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Visa fees who benefits?
1.       Loveprague
627 posts
 25 May 2007 Fri 08:39 pm

Hi,
I was looking at the different types of visa and fees you have to pay before you can travel from Turkey. The standard visa for 6 months travel costs 180.00 New Turkish Lira and is not refunded if you are refused then if you have to apply again you pay them another 180.00 Lira, what if you are very unlucky and you are refused a number of times this can be quite costly. I imagine the failed refusal visa payment is collected by the consulate and used to pay for all the illegal immigrants the U.K. have, where else would they get their coffers of money. I think if a person has applied for a visitors visa and gets refused surely there is a limit to how many times they lose their money does anyone know?

2.       SunFlowerSeed
841 posts
 25 May 2007 Fri 09:11 pm

Hi Loveprague,

I don't know anything about it except the fact that EU countries, UK, USA and some others are making a big profit from those visa fees for nothing in the result of visa refusals. It is true not only for Turkey but for many other countries

You have to pay the money every time and it is not refunded, even if you bought a house next to the embassy(well, to save transportation fee) and applied 365 times a year and even you become like a family member to the workers of the embassy even to the ambassador in person.

But I think there is a limit on number-of-applications-can-be-made. After a couple of times you may lose the right to apply for a visa ? So, you have to use other juridical ways to object to your refusal.

But it is better to ask the proper office in your government for details. Generally, they reply such questions by e-mail. Some countries(Such as Korea) have e-government procedures where you can ask whatever you want by mails or through their forums and you usually get a reply in a few days.

Send a query through internet or visit the proper office in person. Phones usually don't work on such questions.

I totally understand your worries, and you have my respect due to you are trying to do everything for her.
Just be calm and don't lose your patience.
Again here, I wish the best for you.

3.       karekin04
565 posts
 28 May 2007 Mon 12:17 am

Quoting Loveprague:

Hi,
I was looking at the different types of visa and fees you have to pay before you can travel from Turkey. The standard visa for 6 months travel costs 180.00 New Turkish Lira and is not refunded if you are refused then if you have to apply again you pay them another 180.00 Lira, what if you are very unlucky and you are refused a number of times this can be quite costly. I imagine the failed refusal visa payment is collected by the consulate and used to pay for all the illegal immigrants the U.K. have, where else would they get their coffers of money. I think if a person has applied for a visitors visa and gets refused surely there is a limit to how many times they lose their money does anyone know?

I can't even believe the reasons for the refusals, its really irretating, I have a certain someone(s) that continue to come here and get 6 months visas everytime with no questions asked, I would do anything to get them refused or even a shorter stay and here you can't even see your girlfriend.... oooooh it makes me angry, you poor people, how unfair!

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