HERE IS A STRORY NARATED BY AN ANGRY APPLICANT WHO VISITED SOUTH KOREAN EMBASSY IN NIGERIA
Just last month, I submitted a Visa application at the Embassy of Korea Republic in Lagos…This was done with many other Nigerians I met at the Embassy’s gate….
The usual practice is to return two weeks after placing an application and this didn’t change…I returned with other Applicants to get the outcome of application and I received the news from the Desk officer that my Visa was not granted…. I received the news in good fate but I tried to open my international passport to see if the reason for rejection was dropped….I opened but no reason..then I asked the Desk officer about the reason for rejection and I was told that they don’t give reason… She later suggested that I should tell the inviting organization/institution to contact the embassy for reason..
I wasn’t happy with the suggestion because I felt It is my right to get the outcome directly but I still agreed to her suggestion….I informed the inviter about the development and the suggestion given…since two weeks ago that I reported the case to the inviter, they (inviter) have called the embassy severally and also sent e-mail…. No pick up for calls and no reply to e-mail….
On the same day I got the news, I waited for other applicants at the gate to see if anyone got the visa but I was disappointed to see that no one got the Visa and no reasons too.. Then i began to think that the visa fee paid is an avenue to systematically rob Nigerians of their hard earned money…because if not, how can a visa application be rejected and no reason whatsoever to that respect?
Each time I visit obalende, I try as much as possible to visit the embassy because it is a few metres away..I was there two times after I got my visa rejection to get news from other applicants…nobody got the visa and no reason was stated….I was tempted to search online if it is a worldwide decision by the country’s Embassies not to state reasons but I got to read on severally blogs that a slip that states reason for rejection accompanies the international passport after every rejection… See picture attached
Also see one of the several links that shows that reasons are given in other countries
SOUTH KOREA EMBASSY
Please start giving us reasons for visa rejection…This will only make the whole process transparent…
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY KARISASTRAVEL.