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A visa refusal is the rejection of the application for a non-immigrant visa by the immigration authorities. The Greek immigration authorities are called the Ministry for Migration Policy. (http://www.immigration.gov.gr/en_US/web/guest/elleniki-metanasteutiki-politiki)
The Greek visa would cost you 60 euros and the visa application process can take up to four weeks. Greece issued 27,880 Multiple Entry Visas (MEVs) out of the total 27,895 visa applications issued in 2017. Greece is a signatory to the Schengen Agreement and had a 13.20% refusal rate in 2017.
The reasons for the refusal of a Schengen visa are on the same lines and the most common reasons for refusal of a Greek visa are that the applicant has a history of refusal of Schengen visa that has remained unresolved, the applicant has a criminal record which was not disclosed to the authorities, the funds to cover the expenses of the travel are not sufficient, the purpose of visit and the intention to fly back to the home country is suspicious.
The solution for visa refusal is to either appeal the decision or to file for a fresh application.
If the applicant has the time to wait for the decision of the appeal filed, then he/she can appeal the decision of visa refusal, a right which is granted under Article 32(3) of the Visa Code, and the appeal needs to be filed with the Greek Embassy. The appeal letter/remonstration letter should contain information about the candidate and the reasons for appealing the decision. The judgment of the appeal can take 30-90 days.
If the applicant has no valid grounds for appealing the decision of visa refusal or if the applicant is not willing to wait for that long, he/she can file for fresh application after meeting the reasons for visa refusal.
The refusal rate for Greece is not that high but obtaining the Schengen visa is not that easy either and so one must always tread with caution by taking the advice of qualified advisors at every step of the way.
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