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Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 2:13pm On May 03
Toro2020:
Good day,

Am a bonfide student in one university in Ireland, have paid school fees in full, lodged my living expenses in bank for the one year programme, secured a permanent accommodation and commenced lectures. I travelled to Uk from Ireland to pick up some things, was only asked for ID card and I presented such and was granted entry to UK. In Uk I encountered immigration and was asked to return to Nigeria and not Dublin because I didn't possess lawful document to enter. (made every effort for Dublin transit but was impossible as I was granted single entry which I have used when I entered Dublin). Came back to Nigeria and reapplied for entry visa with letters from school,my landlord and other documentations. The application came out refused with right of appeal because of IH-immigration history. Last year Uk restricted me (termed - deception) from making application of such category (except in other categories) for certain period because of Innocent mistake I made in UKBA application form. Despite the restriction from Uk I came clean with Dublin, told the whole story and they granted me student visa.

In your legal and expertise opinion, the appeal will be in written form, how may I address this Immigration History for a fair chance of the earlier decision reversal? Are you able to recommend an immigration lawyer or one knowledgeable to help me, I need one please.

Thank you and God bless. Keep up the good work.



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While the border between the UK and the Republic Of Ireland may seem open to everyone, the onus is on the traveler to ensure he is eligible to cross it: therefore, whoever crosses the border illegitimately may be punished even with a ban.
To be honest, i'm surprised that you were still given an Irish visa despite the UK ban, surprised because, the UK and Ireland shares same immigration database.
As for appealing the ban, I doubt it will be successful because, by your own admission, you made a representation which they deemed deception: however, if you want to proceed with contesting the decision, then you may search for a lawyer on Google. Remember not to pay any substantial amount of money (online) until you meet the lawyer in person and discuss the issues and enquire to know your chance of success.
Travel / Re: How To Write Invitation Letters by Vicjustice: 3:00pm On Apr 15
AllBusiness:


Thank you Victjusice, i actually don't want to invite him for now for personal reason and he's aware about my reason. However, can he still use paid hotel during his stay? But my fear is they will see it on his application form that he claim he know someone in Ireland and our surname will definitely match. Even if he say he did not know anyone in Ireland, they may search the surname and will definitely bring out my surname to match his. Not sure if he can use hotel and at the same time claim he know someone here, but won't they say why can't he stay with the person he claim he know?

Thank you.
In my previous reply, i went further to explain the scenarios, even answering this (follow-up) question in advance.
Well, if you are not inviting him, then, he can not officially state that he is staying with you.
Now, the fact that he has a relative in Ireland does not mean that he must stay with the relative: it is allowed for him to stay in a hotel or any where else. If you care so much about him staying in your property, then, let him stay unofficially.

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Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 7:25am On Apr 15
njajuru:
@vicjustice;
Ok, I got your point. The RSA is more than your assumption; its over N2M standing. Thanx for your response!!
I was trying to indicate that your situation would depend on your financial circumstances, their transparency and credibility.
Travel / Re: How To Write Invitation Letters by Vicjustice: 7:06am On Apr 15
AllBusiness:


Hello Vicjustice,

Is it possible to write a letter of accommodation for my biological when i am not inviting him. He just renewed his South Africa visa and wish to visit me in Ireland and then head to South Africa and back to lagos. He's working full time and has enough money to sponsor himself, but i and him concluded he shouldn't use hotel reservation because there is an option in the online application form where he will be asked if he know anyone here and there is no reason why he should lie by saying no, so he need to say yes, which is me, but i i'm not inviting him because i am not in a position to sponsor him. I am not working at the moment, but is it okay for me to offer him only accommodation letter with copy of my residency?
You have to invite him for him to stay in your property (whether rented or owned), he would be refused without invitation as it not logical for him to stay in your property without invitation.
Note that invitation does not mean that you have to be financially responsible for him, it just means that you are consenting to accountability for (his) coming into the country: it is allowed to invite a person without letting him stay in your property, but it is illogical to let a person stay in your property without invitation: he would be refused.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 1:38pm On Apr 14
njajuru:

@Vicjustice, That's my question. Please provide me an insight.
Thank you!!
In the instance that I gave, the "Retirement Savings Account" will not add any "strength" to your application because, saving N1000 monthly will amount to N12000 in a year, so, that would hold no water.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 11:50pm On Apr 13
amakachigerry:
PLEASE URGENT!!! Please can the school in US that gave me admission be of any help in facilitating my acquiring a student visa when i have all the supporting genuine documents and the embassy still refuse to grant me a visa.
Absolutely no, the school can not influence your visa application nor do they interfere with diplomatic issues.

amakachigerry:

Also in your own thought, which embassy is better in granting visas? Abuja or Lagos?
Just like asking which is heavier between 1kg of water and 1kg of sand, or which is faster between the front and rear wheel of a car.

amakachigerry:

Can reapply immediately or do i have to wait for some weeks or months. My session will be starting by August.
Finally, my supporting documents are bearing April dates, do i need a to get another documents with fresh dates when reapplying (Bank statements and letter of sponsorship).
You can reapply any time, but it's not recommended if the reason for previous refusal is related to finance.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 11:26pm On Apr 13
7Alexander:

I did, I just had to read between the lines again.
You noted that i have to adequately convince the VO that I have ties and obligations that will make me return to Nigeria, My question is, how exactly do I do that?
I have no landed property. Single, though engaged. Employed. Have immediate family. Please advise me on how to go about the conviction. Thanks for your consideration. Cc worry359
You did read the opening post and yet you asked the very questions that were analysed?
Well, you might also want to read from this link, it will help you:
http://www.nairaland.com/1181160/comprehensive-list-documents-required-visas
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 9:03pm On Apr 13
njajuru:
Greetings to you Vicjustice, Justwise, worry 359 and others in this forum.

Please, for an already employed worker with both Salary and Retirement Savings Acount (RSA) but wish to quit job for further studies in Canada. Where will his RSA be helpful in presenting his financial strength and where/how would he make best use of his RSA during visa application.

Thank you as I await your professional advice.
If for instance someone is depositing a thousand Naira monthly toward his "Retirement Savings Acount", where will his RSA be helpful in presenting his financial strength and where/how would he make best use of his RSA during visa application?
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 4:25pm On Apr 10
7Alexander:
@vicjustice and justwise. I want to apply for a canadian visit visa. But I'm having issues with the best way to go about the application process to avoid a refusal. I work in a company which is owned by my uncle, so I intend to state that my company is sponsoring my visit. Please what documents and procedures should i follow? I have four different bank accounts, but I intend building up one from now till October.
Did you read the opening post of this thread?
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 4:24pm On Apr 10
7Alexander:
@vicjustice and justwise. I want to apply for a canadian visit visa. But I'm having issues with the best way to go about the application process to avoid a refusal. I work in a company which is owned by my uncle, so I intend to state that my company is sponsoring my visit. Please what documents and procedures should i follow? I have four different bank accounts, but I intend building up one from now till October.
Did you read the opening post of this thread?
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 6:33pm On Apr 03
amalektch:


I beg to differ. This is not going to help. Unless he never plans to have his father file for permanent residence for him, this lie will be quickly found out. Why doesn't he just admit the lie now? Although that is a pretty huge omission.
I see your point, but I think he has no intention of having his dad file for permanent residency for him
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 1:05pm On Mar 30
teekay213:
well done for this platform.i have never travel out b4 but i want to live and work in us.how do i go about it?what document do i need?can i process the visa myself or do i need agent?thanks waiting for your reply.
Avoid agents, you absolutely don't need their services unless you want them to put you into trouble and get banned.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 4:15pm On Mar 25
nineteenth:
Thanks sir! I've learnt my lesson, the hard way.
just to put clarity. If you're asked about previous passport, simply state that it has expired. You do not need to volunteer the information in relation to the wrong data: I was only referring to the unlikely event that you are faced with the issue when I said that "you can always maintain that you refused to use it because of the errors in the data"
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 2:40pm On Mar 25
nineteenth:
The passport contains a passport number as well as the previous passport number. Some people here have such information on their passports too. Also, the passport was not used for any travelling purpose till it expired, I did not use it at any embassy. What do you think about this?
Though, they would be interested to know what's in the previous passport, but that won't be possible.
Now, if you didn't used the passport for any visa application, then you should be fine because, there is no way that any embassy can tell the information in the previous passport: besides, you can always maintain that you refused to use it because of the errors in the data.
It would have been very bad if an embassy had a hold of the passport (they would have saved the details in their system). So, rejoice!
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 11:47am On Mar 25
nineteenth:
Hello everyone,

I need your candid opinion on a burning issue which has been troubling me for some time now. I am really ashamed and remorseful of my actions, it was just the situation I found myself. I was once a footballer and once had an opportunity to travel to Europe for my footballing career but this did not work out as planned. I got a passport for this purpose where I did not use my real age, as advised by my coach and agent. I later dropped football and went back to school. Now I am done with my first degree and I intend going abroad for my masters degree. The old passport with my false age expired and I proceeded to the NIS office where I met an Immigration officer who assisted me and got me another passport after I did the Biometrics. I actaully paid him 100k for this. I really don't know if it was renewal or re-issue he did but this new passport has my real age and name which tally with my academic documents. The new passport has the old and new passport numbers written on it its data page. Now my question is, with the old number available on the passport, will the embassy verify and compare the information on the new and old passports?

Thanks for your useful contributions.
What do you mean "the new passport has the old and new passport numbers written on it its data page"? I just checked two Nigerian passports, and i could only see their individual numbers.
By the way, has your previous passport been used before for visa application?
If so, what year was it used?
Was the application successful?
What embassy?
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 11:27am On Mar 25
managingpartner:
Good evening Vicjustice, Justwise and worry 359, please help me out,sometimes in 2014, I applied for a uk visa and was denied cause I used my uncle as my sponsor, and we made a mistake of not indicating how much he was going to spend on me for the trip.

Secondly, my friend's signature on his passport was different from the one on the invitation. These were the reasons for the first refusal.

In 2015, I applied again but was denied, it was stated that I did cash lodgement, for your information, the company I worked for had issues with the bank, so we stopped receiving salaries through that particular bank. He never allowed us to open another salary account, instead we collect salary by hand.

Meanwhile, whenever I received salary I always use my company as the depositor.


I have a company that has been registered since 2014, and I want to apply for uk visa.

Please can you be of guide on how to package my application?

Thank you as I await your response.
First of all, anyone who is not your parent or sibling is not deemed eligible to sponsor your trip except there is obvious benefit in doing so.
Secondly, inconsistent signatures either indicate a probable fraud or that the signatory is erratic.
Thirdly, any method of payment that does not conform to electronic bank crediting is unacceptable, and no explanation can justify it.

I can't really be a guide, but i am happy to be of help where i can.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 12:41am On Mar 19
Ndaz:
Please I want to apply for Canadian study permit, my sponsor is my brother but he's married. So do you think I have a chance with that?
He can sponsor you if he has enough money in such a way that the cost of your trip will not affect his finance.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 12:30am On Mar 19
obotubong:
plse i need advice, my story goes like this, in 2013 i applied to go do my Msc in the US but was denied. In my application then, i didn't indicate that my dad was a PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN US. due to the fact that 2yrs prior to 2013 he divorced my mum and remarried in the states.(marriage wasn't for any gain cos he was already a PR by then) so we had a bad relationship. but now we have reconciled and he is inviting me to come visit him, planning going in December cos my company closed for the year then.
my question is that would it affect me now that i didn't indicate that my dad was a us citizen back then and how would i know if i have been banned?

NB: my dad been in the states since 1993, owned a company there and he basically wants to start easing me lil by lil into the working of his biz, i do not plan staying there now permanently beyond by visit visa if i am granted but definitely would work towards that in the later future moving there permanently.
There is clearly a section in the application form that asks if you have any family member in the US, and to give details of same...
For you to have applied for a visa without stating that your father is a permanent resident in the UK, it means that you must have deliberately filled the application form in deception.
Well, you may not have been banned yet, but you have to hold on to the lie because, you could get banned if they ever know that you lied in previous application.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 3:22pm On Mar 14
christianmarks:
Thank you for wise answers. Please if i want to travel to the uk by june 20th. when is the right month to apply for uk visa.
You can actually start it now, if successful, the visa will have validaty period that covers the dates that you intend to make the trip.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 12:09pm On Mar 14
cybernaut:
i was a victim of 10yrs banned nt 2 enter uk since 2008 and i stil hve more 2 years 2 finished my ban.pls can i stil apply again because i hate agents nw.
You can apply after the 10 years has elapsed. It will help if you're certain (before making the application) that you fulfill all requirements and that your circumstances are convincing to the Visa Officer otherwise, you would be seen as a desperate applicant who can not be trusted to abide by the terms of the visa.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 11:33am On Mar 13
christianmarks:
Please i have a question for financial document for uk visa application. Please house is 200k monthly salary and bank balance of 850k ok for uk tourist visa application@?
The major concern of visa officers is the likelihood of a visitor overstaying his visa and working illegally. But a person who earns N200.000 monthly, poses a very low risk of breaching his visa conditions.
If there are no other factors that stand against the application, I think you'd be fine.
Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 8:19am On Feb 15
bissiejoe:


Actually I read it very well but I don't understand cos the embassy requires a copy of flight itinerary. What i did was to like book the return flight with Turkish airline and chose the option to pay later but was given 72 hrs to pay. And be that it may take the embassy like a week to make a decision, if I use this itinerary, I hope the embassy won't confirm from the airline before issuing the visa.
I explained in the post that Itinerary doesn't necessarily mean flight ticket, and that, it means travel plans which are, the preparations that you have put in place: such could be site seeing or tour guide arrangements, or onward flight tickets if applying for a transit or stopover visa
Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 6:40pm On Feb 14
bissiejoe:


@vicjustice and others
Is it possible to use a flight reservation that is valid for 72hrs to apply for a schengen tourist visa at the German embassy?
I suspect you did not even read my original post before asking this question otherwise you would have seen that it was addressed on the front page of this thread.
Well, for clarity, you do not need a flight reservation before applying for a visa tourist visa.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vicjustice: 9:36am On Feb 11
Rihannaola:

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).
Good call.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vicjustice: 9:28am On Feb 11
abnot:

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
ifyalways:

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
abnot:

@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
pelumikorede:
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
nwank85:
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
johhnnie:
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.
Thanks.
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
Flobzy4real:
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.

Thanks.
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.

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