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Ten Countries Citizens had their applications for Schengen visas rejected most frequently In 2022

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Ten Countries Citizens had their applications for Schengen visas rejected most frequently In 2022

With 179,409 visas not issued and a 45.8% overall rate of uniform visas not issued, Algerian citizens received the highest Schengen visa application rejections in 2022.

According to Schengen Statistics, applicants from India and Türkiye came in second and third, respectively, with 121,188 and 120,876 visa rejections, while the overall rejection rate was 18 and 15.2%.

Morocco and Russia, which had 119,346 and 68,753 visa applications rejected, respectively, round out the top 10 nations with the highest Schengen visa rejection rates for 2022. Additionally, the two countries’ respective not-issued rates for uniform visas were 15.5 and 28.2.

With 48,909 total visa applications rejected, the African nation of Tunisia likewise has a high percentage of visa denials (29%), which is higher than that of the United Arab Emirates (42,105).

The last three countries with the most rejections are Nigeria, Iran and Egypt, who had around 30,000 applications denied. More specifically, 39,189 visa applications were rejected from applicants from Nigeria, followed by 33,679 from Iran and another 31,271 in Egypt.


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However, the visa rejection rates varied depending on the country, with Nigeria having the second highest among all ten countries with the most visas rejected, falling only behind Algeria. This means that 45.1 per cent of all applications for Schengen visas filed by Nigerian applicants were denied compared to 23.7 per cent of those in Iran and 18.6 per cent of requests submitted by Egyptians.

In general, the visa rejection rates have increased in 2022, with Algerians once again being quite impacted. While the rejection rate in 2021 was 32 per cent for Algerian applicants, it rose to 45.8 per cent in the following year, while the nationality to witness a decline in visa rejections was Türkiye- from 16.9 to 15.5 per cent.

In terms of expenses, the top ten countries with the highest rejection rates have spent €64 million for a total of 804,725 visa applications denied, while in 2021, the expenditure was exponentially lower, as 237,041 applications were rejected, corresponding to €18.9 million.

While Turkiye spent the most on Schengen visa applications that got denied in 2021, Algeria suffered the same deal this year, with increasingly higher expenses.

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