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More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Vicjustice: 3:54pm On May 16, 2015
Be aware that the number one priority of Visa Officers is the Homeland Security, therefore, the first resort of the officers is to google-search every applicant's name and to see what comes up.

A lot of people have never google-searched their own names and therefore, are not aware that in this age of internet social networking, a simple entering of one's name and surname into a search engine will produce numerous results whether related or unrelated to the very person.

You might not yet be aware of what comes out of your name when it is google searched: most of the featured results are not of your own voluntary information.

Take a moment after reading this article and Google-search your own name and surname, and you may be surprised to see what comes up.

I know a Nigerian someone who entered Ireland through the UK to seek political asylum, his claimed was foiled by google search results that did not favour his pleaded case and as a result, he was asked to leave Ireland: the point is, this is a regular guy (who fits the profile of a nobody) who never thought that anything about him could make it to google search.
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Visa Officers are trained to look for a single reason why a visa should be refused rather than to consider it for 99 other reasons. Therefore, for those who hold the opinion that their visa applications had been unjustifiably refused for what they consider "silly" reasons such as the "three times monthly salary" issue etc.

It is true that budgeting an amount of money that is "three times your monthly income" is actually not a good reason to refuse a visa application, yet this issue usually comes into consideration when a visa applicant does not have impressive amount of money as balance. For example, if a person earns N200k monthly, and he budgets N620k for the intended trip while he presents a bank statement with a balance of N650k, he stands a very high chance to be refused for reason of the vast impact that the amount of money will have on his account as it would take him more than three salaries to recover the amount that he intends to spend for a short trip, where as, a person who earns N120k monthly with an account balance of N1.5M can easily get the visa if the application is reasonably presented.

The formula.
Before applying for a visa, look at how much you earn monthly, consider it against your account balance and compare it to the amount that you intend to spend for the trip.

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Generalkorex(m): 4:00pm On May 16, 2015
Nice one bro
modified:
eh I enter fp again

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by browneyes7(f): 4:02pm On May 16, 2015
Nice! thanks

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by stevewale(m): 5:44am On May 17, 2015
I guess this would go a long way in helping people plan well ahead .... nice one


But, sincerely, this googling of someone's name idea isn't a bad one though; but basing their issuance judgement on it is not cool cos in most cases, the stories that shows up may not be affliated to the person in question .... Pls clarify if i am missing something out ***my opinion though ****

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Vicjustice: 10:07am On May 17, 2015
stevewale:
I guess this would go a long way in helping people plan well ahead .... nice one


But, sincerely, this googling of someone's name idea isn't a bad one though; but basing their issuance judgement on it is not cool cos in most cases, the stories that shows up may not be affliated to the person in question .... Pls clarify if i am missing something out ***my opinion though ****
Unlike most names that are associated with the west, (names like George O'neil or John Scott) that feature several results when run on Google, African names, like Osahon Igiebor or Agoma Ogheneovo or even mixed names like Peter Ogbeha seldom produce several results when Google-searched, so, it is easy to distinguish the relevant result. Besides, even if your name is commonly used enough to produce several results, it is still easy to tell the articles that are relevant from the title of it.
Be careful when giving misinformation, you might get caught if your facebook (or other social networking sites) produce profiles that are contradicting.

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Believe13: 5:26pm On May 17, 2015
Hi
Pls can i present laminated marriage certificate to the British embassy in Lagos?
Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by nenelistic: 7:09pm On May 17, 2015
Vicjustice:
Be aware that the number one priority of Visa Officers is the Homeland Security, therefore, the first resort of the officers is to google-search every applicant's name and to see what comes up.
A lot of people have never google-searched their own names and therefore, are not aware that in this age of internet social networking, a simple entering of one's name and surname into a search engine will produce numerous results whether related or unrelated to the very person.
You might not yet be aware of what comes out of your name when it is google searched: most of the featured results are not of your own voluntary information.
Take a moment after reading this article and Google-search your own name and surname, and you may be surprised to see what comes up.
I know a Nigerian someone who entered Ireland through the UK to seek political asylum, his claimed was foiled by google search results that did not favour his pleaded case and as a result, he was asked to leave Ireland: the point is, this is a regular guy (who fits the profile of a nobody) who never thought that anything about him could make it to google search.
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Visa Officers are trained to look for a single reason why a visa should be refused rather than to consider it for 99 other reasons. Therefore, for those who hold the opinion that their visa applications had been unjustifiably refused for what they consider "silly" reasons such as the "three times monthly salary" issue etc.
It is true that budgeting an amount of money that is "three times your monthly income" is actually not a good reason to refuse a visa application, yet this issue usually comes into consideration when a visa applicant does not have impressive amount of money as balance. For example, if a person earns N200k monthly, and he budgets N580k for the intended trip while he presents a bank statement with a balance of N650k, he stands a very high chance to be refused for reason of the vast impact that the amount of money will have on his account as it would take him more than three salaries to recover the amount that he intends to spend for a short trip, where as, a person who earns N120k monthly with an account balance of N1.5M can easily get the visa if the application is reasonably presented.
The formula.
Before applying for a visa, look at how much you earn monthly, consider it against your account balance and compare it to the amount that you intend to spend for the trip.
Great tips. As much as I want to agree with you. I'd like to say that it really does not apply. Several people have budgeted over 5 times what they earn and still get it. I feel like it might have a little more to do with the officers state of mind cos it's so freaking ridiculous what these guys say to refuse you. How can you be asking me for assets when I havent even worked for over two years. How can you be asking for home tie when I have a job and they know how hard it is to lay your hands on a job in Nigeria. How can they be questioning how much I want to spend when my account balance clearly shows that I can afford it. Everybody knows that you can get good things when you travel. There is really no cast in stone method when it comes to refusal. Just be try your best to convince them and you shall get your visa. it is very unjust and I feel like there should be some form of government intervention. You can't keep giving absurd reasons why Nigerians shouldn't travel because you want to collect visa money from us. It's really unfair. There should be a standard. Enough said

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Vicjustice: 7:52pm On May 17, 2015
nenelistic:

Great tips. As much as I want to agree with you. I'd like to say that it really does not apply. Several people have budgeted over 5 times what they earn and still get it. I feel like it might have a little more to do with the officers state of mind cos it's so freaking ridiculous what these guys say to refuse you. How can you be asking me for assets when I havent even worked for over two years. How can you be asking for home tie when I have a job and they know how hard it is to lay your hands on a job in Nigeria. How can they be questioning how much I want to spend when my account balance clearly shows that I can afford it. Everybody knows that you can get good things when you travel. There is really no cast in stone method when it comes to refusal. Just be try your best to convince them and you shall get your visa. it is very unjust and I feel like there should be some form of government intervention. You can't keep giving absurd reasons why Nigerians shouldn't travel because you want to collect visa money from us. It's really unfair. There should be a standard. Enough said
This is explained here: "...where as, a person who earns N120k monthly with an account balance of N1.5M can easily get the visa if the application is reasonably presented".

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Upgermany: 10:26pm On May 17, 2015
True what u said vicjustice I remember when I wanted to apply for Uk visa back in 2010 I had to get a new email , delete my Fb account and get a new phone number to apply at the embassy for visa cos the idea came into my head that the visa officer may try to find information about applicants online. with their mobile, numbers email etc, anyway I was refuse at the end but still travel out

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by luckyDon1: 12:28pm On May 18, 2015
Vicjustice:

This is explained here: "...where as, a person who earns N120k monthly with an account balance of N1.5M can easily get the visa if the application is reasonably presented".
Dear Vicjustice and other gurus,I need ur advice on this pressing issue.
I intend visiting the US for 2-3 weeks but am worried about because of the financial docs that I have.
My business is registered with CAC but not yet incoporated but the biz current account enjoys a huge flow of funds.Specifically the balance has not been less than 3M for months now and I also have a savings acct of 280k.
My questions is,will the VO consider the only the certificate of biz registration only financially capable?Should I also include my land C of O to reinforce my financial capacity?I m asking because most applicants do apply with the cert of incorporation and other relevant CAC forms. Though before applying for visa,the account may reach over 4M.
I also don't have tax clearance certificate and I am the only signatory to the account.

Pls advise

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by condralbede(m): 3:35pm On May 18, 2015
Noted
Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Nobody: 3:35pm On May 18, 2015
Interesting
Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by admax(m): 3:36pm On May 18, 2015
Nice One
Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Nobody: 3:40pm On May 18, 2015
I don't use my full name for anything on net,even my email...so vo will search tire grin

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by nickyvil: 3:43pm On May 18, 2015
Nice write up
Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by pansophist(m): 3:43pm On May 18, 2015
In addition to this, always strengthen ties to home country when applying for a tourist visa (unless its an immigrant visa).

If you apply with invitation letter, bank statement etc of your diasporan invitee conversely without showing that you have ties that will bring you back home (e.g a job, family, properties, studies etc), you will be denied.

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Burger01(m): 3:44pm On May 18, 2015
It's well o smiley
Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by ElFenomeno1: 3:44pm On May 18, 2015
Believe13:
Hi
Pls can i present laminated marriage certificate to the British embassy in Lagos?

Original document only.
Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by onlymayz: 3:48pm On May 18, 2015
Thanks
This information was intended for me

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by MrHighSea: 3:55pm On May 18, 2015
Long process in d presence of strain+stress burns hard-earn dough. Dt tin for dia dy hia , just name it.
Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by DanielPop(m): 3:55pm On May 18, 2015
VERY KEY!

1. Make sure you consider the information you fill in the visa form online before you submit. They will background check each information and will ask you questions on those that don't check out. They will ask for evidence on that score either to verify that you are lying or telling the truth!

2. For every information you fill in the online visa form, ensure to have matching evidence with you at the interview. Separate your documents into - Birth, Education, employment, bank, properties - for easy retrieval at the interview. Use different sticker notes to demarcate them.

3. When asked "where precisely are you going?" DO NOT REPLY - "San Francisco California" Look the officer in the eye and say "12 North Edge Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey" (nor go quote wetin i write here o!) Be sure of the address - memorize it with its ZIP CODE.

4. If they ask "where do you work?", Answer correctly and at the same time, push your complimentary card through the cubicle hole to the officer. It worked for my wife!

5. Be composed and look the officer in the eye when they ask questions. Shifting eyes implies there's something being hidden!

I have never been turned down by the Grace of God because i say it as it is while looking them in the eye. My first experience, the guy who gave me, my wife and son visa never asked for a single document. All submitted online information checked out i presume. He asked for our passport and then asked my son if he enjoyed the last trip to Istanbul. Trust my little parrot na! Shushing him only made the officer laugh and say, "leave him, he's just a kid. I have approved your application" Same geezer that bounced everyone before we stood in front of him. Na Godwin!

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by bakynes(m): 3:57pm On May 18, 2015
A lot of people still pay agents to get Visas for them, it's just too bad, I always tell anybody just visit their website and all the requirements are there make sure you meet all the requirements and you stand a 90% chance of getting that Visa, don't pay any agent who can't even gain access into the embassy themselves. They also will read the requirements and follow it for you so nothing really special that they are doing. Except for student visas you can go through PFL, BCIE coz they have a working relationship with the embassies and they are formed by the country you are applying to together with partners in your home country and as such can speed up the process of getting the Visa.

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by musicwriter(m): 4:02pm On May 18, 2015
luckyDon1:
Dear Vicjustice and other gurus,I need ur advice on this pressing issue.
I intend visiting the US for 2-3 weeks but am worried about because of the financial docs that I have.
My business is registered with CAC but not yet incoporated but the biz current account enjoys a huge flow of funds.Specifically the balance has not been less than 3M for months now and I also have a savings acct of 280k.
My questions is,will the VO consider the only the certificate of biz registration only financially capable?Should I also include my land C of O to reinforce my financial capacity?I m asking because most applicants do apply with the cert of incorporation and other relevant CAC forms. Though before applying for visa,the account may reach over 4M.
I also don't have tax clearance certificate and I am the only signatory to the account.

Pls advise

They will require your tax clearance, especially if applying as a company. Go to your nearest FIRS or so to get your tax papers. They will charge you some percentage of incoming amount to your account. Anybody with info on the billing formula should state so.

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Nobody: 4:03pm On May 18, 2015
Why is everyone running away from nigeria?You people are the reason foreign embassy officialstakes nigerians for granted.

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Nobody: 4:03pm On May 18, 2015
NLP they also read body language, stress markers and also voice depth and pressure.. they can tell if you are a confident liar, naive or just being church. It would also help to post positive stuff on CNN, BBC and other sites where you use your actual email address to register and insult people. grin

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by Imanda: 4:03pm On May 18, 2015
Please i want to apply for a UK visa and as a first timer, what do i need to know and go with.
please note that this application is based on an IV letter from a friend there.
please i need sincere information and how best to be successful as a first timer.

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Re: More Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Refused by jaybee3(m): 4:04pm On May 18, 2015
The affordability issue is actually pretty straightforward. Each applicant should be able to truthfully answer if they can afford the trip without recourse to public funds period.

I have no doubt in my mind that someone earning 700k per month with 6 months bank statement showing salary deposits but an account balance of 200K at the end of the 6 months will be gladly given a visa simply because they know it will be very stupid of him/her to leave that kind of job for life of uncertainty.

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