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General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 3:00pm On Oct 10, 2015
Please continue posting your enquiries here, the previous thread has reached and passed 400 pages.

Part2 is here for reference purposes http://www.nairaland.com/823855/general-uk-visa-enquiries-part

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by DAVEZONIGLTD: 3:46pm On Oct 10, 2015
New Tread, New beginning.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 5:38pm On Oct 10, 2015
Welcome to Part 3. I perceive lots of success stories in this part.

Justwise. You're too much.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by SweetOlive(f): 7:14pm On Oct 10, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:
Welcome to Part 3. I perceive lots of success stories in this part.

Justwise. You're too much.
Amen
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ayemerbarth: 9:38pm On Oct 10, 2015
Dear Justwise great job u r doing here. I got a mail on two occasions UK Sheffield section. First was my application has been recieved and the second was a decision has been made on my application both mails has the VAF numbers. Could u please confirm to me if this is a sign of success. Waiting for ur kind response.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 10:04pm On Oct 10, 2015
ayemerbarth:
Dear Justwise great job u r doing here. I got a mail on two occasions UK Sheffield section. First was my application has been recieved and the second was a decision has been made on my application both mails has the VAF numbers. Could u please confirm to me if this is a sign of success. Waiting for ur kind response.


No.

VAF number is just your application ref number, issued or refused the letter will still carry that number

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 10:10pm On Oct 10, 2015
ayemerbarth:
Dear Justwise great job u r doing here. I got a mail on two occasions UK Sheffield section. First was my application has been recieved and the second was a decision has been made on my application both mails has the VAF numbers. Could u please confirm to me if this is a sign of success. Waiting for ur kind response.

Until you open your application, the decision of the visa officer is unknown to anyone.

But from my understanding and research, about 90% of returned visa applications with a VAF reference number as email subject from UKBA email were successful.

Stay calm and relax.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ayemerbarth: 10:10pm On Oct 10, 2015
Okay tx for ur early response. Is there a clue from the body of the letter that can determine my fate b4 I go collect the docs formally? Tx
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 10:32pm On Oct 10, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:


Until you open your application, the decision of the visa officer is unknown to anyone.

But from my understanding and research, about 90% of returned visa applications with a VAF reference number as email subject from UKBA email were successful.

Stay calm and relax.

VAF basically means Visa Application Form, the ECO number that follows it uniquely identifies your application.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 10:37pm On Oct 10, 2015
ayemerbarth:
Okay tx for ur early response. Is there a clue from the body of the letter that can determine my fate b4 I go collect the docs formally? Tx

We all understand your anxiety, but seriously it's nothing to worry about. A decision has already been made by the UKBA.

Remain positive.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 10:41pm On Oct 10, 2015
justwise:


VAF basically means Visa Application Form, the ECO number that follows it uniquely identifies your application.

Prof. Justwise, I DARE not contest with my teacher, I was referring to a research I did on this same subject where I got that information from.

Many thanks as always
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by APFM(m): 12:47am On Oct 11, 2015
@justwise and @frontpagelawyer and every other gurus in the house

I asked a question abt paying for my short course study and accomodation earlier before applying for my visa.

I want to know the reliable amount that can be in account and i own my business and i don't pay myself salary for now but i transfer money most of the time into my personal acct, and also i have tax clearance for my biz,payee for myself and for my staff what should i do?

Pls knw that all fees including accomodation will be paid to the school before applying.

Thank you

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by uuspace(m): 5:02am On Oct 11, 2015
Hello Prof Justwise,

Am just curious. Is there is specific reason for breaking the thread at 400 pages. I see other threads doing 1000.

Thumbs up for the good qork you are doing
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by TERRYgbaa(m): 6:08am On Oct 11, 2015
good day guys, i would like to enquire, a friend is inviting me over to the Uk, do i tick the tourist option or the visiting friend option,i have book tours alrdy, in which i have paid for, with an acc of 5m do i have a good chance of getting the visa thanks
cc@justwise thanks

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 7:48am On Oct 11, 2015
TERRYgbaa:
good day guys, i would like to enquire, a friend is inviting me over to the Uk, do i tick the tourist option or the visiting friend option,i have book tours alrdy, in which i have paid for, with an acc of 5m do i have a good chance of getting the visa thanks
cc@justwise thanks

Your question is not really clear, but what you need is a "General Visitor Visa"
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Generalkorex(m): 8:31am On Oct 11, 2015
New thread.
May God answer our prayers.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by iluvweed(m): 12:36pm On Oct 11, 2015
Hi All,
Pls I just registered my business this year March, I hope it doesn't affect my application?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 12:52pm On Oct 11, 2015
iluvweed:
Hi All,
Pls I just registered my business this year March, I hope it doesn't affect my application?

Before the business was registered, where have you worked?

Have you been running this new business and in what capacity?

It is not enough reason to just register a business simply because you want to to travel. It will be very difficult to get a visa if your company is barely one year and does not show significant records/transactions.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by iluvweed(m): 12:55pm On Oct 11, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:


Before the business was registered, where have you worked?

I ran my late father's business which was like a family business, but just got my own business this year!, I still have tax clearance and receipts of the previous business, can I include them?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 1:06pm On Oct 11, 2015
iluvweed:


I ran my late father's business which was like a family business, but just got my own business this year!, I still have tax clearance and receipts of the previous business, can I include them?


Is your late father's business Registered? I want to believe it is still in operation hence the "is"

Are you listed as a director in the company if still in operation?

I asked these questions because it will be very difficult to get a visa with a newly registered company knowing fully well that anybody can go to CAC and get one.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by iluvweed(m): 1:07pm On Oct 11, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:


Before the business was registered, where have you worked?

Have you been running this new business and in what capacity?

It is not enough reason to just register a business simply because you want to to travel. It will be very difficult to get a visa if your company is barely one year and does not show significant records/transactions.

But the business is still under the same category, just like a new branch of my former business, but now I am the rightful owner of this new company. So pls what do I need to include from my previous business?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by iluvweed(m): 1:09pm On Oct 11, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:



Is your late father's business Registered? I want to believe it is still in operation hence the "is"

Are you listed as a director in the company if still in operation?

I asked these questions because it will be very difficult to get a visa with a newly registered company knowing fully well that anybody can go to CAC and get one.

Yes its still very much in operation and also YES am still listed as a director. But when I filled my application, I used my new business because I have company bank account statement for the new company and all other necessary documents.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by poca4real(m): 1:19pm On Oct 11, 2015
Am about applying for UK visitor visa ,my brother is sending invitation/payslip/British passport copy to me,my question is,what is minimum amount must I have in my salary account as balance that can guarantee my visa?I will provide my payslip and other documents required.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 1:21pm On Oct 11, 2015
iluvweed:


Yes its still very much in operation and also YES am still listed as a director. But when I filled my application, I used my new business because I have company bank account statement for the new company and all other necessary documents.



If the family business is still in operation and you are listed as a director, then you will need the following documents to prove you have been working and still works in the company hitherto.

-Company Registration Certificate of the Family Business
-Tax Clearance Certificate
-Memorandum and articles of association showing you as a director of the company.
-Your statement of account showing your salary from your family business.
-The Company’s statement of account (if applicable)
-Board Resolution signed by the Family's Company Secretary confirming that you still a director in the company.
- Your own CAC
-Tax Clearance Certificate
-Personal/Company Statement of account

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 1:30pm On Oct 11, 2015
poca4real:
Am about applying for UK visitor visa ,my brother is sending invitation/payslip/British passport copy to me,my question is,what is minimum amount must I have in my salary account as balance that can guarantee my visa?I will provide my payslip and other documents required.


How much is your Monthly salary?

How long have you been working?

How much do you have in your account?

How much will this trip cost you?

How long are you staying?

Are you married?

Do you have children?

We await your answers to help assess your application.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by poca4real(m): 3:00pm On Oct 11, 2015
Am on net salary of 350k,I have been working more than 5 years,I have almost 450k in the account due to projects undergo,less than 350k,am staying for two weeks ,my bro will cater for accommodation and feeding, am married with a kid.

Thanks for your response.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by iluvweed(m): 3:05pm On Oct 11, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:




If the family business is still in operation and you are listed as a director, then you will need the following documents to prove you have been working and still works in the company hitherto.

-Company Registration Certificate of the Family Business
-Tax Clearance Certificate
-Memorandum and articles of association showing you as a director of the company.
-Your statement of account showing your salary from your family business.
-The Company’s statement of account (if applicable)
-Board Resolution signed by the Family's Company Secretary confirming that you still a director in the company.
- Your own CAC
-Tax Clearance Certificate
-Personal/Company Statement of account


Thanks for the response bro!...God Bless you real good. I will keep you posted as to the progress of my application.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 3:18pm On Oct 11, 2015
poca4real:
Am on net salary of 350k,I have been working more than 5 years,I have almost 450k in the account due to projects undergo,less than 350k,am staying for two weeks, am married with a kid.

Thanks for your response.

You have 450k in your account and plan to spend 350k which is your one Month salary.

In my opinion, the ECO will not consider your proposed expenditure for the duration of your visit to be in commensuration to your personal and financial circumstances.

Your application might also be refused for insufficient funds.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by poca4real(m): 4:13pm On Oct 11, 2015
Is there any amount you must have in your account?coz one of my friend got USA visa with amount lesser than what I have,and he on 70k salary per month.

Clarify.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by OGreene: 5:13pm On Oct 11, 2015
I hardly see ppl refused US visa based on financial strength unlike what we know is common wt UK visas, most UK refusals re tied to finances.

#MyOwnObservationsOvertime

poca4real:
Is there any amount you must have in your account?coz one of my friend got USA visa with amount lesser than what I have,and he on 70k salary per month.

Clarify.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 5:34pm On Oct 11, 2015
poca4real:
Is there any amount you must have in your account?coz one of my friend got USA visa with amount lesser than what I have,and he on 70k salary per month.

Clarify.

You cannot compare the UK and US in terms of VOs reaching a visa decision.

UK visa decisions are reached based on documents submitted, while the US reach her visa decisions through assessment of a submitted application and oral interview.

I'll be surprise if an ECO approves your application with a closing balance of 450k in your account while you're spending 350k visiting the UK for one or two weeks regardless of your Monthly salary which looks good. However it can be possible if it's a sponsored trip.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by OGreene: 5:34pm On Oct 11, 2015
You have good home ties, good pay, ur account bal? Hmmm..... The Consular will wonder what u will fall back on when u return from ur trip + u hv family responsibilities. I don't knw abt ur travel history.

If the application is not urgent, build ur account.

If ur bro is taking care of ur accommodation and feeding, wetin u wan spend 350k ontop grin. Even tho you might, try to be as prudent as possible in the budget section, N180k/200k for flight and N80k/N100k for T-Fare and miscellaneous + Shopping. That's N280k.

poca4real:
Am on net salary of 350k,I have been working more than 5 years,I have almost 450k in the account due to projects undergo,less than 350k,am staying for two weeks ,my bro will cater for accommodation and feeding, am married with a kid.

Thanks for your response.

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