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A visa refusal is the rejection of the application for a non-immigrant visa by the immigration authorities. The Malta immigration authorities are called the Central Immigration Office and it deals with various issues related to residence permits, work permits, nationality requests.
Malta is also a signatory to the Schengen Agreement and has a common visa policy. The visa refusal rate for Malta for the New Delhi Consulate was 16.90% in 2017 and the total applications received by the Consulate was 1,994. It should be noted that the visa refusal rate was 21.13% in 2016 which was the highest amongst all the other Schengen countries. The visa would cost you around 60 euros and it is always better to apply at least three weeks prior to your scheduled travel to avoid any delays.
The most common factors behind visa refusal are that the correct documents were not submitted, they were not presented in the correct order, the applicant does not have sufficient funds to cover the expenses of the travel, the applicant has a past criminal record that was not disclosed, the applicant has previous issues with the Schengen visa, the purpose of visit and the intention to return are not clear, the travel insurance coverage is not sufficient.
The reasons will be outlined in the official refusal letter and the fee paid for the application is non-refundable whether the application has been accepted or rejected.
The solutions to visa refusal for this country are same like that for the Schengen visa and the applicant can either appeal or re-apply.
The appeal needs to be made in the Embassy of Malta within one month of the receipt of the refusal letter, in the terms and place specified by the Embassy in the official refusal letter. The appeal should be made only if the circumstances which caused the refusal are the same and the applicant has sufficient grounds to appeal against the decision.
If the circumstances which caused the refusal have changed and the applicant has no grounds to appeal, then he/she can file for a fresh application.
Malta with its easily accessible high-quality health care and education, English speaking population and a fine European standard of living is one of the top destinations in Europe for the immigrants. Malta’s lure as a residency destination is also due to the beneficial taxation schemes provided by the country. The visa application should be made with caution and the chances of obtaining the visa can be increased by taking the guidance of qualified advisors.
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