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A visa refusal is the rejection of the application for a non-immigrant visa by the immigration authorities.
The Switzerland immigration authorities are called the State Secretariat for Migration and are responsible for the immigration policies, visa application, and refusal services. (https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home.html)Switzerland is also a signatory to the Schengen Agreement. The visa refusal rate for Switzerland in 2016 was 7% and the rate of MEVs issued were 43.2%
Why does a Schengen visa refuse?
The justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided: This the most common ground for refusal as it entails the failure of a candidate to demonstrate the social, economic conditions of the candidate. Sufficient proof of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay or for the return to the country of origin or residence was not highlighted properly.
False/ counterfeit/ forged travel documents were presented for obtaining visas.
The requisite documents as highlighted by the checklist were not submitted.
The family tie-up was not clearly demonstrated (spouse, minor children, guardian-unions etc.)
The professional binding to the country of the application was not clearly demonstrated, like the existence of a fixed employment relationship or successful business. Moreover, economic tie’s like regular income from rents or real estate assets was missing.
No Leave entitlement was attached during applying visa
Presence of a valid visa on the passport
Flight and hotel reservation was canceled during the visa application process.
Insufficient evidence of financial means for the duration of stay.
Already stayed for 90 days during the current 180-day period.
The applicant is considered as a threat to public policy, internal security, public health as defined in Article 2(19) of Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code) or the international relations of one or more of the member states).
Contradictory statements have been made in the application with respect to supporting documents.
A negative entry in the Central Register of Foreigners exists. As long as this remains, it is usually not possible to grant a visa.
Valid & adequate travel medical insurance was not provided.
The solutions for visa refusal are the same in case of a Schengen visa and the applicant can either appeal the decision or file for a fresh application.
The fresh application should meet the reasons of the rejection letter and should be filed if the applicant has no grounds to reject the decision.
The appeal letter/remonstration letter should be filed only if the applicant has a valid reason for rejecting the decision of the authorities. The applicant has the right to file the appeal, the appeal should be made to Switzerland Embassy and the time taken to get the judgement of the appeal can only be specified by the Embassy as it varies from case to case.
The application for a Schengen visa does not have to be so nerve-wracking and with the right advice from qualified advisors, the process of visa application and appeal or fresh application can be made a smooth one that is not so mystified and is rather logical.
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