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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 11:40am On Oct 15, 2015
destinstion2016:
@ justwise, OGreene, FrontpageLawyer just had a denial on my Settlement Visa application though still appealing the decision and already had an MP intervention on the issue.

My 6months visiting visa expired in May 2015 and i applied for settlement in July but was denied last week and I have been in and out of the UK.

Can I procced to apply for another 6months visiting visa whilst having an appeal of the settlement still pending.

I have 2kids and my wife all based there and wanna spend Xmas with the family as I always do

They will suspect your true intention considering your pending spouse visa appeal
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by PedigreeCity: 3:36pm On Oct 15, 2015
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by justwise
( m ): 11:57am On Oct 10
PedigreeCity:
Working with a local govt in oyo state
Ok,
"then you need to meet the requirement as an
individual even as you are accompanying your
sister, you still have to proof your tie to Nigeria
just as you will do if you are the main applicant". PLS, LIKE WHAT ARE THE TIEs?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by aibisoye: 3:56pm On Oct 15, 2015
House,

Successfully submitted to renew my visa. 2 years family visit. Got a mail today that it's been processed in Sheffield. I thought only settlement visa are done in Sheffield?

Anyways hoping for the best.
Great day
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by kaydguru: 4:10pm On Oct 15, 2015
aibisoye:
House,

Successfully submitted to renew my visa. 2 years family visit. Got a mail today that it's been processed in Sheffield. I thought only settlement visa are done in Sheffield?

Anyways hoping for the best.
Great day

Visit Visas too are also processed there. My brother that submitted last week thursday too got an email this afternoon, processed in Sheffiled but for a 5years renewal.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vuitton007: 4:45pm On Oct 15, 2015
kaydguru:


Visit Visas too are also processed there. My brother that submitted last week thursday too got an email this afternoon, processed in Sheffiled but for a 5years renewal.

@KAYDGURU

please am lost on the process too, could you help with some info, am renewing 5yrs this month, how long does this take and whats really the process, i wud like to use the VI teleperformance, i viewd the form today and everythg looked like greek,then i hear pple have challenges with payment and all, pls help with the process as much as u can, tnx.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Nobody: 4:46pm On Oct 15, 2015
Pls house, how do I get to UK visa app centre in VI, am only use to d one in Ikeja...I am coming from Apapa..pls I need directions on how to get there... Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 4:56pm On Oct 15, 2015
teana4040:
Pls house, how do I get to UK visa app centre in VI, am only use to d one in Ikeja...I am coming from Apapa..pls I need directions on how to get there... Thanks

Churchgate Towers. Go through Ozumba Nbadiwe, ask anyone where Afribank Street is. I think it's one of the easiest building to locate on the Island.

Good luck
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Davdar: 4:58pm On Oct 15, 2015
Hello Justwise

Just this year May and June whatsapp chat I sent and no email. In addition I sent birthdays cards, money transfer receipts, calling cards and Lycamobile itemised bill from March to June 2015
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by OGreene: 5:04pm On Oct 15, 2015
When you get to Law school (Ozumba Mbadiwe), jus ask for Church Gate, that's where the VAC is.

From Apapa-CMS-Law School B/stop

teana4040:
Pls house, how do I get to UK visa app centre in VI, am only use to d one in Ikeja...I am coming from Apapa..pls I need directions on how to get there... Thanks

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 5:11pm On Oct 15, 2015
OGreene:
When you get to Law school (Ozumba Mbadiwe), jus ask for Church Gate, that's where the VAC is.

From Apapa-CMS-Law School B/stop


@Ogreene, any cheap ticket for October ending or first week of Nov? LOL
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by kaydguru: 5:19pm On Oct 15, 2015
Vuitton007:


@KAYDGURU

please am lost on the process too, could you help with some info, am renewing 5yrs this month, how long does this take and whats really the process, i wud like to use the VI teleperformance, i viewd the form today and everythg looked like greek,then i hear pple have challenges with payment and all, pls help with the process as much as u can, tnx.

The process is not really different. Fill the forms online, make payment & book appointment.

Attend your appointment with a print out of your application form, appointment confirmation, receipt of payment and other documents.

Gtb MasterCard (Token needed) worked for me and my brother.

Mine took less than 5days, My brother about 7days and we both submitted in VI. (Their Processing times vary for some people 15 working days or more)

The link below explains all much better

https:// goo. gl /1tUJsW

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by mosopefoluwa: 5:27pm On Oct 15, 2015
Good day All,

Hope your day went well.

Please I need your help/guidance..... I applied for the UK Visa with family for holiday and was denied on the basis that they are not sure I will not have to work or access public funds while I'm the UK. Reasons are:

1. My statement does not have enough money to cater for the trip and the investment letter I attached does not show that the funds can be made available before maturity.Amount in the investment is more than double of the entire holiday cost. Please note that Maturity date is October and Travel date is intended for Mid Novemebr... SO I dont understand this.

2. That they are not sure we will be spending half of our savings on the holiday

3. I had credits for Ajo( monthly contribution) in my account and this was clearly explained in the supporting document. The issue they have is that they are not certain we did not "inflate" the account for the purpose of the visa application.

Please assist with how I can go about proving/clearing their doubts as we intend to reapply (since we were not given right of appeal).

We are first timers.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by OGreene: 5:47pm On Oct 15, 2015
I jus saw Virgin Atlantic for N175k


FrontPageLawyer:


@Ogreene, any cheap ticket for October ending or first week of Nov? LOL
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by greenwall: 8:28pm On Oct 15, 2015
Good day all, I have been following this thread for some days now and I've found it to be very interesting, thumbs up to you all. I need your option on my coming application.

I have once applied and granted a six months UK visa some years 2012, which I only used (ten days) once as a bachelor and then working (for three years) with a privately owned oil and gas company.

Now, i am married with a kid and planning to apply (January) next year alone without my family.

I have retired (January 2013) from that employment, I own my own transport business (oil and gas logistics) and also runs a block moulding (transferred family business) and supplies business, both I run under a business name (Enterprises) registration, which I registered years ago even before I got the said job. I never mentioned anything about the registered business name in my last UK application. Most times, payments come through my personal account and I rarely use my business account. My business account may not be up to six months when I will be applying in January. My personal account is very active and I have instructed my clients and agents to pay directly into my business account from now on.

What are my chances and challenges?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 8:56pm On Oct 15, 2015
greenwall:
Good day all, I have been following this thread for some days now and I've found it to be very interesting, thumbs up to you all. I need your option on my coming application.

I have once applied and granted a six months UK visa some years 2012, which I only used (ten days) once as a bachelor and then working (for three years) with a privately owned oil and gas company.

Now, i am married with a kid and planning to apply (January) next year alone without my family.

I have retired (January 2013) from that employment, I own my own transport business (oil and gas logistics) and also runs a block moulding (transferred family business) and supplies business, both I run under a business name (Enterprises) registration, which I registered years ago even before I got the said job. I never mentioned anything about the registered business name in my last UK application. Most times, payments come through my personal account and I rarely use my business account. My business account may not be up to six months when I will be applying in January. My personal account is very active and I have instructed my clients and agents to pay directly into my business account from now on.

What are my chances and challenges?

You'll need to build a very strong Social, Family, and Economic Ties, therefore I'll advise you keep running your business account for now, keep all transaction documents, receipts, clearance certificate, VAT payment (Enterprise)
Your business account should be separated from your personal account which should also serve as your salary account.
As a business owner, it is also advisable your work out your Monthly wages which should be transferred from your Company's account to your personal/salary account at the end of every month.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 8:57pm On Oct 15, 2015
OGreene:
I jus saw Virgin Atlantic for N175k



Direct Flight to London? Will check it out. Thanks Boss
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by OGreene: 9:00pm On Oct 15, 2015
Yep. If u don't see anythn cheaper, I will send you their contact

Seems like I mistakenly modified my prev msg, instead of quoting it.

FrontPageLawyer:


Direct Flight to London? Will check it out. Thanks Boss
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by iblaw: 9:47pm On Oct 15, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:


@Ogreene, any cheap ticket for October ending or first week of Nov? LOL

By October ending/first week November, thats the beginning of the cold wey fit dry person blood grin
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by greenwall: 10:14pm On Oct 15, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:


You'll need to build a very strong Social, Family, and Economic Ties, therefore I'll advise you keep running your business account for now, keep all transaction documents, receipts, clearance certificate, VAT payment (Enterprise)
Your business account should be separated from your personal account which should also serve as your salary account.
As a business owner, it is also advisable your work out your Monthly wages which should be transferred from your Company's account to your personal/salary account at the end of every month.



build a very strong Social: this should be in terms of my business which is very well on ground.
Family: i have my wife and daughter and other family dependants
Economic Ties:?
business account: this be less than six months by time will be submitting my application and my passport will be expiring six months after submission.
keep all transaction documents, receipts: i have my receipt booklets, job approvals, quotations/proforma invoices, delivery notes, way-bills.
clearance certificate, ?
VAT payment (Enterprise): will work towards that. will there still be need for my personal income tax?
business account should be separated: it is. but won't be up to six month by the time i submitting my application
personal account: i have not been paying my self but i transfer from by business account to my wife's account and my personal account
your salary account: this should be the same as my personal account or do i have to open another one?
business owner Monthly wages although i have not been doing that but i have always transfer to my wife's account and my personal account
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 10:37pm On Oct 15, 2015
greenwall:




build a very strong Social: this should be in terms of my business which is very well on ground.
Family: i have my wife and daughter and other family dependants
Economic Ties:?
business account: this be less than six months by time will be submitting my application and my passport will be expiring six months after submission.
keep all transaction documents, receipts: i have my receipt booklets, job approvals, quotations/proforma invoices, delivery notes, way-bills.
clearance certificate, ?
VAT payment (Enterprise): will work towards that. will there still be need for my personal income tax?
business account should be separated: it is. but won't be up to six month by the time i submitting my application
personal account: i have not been paying my self but i transfer from by business account to my wife's account and my personal account
your salary account: this should be the same as my personal account or do i have to open another one?
business owner Monthly wages transferred from your Company's account to your personal[/b]

You have most of the documents to show your social and economic ties. Having said that, there is no guarantee about visas, but the better prepared you are, the better your chances of getting approved. For your financial accounts, make sure there is regular activity for the past 6 months. You must prove to the ECO that you will not become a financial burden to the UK Government or decide not to return to Nigeria. The more evidence they see that you will return back to Nigeria, the better your chances.

You don't have to open a salary account. Let your personal account act as your salary/personal account, but avoid money lodged in its entirety.

You'll need to submit the following documents, Original and Photocopies;

Marriage Cert.
Birth Cert.
Company Documents CAC, Contract papers, Invoices, Receipts e.t.c
Tax Clearance
Evidence of VAT payment
Company statement of account
Personal statement of account, showing your monthly salary
Company ID
Introduction Letter on your letterhead

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by sabrinaqueenzy: 10:39pm On Oct 15, 2015
Hello house.. Please help look into this.
Last year November wen I applied for uk visa, I stated that my graduation is in march , because I used my school documents and also my business documents. I was refused. Based on the fact that I didnot put down proper ittinery on how I want to spend my time in London,
This year am a graduate and am facing my business fully, I want to reapply next month.. Do I need to show them am a graduate now with my certificate. ( please note that I only have statement of result) my certificate is not ready yet... Or I should just apply normally with my business document?....thanks a lot for ur response
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by greenwall: 10:47pm On Oct 15, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:


You have most of the documents to show your social and economic ties. Having said that, there is no guarantee about visas, but the better prepared you are, the better your chances of getting approved. For your financial accounts, make sure there is regular activity for the past 6 months. You must prove to the ECO that you will not become a financial burden to the UK Government or decide not to return to Nigeria. The more evidence they see that you will return back to Nigeria, the better your chances.

You don't have to open a salary account. Let your personal account act as your salary/personal account, but avoid money lodged in its entirety.

You'll need to submit the following documents, Original and Photocopies;

Marriage Cert. OK
Birth Cert. OK SWORN AFFIDAVIT
Company Documents CAC : OK, XYZ NIGERIA ENTERPRISES, Contract papers: OK, SUBCONTRACT, Invoices:OK, Receipts e.t.c: OK
Tax Clearance: WILL GET THAT
Evidence of VAT payment WILL GET THAT
Company statement of account: THREE MONTHS
Personal statement of account, showing your monthly salary
Company ID: OK
Introduction Letter on your letterhead: OK
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 11:14pm On Oct 15, 2015
@Greenwall

Six Months Statement of account is the standard requirement.

Why not get Birth Certificate from NPC?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by greenwall: 11:27pm On Oct 15, 2015
Thanks man. i will take my sworn affidavit to NPC (surulere) to obtain another certificate. but the main issue is that of the company's account. since i will also require minimum of six months validity on my passport that will make it more challenging to for me. i have to be sincere with you i have not been using it.

what do you think?
FrontPageLawyer:
@Greenwall

Six Months Statement of account is the standard requirement.

Why not get Birth Certificate from NPC?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 11:29pm On Oct 15, 2015
sabrinaqueenzy:
Hello house.. Please help look into this.
Last year November wen I applied for uk visa, I stated that my graduation is in march , because I used my school documents and also my business documents. I was refused. Based on the fact that I didnot put down proper ittinery on how I want to spend my time in London,
This year am a graduate and am facing my business fully, I want to reapply next month.. Do I need to show them am a graduate now with my certificate. ( please note that I only have statement of result) my certificate is not ready yet... Or I should just apply normally with my business document?....thanks a lot for ur response

Your certificate is not a requirement.

You were probably refused an entry visa because the ECO probably perceived you as a flight risk since your social and economic ties to your country were weak.

Is your business registered?
Do you pay company tax?
Do you have a company account?
How much is your annual turnover?
How much is your monthly wages/salary?
Married or Single?
Children?

Answer those questions and we shall take it from there.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 11:37pm On Oct 15, 2015
@Greenwall.

Yes go to Surulere Local Government with the sworn affidavit for the Birth Certificate. Always attach the Sworn Affidavit to it at all time.

Your passport must be valid for 6 Months beyond the period of your intended stay.

You have to submit a healthy 6 Months bank statement.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Bigolly(m): 12:58am On Oct 16, 2015
pls do i need to add flight reservation with d documents i will be summitting at the application centre?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 2:03am On Oct 16, 2015
Bigolly:
pls do i need to add flight reservation with d documents i will be summitting at the application centre?

No. It is not a requirement.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by sabrinaqueenzy: 4:31am On Oct 16, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:


Your certificate is not a requirement.

You were probably refused an entry visa because the ECO probably perceived you as a flight risk since your social and economic ties to your country were weak.

Is your business registered?
Do you pay company tax?
Do you have a company account?
How much is your annual turnover?
How much is your monthly wages/salary?
Married or Single?
Children?

Answer those questions and we shall take it from there.

Thanks a lot.
My business is registered
I don't pay tax
I have a company account
Monthly salary is 250k
Am single
No child.
Thanks alot
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by spiceymma: 6:27am On Oct 16, 2015
Goodday everyone,
I av bn following this thread recently. I was denied visa based on the fact that I did nt state my proper itenery in the UK cos I had stated in my application that I av no relative and I would be doing some sight seeing as well as little shopping and also my balance at the time I submitted the application was not enough. However I submited my Tbills worth 2.1 million naira. One tranch would be maturing by Nov which should be more than enough for my trip. Please advise me, cos they said there is no right of appeal or right to administrative review.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by worry359(m): 8:05am On Oct 16, 2015
spiceymma:
Goodday everyone,
I av bn following this thread recently. I was denied visa based on the fact that I did nt state my proper itenery in the UK cos I had stated in my application that I av no relative and I would be doing some sight seeing as well as little shopping and also my balance at the time I submitted the application was not enough. However I submited my Tbills worth 2.1 million naira. One tranch would be maturing by Nov which should be more than enough for my trip. Please advise me, cos they said there is no right of appeal or right to administrative review.

sabrinaqueenzy:

Thanks a lot.
My business is registered
I don't pay tax
I have a company account
Monthly salary is 250k
Am single
No child.
Thanks alot

Both of these are suffering because of poor ties to return home.
The first thing that you must do is to[b] prove[/b] to the visa officer that you will return home after your visit.
Finances are part of this, but ties to employment, family or property are required.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by lantres000(m): 8:29am On Oct 16, 2015
Good Morning my Visa consultants in the house.

Abeg my problem is in three parts

1 I applied for a tourist Visa as a first timer

2 I got a mail after 3 working days that the visa is ready for pick up(Though out of town)

3 The hotel name i have on my application is different from the one i finally booked and confirmed.

My worry is that how come its that fast abi them just look am toss the thing away?On the other hand every other thing is so on point ranging from the 6 months play slip, to bank statement and all.

I will so appreciate your contribution on this cos am so scared to pick up my passport.

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