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How to avoid South African visa rejection

On June 13, 2019 / by Sherone Lewis / Leave a comment

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You’ve obtained all your documents, waited in line, and finally submitted your visa application. Days turn into weeks, and weeks into months, but before you have a chance to finalise your holiday plans you have your outcome from the Department of Home Affairs – REJECTED.

There are numerous reasons why your visa application may have been denied. When a visa is denied, the person is given 10 days to lodge an appeal and the reasons are stipulated as to why the visa may have been denied. Here’s how you can avoid the visa denial process.

Are you eligible?

Before submitting your application for a South African Visa, its best you check that you qualify for the particular visa you are interested in applying for. This can be done by checking that all requirements are met by you or by making use of the service of an Immigration company to secure your visa. You can also take our FREE visa assessment here.

Criminal records

If you have committed a crime and been convicted for a year or more then this can potentially harm your visa application. Any serious crimes committed in the past will likely lead your visa being denied. Some offences like DUI might be accepted by the Department of Home Affairs at their discretion.

Incomplete visa application

When you submit an incomplete visa application, the Department of Home Affairs will reject your application. If the case officer has not received all your required documentation, then this means you’re not eligible for this specific visa. The Department of Home Affairs will reject your application and may allow you to appeal within 10 days. They can request the missing documentation to further process your application.

Incorrect medical records

Any person submitting the incorrect medical and radiology form will result in a visa denial. Also, anyone who has been diagnosed with Tuberculosis will not succeed in obtaining a South African visa.

Avoid having a runaround with the visa denial stage and let one of qualified Immigration Consultants help you obtain your South African visa. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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