, or if I will ever be able to get a visa. Should I wait a few more years, or if I get the charge expunged from my record, or obtain a pardon, will that help? Would love to not give up on my dream, so any information is helpful. Thanks!

    Asked By Jen (USA) | May. 09, 2018 14:12
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  • Hi,
    I applied for a Study Visa in China but I was denied. I supposed the reason for denial was the fact that I was on a Working Visa before for many years then had a Tourist Visa for once and now this, a Study Visa.
    Can I re-apply for a visa and this time I'll apply back to Working Visa instead of Study Visa? Replies are very much appreciated. Thanks.

    Asked By Marissa (Philippines) | May. 07, 2018 00:56
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