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11. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

Well, I never got denied a visa - but I did have a spot of trouble at the Israeli border for being a practising muslim first intending to stay and study in Nablus in the occupied territories and second returning to said place from Jordan after a visit to Petra (and doing a visa run at the same time).

I've also gone out of my way not to mention my religion in places where it would have given me a definite disadvantage - work, school or similar. I highly doubt my boss or my collegues would have been understanding enough with all the anti-foreigner stuff they were spouting. It is usually very inconvenient if I am fasting though.

12. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 9y

Yep. Malaysian passports have a page that proclaims the travel document "valid for all countries except ISRAEL" in huge bold print. And the US visa is notoriously hard to get too....

13. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Quoting itenerant

Yep. Malaysian passports have a page that proclaims the travel document "valid for all countries except ISRAEL" in huge bold print. And the US visa is notoriously hard to get too....

Yea,....1 whole page.....EXCEPT ISRAEL (i can use my thai passport to go to Israel),....
32 pages and already wasted 1 page.....and Rm300 for that passport.....

14. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting itenerant

Yep. Malaysian passports have a page that proclaims the travel document "valid for all countries except ISRAEL" in huge bold print. And the US visa is notoriously hard to get too....

Even if you got the US visa from its embassy, you're not guaranteed of getting in. It still depends on the immigration and border control officers; they can turn you back. I've heard cases where Malaysians were denied entry and deported back here, strip-searched, or interrogated for hours. A friend of mine who was posted there for some training program by his company, Intel, almost got deported after a couple of hours of interrogation. And he's a Chinese Malaysian, with a typical Chinese look. But this makes no difference to them, or rather, they were unable to differentiate us. Apparently they had the idea that all Malaysians are muslims, thus a possible threat. All this happened in the past few years though. Don't know about the situation there now. Any Malaysians who went there recently?

15. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Quoting itenerant

Yep. Malaysian passports have a page that proclaims the travel document "valid for all countries except ISRAEL" in huge bold print. And the US visa is notoriously hard to get too....

Apparently they had the idea that all Malaysians are muslims, thus a possible threat.

Maybe they should put the Religion Status in Malaysian Passport.
My friend had a problem to enter US as well. Just because his Passport has few Indonesian Stamps.
The officer asked him lots of questions. Eg. WHY ARE YOU THERE? WHAT FOR? WITH WHO? HOW LONG? ANYBODY THERE? ...........
But i think student will not face any problem right.....

16. Posted by Loulabella (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y

t_maia - why would you tell them at the border that you were a muslim and planning to stay in an occupied territory. that is just asking for problems. As long as you don't say something like that no one is interested in your response.

17. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 9y

Got denied a working holiday visa in oz under a french passport during the bombing period but I´ve being given an holiday one so!!!!!!!!!!

18. Posted by islandtrek (Budding Member 25 posts) 9y

Me and a friend tried to get into Syria from Jordan, however were denied entry visas as we had an Syrian consulate at home... Sent us packing all the way back to Aman!

19. Posted by ViajeraRus (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

I've never been denied but I know that it's very difficult for me to get a visa to the majority of countries. It's because I'm from Russia.

20. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

the same with my husband. he can't wait to get austrian citizenship, bec it is so hard to travel with a south african passport.

On the way from NZ to ZA we wanted to visit some friends in Aus. I would have just got that electr.visa, he would have had to contact the embassy, send his passport in etc. so we decided just to go straight to ZA.

We went through so much hassle in the last few yrs that we just couldn't be bothered again...