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What will happen if my student visa application is rejected?

Visa application processes can sometimes be unpredictable, and although it's rare, there are occasions where a student visa application may be rejected. Understanding what steps to take next is crucial, and the course of action can vary significantly depending on whether you're currently in the UAE or applying from abroad.

If You're Inside the UAE



- Explore Alternatives: Should your student visa application be rejected while you're in the UAE, it's essential to look into alternative legal ways to extend your stay. One common option is to check if you can extend your tourist visa, which could provide you with additional time to explore other solutions.
- Institute's Role: It's important to note that Speak English Institute does not have influence over visa application outcomes, as these decisions are made by UAE immigration authorities. Our team, however, will provide you with any assistance we can to help you understand your options.

If You're Applying from Outside the UAE



- Tourist Visa Option: In the event of a visa rejection from outside the country, entering the UAE would not be possible under the intended student visa. However, you might be eligible to apply for a 90-day tourist visa, depending on your country of origin. Some nationalities may also qualify for a visa on arrival.
- Reapplication: While direct assistance with immigration issues might be limited, we can offer guidance on the potential next steps, which may include reapplying for the student visa with additional documentation or considering alternative visa options.

Moving Forward After a Rejection



Visa rejections can be disappointing, but they don't have to mean the end of your plans to study in the UAE. There are often other avenues to explore, whether that's applying for a different type of visa or extending your current stay if you're already in the country.

Speak English Institute is committed to supporting our prospective students through their application processes, including providing advice on what steps to take following a visa rejection. We encourage applicants to stay informed about their options and to reach out to us for guidance and support as needed.

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Updated on: 22/03/2024

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