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Thanks for your quick response. I will. But none of the original documents have been returned, passports, original marriage certificate, etc have not been returned. Is this the normal procedure Avta?avta wrote: ↑Thu May 27, 2021 4:55 pmHi,
If you document was not confirmed/certified by an issue or country authority it could be that this document was treated as fake.
If you still think that provided document was genuine, try to request the duplicate from the issue authority and use it for appeal.
Thanks for helping Littlerr. None of the original documents have been returned. Passports, Marriage certificate, birth affidavit etc, not one document has been returned. All fees were paid. I thought after refusal, those documents are meant to be returned then you can decide to either appeal or not. Guys what to do you think?littlerr wrote: ↑Thu May 27, 2021 4:58 pmWhat specific documents?
Visa offices only return original documents that cannot be easily replaced, which usually include birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport and national ID.
All other documents will be kept along with your visa application and they will not be returned, unless you have specifically mentioned which documents you wish to be returned and have paid relevant fees or provided certified copies for those documents when submitting the application.
Yup Littlerr I think I will send an email to Dublin and cc Abuja as well tomorrow. Good idea . I'll keep you posted.littlerr wrote: ↑Thu May 27, 2021 6:02 pmYes they should always be returned. I honestly don’t know what had happened. Certain visas are forwarded to the Dublin office for decision making, while the passport/certificates etc may remain with the embassy. So there is a chance that the decision and documents are sent in two separate packages. Maybe one of them got lost in transit, or maybe they haven’t sent them out at all.
You just have to keep trying to contact your local embassy. You can also send an email to the Dublin visa office firstname.lastname@example.org to ask them to check whether they are still holding your documents.