| Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vicjustice: 9:36am On Feb 11|
I agree, as I have received visas whilst being barely 3 months at a new job. On the other hand, Vicjustice may be implying you have better chances if you've held your job for 1 year or more - sense of stability, and of course, the presentation of your income tax cert (if you can't give a good reason why you haven't one).
| Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vicjustice: 9:28am On Feb 11|
I don't agree with you on this because the ECO's have a decision guide (appendix V: UK immigration rules for visitors and general grounds for refusal document) available on the UK government immigration website where this clause is not mentioned. In fact people without jobs/tax info do apply for entry clearance and some are found eligible
Not every reason for visa refusal is on the written "decision guide", in fact, the vast reasons are based on the ECO's own judgements.
Now, applying for a tourist visa with a new job that hasn't proven its sustainability is a major
factor for refusal "under normal circumstances
", however, the ECO has the power to use his/her own initiative to decide whether the person is deemed deserving a visa or not.
| Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vicjustice: 10:53pm On Feb 10|
6 weeks validity or 6 weeks maximum stay? Check the visa again
I suppose the visa is valid for 6 months but with 6 weeks the duration of stay.
Check the visa very well and verify what it says...
| Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vicjustice: 9:40pm On Feb 10|
@Vicjustice your answer number 3. What rules are you quoting here ? Never come across any rule that states that an applicant must spend one year at their place of employment
Under normal circumstances, you can not get a tourist visa if you are less than one year in an employment for these two reasons:
(1) The employment is not yet sustained because in labour law, you have to be at least 1 year in a job in order to be fully protected against abrupt termination of employment.
(2) The visa officer needs (at least) a year's tax clearance in order to evaluate the job's worth.
| Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vicjustice: 12:35pm On Feb 10|
Please family I have some questions I would love cleared.
First of all, I have had 3 jobs in the last 6 months, having just finished nysc I worked a locum at my father's business before getting a job with a reputable firm. I want to apply for a visa for an exam i have slated for may 10 and would like to spend 2 weeks. My questions is as follows
1) do. I need to put in payslips from my 3 jobs as my account shows income from the three sources, to verify the income in my 6 months bank statement?
2) I was paid in cash from my father's business but could get a pay certificate to that effect, and I also still help with administrative duties
3) I started my current job late December and I'm planning to apply for visa in 1st week of March
All this jobs are legit and with verifiable documents, so id appreciate how to input this in my application.
4) I'm unmarried but I have a landed property and shares, is this sufficient ties to my country?
Thank you very much in anticipation of your reply. @justwise @vicjustice
1) You would be considered ineligible for a visa as your employment history does not conform to the requirement.
2) Cash payment is unacceptable unless in certain limited circumstances.
3) A job that is less than 1 year old does not meet the requirement as its sustainability is not yet verifiable.
4) Land property that stands in isolation is not a tie.
| Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vicjustice: 12:38am On Feb 07|
Thanks for your unending contribution. I must commend you all, you are doing a great job here. Please I need answers to these questions
My husband is on scholarship with all expense and upkeep paid. he stays in a duplex that is occupied by 4 persons(mostly students like him) in the house including the landlady. He is inviting me but then the last occupant of the room he took, registered the phone line in his name, and the other utility bills are registered in the name of the land lady
1. How can we proof that he is one of the occupants of the house?
Then, I just finished my masters (will convocate in April) and just resumed work in January(in a school) with not too much account balance though my husband intend to sponsor me with 400k from his salary account here in Nigeria for a-2wk school vacation. My husband is a lecturer in one of the Federal University in Nigeria and has signed bond with the university and the scholarship board to return immediately after his studies in September.
2. Is this financial obligation and my tie (job and convocation) to my country solid enough to convince the consular officer?
Then where I work, my employer does'nt give confirmation letters to staff, when u are in then u are in.
3. Is it still neccesary to support my documents with the letter?
4. Do I need to submit my results and confirmation for my just concluded masters study just to justify my recent employment status?
Please, I need you all to analyse my questions. Thanks in anticipation.
FrontPageLawyer has done justice to your question, the only point that i like to add is to question number 1 regarding proof of residence.
Tenancy agreement alone is not enough evidence that your husband resides in the said property: he needs a supporting utility bill to prove this.
| Travel / Re: Likely Questions To Expect At The Port Of Entry by Vicjustice: 9:10pm On Feb 05|
Please All, I intend visiting the States to see my sister and her family. Visa secured already. On my ds160, I stated that I will be staying in her apartment and the address was included. Going forward after the visa issuance and the desire to have some privacy cos I do lots of reports writing and online submissions at my place of work, I intend staying in a hotel in the same town as against my sister's apartment as stated earlier. My question; is it possible that this is seen as a discrepancy at the POE? Kindly advise.
You should be fine provided the booking is legit and valid.
| Forum Games / Re: Can You Find The 6 Words Hidden In This Picture by Vicjustice: 7:11pm On Feb 03|
Yes, i found all
| Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 11:03pm On Feb 01|
A friend of mine was denied visa when applying for immigrant visa to US due to her spouse misrepresentation which she was given alien smuggling. Will it affect her now that she wants to apply for canadian or australian visa with her current spouse as she divorced her former spouse some years.
There is a very high chance that she has been banned from entering the US for life. Although, the ban does not apply to Canada, but surely it affects her chance to get a visa for Canada, but she may be fine if she has compelling evidence to show that her circumstances has changed for better.
| Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 9:45pm On Feb 01|
Vicjustice please I went for interview for a tourist visa on September last year for the 1st time without invite and I have no travel experience. this is the conversation.
vo: good morning sir
vo: where are you going in the us
vo: what for?
vo: where do you work?
me: I told him
vo: what's your position in your company ?
vo: what do your company do?
me: importation of electronics and cars
Vo: how much do you earn?
me: I told him
vo: are you married?
vo: do you have a family here?
after typing somethings he handed me a green paper and said sorry you're not eligible.
I think I was denied cos of my marital status, every single dude that went before me were denied.
I have a letter of invitation from my cousin in USA for his graduation in may, if I apply now and cos I'm still not yet married, what are my chances? does the graduation invite make any difference? thanks.
Not necessarily because you are unmarried, there are other factors that are taken into consideration: for example, your your age falls into high immigration risk category yet, your salary may not be that impressive, or the VO does not trust your intention, or you have not been in your current job long enough to convince the VO that your employment is permanent
| Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 4:33pm On Feb 01|
@VICJUSTICE AND OTHER MEMBERS. I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE. MY BROTHER INLAW IS INVITING ME FOR A VISIT IN USA FOR A MONTH HOLIDAY. HE IS A CITIZEN AND HE PROMISED TO SEND INVITATION LETTER,PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP AND HIS BANK STATEMENT. I MYSELF I DEAL IN TRADING. I BUY GOODS HERE IN NIGERIA AND SEND TO GHANA AND SELL. BUT CURRENTLY I DO NOT HAVE REGISTER BUSINESS DOCUMENT HERE. BUT MY PASSPORT HAS MULTIPLE BENIN,TOGO,GHANA STAMP,INDICATING I ALWAYS TRAVEL. NOW AS A RESULT OF NATURE OF MY BUSINESS,MY BANK STATEMENT IS NOT GOOD,BECAUSE I ALWAYS USE LOCAL BUREAU TO CHANGE MONEY AND USE IT TO BUY ANOTHER GOODS IN NIGERIA AND SEND BACK TO GHANA. AS IT STAND NOW,MY BROTHER INLAW WILL TAKE CARE OF ME WITH ACCOMMODATION OVER THERE. BUT I WILL SPONSOR MY TICKETS BOTH RETURN AND OTHER VISA PROCESS FEE. MY QUESTION NOW, DO I HAVE A CHANCE IN OBTAINING VISITING VISA TO US IF I BOOK APPOINTMENT.? IF NO, WHAT CAN I DO NOW TO HELP ME SECURE VISA.? IM MARRIED WITH THREE KIDS. ONLY TRADITIONAL WEDDING,WHICH I HAVE THE PICTURES AS A PROOF. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. THANK YOU.
With the manner of business that you do, and a bank statement such as you explained, it will be a miracle if you get a visa.
But I thought your questions are answered in the opening post: please, refer to it.
As for your marriage , it should be made official with official certificate before it would be recognized by any embassy.
| Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 9:34pm On Jan 30|
Pls do they verify documents at the Chinese embassy?
So, even if they don't verify, does that mean you would use cassava leaves as documents?
| Travel / Re: Please Nigerians Living In Turkey I Need Your Help by Vicjustice: 12:11am On Jan 25|
You mean; "Çabuk-Çabuk" lol... I loved your synopsis though.
It reminds me of a time I was told there was a job vacancy which was urgent and would need my skills, mhaaaan I was soooo thrilled... I wore my best tux, shoes and sprayed my retro V.I Givenchy I had been saving for special days, took my CV and copies of my diplomas and put em in an envelope, while I practiced by best Turkish lines behind a mirror (using an Istanbul accent) looooool! Only for me to arrive the place and behold... I saw a construction site, ol boy! They were waiting for me to remove my tux and start lifting cement bags.
The Turkish guy shouted at me in Turkish "You think this is a beauty pageantry! Take those things off and flex some muscles" amanakoim!.... Lol!
very funny but I must say, those Çabuk-Çabuk jobs are very crazy, most assuredly you would be slave driven for between 30-50TL a day.
Your story indeed suggest a true scenario in Turkey.
| Travel / Re: Please Nigerians Living In Turkey I Need Your Help by Vicjustice: 8:33pm On Jan 24|
Not only have i been to Turkey, i have also lived there.
Menial job that does not require much skill and lacking prestige is common, and Turkish employers are very happy use you in their "shabu-shabu works.
Turkey is a very industrialized nation, in fact, it's more industrialized than 80% of the countries in the EU, so i don't think you'd have much of a problem finding a "shabu-shabu" (Turkish word for Quick-Quick) job in a Turkish factory; but the problem is the wages, you would be paid less than 1000 Turkish New Liras (300 Euros) a month
| Travel / Re: Likely Questions To Expect At The Port Of Entry by Vicjustice: 8:13pm On Jan 24|
Travelled to Dubai last year and i was asked to step aside. Passport was scanned and another colleague was asked to come and also look at my passport. My wife was not interrogated this way.
My crime? Having a baby face. In my 30's but look early 20's and I'm sure holding a green passport didn't help either. After seeing that the passport was genuine, i was apologized to and asked to have fun. It's an issue to look younger than you are at POE.
The issue is not because you look younger, but rather because, many Nigerians have proven their suspicions right before.
| Travel / Re: Likely Questions To Expect At The Port Of Entry by Vicjustice: 11:19pm On Jan 22|
Pls help a sister out.
My middle name was misspelled as Omowunmi in my passport, instead of Omowumi which appears in all my credentials. I want to apply for US student visa. Will the N added to my name in the passport cause visa denial? And will an affidavit be enough if any issue arise? Change of name of passport takes long, it is stressful and also very expensive.
Such an oversight can be overlooked. If the error bothers you, then, point it out as additional information.
| Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 9:48pm On Jan 20|
I need to know before i finally go and submit my doc on Thursday , I only have about 320k in my account , is that okay for a south africa visitor's visa ..
I have everything in place ..except for the hotel reservation which i will get soon .. and i am spending just 5days in SA according to my introduction letter
Please House help
This is how it works; An acceptable bank statement must have up to six months transaction records demonstrating your income (from verifiable sources) and expenditures, and it must have good enough fund to sustain your trip and intentions, and also; it must have enough balance to keep you going after the trip
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 12:06am On Jan 10|
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 12:02am On Jan 10|
Thank you @Vicjustice. Spain is my actual destination. i am mostly concern about that of my girl cox i know mine wont be problem. kindly tell me d minimum balance dat will make sense to them.
N600.000.000, Six hundred million Naira will make good sense
| Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 6:13pm On Jan 09|
Good morning n happy new year everyone. @Vicjustice pls I need help. I was denied visa at german embassy and during my appeal I was asked to submit some documents, but I dont have one of the doc, which is my pay slip. Can my employer write to d embassy telling them they do not give pay slips. what do u suggest?
You can do without Pay-Slip if your Bank account statement shows evidence of earnings.
But if it is cash-in-hand method of payment, then you are automatically disqualified from visa approval.
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 6:10pm On Jan 09|
Happy new year boss, I know your blessings must come to pass in this new year.
i am planning to apply for visa for me n my wife to be immediately after our marriage in 2 monthz time which one may call a honeymoon. I am working and i v all the requirements but my wife is into business. Between Spain and France which would you advise me to submit application, how much balance do think would make sense for their decision?
Thank you for the response.
These questions are actually not what anyone has answers to, you can not ask someone to chose (between Spain and France) for you.
Both countries are Schengen members, and the one that you should chose is the one that will be your chief destination.
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 12:33am On Jan 01|
I understand he (uncle) is not considered as direct dependant to him. It is a standard with most advance countries. However, an invitation is still open. In this case a circumstantial one. What do I mean (senior citizen). Yes may not have the money but the nephew takes care of his leaving expenses.
Visa can be given on that. Yes normal invitation requires the invited to meet tourist requirements, burdens normally rest on the invited but it all comes down to case by case as it is applied.
A teenager eg a cousin can be invited ( requirements not met) as a tourist, but visa issued base on the circumstance of the invitation.
Good analysis, so, what then is the advantage of the invitation if the onus is still on him to meet the requirements?
| Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 1:11pm On Dec 28, 2015 |
Good pm house....pls I was just denied a visiting visa to see my girlfriend of 3 years in her country...we met online and things has been going on smoothly..... Reason for denial is that they cannot guarantee I will be coming back before the visa expires.... And also that visiting her is not the sole reason for my traveling to that country,.........now i 'm confused .....pls what is the best way to go about this.....we wanna be together as soon as possible......pls for those that has once been in my shoe, how did u go about it.....thanks
I believe you know very well that the visa officer was right in this case.
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| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 1:07pm On Dec 28, 2015 |
Mr Vic justice abeg Help me with this matter na
I go like to know how much my sponsor suppose get for him account to enable me secure a south african study permit
There are many factors that determine the amount of money that is consider adequate, so, it will be illogical to give a direct answer to your question.
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 6:46pm On Dec 25, 2015 |
A friend wish to invite his uncle from Nigeria to Ireland for 8 weeks visit. Its over 20 years he saw him last. The uncle is around age 70 and he recently returned from the US on a visit to his children in the US for 5 months. In addition, the uncle has retired from work few years ago in Nigeria so he's not working at the moment, his children in the US sends money to him regularly for upkeep. Also the uncle has two children in Nigeria that is looking after him though they're not buoyant enough financially like the two children in US. My friend in Ireland want to invite him for 8 weeks. My friend is working full time.
I would like to know what else does he need to send to his uncle apart from the documents listed below:
(1) Copy of my friend's Irish Passport bio-data page ( Photocopy )
(2) Proof of address ( Utility bill ) Original
(3) Copy of Tenancy agreement for house rent ( proof of accommodation ) Photocopy
(4) Pay slips ( Original )
(5) Invitation letter ( inviting his uncle for 8 weeks stating he's sponsoring the trip)
(6) His uncle's savings account statement ( though good transaction but very low balance ) nothing like vast money lodgement. ( Original )
(7) My friend's bank statement as the sponsor ( good balance ) Original
( 8 ) Statement of Purpose why the uncle is being sponsored and how his sponsor will benefit from the trip
Please what else does he need to send to his uncle?
Thank you. Merry Christmas in advance!
Inviting a dependant "uncle" to visit you abroad has always been a tough thing. This is because, an uncle does not qualify for family visit visa: therefore, unlike the case with his visit to his own children in the US where he was allowed to be sponsored, he is not eligible for sponsorship in this instance: therefore, he needs to personally fulfil the requirements for a tourist visa. Happy Christmas to you too.
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 9:50pm On Dec 19, 2015 |
Hello vicjustice ,
My family and i were denied at us embassy three years ago due to no socioeconomic ties(214b) since then we have been working to improve our circumstances for good we even opened a savings account in my name something we didnt do before ,we are into business with a company name that is registered with cac my question is if my hubby is not going with us is he going to be the sponsor or should we use the company as the sponsor but my hubby doesnt have a saving account ant the company's account runs in millions
Your company can not sponsor your trip if the purpose of the trip is of no benefit to the company.
I understand that you said your husband doesn't have a saving account, but does he have current account?
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 5:01pm On Dec 06, 2015 |
Vicjustice, what if someone has no bank account?
Are you playing with me?
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 4:58pm On Dec 06, 2015 |
Hey Vicjustice, In the case where the person is issue a checque of credit card. Should the person carry a credit card statement to the embassy? Can someone show Traveller Cheques to the visa agent?
Yes, you may need to provide evidence of fund as it will be impossible to show how much money that is in the credit card without the associated statement.
As for the cheque, a tenderable cheque is ok, but you may need to satisfy the visa officer with liquidating details
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 3:43pm On Dec 06, 2015 |
Hello Vicjustice. I have read and understood your main post here. But I'll like few clarification. I am single and I would be attending a Trade Fair/Conference in Germany by next year 2016. My company will sponsor the entire trip. Please note the company/business is owned by my elder sister. In your post you highlighted two of the points below:
* (If sent or sponsored by your employer,) the evidence letter to this effect; expected to demonstrate the reasons and benefits for sponsoring you;
* (If sent or sponsored by your employer,) the
company's financial statement with evidence of
fund availability for your own use;
My questions therefore are:
1. How does my company show/prove fund availability for my use for the purpose of the trip?
2. Do I need to include my pay slip even though the company is sponsoring me?
3. Do I stand a chance of getting the visa? Because it will be the first time I'll ever apply for any kind of visa. Thank you.
1. The company can allocate some fund for the purpose by any of these ways:
A, Paying an appropriate amount into your personal account;
B, Issuing you a cheque with the reasonable amount;
C, Permitting you to have access into an allocated company's account.
D, Issuing you a credit card or prepaid credit card.
2. It may be relevant to show evidence of personal earnings.
3. Every passport is issued in virgin state: anybody who fulfils the requirements does have a chance.
| Travel / Re: Likely Questions To Expect At The Port Of Entry by Vicjustice: 9:18pm On Nov 23, 2015 |
I was given a Visa to study in a school in Florida and school resumes January. However I would like to spend Christmas with friends in Cali before heading to school in Florida. Hope at the POE I cannot be denied for entering at Cali when my I20 says my school is in Florida.
You wouldn't have any problem if you can convince the immigration officer that the original purpose of the visa remains valid
| Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 9:23pm On Nov 13, 2015 |
@vicjustice.......im going for a religious conference in d US. what type of visa will I b issued .its duration is like 2months....can I also work ?
Tourist visa, no work allowed.
| Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 9:22pm On Nov 13, 2015 |
@vicjustice......I'm going for a religious conference , what type of visa will I b issued with....and can I work with that visa? Please reply
Tourist visa, no work allowed.