Thursday, 24 July 2014

Reasons for UK Visa Refusal

Some of very common visa refusal reasons:

Visitors not confident on the duration of stay, place of stay and sufficient funds to support the stay. Visitors / Migrants using false/forged documents or have lied during their interviews can be banned from entry to the UK for upto 10 years.

Another common reason for refusal was "you wish to go to the UK for a holiday. You have never previously undertaken any foreign travel before and I can see little reason for this trip".

There is a case of a person whose request was rejected by an officer because they had "little or no idea what you plan to see or do". This was, because the person had answered the question on a form asking why they were going to the UK, with the words "annual leave vacation".

To ensure your visa is not rejected, ensure you provide all the documents in original , where possible (with each photo copy of the documents listed here.) Avoid scanned and faxed copies.


Note: Visa refusal rate is quite high in Southern part of India, especially for people applying from Hyderabad ( due to rise in forged / fake documents). It is as high as 30% for Dependant visas and 50% for visitor visas. Although the VFS claim the same to be less than 10% overall.

Once rejected you, need to re-apply paying the full visa fees again. Some applicant's do get a chance to appeal the decision with additional information or proofs, within 28 days of receiving the refusal. If the visa is refused, it best to re-apply, to avoid any additional agony and time.

Appeals are lodged with Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, in P.O Box 7866, Loughborough LE 11 2XZ, this usually takes 2-3 months and can go even longer.) or through the British High Commission application centre.


Actual Visa refusal Note: (taken from a rejected dependant visa in May '08)
"You have not given reasonable evidence that suitable accommodation has been provided for you by your sponsor. So, I am not satisfied that this meets the reuirements of the Housing Act 1985 and that there will be enough room for you and any dependant.


You have not provided enough evidence to show your sponsor owns or rents property in which you plan to live, or that mortgage or rent payments are being made. Without this, I am not satisfied that the accommodation is secure, or that you can live in the accommodation without using public funds.
You have not provided any payslips or satisfactory evidence of regualr expenditure demonstrating that your sponsor is able to support you. I am not satisfied that you or your sponsor will be able to support you in the UK without working or using public funds."




Appeals


Once Visa has been refused. Your next action:

Prevention is better than cure, and most definitely so in the case of visa applications. It is essential that every visa application is planned and checked thoroughly by a person with the necessary expertise and experience in the field of immigration, as a seemingly irrelevant or incorrect detail or omission on a visa application can lead to a visa being turned down.
Visa applicants should therefore take the utmost care to ensure they are making use of reputable immigration firms or consultants, in order to prevent the frustration of a visa being turned down, not to mention the time and expense involved in re-applying or filing an appeal.

However, getting it right first time round is the best, all is not lost if your initial application is refused. Although there are risks and costs involved, in most cases an appeal or review of the decision is possible, and in many cases a successful result can be obtained.

If you recently had your Visa application denied or turned down, it is possible to lodge an appeal if you have been;








  • refused entry clearance;








  • refused entry to the United Kingdom;








  • refused an extension of stay;








  • been deprived of UK citizenship;








  • received a notice of deportation or;








  • received a notice of removal.
According to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, there are a number of rights and grounds upon which appeals can be brought. Some of these grounds, which are set out in s. 84 of the Act, are as follows;
  • the decision was not in accordance with immigration rules;
  • the decision is unlawful according to the Race Relations Act 1976;
  • the decision is unlawful under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and therefore not in accordance with your rights under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR);
  • the decision breaches your rights as an EEA national or the family member of an EEA national under the Community Treaties;
  • the decision-maker incorrectly exercised discretion under the Immigration Rules;
  • or your removal from the UK would breach the UK’s obligation under the Geneva Convention on refugees or be unlawful under s. 6 of the HRA as being incompatible with your Convention Rights.


First things, first


Once you have been refused leave to enter or remain in the UK, the decision-maker (whether an entry clearance officer, immigration officer or the Secretary of State) will give you a written Notice.
This will include a statement of the reasons for the decision. If you are to be removed from the UK, the Notice will also state the country to which you are to be removed and it must also be accompanied or include the following:
  • a statement advising you of your rights to appeal and the Statutory Provision upon which this right is based;
  • the time limit for bringing your appeal;
  • the address to which the appeal needs to be sent;
  • a fax number for service by fax;
  • whether there is an exception or limitation to your right of appeal;
  • and whether further information is required under s.120.
You will also need to decide whether you wish your appeal to be decided at an oral or written hearing. Once your appeal forms are completed, you can send it either to the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) or sometimes if you are outside the UK, to the British High Commission or Embassy in your country of application. The AIT is an independent tribunal and therefore it is not affiliated with the Home Office in any way.

If you are within the UK, your appeal should be filed with the AIT within 5 working days of receiving the Notice of Decision if you are in detention and within 10 working days if you are not. If, however, you are outside of the UK, your appeal must be received by the AIT or British High Commission or Embassy within 28 days (including holidays and non-business days) from when you received the Notice of Decision. Due to these time constraints it is strongly suggested that you contact one of our Visa Advisors as soon as you possibly can, as they are experienced in dealing with these deadlines.

Your Notice of Appeal is lodged. What next?

Once you have filed your appeal forms and supporting documents, the Entry Clearance Office which decided your case will review its original decision. If the review maintains the original decision, for non-settlement cases, the Entry Clearance Office (if you are outside of the UK) should take up to 8 weeks (11 weeks if lodged with AIT directly) to prepare the necessary documentation for your appeal.
If, however, your case is a settlement case it should take up to 16 weeks (19 weeks if lodged with AIT directly) and if it is for a visit visa, then it should take 12 weeks (15 weeks if lodged directly with AIT) to prepare the necessary documentation.

Will I need to go to the court?

If, following discussions with us, you have opted for an oral hearing, you will receive a copy of the Appeal bundle of the Entry Clearance Office or AIT documentation in advance of the hearing date. Breytenbachs will prepare all the necessary documentation for your hearing during this time, even if you are not within the UK at the time. We will attend the hearing on your behalf. Therefore if you are outside of the UK your appeal will still go ahead.

If you are within the UK, you will need to attend the hearing as main witness. If you have a sponsor, your sponsor can also attend the hearing as a witness in addition to you or in your absence. If you are attending the hearing, you should allow for the whole day, as appeals are not heard in a specific order on the day.

What happens after the appeal that has come and gone?

If you have attended an oral hearing, sometimes the Immigration Judge will give his decision at the end of the hearing but usually decisions are reserved and take 2 – 3 weeks to be received in writing. All appeal decisions are given in writing and are effective from date of written determination or promulgation. Where there has been no oral hearing the Judges’ determination will also be received in writing.


A word of Caution: Be wary of getting into the tarp of fake UK passports, IDs, Driving Licenses, as they have very high security feature and can be easily detected. UK Passports have a new security chip in it having all the details of the holder and hence unlikely to be forged.


Denial of Entry:
You can be denied entry on your arrival to the UK, even though you have a valid UK visa. The Immigration Officer, on various grounds refuse you entry, vis-a-vis your reason for entry, finances, local contact etc. The IO will give you reasonable time to put your case forward. If IO is not satisfied you would be provided with a written letter explaining the reasons for refusal. The airline which brought the visitor in will be asked to take the visitor to their home country.

Airlines pay for the return ticket in this and not the UK Immigration.




May 2010:

Refusal Due to False Documents:


Original transcript of denial from ECO / UK Home office for submitting false MBA certificates:


Candidate had applied under Tier 1 General category


"In your application you, submitted false MBA and marks sheets from Magadh. I am satisfied that they are false because of check made by the deputy high commission on 29/3/10 and 30/3/10. As false documents have been submitted in relation to your application, it is refused under paragraph 320(7a) of the immigration rules. 


Any future applications will also be automatically refused, for the same reason, under paragraph 320(7b) of the UK immigration rules HC395 (as amended) until 13/4/2020, unless a concession applies. Because you have been refused under paragraph 320, the application automatically falls to be refused under paragraph 245(b) of the immigration rules HC 395 as amended."


Although the above restriction on paper is for 10 years, it could well mean a ban for lifetime from entering the UK. There may be an option to appeal against such a decision, a candidate faces a daunting task of hiring an counsel in the UK to represent him/her, spend a lot of time and money on this. Which can take several months to reach a conclusion.

July 2010:


Example of a student visa refusal, to a student applying to extend the student visa to return to London to complete studies or dissertation. The reasons sited were three,

1. Illegible document from the University (unclear scanning and absence of original document), hence doubting the authenticity of the document.

2. Unclear and without enough explanation for delay in education within the stipulated 18 months of course duration.

3. Bank statements submitted of a person but without stating the relations with the applicant.

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  2. hi
    my visa was been refused for entry clearance.now i need to go to U.K because my husband is staying there and i need to join him.so how could i get my visa as soon as possible

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  3. Hi,
    I am from Bangalore(INDIA).
    I got a offer to transfer to UK branch of my office, now i want to clarify some of my doubts. i have passport which is having my old address(permanent and present), do i need to apply for change of address before applying for visa.
    Is it OK in the visa application if i provide the new permanent address which is different from address in the passport?

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  4. Hola soy de Peru y hace poco me enviaron un mail diciendo q mi visa ha sido negada. despues de cuanto tiempo puedo volver a presentarme?
    Gracias

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  5. Hola Valerie,

    En realidad, al menos en mi conocimiento, la puedes volver a tramitar en seguida si tienes todos los requisitos esta vez. Mi caso lo comento mas abajo.

    Saludos

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  6. hello,
    i just came to know that my visa was refused. the reason they give that i had given wrong information to them that i had traveled uk in 2008 by some other name, which is wrong. i had not traveled in uk in last 10 years by any other name.
    pls guild us how to convince them.
    i have to go uk for my current business expansion.

    faruk patel
    gujarat,india

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  7. Hello AAyesha,

    You have an option to appeal and prove that you haven't travelled to the UK.

    Could you e-mail me the scan copy of the refusal letter to be able to help you on this.

    Regards,
    Avineet

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  8. hello,
    my visa has been refused when applied from Bangalore, saying my original degree certificate is not submitted. which i actually did. isn't this problem with the staff members??? whom do i ask now???

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  9. Hi,

    Recently i have submitted my applciation in mumbai vfs. I have a doubt, in my passport the address is mention is of my home town address. NOw i am living mumbai.. And even i have not subkmitted any document for new address. would it create any problem while processiong?

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  10. my father name is difrrnt in my passport from my educational certificate on my pp it is nazakat...and on my certificate it iz nizakat...does ths mattr

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  11. is there any bar on reapplication immediately after the letter or refusal has been received. i have been allowed only very limited grounds of appeal so don't see a point in following the lengthy appeals process.

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  12. I was refused UK visa for reason of inability to substantiate sufficient plans of welfare and exit after my intended trip. However, I have a ton of documents to rebutt on my application, but the right of full appeal was not granted to me except the reason of denial falls under four specific categories of denial provided for in the UK Immigration laws. I will like to resubmit my application with all the neccessary documents. Does this mean I will have to reapply all over again. By the way this is for a visitor visa to attend a church function I have been invited to.
    Looking forward to your response.

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    1. hi..i live in the UAE and am originally from pakistan.i had recently applied for a family visit visa to uk for a period of three weeks along with my parents and one sister.we had provided all details as much as we could..including a sponsor letter from a cousin of mine who lives in London itself. Our visa was refused on the grounds that the visa application didnt seem genuine and that the ECO wasnt satisfied we had enough funds to pay for our trip, or that we had any dependant ties outside the UK that would make us want to leave at the end of our stay..I have been living with my family in the UAE for the past 24 years,was born and brought up here...in fact we even visited the UK before but that was more than 10 years ago.

      we are considering of reapplying but what else can we do to make our application stronger? other than showing some savings we have?
      Also,if we reapply at once,would they make a cross check to our previous application refusal and make a judgment based on that? or should we just show them more money in our bank accounts?coz thats what they only seemed interested in..
      thanks

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  13. Hi,

    My name is Iranna I have been rejected twice for further studies in Uk.and not allowed to apply for visa till 2008.but now i got job in cayman island and my plane will halt at london for 5 hrs so i need air side transit visa .if i apply at British consulate ,i will get the visa or again rejection.please help me

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  14. Hi

    My name is Mayur and have been refused in Bombay due to false documents and as such I didnt appeal to it as I was then decided to go to France. But then here they again refused it saying I have been refused. What should I do ?

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  15. HI,
    My name is sparsh..recently my family visit visa to uk has been refused saying i have not shown strong ties in India and my intension to leave uk after the specified time is not evident..what do i do??appeal or reapply????
    thanks in advance....

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  16. Hi,
    My name is Kayode and i recently got invited for an interview by the british army and i got refused an entry visa because i am unemployed and dont have a strong economic ties to my country.the interview requires me to be in the uk for up to 3 months which we all no that no employer of labour will let an employee of work for that long a period as leave.so i still need to quit any job am in to attend. please need advice.thank you

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  17. No one complains that they steal 900 pounds for a settlement visa then give no refund if they refuse it.They are totally corrupt and keep familys apart while illegals have the right idea so avoid the corrupt uk border agency who are a joke!

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  18. Well, i reapplied for a visa after my refusal as my husband's dependent. His visa had only a month validity.. Does anybody foresee refusal in this case?

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  19. my application is refused and they doubt that my marriage is not subsistent according to them.i have applied for dependent visa..now what do u recommend either i appeal or reapply.or what woulb the chances of acceptance of visa after reapply.

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  20. Hi,
    I applied for a UK TIER 4 General Student visa and now waiting for the answer from the embassy. I am concerned, as previously I traveled to UK and applied for asylum, my application was refused and I stayed there illegally. However, later I returned home voluntarily with no deportation. Is the chance to be refused for the visa big? All the information i provided them is true, I told clearly I've been there and the rest...
    I will appreciate your opinion!

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  21. Hello,

    Thanks for writing in. Given the scenario, there is definitely a chance that your visa may get refused due to over stay. However, it is based on the reasons for your overstay and the current documents submitted that they my grant you a visa.

    Regards,
    Avineet

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  22. hello there,
    my name is vickneswaran santhakumar
    am orginally from Malaysia buh last five or six years b4 i was in uk wid full visa, i arrive there in 2nd-12-2005 just meet ma parents who is allredy stay there a year wid orginal uk visa, and when i was there i just dont fell lyk bck 2 malaysia agen by leaving ma parents soo i love 2 stay with them and ma parents is appeal a visa for me as well n the british is accept n give me a visa thn a year after ma parents invite my sister to uk n when thy came they wnna stay wid thm as well sooo he appeal their passport to imigriation as well , and the british is accept and give thm a visa ,, and our life is gd as well n we all study there n ma dad and mom is working in cleaning depart ment , we never ask noo claim nuffink from uk just a study thn lastly when we applied for our last visa after my 3r visa thy reject mine for noo reason n thy reply tht we hve provide a wrong information n we still try n applied a visa n thy still keep rejecting n thn ma parents toke me bck 2 malaysia n now i'm 18 years old boy n my dad tell me to goo work n i done all ma primarry,secondary in UK i dunoo malay plus i dnt hve noo qualification from malaysia all i hve is UK GCSCwhich is general certificate of secondary certics i did study gd in uk all my teacher is lyk me tht all schol is like me buh when i come bck 2 malaysia i cnt even find a job even i love to study moree but i aint got noo support ma parents saying thy aint got money to let me study moreee soo my life is fully dead now how i can get help from UK i dont lyk stay in malaysia anymore i wnna goo bck to UK :'( please help me some one.....

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  23. I WAS DEPORTED FROM UK IN NIOVEMBER 2010 ON MY WAY TO BELFAST WITH MY STEP DAUGHTER WITH ALLEGATION THAT I AM ASSISTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TO UK WITH FALSE PASSPORT, THAT I DID NOT DECLARE THAT I HAD A EX WIFE THAT ARE SEEKING ASYLUM IN IRELAND, PLEASE WHEN CAN I COME BACK TO UK AND TAKE NOTE I HAVE UK FIVE YEARS THAT WE EXPIRED 2015.

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  24. my student visa was refused because they said that they are not satisfied that I own the money in my bank account. If i will reapply, does my previous application will be considered null and void? what will i do with my documents? please help.

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  25. Hi,

    i got my tier 4 general visa refusal (India chennai high commision) yesterday for two reasons, one that my CAS did not have individual test component for IELTS ( even though I sent my test report form with over all 8.5 score ) next , the pound rate was 74 INR till August 15th ( I applied on august 19th when i got my loan) , then it went over 75 making my 20 lac INR fall short of by 173 pounds, so the ECO guy says I have insufficient funds as I still need money to show, I have 19 days still for my course to start, I can ask the college for a new CAS to reapply but I have not been holding the 174 pounds in any account for 28 days, can you suggest what I do, I was thinking of paying the college a little extra money around 400 pounds, so that they mention it in their new CAS, thereby reducing their deficit of money that I need to show, please reply ., I 'm feeling desperate., I have already paid the college 6646 pounds, please reply.,

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    1. Hi, right now I am in a very similar situation!!.
      What did you do to solve the problem?? Please I need urgent Help!!

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  26. Hi
    My family friend (citizen couple both working with own house and good financial status) is sponsoring visit visa for me and my husband. what doc should I show to prove that she is my friend and so she is sponsiring us and also I have (US) h1 visa rejection in my passport written as "g#" in red ink in the last page of my passport. does it effect my visit visa. Also my husband is govt servant in service and I am working, we have good financial docs in form of properties, bank balances etc to prove ties with home country. Please advise on the docs to be shown and possibiloity of getting visa.

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  27. Hello!.. I need some of your advice.. I have a sponsorship and employer.. I also have a 48 hours to complete my visa application/ working permit clearance.. Which I am running out of time because I'm still thinking..(ends at around 1am in the philippines) My problem is I am unemployed.. and i dont have bank accounts. What can I do?? Please help.. thanx!

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  28. Hello there, I applied visa to uk for visit just for only 2 weeks , and last 3 years I have been there 3 times and no problem with visa , but this time been refused, I'm thai live in switzerland, my husband is british and also parents, also work and own the house in switzerland, I have no intend to move to UK.. but have no idea why they refused , the documents they gave me that to appeal for asylum...!! really have no idea what I should do.. otherwise everytime my husband go to visit parents in UK. I cant come to then>> :(

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  29. Hi,
    My husband is studying in the UK and I applied for a dependent visa to go and be with him. The visa was rejected only because I had provided my mother's bank statements and not my own or my husbands. They have given me full rights of appeal. My husband's bank statements now show enough to support me also. Can I appeal (within 28 days) by faxing his bank statements to the number given along with the appeal forms? Or is it better to reapply with his statements?
    Thank you for your help
    Sita

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  30. Can i re-apply with new application when my appeal is under process?

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  31. I have sponsered family vistor visa to my mother and initially she was granted 6 months visa. she visited UK and stayed in UK for 5 months. She went back before 180 days.

    Then she applied for 2 years vistor visa which was granted by home office. So with a GAP of 20 days she visited UK again and stayed for 5 months in UK and went back, so in 1 calender year she stayed for more 10 months in UK.

    After 2 year period when her visa expired we have applied again for family visitor visa which was rejected stating that she has overstayed. My question is she has never overstayed more than 180 days at a strech so why is the visa rejected?

    Can I appeal against this rejection? What are the chances of getting the visa in such cases?

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  32. Hi

    last month i had applied the Uk visiting visa.And they had rejected due to the following reason.

    1. Marriage certificate colour print out is kept as marriage proof
    2. one room on my name and one room on my wife name.

    So now the agent is telling that to re apply within the month.
    So please let me know that i can reapply for the vissa or not with all correct documents.

    Please drop a mail to my personal mail id:gantanaveen04@gmail.com

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    1. Hi,

      Yes youc an re-apply anytime after your refusal, there is no time limitation. Re-apply with all the correct documents and preferably with originals and you should get the visa.

      Thanks,

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  33. just received my letter of refusal of UK fiancee visa a week ago on reason that we didnt submit a letter of consent from parents that we can live with them since my fiance lives with them in a house they rent.also, no letter from the housing authority that there's no overcrowding if i move there. we already got d letter from them confirming i can live there for long term without overcrowding. i seek for an advice on what to do on our appeal. d guy said we might need a co-sponsor.. is that really needed?coz when we applied my fiance's bank statement was around 3,200pounds. what other supporting documents we need for our appeal to be successful?? i need prompt reply coz we're running out of time

    pls feel free to send a reply on wolf11frankenstein@gmail.com

    thank u

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  34. Hi, I am an Indian student and wish to visit UK for the purpose of tourism. I have been refused entry clearance by the British High Commission stating that I did not submitted any document to validate that I get leave from my institute and also submitted on income tax return as a document to validate my father's employment, who is paying for the trip. I am planning to reapply with the requisite documents but what should be the time gap between refusal and reapplication

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  35. Hi, if my UK work visa starts Sept 1 can I come to the UK for 2 weeks in July to look for a flat on my tourist visa (which I have already as a US citizen)?

    Thanks!

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  36. What if a uk visa is rejected due to mis-match of signatures in the application form and passport? (eg instead of XxxYyy, the signature reads XYyy)

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    1. Ideally mismatch should not matter, as they take the biometrics while applying for the visa.

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    2. I seems to have the same issue. Did you got the UK Visa?

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  38. I will visit Durham University, UK on 6th-Sept-2012 to attend a scientific conference. I have applied for UK visa from Kolkata office on Aug 2nd. I have all the original documents like NOC form my institute, invitation letter, Funding letters, Bank statement, fellowship statement, I-card, registration letter, Accommodation receipt. But thing is that the exact category for my case should be "business category". But I have applied in "General Category" because I will visit London for sightseeing before going to attend conference in Durham.
    In the sense of documents I am confident and fine. I am quite concerned for category conflict. Is there any chance for rejection of UK visa?

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    1. Did you mention that you will be visiting the University or just sight seeing? I don't think it should be a problem.

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  39. Hi ! I am 23years old and right now i am not studying or working and i want to visit my sister and her husband in uk since they are sponsoring . . .so could you pls tell me what documents i ll have to submit exactly ? And also can i show my moms or dads bank balance ? As i don hold an account ! WAITING FOR REPLY thanks

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  40. Hi, The document list is mentioned in my blog. You Can show your parent's balance and mention that they are your joint sponsors. You also need to ensure that your sister and brother-in-law has sufficient space to accommodate you in their house ( which should follow the UKBA's overcrowding policy.)

    Thanks,

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  41. I want to apply for UK Visitors Visa for my wife.

    My case:

    I am currently in UK. I had Tier 1 Visa(HSMP) which has already expired and I have applied for extension of Tier 1 Visa.
    I have submitted extension application 4.5 months back and am still awaiting decision from UKBA.

    Hence, as this moment since I do not have valid visa, I could not sponsor family visitor visa for my wife.

    However, my wife has other friend in UK (with valid visa) and is ready to sponsor her tourist visa.
    (So my wife can come on General tourist visa and mentioning reason of visiting her friend.)

    In this situation I want to know under which category she can apply for that?
    and how should my situation be presented in her application?

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    1. Hi, she can apply under general visitor visa.

      You can look at the documents list @

      http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/out-of-country/visitors.pdf

      Thanks,
      Avineet

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  42. thanks Avineet for your reply.
    Problem is that
    -I am in UK and still I can not sponsor my wife's visa and her friend is sponsoring. Can these be reason of rejection or inquiry ?

    Also, i wanted to know if Tourist visa is rejected then can you apply of another visa(Tier 1 dependent visa or fresh tourist visa) immediately ?? or do you have to wait for 3-6 months before making other visa application?

    Thanks.

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  43. Hi,
    I recently heard that even if I am on tier 1 visa in UK, my wife cannot apply for FAMILY VISITOR VISA. She has to apply for GENERAL VISITOR VISA.

    This seems because of some recent change in rules.
    UKBA website mentions that
    (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/family/requirements/)
    Additionally the family member you are visiting must :
    be a British citizen;
    be settled in the UK;
    have been granted asylum in the UK; or
    have Humanitarian Protection status.

    I am not sure about this. Do you have any
    information here ?

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  44. Nirav, please read below:
    A family visitor comes under the immigration category of ‘general visitor’.

    Also, Only nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland can be family visitors.

    And :
    To come to the UK as a family visitor, you must be able to show that you will be visiting the following family members in the UK:

    spouse, civil partner, father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister

    Additionally:
    If you want to visit a family member who is not listed above, you should come to the UK as a general visitor.

    So your wife can apply for a family visitor visa.

    Hope this clarifies.

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  45. Hi Avi,

    I read these lines. We meet these requirements. However, below these para it mentions
    ==========================================
    Additionally the family member you are visiting must :
    be a British citizen;
    be settled in the UK;
    have been granted asylum in the UK; or
    have Humanitarian Protection status.
    ==========================================

    I ma not sure as a Tier 1 holder whether I meet above criteria too ... (i am sure i am not 1,3,4...i am not sure about 2nd point -- be settled in the UK;)

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  46. HELLO.
    My self prince arora recently im apply for sports visitor uk visa but British high commission refused my case . bcoz my bank acount history and my income tax return is not matching with my monthly income ...
    so plz tell me how to re apply uk visa i have also new invitation for new events any 1 tell me any ideas thanx verry much..

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  47. Hello there, I chanced on this blog as I was doing some research online concerning visa refusals. I'm a young student in the university here in Ghana who is interested in visiting the UK this christmas holidays, my appointment date for the submission is just this 15th of November this month.

    I stated in the application that I'm staying for only two weeks and nothing more, but a good friend who has been travelling in and out of the UK in over fifteen years now tells me they could refuse me on the grounds that it is too short a stay for a first timer and considering all the places I indicated in the itinerary that I want to see, and that I should make it 4 weeks maximum instead, and I should reduce the places on my itinerary. I duno if you would permit me send you scan copies of my application for you to give a professional opinion concerning that. Thank you

    K,Ghana

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  48. Hi...
    recently i won a trip to London in a contest by Louiss Philipe. I am a final year engineering student.. The trip is fully funded by the company as am the grand winner. I have already travelled to countries like Singapore/Malaysia/Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan.
    What documents do i need to provide them to get my visa easily.?

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    1. You will need to apply via the general visitor visa category and will need to submit details like :
      1) Your finances ( your as well as sponsor's)
      2) Accommodation in UK
      3) Address proof in India
      4) Student proof and proof that you have been allowed to travel by the school and that you will re-join when you are back from London.
      5) etc

      For more details please visit my blog.

      Thanks,

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    2. Dear Avi25ge,

      I just submitted my applicatin for business visitor visa today, and a the VFS the officer there and (I blame myself even more) did not check my travel itinery, so it did not get submitted, I have a business visitor visa for Uk that I had got last year, I have submitted accomodation booking, invitation letter from the university that is inviting me to attend a meeting and also all the relevant finanacial documents ...I have appplied to so many visas befoer , but just today like a FOOL I did not submit the travel/ticket for UK alongwith the other documents...what do you advise I should do..I tried calling VFS, but they were already closed by 5:00 time when I realized the blunder...what do I do should i go to the VFS center where I submitted my application or wait till it gets rejected? I would appreciate a prompt answer
      thanks

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  49. What happens when ECO refuses and if you file your appeal as written and not hearing appeal?

    how long does it takes for ECO to check the VISA? and how long does it take to receive VISA once ECO has reviewed the documents? does it take 3 months?...6 months? etc

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  50. Hi my brothers visa application for post study visa was refused. Even though he applied before 5th April, but his actuall uni result was published later. He had a letter from his college that he has passed, but ukba didn't accept it, as the main university has published the result after 5 th April. He appealed in the court, but he was denied there too. Now he has 5 days to re appeal in the court again. But it seems the result will be same, but to stay legal he has to re appeal as far as I could understand. Now my question his, during his re appeal in the court, can he apply for a new student visa? Or what are his other option, he has already stayed in uk for last 8 years.

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  54. I AM DR jethalal. MY SISTER IN LAW & BROTHER IN LAW & THEIR 2 KIDS ARE UK CITIZENS.MY BROTHER IN LAW IS SENIOR MANAGER IN DELOITTE IT CONSULTANCY FOR OVER 4 YEARS WITH MY GROSS PAY OF £94,100.HE HAS OVER £80,000 IN HIS SAVINGS ACCOUNT. HE WANTS TO SPONSOR NINE FAMILY MEMBERS AT THE SAME TIME.HE HAS DONE AN HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ALSO , AS HIS EXISTING HOUSE IS NOT ENOUGH FOR NINE PEOPLE. WE ALL NINE PEOPLE ARE WELL TO DO WITH GOOD AMOUNT IN SAVINGS ACCOUNT.
    CAN WE GET VISA?

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  55. Hi, I am applying for a special visitor visa (to attend a one-week course in London) and I was informed that a minimum of one page of my passport must be blank on both sides. I have 4 blank "sides" in my passport, two of them together but not in the same page as required.
    Is this a reason for refusal?
    I would be very grateful for any advice you could provide.

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  56. Hi, I am on Tier 1 visa in the UK. My sister recently applied for visitor visa, we clearly mentioned that I will be sponsoring her visa. Her visa has been refused saying that she has insufficient funds although she had more than sufficient funds for the trip and it shouldn't matter because I am sponsoring her trip.
    What could be the reason, we are planning to re-appeal but want to understand what to do differently this time.

    Regards,
    Vandana

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  57. Hi... I have just applied my uk visa today in the vfs, I have unknowingly applied in the wrong category, instead of applying in the general visitor category have applied in the family visitor category.... my sis in law is staying there but she is not my husbands real sister, will they reject my visa on these grounds.... plz advice

    Regards
    Vaibhavi

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  58. Hi there,
    My name is Nidale from Lebanon and i got a refusal of entry clearance to the UK to visit my boyfriend there and that my right of appeal is limited to the grounds referred to in section 84(1)(c) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. Can anyone help and tell me what is the right thing to do.
    Many thanks

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    1. What I know is right of appeal being limited is just as no chance for appeal so on my opinion I advice you wait a month or two and re apply with strong supporting documents and strong tights to Lebanon proving to visa officer you will come back to Good Luck and am waiting on my application to will update the out come

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  59. hey there,

    I was wondering if you could help me with my situation. I have my finacee in jamaica and we have a son, I have settlement here in the uk which I gained after giving birth to my son. We applied for a general visitors visa so he could attend the birth but he was denied on the grounds of he did not have enough ties in jamaica to return after the birth, I gave birth without him, the saddest day of my life so far, we now applying for spousal visa, I work as a nurse full time but at present am on maternity leave, when i submitted application i was not on benefits, sadly after submitting due to all the fees i had to pay i am now claiming housing and council tax benefits, but i am just claiming because when he comes he can look after our son who he has never seen and i can go back to work. we are waiting for a decision which is due in a weak, am so loosing my mind, so my question is do you think he will be refused because i have claimed those benefits now. my son is a british citizen and its breaking my hurt. i have showed our skype conversations, pictures, i live in a housing association one bedroom flat and i got letter from my land lord to say they have no problems with him staying in the property, my wage slips and bank statement, please please could you let me know what you think, am going out my mind

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  60. there is a signature mismatch in my medical certificate & passport. will my UK visa get rejected, i have applied for tier 2-general as a dependant..

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  61. Hello have applied for a uk general visa and after one month and a week of waiting I emailed the BHC in concern of my application but to my surprise this is the mail i got in return

    Dear Sir,
    Thank you for your mail
    A decision has been made on your application. You would be contactedby the VFS for collection as soon as the decision is ready. Plese please can any one interpret the meaning of this mail, Decision has been made and as soon as Decision is ready. Thank you

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  62. I am a student and I apply for a six months tourist visa, I was however refused due to unprofessional conduct by the Consular Officer, He/She didn't read through my documents well leading he to make wrong assertions as reasons to refuse me.However I would like to appeal, my refusal of entry document tells me my right to appeal is limited to the grounds referred to in Section 84(1)(c) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.
    Please I need assistance on how to go about this Thank You

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  63. My Moms visa is refused entrance clearing saying that there are insufficient funds.. however the funds are more than RS50K. and the bank statement that we got from the bank was showing only 5K and now i am trying to get the bank statement again with corrlect closing balance details..
    Now, 1) should I also get the Bank Managers letter stating the mis print of the same?
    2) What should be the minimum amount that I need to keep in her account.. she might stay for 4.5months.. ?

    Please reply and thanks in anticipation..

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  64. Hi, I recently applied for UK Travel Visa. My visa was refused because I applied for Danish Green Card around 6 months back and it was rejected. Am I not allowed to travel to UK if i was not given Danish Green card which was a point based scheme and no relation with the travel scheme.

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  65. hi there .. can anyone please help me ?
    i live in iraq and
    my wife is a british citizen,settled in uk, she lvies with parents but have a double room, she have no job but i can sponsor myself i have a 100.000$ in my bank account credit, and my english certificate is also ready i got 7 in IELTS,

    can anyone please advice me for a successful visa application? am really confused if i will be rejected or not by the embassy
    yours (shexa)

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  67. Hello,
    Mohamed Danni, i got a Master degree of Business Communication, im planning to study IELTS in a particular college in london by uniplacement ltd office in Morocco for the duration of 3 months, the question is as the following: do i have the right to apply for another master degree after getting my IELTS certificate without comin back to my country?.and if yes what are the steps that i should follow?
    Thank you for replying

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  68. Hi Avi

    I Got an refusal for entry clearance for UK. Reason mention that 41 (1),(ii),(IV), (Vii). I applied from Australia and i am permanent resident of australia.
    at the end of the refusal letter. it has been mention that your right of appeal is limited to the grounds referred to in section 84 (1) (C) Nationality.

    Can u please advise me. whether i will apply for appeal and i need to re-lodge the application as a fresh applicant.

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  69. I have a daughter, she is living in overeas at the moment. she is 3 year old. it has been mention on my letter that no identified familial ties in australia

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  70. Hello,
    I applied for UK visa along my whole family. My wife and kids received there visa, but the did not gave me the visa for "Not well leminated passport". I applied from Ahmedabad, India. They did not told me anything about the condition of my passport. And the british council in Mumbai rejected my visa demand even though my passport is perfectly fine. What should i do now? Apply for a new passport and then ask for UK visa? Is there any chances for a denial again?

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  71. Hello Avi
    I had refused my UK visa Due to the reason of Financial stament. I fill my form by me. i had fiancial mistakes in my form. so they refused my UK visa

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  72. Hello,

    The reason of my visa refusal was also an unsatisfactory financial statement in February. I wonder if I can apply again. Is there any time passing requirements after the refusal?
    Thank you in advance

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    1. Hi,

      You can re-apply as soon as you want to. There is not time elapse limit.

      Thanks,
      Avineet

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  74. Can someone reply Please! How long do I have to wait until I can re apply for my mom (over 80). Just refused visit visa with no right (limited) of appeal. A lawyer told me to wait for a month but I want it as soon as possible to see my mom because of her age. I wish to know just the number of days after which I can submit a fresh application. I apprecia taking your time and Thanks a lot.

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    1. There is no time limit, you can re-apply as soon as you think you have all the documents.

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  75. Hello,

    I have applied for UK Visa and my date is on 23rd of july. But after filling the payment i found that in my address "of" has been Spelt as "og" but rest of the information is correct. Will there be any problem for me to get my visa.

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  77. Hello,

    My visa was rejected due to the shortage of document , my right of appeal is limited to the grounds referred to in section 84 (1) (c) of the National Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. It was rejected on 08 Aug 2014, I would like to know if I can apply again in the following week or how long should I wait till I can reapply. Thanks so much for your response.

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  80. hi..i live in the UAE and am originally from pakistan.i had recently applied for a family visit visa to uk for a period of three weeks along with my parents and one sister.we had provided all details as much as we could..including a sponsor letter from a cousin of mine who lives in London itself. Our visa was refused on the grounds that the visa application didnt seem genuine and that the ECO wasnt satisfied we had enough funds to pay for our trip, or that we had any dependant ties outside the UK that would make us want to leave at the end of our stay..I have been living with my family in the UAE for the past 24 years,was born and brought up here...in fact we even visited the UK before but that was more than 10 years ago.

    we are considering of reapplying but what else can we do to make our application stronger? other than showing some savings we have?
    Also,if we reapply at once,would they make a cross check to our previous application refusal and make a judgment based on that? or should we just show them more money in our bank accounts?
    thanks

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  81. Hi, My signature in the biometrics does not exactly match with the signature in passport and other docs, since the biometrics signature pad is slippery(compared to paper). Will this result in Visa rejection?

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