Update 1 Aug 2017
The question went live at I have been denied a visa several times in a row. How does one deal with such serial refusals?
We have covered visa refusals to about 85% with the existing canonicals. Lots of community members have read those articles and will refer to them when marking duplicates.
Recently it surfaced in chat that we sometimes get a corner-case of visa refusal: something I like to call 'serial refusals'. Serial refusals happen when you have an applicant who...
- get it!
They tend to see the application process as a type of Vegas slot machine: drop your nickel in, pull the handle, and hope the cherries line up. If the cherries don't line up, reach in your cup, get another nickel, kiss it for good luck, and go to step 1. Repeat. And after a while, maybe try a different machine. And when you finally run out of nickels, start asking random people on the net.
Another type of serial refusal applicant tends to play 'connect-the-dots': here's an attestation from an uncle I never met in person and for home land ties, here's a photo of my tattoo that says "Loyal Forever", what more could they want?
All of these types of applicants: just. do. not. get. it.
I have usually mentioned in comments that the first remedy is: "STOP MAKING APPLICATIONS". But as mentioned, it came up in chat that perhaps a more professional (i.e., 'canonical') treatment might be in order. The source was an individual whose stature in the community is impeccable, and that means "game on!" let's play it by the book and put it to META.
Question: If we have a question like "What to do about serial refusals?", does it dignify the site? Is it likely to capture an audience that will broaden TSE's presence? And most importantly for me, is it likely to help lots of people?
Secondarily: I don't think such a question needs to be sliced and diced by nationality and personal circumstances. Is such a question a one-size fits all type of thing?
Finally, some of our canonicals suffer from attracting only a single answer, sometimes two. Bad IMHO. When this happens you don't get to see the process of one or two answers distancing themselves from the 'hoi polloi' in the way the SO model is supposed to work. Disappointing sometimes as I suspect it is for the casual drive-by question OP. So are we positioned to attract lots and lots of answers?