I applied for a tourist visa to Algeria and it was refused but there was no stamp on the passport showing that it was refused.

I asked for the reason of the refusal and they said that it was due to irregularities on the dossier.

And the receptionist at the embassy said that I cannot apply for another visa to Algeria again.

I am really confused. Because if I cannot apply for visa does that mean I was banned or blacklisted? If Yes, how can I clear my name to at least reapply?

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    Looks like you were indeed banned. Try to think about what the irregularities could've been. Then I would contact the second closest Algerian embassy and ask (providing your name) if you're actually banned because your local embassy said you are – Crazydre Mar 9 '18 at 18:21
  • Since at the moment I have recently graduated and I work as a freelancer, so I couldn’t produce a declaration from school or work. Maybe insufficient fund - I have around 800$ on my account. That’s all I can think of. – user74555 Mar 10 '18 at 3:29
  • Shouldn't cause a ban, just a refusal – Crazydre Mar 10 '18 at 4:25
  • I believe so too because usually if you receive a ban, there should be a stomp or at least a letter trying to explain the reasons – user74555 Mar 10 '18 at 5:19
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    VTC: it's difficult to answer, as posed, and in the absence of a refusal document or some sort of official notice. It's both vague (irregularities) and anecdotal (receptionist said...) – Giorgio Jul 7 '18 at 21:36

It would be impossible to know whether you are banned or were simply refused a visa; the absence of a stamp in your passport is not necessarily an indicator. In this age of electronic information, many countries rely on data for immigration information. When a visa is refused, usually there is paperwork that accompanies the decision, not an oral communication from an individual at reception (and unlikely to be the one to convey the official stance).

What is left for you to do it either again apply for a visa, correcting any omissions or shortcomings; or contact the Consul General at the embassy in your location. Alternatively, you might contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, located 1 Rue Yahia Ibn Batran, El Mouradia, Alger, telephone +213 21 504 545/343, www.mae.dz

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