Refusal and possibility of appeal
In certain cases, after consultation, the Immigration Service rejects the visa application. In certain cases it is sufficient to reintroduce a new file with additional information and/ or the missing documents.
The decision to reject a visa application may be contested before the Conseil du Contentieux des étrangers/Raad voor Vreemdelingenbetwistingen (art. 39/2 §2 and art. 39/82 of the law of 15 December 1980 on the entry, residence, settlement and expulsion of foreign nationals) by lodging (registered post) an appeal to have the decision suspended and/or annulled.
The action must be brought within 30 days of the contested decision being announced.
UIt has to be sent to:
Conseil du Contentieux des étrangers/Raad voor Vreemdelingenbetwistingen
Rue Gaucheret 92-94
The reason for refusal will never be communicated by phone or email.