VISA Refused? Check How to Relodge Your Student VISA


Pushpinder Bhatia
Alumni Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK

VISA Refused? Check How to Relodge Your Student VISA




Let’s begin at the beginning. A stamped student visa, doesn’t come easily. It follows the receipt of an offer letter or I20 froma university.
It is very important to study the visa refusal reasons thoroughly and try and address them carefully with supporting evidence, further a proper response is suggested to justify the re-lodgment of the file 
A university application requires you to explain why you want to pursue a particular course in a desired college, while a student visa is drafted to explain your desire for studying abroad in a particular country and how you will support your education financially.
Obtaining a student visa requires proper preparation as many reasons can cause its rejection. If your visa application is rejected, you can always re-apply for the visa. Here is how:

Step 1: Recognize the cause

There can be any and every reason behind a visa rejection. Upon rejection, you would be provided a set of reasons that may have led to that rejection. If you discover the reasons, then the next step would be to correct that or not repeat that mistake in your next application. However, if you fail to recognise what went wrong, and do not know the next step, do not be disheartened. We are always there.

Reasons behind Student Visa Rejection

  • Inadequate funds or proof to support foreign education.
  • Inability of confirming a necessary return to India after completion of education.
  • No genuine intent to study in the respective country
  • Incorrect or false documents.
  • Inadequate language or communication skills.
  • Misbehaviour during the visa interview.
  • Failure to explain the reason for choosing a particular course, university, or country.
  • Incapacity to provide convincing answers during the interview.
Though the visa process and its requirements is largely the same, the reason for rejection may vary from country to country.
Backlogs on Visa Application
Backlogs directly impact university admission, but not the visa approvals. Some countries are strict towards backlog acceptance while others are relaxed. Check out where the backlogs matter and where they don’t and their acceptance.

Step 2: Overcomethe Problem

  • If the visa was rejected due to finances, make sure that your finances are clear and submitted all required financial documents and enough funds as required to support your visa file before your next application. Get proper guidance on how to improve and manage this.
  • Make sure that you depict a strong Indian background and show strong personal ties to home country(to assure the visa officer that you are not a probable immigrant).
  • If you seemed unprepared in your Visa Letter/SOP or Interview, ensure that you choose the right set of universities and courses. The details about the course, department, and university should be on your lips.
  • SOP ( statement of Purpose) should also clearly reflect your current situation and future plan after the course completion, its important to show to visa officer your clear focused approach
  • If you were nervous in the last visa interview, no problem, practice well, be honest, confident and clear with the facts.
  • Also, consider the timeline of visa application.
  • Timing is vital - Apply for Student Visa in Time
  • The visa officers are burdened with unlimited visa applications. So, early applications have higher chances of acceptance.

Step 3: Re-apply for Student Visa

  • Apply for the same country
If you have face multiple rejections from the same country, you can always explore study options in other countries.
  • Apply for other countries
You can explore universities in other countries that offer the same quality of education (often, economically).
  • Enrich your qualification
If studying abroad is a must, then you should wait for the next intake and prepare accordingly. We suggest, you can make use of this time to augment your qualification. Wasting a whole year or even half a year doing nothing is detrimental as it makes you seem unclear.
  • Do Something Useful to fill the gap period in Re-application
Doing any short-term course, gaining an online certification, or joining a training centre related to your choice of subject is favorable. It will not only add to your knowledge base but increase the list of skills and qualifications to your resume, while fortifying your candidature.
  • Apply for a Job / Internship
While planning for the next time, you can start working now. This will enhance your work experience on your CV, and ease your re-admission the following year.

To sum up

Obtaining a student visa requires proper preparation as many reasons can cause its rejection. For some reason, if your visa application has been rejected, you can always re-apply for the visa. There are three steps involved:
  • Recognize the cause
  • Surmount the Problem
  • Re-apply for Student Visa

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