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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ijeshaoflondon: 10:04am On Sep 26
: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ijeshaoflondon: 5:41am
Good Morning Ma People, I applied for a 6 month tourist visa since 4th july, i got a message in August from sheffield UK that they needed more time to make decision , hoping by September ending I should have gotten my passport back, but to my utmost surprise, I received another email from Sheffield last night that they needed more time to make decision on my application , please what the heck is happening? is it normal to receive this same message twice or its just an error from Sheffield? justwise,epkpote,brightus,help!!!!
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Brightingsus: 10:45am On Sep 26
ijeshaoflondon:
: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ijeshaoflondon: 5:41am
Good Morning Ma People, I applied for a 6 month tourist visa since 4th july, i got a message in August from sheffield UK that they needed more time to make decision , hoping by September ending I should have gotten my passport back, but to my utmost surprise, I received another email from Sheffield last night that they needed more time to make decision on my application , please what the heck is happening? is it normal to receive this same message twice or its just an error from Sheffield? justwise,epkpote,brightus,help!!!!

Each application is unique and decision time depends on the type of visa applied for, reason for the proposed visit, applicant's circumstances and supporting documents in relation to UKVI guidelines. This is the reason why two people could apply for the same type of visa under the same standard service, one gets visa quicker than the other. Also bear in mind, it's still peak period for UKVI.

It is nothing to worry about as some peoples' applications have taken longer than yours. UKVI reckons they owe it to you to always update you on the status of your application and that's why you got the correspondence you got. However if you think it's taken too long, you can always escalate.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by harry41: 11:03am On Sep 26
I meant that I had a closing balance of over 1m in other months prior to borrowing and repayment of the 700k. when I borrowed the 700k, I had like 300k left in the account but upon repayment, the balance for this month is over 1m.

ekpotek:


If you have a closing balance of over 1M. I will advice that you remove the 700K to another account. Otherwise you will need to explain the lodgement with documents to ECO
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by nanajec(m): 11:37am On Sep 26
@ Oga Brightingsus

Please Good morning ..Biko please you never finish help me on this my wahala now.

Please help a brother abeggi...



nanajec:


Thank you so much Sir..I appreciate the concern and advice.Please find reattached again.



1. What is the relationship between your older uncle and your aunt ?
The older uncle is the youngest brother of my aunties mother who happens to be in the UK.


2. What docs were used to prove the relationship?
nothing was used to prove because we didn’t actually know how to go about this therefore we are please hoping you’d help us with how.Thank you sir

3. What is he purpose of the UK visit?
Family visit cum tourism

4 We want to see the refusal letter, remember to cross out delicate details like name and application ref.

Please I have attached it duly.Thank you

5. Your younger cousin sponsoring does not help much. It's not always about the person sponsoring,so they can have billions and applicant might still be refused. Reverting back to your younger uncle might be seen as a desperate move. You need to address the concerns in the refusal, and not seeking alternative avenues to get into the UK.

Its not actually my younger cousin but rather My aunties direct younger brother,her backborn sibling. They share the same mother and same father.


Thank you so much Mr. Brightingsus. I really appreciate how you are taking time to help.





Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Brightingsus: 11:56am On Sep 26
harry41:
I meant that I had a closing balance of over 1m in other months prior to borrowing and repayment of the 700k. when I borrowed the 700k, I had like 300k left in the account but upon repayment, the balance for this month is over 1m.


I am getting confused with the terminology. You mean, you borrowed money from someone or you lent money to someone
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ekpotek: 11:58am On Sep 26
harry41:
I meant that I had a closing balance of over 1m in other months prior to borrowing and repayment of the 700k. when I borrowed the 700k, I had like 300k left in the account but upon repayment, the balance for this month is over 1m.


You definitely have a hard time convincing the ECO that this is not money lodgement. Unless there is an outflow showing the N700K leaving your account and coming back within the 6 month bank statement.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Brightingsus: 12:00pm On Sep 26
nanajec:
@ Oga Brightingsus

Please Good morning ..Biko please you never finish help me on this my wahala now.

Please help a brother abeggi...




Am straining to see the attached two pages clearly. Kindly upload again and watch the edges of the sheets.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Uglyduckling: 12:00pm On Sep 26
Baywood:
Hello house. Thank you, justwise. I have been a guest reader for 2 years now. Today, I decided to register because I have a question to ask.

My question is - If someone in Nigeria, a brother is sponsoring his brother for visit to a friend in the UK, is it only the bank account statement of the sponsor that's needed or will the person being sponsored also submit his own bank account statement? Thank you

You've been a guest for two years. You've obviously been reading their responses to people's inquiries and trusted their judgement hence you registered to ask your own question. You even mentioned justwise by name. But because he didn't tell you what you wanted to hear he became the enemy. You knew he was not the ECO yet you came to ask him. It's your type that will always blame the old woman in the village for the consequences of your poor decisions. Good luck with your visa application.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by harry41: 12:42pm On Sep 26
thanks for your response. I have evidence of 400k leaving my account in that statement. I sent the money to the borrower from another account. so I took 400k from my visa account and transferred the full 700k through another account. All this happened mid of September and I want to apply maybe 1st or 2nd week in October.

on a related note, I want to tender my salary account in addition to my savings account to show proof of my salary and push of a portion of my salary to my savings. should I do this?

ekpotek:


You definitely have a hard time convincing the ECO that this is not money lodgement. Unless there is an outflow showing the N700K leaving your account and coming back within the 6 month bank statement.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by harry41: 12:52pm On Sep 26
thanks for your response. I borrowed someone 700k in September which left me with around 300k balance. the person paid back the 700k and I have over 1m now. so will this be regarded as a lodgment? however, prior to this event that is other months like june, july, august I have always had above 1m in the account.

this is a renewal not first time application.


Brightingsus:


I am getting confused with the terminology. You mean, you borrowed money from someone or you lent money to someone
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ekpotek: 1:13pm On Sep 26
harry41:
thanks for your response. I have evidence of 400k leaving my account in that statement. I sent the money to the borrower from another account. so I took 400k from my visa account and transferred the full 700k through another account. All this happened mid of September and I want to apply maybe 1st or 2nd week in October.

on a related note, I want to tender my salary account in addition to my savings account to show proof of my salary and push of a portion of my salary to my savings. should I do this?


If there is an inflow and outflow of N400 - N700 consistently from both your acccounts, its okay. You can submit both accounts and explain the inflow that is not salary related with documentation. As this is your second visa application, your past visit will also count.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Baywood(m): 1:38pm On Sep 26
Uglyduckling:


You've been a guest for two years. You've obviously been reading their responses to people's inquiries and trusted their judgement hence you registered to ask your own question. You even mentioned justwise by name. But because he didn't tell you what you wanted to hear he became the enemy. You knew he was not the ECO yet you came to ask him. It's your type that will always blame the old woman in the village for the consequences of your poor decisions. Good luck with your visa application.

That's the problem. When you trust someone's judgement, he starts playing god and overtaken by his own heroism.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by lekibraky(m): 2:05pm On Sep 26
I challenge you come back here when u get the visa .
The people here guiding u are authority in visa guidance that only God will reward them not man not even seun can reward justwise he is doing it for humanity sake
Baywood:


If trailer fall on it, I will resurrect it.

You can only study refusal letters after the interview to ascertain, but you can't speak authoritatively before the interview.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by harry41: 2:46pm On Sep 26
thank you very much. my past visit was specifically within the time frame I gave in my last application (10 days).

for the extra documentations received, I believe tendering receipts of business I handled for clients will be sufficient because I'm a lawyer. these receipts are on my letterhead.

ekpotek:


If there is an inflow and outflow of N400 - N700 consistently from both your acccounts, its okay. You can submit both accounts and explain the inflow that is not salary related with documentation. As this is your second visa application, your past visit will also count.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by geek(m): 3:30pm On Sep 26
Baywood:


That's the problem. When you trust someone's judgement, he starts playing god and overtaken by his own heroism.

Seriously dude, quit being such a douche! You’ve made your point, so it’s now time for you to move on.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 3:45pm On Sep 26
ekpotek:


@Justwise. The printout copy of the application form is no longer submitted or accepted anymore. The OP should write a cover note to point out the mistake to the ECO. This will scanned along with other documents to UKVI.

You are right, I realised that the system has changed recently again, a cover letter will do or an email with his application reference number as subject.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 7:23pm On Sep 26
Jarus:
Hi Guys,

Does anyone know whether GTB Naira mastercard is still acceptable for UK visa payment?

I used it last time (last year) I applied but a friend that applied shortly after said he was not able to pay with GTB naira card.

I will appreciate response.

Thanks

Sorry my initial reply was wrong.

Judging by what a lot of people have said here GTB Naira mastercard will not work, use dollar account or get somebody in the UK or US to help you make the payment.

I have read far too many posts in this section about this payment issue with GTB Naira mastercard
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Jarus(m): 7:42pm On Sep 26
justwise:


Sorry my initial reply was wrong.

Judging by what a lot of people have said here GTB Naira mastercard will not work, use dollar account or get somebody in the UK or US to help you make the payment.

I have read far too many posts in this section about this payment issue with GTB Naira mastercard

Oh, thanks.

Running late. My passport is expiring November, so needed a new passport before applying for visa. Went to do passport renewal today. Hoping it will be out by Friday. Monday is publuc holiday., meaning the earliest time I can go for submission is Tuesday, 3rd, which is less than 10 working days from my travel date of 15th.

Now left with priority service option. Doesn't look like regular can be processed within 9 days (application to collection).

Too many issues to contend with for this impromptu UK visit (official travel). Dont want payment to be another issue as I dont have dollar mastercard. hence this question.

Last time I did UK Visa, got decision email on 10th day and collected on 13th working day.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 7:51pm On Sep 26
Jarus:


Oh, thanks.

Running late. My passport is expiring November, so needed a new passport before applying for visa. Went to do passport renewal today. Hoping it will be out by Friday. Monday is publuc holiday., meaning the earliest time I can go for submission is Tuesday, 3rd, which is less than 10 working days from my travel date of 15th.

Now left with priority service option. Doesn't look like regular can be processed within 9 days (application to collection).

Too many issues to contend with for this impromptu UK visit (official travel). Dont want payment to be another issue as I doubt have dollar mastercard. hence this question.

Last time I did UK Visa, got decision email on 10th day and collected on 13th working day.

Wow! if you pull this off then you need to replace Buhari immediately lol.

Though people do get passport the same day(Don't ask me how if you are a Nigerian).

Priority service has replaced standard service recently (sadly) but if you can afford super priority then you stand a good chance.

If you have any friend with domiciliary account that will help
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Baywood(m): 8:06pm On Sep 26
geek:


Seriously dude, quit being such a douche! You’ve made your point, so it’s now time for you to move on.

When you yourself have not moved on?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Baywood(m): 8:07pm On Sep 26
lekibraky:
I challenge you come back here when u get the visa .
The people here guiding u are authority in visa guidance that only God will reward them not man not even seun can reward justwise he is doing it for humanity sake

I know. They are authority, but not the final authority.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Jarus(m): 8:11pm On Sep 26
justwise:


Wow! if you pull this off then you need to replace Buhari immediately lol.

Though people do get passport the same day(Don't ask me how if you are a Nigerian).

Priority service has replaced standard service recently (sadly) but if you can afford super priority then you stand a good chance.

If you have any friend with domiciliary account that will help

So you dont think 9 days is guaranteed for priority service (which is put at 5 days on their website)?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 8:18pm On Sep 26
Jarus:


So you dont think 9 days is guaranteed for priority service (which is put at 5 days on their website)?

That 5days they stated on their website is a joke, i'm yet to see anybody that got it within 5days since April this year
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Jarus(m): 8:28pm On Sep 26
justwise:


That 5days they stated on their website is a joke, i'm yet to see anybody that got it within 5days since April this year

Oh dear.

Any 9 days?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 8:37pm On Sep 26
Jarus:


Oh dear.

Any 9 days?

Nope.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Jarus(m): 9:29pm On Sep 26
justwise:


Nope.

Oh dear. Have to do super priority.

How things changed so fast (for worse) just within a year. Did standard within 13 days (drop of docs to pick up of visa) this time last year.

Did 6 months then, otherwise would not have needed new visa for this.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 9:50pm On Sep 26
Jarus:


Oh dear. Have to do super priority.

How things changed so fast (for worse) just within a year. Did standard within 13 days (drop of docs to pick up of visa) this time last year.

Did 6 months then, otherwise would not have needed new visa for this.

This is a recent development, people get visiting within 5days just last year, I guess they have backlogs of applications.

Super priority will work for you in this case
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Jarus(m): 10:30pm On Sep 26
justwise:


This is a recent development, people get visiting within 5days just last year, I guess they have backlogs of applications.

Super priority will work for you in this case

Thanks.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Darla(f): 10:37pm On Sep 26
hohia:


I would encourage you to ask for an administrative review since they time frame for responding to you is within 28 days as stated in the letter sent to you. When an appeal or administrative review is granted means you ought to have been given visa but there needs to be more proofs. You do not lose anything by doing this review. It would be faster than a fresh application that stays 3 months or more these days and cost you more money. Just keep these additional documents handy and do a proper cover note in the form you are sending for the review.

About the communication, if your husband has been making more of the calls from a Lebara or Lyca or any other network in the UK, He can ask for his call logs (paper bill) to be sent to him which you can send along. Also if you have ever called him from MTN or so, you can request for you call logs and highlight your communications. Its all about your defense which is same as what you'd submit in a fresh application. Am sorry if I jumped in the middle, I peek into this place on my free periods. I wish you well.
This is useful as well.
Guess there's no harm in a review.
Thank you.
P.S:- I am not married...lol.
Did this inquiry on behalf of my sister who doesn't have a nairaland account smiley

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