5 Documentation Errors That Can Lead To A Visa Denial

The Visa application is designed to be a very simple yet thorough process. Yet many applicants mess up the whole thing and end up being refused visa. Getting a visa is not all about Visa interviews, documentation is also a very vital aspect of the whole process.

Getting a visa is not all about Visa interviews, documentation is also a very vital aspect of the whole process.

Most times, Visa refusals stem from anomalies in the Visa documentation process.

There are a lot of things that could jeopardise your visa application before you are interviewed, documentation is a very important thing in the whole process and here are five common reasons for visa denial.


This is the most important part of a visa application, when carrying out your application any missing document could practically render your application null and void thus causing you to be denied visa.

Incomplete documents is usually the most common and general reason why people are being denied visa.

The general rule here is – “It is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it”.

Check the required documents on the embassy’s website and ensure you go along with all required documents and any document that might help your application.


This is also major reason for Visa refusal by most embassies.

In most embassies, your document is what they are interested in, some embassies do not even require your presence before they make a decision on your application.

The most common inconsistencies remain “Lump sum deposits in bank accounts prior to the visa application and “Invitation letter from unconnected party”

Imagine a bank account with low deposits, suddenly receives large deposits a month before the visa application. If the source of the funds is not logical, the embassy assumes you are trying to pad up your account for the visa.

If you receive an invitation letter from someone, you must be able to explain beyond reasonable doubt that there is a mutual between relationship both parties.

Little inconsistencies in details such as age, date of birth, signature, and all other significant details should always be consistent as any difference spotted by the embassy might be considered as altered information and such becomes invalid.


Submission of fake documents is both risky and also dangerous. Apart from the fact that this is a criminal offense, You would be denied visa and you could also be banned from applying for visa to that country.

Most times agents might offer to obtain fake documents for you, I admit, this could sometimes work but also It may go wrong as sometimes there might be omission of certain details that show that the documents are fake, so it is quite important you obtain all documents legally.


This is another major factor that could result in the denial of visa, especially for student visa applicants.

Some embassies clearly state the necessity of authenticating educational certificates with the ministry of education and the ministry of foreign affairs, but maybe due to misinformation, some applicants go to the embassy with unauthenticated documents and the result is a Visa refusal.


There is nothing damaging about a visa refusal, some embassies do not care and those that care might want to know why you were denied a Visa.

The damaging issue is when your history of refusals shows you are just desperately looking to leave your country.

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