Step 1: Understand why the Student Visa was Rejected
According to the study abroad, there can be many reasons behind a visa rejection. Upon rejection, you would be given a set of reasons that may have led to that rejection. These are given in pointers. There is no single pointer highlighted stating that you did not meet a certain requirement. However, if you succeed in finding the reasons for visa rejection, then the next step would be to rectify that or not repeat that mistake in your next application. On the other hand, if you fail to recognise what went wrong, and do not know what to do next, then do not be disheartened. There are some common grounds based on which a student visa is generally rejected. This will help you analyse your application and prepare you better for the next time.
However, there are a few provision through which you can get to know the accurate information about your visa process and visa rejection reasons. For instance, if your application for Canada student visa got rejected, and you are not a Canadian citizen or do not hold a Canadian PR, you can apply for GCMS or CAIPS notes through a consultant or a representative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Global Case Management System or Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System will provide you details information about your visa application. It takes around 35-40 days for you to receive these notes. You must check similar facilities for other countries as well. Such facilities allow you to get an in-depth information about your visa application.
Common Reasons behind Student Visa Rejection
The possible aspects that we tend to miss out or not pay attention to while applying for the student visa are:
- Lack of sufficient financial funds or proofs to support foreign education
- The inability of confirming a necessary return to India after completion of education
- 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
- Inability to provide convincing answers during the interview
Though the visa process and its requirements for most of countries are the same, the reason behind a rejection may vary with different countries. Check out the detailed reasons for study visa rejection in popular countries:
Overcome the Problem
If you are successful to establish the reason behind the previous rejection, your second step should be finding a solution for the same. For example:
If the visa was rejected due to finances, make sure that your finances are clear before the next time you apply.
If you have provided any inappropriate information, which can be rectified, it is better to check it thoroughly before re-applying.
If your intention of visiting the country was not clear the last time, make sure that you portray your home tie-ups very strongly (to convince the visa officer that you are not a potential immigrant).
If you did not sound ready in your Visa Letter/SOP or Interview, make sure that choosing the right set of universities and courses is very important. The details about the course, department, and university should be at your fingertips.
If you were nervous the last time in the visa interview, practice well, be honest, be confident, and be clear with the facts for the interviewer.
In another case, if you were unable to identify the cause, it is recommended that you consider the timeline of visa application.
Timing Matters – Apply for Student Visa on Time
Early applications have higher chances of being accepted. The visa officers are loaded with a huge pile of visa applications, thus the late applications are more vulnerable to being rejected.