Table 12: On What Grounds can Applications be Turned Down?

  • Non-membership of recognised religious denomination, the teachings of which forbid service in the military:

  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Past convictions:

  • Austria
  • has been sentenced to imprisonment for a term of more than 6 months for a deliberate offence against the law involving the use or threat of force of arms against human beings or committed in connection with arms or explosives, unless the conviction is erased or subject to restriction of information...:

  • Greece
  • including anyone who has been charged with a criminal offence:

  • Hungary (S)
  • if the applicant formerly committed a violent crime against another person or against property or demonstrated such a violent attitude¬† from which reasonably can be concluded that the fulfillment of military service cannot be contrary to his conviction.¬† (Article 116.4c):

  • Moldova
  • persons who have served their punishment for having committed severe crimes¬† (Article 5):

  • Norway
  • Portugal (S)
  • conviction for a crime of violence

  • Firearms licence:

  • Austria
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina (both entities) (S)
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Macedonia (the Former Yugoslav Republic of)
  • Portugal (S)
  • Serbia-Montenegro
  • Past military service (in any country):

  • Greece
  • Other past public service:

  • Austria
  • service in the uniformed constabulary of a regional authority

  • Inadequate of untimely documentation:

  • Greece
  • Failure to attend hearing:

  • Armenia (Article 9)
  • False information in application:

  • Armenia

(S) - obligatory military service suspended

Legislative references are to the law cited in the relevant country entry in Table 8.