Expert Info

Posted by sonam_more
on 5 Jun 2018

Hi there,

My critical skill visa was rejected with a "Submitted Inconsistent information" remark, but no more specific reason.

What should I do now? Should I request to review the decision, or should I rather reapply for a new visa?

Please help.

Thanks in advance.

Sonam More

Kushal Desai on 7 Jun 2018

Hi Sonam,

Hope you are well!

I frequently listening about such rejections from South Africa Embassy Officials. They are not giving the exact reason for the rejection and which is giving a lot of confusion.

There could be any reason for your VISA rejection. Might be with your work experience documents.

I suggest you to re-check all the documents you submitted. Nowadays, Embassy Officials are rejecting Critical Skills VISA's for not providing the Offer Letter.

Make sure, you submit all the documents and go for an Appeal. You will have 10 working days time for an appeal.


I wish you good luck!


Kushal Desai

kumarakkrishna… on 7 Jun 2018

Hi Kushal,


I have applied for Critical skills visa and have been called for an interview @ Delhi. Do you have any idea about the interview process and reason. I appreciate your help.




Kushal Desai on 8 Jun 2018

Hi Kumar,

As per the recent VISA rejections after the Interview, they are checking more on communication skills and maybe less on Technical skills.

My Tip: Don't be afraid of answering the questions which were asked in the Interview panel. Be confident, pay attention towards their question. Don't ever give random answers to them. Maintain eye contact throughout.

You give your best and wait for the result. Don't worry, you will win!

I wish you good luck!


Kushal Desai  

kumarakkrishna… on 8 Jun 2018

Hi Kushal,

Thank you so much for your reply, noted.

Is there any guide to go through the list of questions? I have traveled to UK, Australia and other Asian countries but this is the first time called for an interview. 



kumarakkrishna… on 7 Jun 2018

Hi Sonam,

Please let me know if you have been asked to appear for visa interview @ High Commission?




i.nadeem.ahmed… on 8 Jun 2018


Anyone attended for critical skilled visa interview @ South Africa High Commissioner Office - Delhi?

If yes - Can you provide any insights of what they were expecting? what questions you faced? Did they requested to produce any specific document - Such as offer letter with a South African employer ? 

Anyone attending for CSA Visa on/before 27th-June-2018 ?




kamal1978 on 31 Jul 2018

hi all, got rejected twice. reason- Inconsistent information. finally got Visa for 5 years. thank you Anzac Hyderabad.

clj0605 on 23 Oct 2018

Hi All


My CSV application was rejected twice by Consulate General Mumbai. First rejection reason was "Failure to submit relieving letter for <xyz> company". Then I submitted the fresh application with the all the requested document, then also my visa got rejected. This time I got the reason as "Employed in India by <xyz> company". 

After second rejection I submitted the Appeal application. It is almost more than 1 year now, however I have not received any decision on my appeal. 

Request you guys to please let me know if I need to wait for decision on appeal, or I should re-apply for visa. And if I need to re-apply then is it mandatory to submit offer letter from SA Employer. And does this guarntee that I will get visa if I submit the offer letter. 

Waiting for response.

Thanks in advance.

clj0605 on 23 Oct 2018

Hi Kamal1978


Please let me know what were the rejection reasons given to you and what all documents you have included in your final application with which you got your visa.

CarolineWebb on 3 May 2019

Many visa applicant have faced such rejection without no reseaon and reman clueless what to do next to get visa. You chose a right platfrom to share you problem so other peoeple who have same issue can follow this thread for guidance.



Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna International

Aetna is an award-winning insurance business that provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. Their high quality health insurance plans are tailored to meet the individual needs of expats living and working abroad.

Get a quote from Aetna International


Cigna Global

With 86 million customer relationships in over 200 countries, Cigna Global has unrivalled experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.

Get a quote from Cigna Global