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Europe rejected more than 1 lac Indian visa requests last year

The Schengen area dismissed or rejected 121,188 Indian visas this year, a report showed. The rejection rate was 18% at that time.

According to Schengen Statistics, Algerian nationals received the highest number of rejected Schengen visa applications in 2022, with a total of 179,409 visas and a rate of 45.8% for uniform visas.

The list of the top ten countries with the highest Schengen visa rejection rates for 2022 also included countries like Turkey, Morocco, and Russia, which had 120,876, 119,346, and 68,753 visa applications rejected, respectively. In addition, the not-issued rate for uniform visas among these two countries was 15.2, 15.5, and 28.2 rejections, respectively.

48,909 visa applications were turned down by Tunisia, 42,105 by the United Arab Emirates, and so on.

Nigeria, Iran, and Egypt are the last three nations with the most rejected applications, with approximately 30,000 rejections each. All the more explicitly, 39,189 visa applications were dismissed from candidates from Nigeria, trailed by 33,679 from Iran and another 31,271 in Egypt.

Throughout the course of 2022, 76 individuals applied for a Schengen visa in India, bringing the total cost of India’s Schengen visa application fees to more than €6.1 million.

The Schengen Statistics show that 76,352 people have applied for a visa to Germany for €80. The Mumbai consulate spent the most, at €4.4 million, followed by the New Delhi and Bangalore consulates, which spent almost €1.1 million and €508,000, respectively, on visa application fees. The number of people who applied to these consulates is 13,341 in New Delhi and 6,345 in Bangalore.

The data also revealed that 13 applicants did not receive visas at the Bangalore consulate, resulting in fees of €1,040. On the other hand, applicants who had their visa applications rejected at the Mumbai consulate were charged €586,800 for a total of 7,335 visas that were not issued.

The rejection of 1,519 applications in New Delhi resulted in a loss of €121,520 in expenses, while the rejection of three and five applications in Kolkata and Chennai resulted in losses of €240 and €400 in visa fees, respectively.

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