Visa Refusal

What is Visa Refusal?

Visa refusal refers to the act of denying your entry into to a particular country by rejecting your visa application. Visa rejection may happen when you fail to prove your eligibility to visit a particular country. It mostly takes place as the applicants fails to provide important information, or sometimes because of certain document missing. An incomplete visa application, document missing and skipping of important information are some of the common reasons for visa denial.

Reasons for visa refusal

Apart from the aforesaid reasons, there are many other reasons why your visa to a particular country may be rejected by immigration authority of your destination country. Mentioned below are some of the key factors which may adversely affect your visa processing leading to visa denial:

  • Your visa may be rejected, if you have provided wrong information in your visa application form.
  • If you have a past history of criminal activities against you.
  • If you apply for a visa without a valid justification on a short notice.
  • If your country of residence does not have does not have a good relationship with your destination country.
  • If you have infectious diseases.
  • If you passport is about to expire and does not have enough blank pages.
  • If you have not used a visa previously issued to you without having a valid reason.
  • If the immigration authority finds that your intention of returning from your destination country is not clear.
  • If you fail to provide adequate proof against your eligibility.
  • If you don’t have a valid reason for visiting a particular country.
  • If you don’t have good character certificate.
  • If you have not abided by the rules of visa application in the past.
  • If you fail to establish your strong national ties with your current country of residence. This applies to non-immigrant visa applications.
  • If you have not specified your visa type properly.
  • Lack of adequate health or travel insurance cover may also lead to visa rejection.

How to overcome visa refusal

Visa refusal can be overcome by submitting additional information by the visa applicant in support of his/her eligibility.  Visa denial is usually followed by a refusal letter which contains all the reasons for rejecting your visa, so that you know your mistakes and become more careful when you apply for it for the second time.  You can again reapply for the same visa after a specified period of time.


News About Visa Refusal

  • Rejection Rate of Visa for Indian Students at 50%

    In the past ten months, more visas for Indian students have been rejected than accepted. This is due to widespread fraud which New Zealand's Immigration department is fighting. In reports, 20887 applications were received from India, out of which 10,863 were declined. A whopping 9,190 applications were filed by unlicensed student agents, unlicensed education advisers and lawyers who are exempt from licensing. The widespread fraud includes agents who set up fake emails, phone number and even impersonate clients to take verification calls. It also includes many private training establishments and Institutes of technology and polytechnics indulging in this kind of fraud and actively promoting it. Mr. Sekhri, vice-president of Licensed Immigration Advisers NZ, stated that he estimates 1 in 3 applicants from Punjab, and 80% from Hyderbad, use deceptive means. These unlicensed agents use fake documents, imposter services and provide fraudulent funding to drive more students into New Zealand. There is a need for mandatory licensing of student agents to help win the uphill battle against immigration fraud. For students applying for their visas and genuinely intend to study in New Zealand, ensure that your agent or adviser is licensed.

    16 May 2016

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