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Algerian Nationals Experience Highest Schengen Visa Rejection Rates in 2022

Schengen Statistics reveal that Algerian nationals faced the highest rate of Schengen visa rejections in 2022, with a total of 179,409 visas not being issued, resulting in a rejection rate of 45.8%. India and Turkey followed closely behind, with 121,188 and 120,876 visa rejections, respectively, and overall rejection rates of 18% and 15.2%.

Algerian Nationals Experience Highest Schengen Visa Rejection Rates in 2022

The list of countries with the highest Schengen visa rejection rates for 2022 also includes Morocco and Russia, with 119,346 and 68,753 visa applications rejected, respectively. The rejection rates for uniform visas in these two countries were 15.5% and 28.2% respectively.

Tunisia, an African country, experienced a rejection rate of 29.1% with a total of 48,909 visa applications being rejected. The United Arab Emirates followed with 42,105 rejections.

Nigeria, Iran, and Egypt were among the countries with the highest visa rejections, with approximately 30,000 applications denied from each. Specifically, Nigeria had 39,189 visa applications rejected, Iran had 33,679, and Egypt had 31,271 rejections.

It is worth noting that the visa rejection rates varied across the countries. Nigeria had the second-highest rejection rate among the top ten countries, with 45.1% of applications denied, following closely behind Algeria. In comparison, Iran had a rejection rate of 23.7%, and Egypt had a rate of 18.6%.

Overall, visa rejection rates increased in 2022, particularly impacting Algerian applicants. While the rejection rate for Algerian nationals was 32% in 2021, it rose to 45.8% the following year. On the other hand, Turkey witnessed a slight decline in visa rejections, from 16.9% to 15.5%.

In terms of expenses, the top ten countries with the highest rejection rates spent €64 million on a total of 804,725 visa applications that were denied. In comparison, in 2021, there were 237,041 rejections, amounting to €18.9 million in expenses.

While Turkey had the highest expenditure on Schengen visa applications that were denied in 2021, Algeria faced similar challenges in 2022, resulting in higher expenses.

The data reflects the challenges faced by applicants from various countries in obtaining Schengen visas, with Algerian nationals experiencing the highest rejection rates.



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