If your visa application was denied, be careful when submitting a new application
It is not always possible to obtain a visa even if you submit all the required documents.
Whether the application is approved based on the application depends on the review of the application. So, there is a possibility that your application will be denied.
But even if the application is denied, there are cases where approval can be granted if you fix the problem you had in your previous application and submit a new application.
In this article, you will learn how to submit a new visa application if your original application was denied.
Grounds for denial of residence status/visa
The following are the main grounds on which an application for residence status may be denied.
- If you do not meet the requirements for the issuance of the residence permit.
If you do not meet the requirements for the issuance of the visa/residence permit, e.g. you cannot prove sufficient years of practical experience, your application will be denied again, even if you submit a new application.
After you have met the requirements, you must submit a new application.
- If there is insufficient explanation or misunderstanding in a case where approval would normally be granted
Even in cases where a permit would normally be granted, it may not be granted if the documents submitted are insufficient or there is a problem with the content.
If you hire an administrative scrivener familiar with immigration and submit a new application, there is a higher likelihood that your residency status will be granted.
What to consider when reapplying
If your residency status has been denied and you wish to reapply, it is important that you first clarify the reason for the denial.
If you do not know the reason for the denial and do not use it to improve your next application, you will be denied again, even if you reapply.
To clarify the reason for the denial, you must contact the regional immigration office where you submitted your application and ask them.
While the reason for the denial is stated in the notice of denial, it is not uncommon for it not to be clearly stated. Therefore, it is important that you ask in person.
To clarify the reason for denial, it is advisable to contact an administrative scrivener who is familiar with immigration procedures.
In some cases, it is better to leave the country first rather than immediately file a new application
In some cases, it is better to simply leave the country first rather than immediately submit a new application.
The cases in which it is better to leave are those in which there are reasons for denial that cannot be reversed.
For example, suppose a foreigner is staying in Japan as the spouse of a person who is staying in Japan, and they stay in Japan with the residence status of “dependent" even though the couple is already divorced.
Since the residency status that needed to be changed has not been changed, it is very unlikely that your second application will be approved if it has been determined that the current residency status is incorrect.
In this case, if you leave the country and re-enter, your previous residency status will not be considered a requirement, so it will be easier for you to obtain approval than simply submitting a new application.