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Refusal

An application for a visa may be refused on the ground that the applicant-

  • is the subject of a deportation order;
  • is a prohibited immigrant;
  • has failed to satisfactorily establish his identity and nationality;
  • has failed to establish that he has sufficient financial resources or a qualified sponsor to support him and his dependants for the duration of his stay;
  • is suspected, on reasonable grounds, of not being of good character;
  • being outside the Islands, has failed to provide requested information relevant to his application;
  • has previously failed to observe any condition attached to an earlier grant of permission to enter and remain in the Islands;
  • has previously obtained, by deception, permission to enter or remain in the Islands;
  • has failed to satisfy the visa issuing officer that he will be admitted to another country after his departure from the Islands;
  • has failed to satisfy the visa issuing officer that he will leave the Islands at the end of his stay;
  • is suspected of seeking to enter the Islands for the purposes of obtaining, or engaging in, employment where no permission has been granted to him to engage in employment;
  • does not have a sponsor who is willing, if requested to do so, to give a written undertaking to be responsible for the applicant’s maintenance and accommodation for the period of the permission granted;
  • does not have a sponsor who-
    • is able to satisfy the visa issuing officer that he has sufficient financial resources to support the applicant; and
    • has made arrangements for the applicant to be properly accommodated;
  • where he is a minor seeking a visa independently of his parents or legal guardian, has failed to provide the visa issuing officer, if requested to do so, with the written consent of his parents or guardian;
  • is deemed, from information received by the visa issuing officer, to be a person whose presence in the Islands would not be conducive to the public good; or
  • has a false document supporting his application, whether or not he is aware of this fact.

If my Visa application is refused, may I re-apply immediately?

A person whose application for a visa has been refused may not re-apply until a period of twelve months has elapsed following the date of his last application, unless the visa issuing officer, in his discretion, reduces that period.

Last Updated: 2008-01-07