Every nation reserves the right to keep a foreign national from entering into its country. The visa issuing authorities usually refuse a visa application if they find something wrong with the applicant. Many countries deny visa to people who are criminals or have a shady past. Celebrities although popular and famous can also be refused a visa. Here are fifteen celebrities who were denied visa in a country they were trying to visit.
Visa rejections don't only happen to sleazy celebrities with dark histories of abuse and violence. The clean cut Beatles were, at the height of their fame, once banned in the Philippines for declining at a breakfast invitation from the first lady.
Rapper Snoop Dogg may hold the record for the most versatile visa denials, having been banned in the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Australia. Additionally, he's been been banned for both rug convictions and gun possession. Australian immigration minister declared that Snoop "Doesn't seem to be the sort of bloke we want in this country."
Everybody's favorite domestic goddess Martha Stewart discovered in 2008 that the Brits weren't so fond of her domestic skills. The United Kingdom's border agency denied her a visa because of a conviction four years earlier related to her share dealings.