Visa has been refused, what should you do

09.05.2023 - Article

Your visa application has been rejected and you do not agree with the decision?
Then YOU yourself or a person authorized by YOU can object to the refusal and request to re-evaluate your application. The remonstration can be made in writing and signed, submitted to the visa section of the embassy (in the original, by fax or as a scanned document electronically).

We do not need documents which have already been introduced with the application.
Please note the following deadline:
The remonstration can be made within one month after receipt of the payment (see
Instructions on legal remedies on the notice of rejection) must be submitted.
Please send original remonstrations to:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Tornado Tower

Consular Section 33. Floor

Corner Majlis Al Taawon Street and Al Funduq Street

West Bay, Doha Qatar

Building 17, Zone 60, Street 810

T: +974 4408 2300 | F: +974 4498 2333


Your remonstration must include the following:

  • Your name, first name, date of birth, place of birth, passport number
  • Rejection date
  • Postal address (street, house, apartment, town/village/settlement, district, region, zip code); if available, your fax number and e-mail address
  • Your handwritten signature (if remonstrated by a third party: their handwritten signature)

A remonstrance by third parties, e.g. the inviter, a lawyer - can only be submitted simultaneous with your power of attorney issued in writing and signed by you. The power of attorney must be available to the visa office as an original or as a fax.
Sending the power of attorney in electronic form (e-mail) is not sufficient.
In your letter, please explain in as much detail as possible why you want to travel to Germany and why the stay is important to you.
Please explain in detail why you think the rejection is unfounded. Possibly you can submit additional documents that you did not have when you submitted your application.
The official language of the German Embassy in Doha is GERMAN;
Remonstrations that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above,
are not processed.

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