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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Gideonaigbe(m): 4:43pm On Dec 03
justwise:


You don't have to do that, as its your brother will only be spending money for your ticket while accommodation will be provided by him.

You don't really need his utility bills, tenancy agreement and other documents you listed are ok though his payslips will really help to support his source of income.

He just sent his pay slip...do you think its too late to apply now as its takes 15working days and Xmas is by the corner.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 4:56pm On Dec 03
Gideonaigbe:


He just sent his pay slip...do you think its too late to apply now as its takes 15working days and Xmas is by the corner.

Not too late at all
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 4:58pm On Dec 03
bencowhite:


My husband who is resident in the UK has done that and they have replied. The response was positive in our favour. The degree is confirmed equivalent to UK degree. With NARIC's response, we filed an appeal but up till now, we have not heard from them. Its been over a month now. We did the initial application that was refused ourselves but we are using a lawyer to file the appeal. Our last discussion with him last week was that he has not heard from them.

What could be the problem and does it take this long for them to respond to an appeal?

Appeal takes ages, 6months at least in most cases, reapplying is far better
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by adegoks1234(m): 5:52pm On Dec 03
Slimzain:
Thanks.

I got thevisa today. Dated 27th last month till same time in 2020. It was two years.

I had visited UK once, France twice, and some African countries.

Travel history with clean records really do help.
Thanks All & God bless





Congratulations
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by wiselong: 6:04pm On Dec 03
Hello Everyone,

I submitted my application at Abuja TLS Centre on 16th October 2018 for a 6 month visitor visa for a training in UK for Mid-December 2018, I am yet to receive any update as regard my application.

I called the Visa Immigration Centre this morning and the officer that picked the call said she can't trace my GWF no, she asked for some other details and promised to escalate the matter.

Please what else can I do?

Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by tasho105(m): 6:20pm On Dec 03
Pls on the UK visa application form...The question: Total amount of money you earn per annum

1.is it only my salary OR

Total salary + bonus and allowance?

2.Heard from visa agent that they don't accept hostel booking anymore....said it's better I book hotel. True?

Attention Justwise, ekpotek and other gurus in the house.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by adegoks1234(m): 6:40pm On Dec 03
tasho105:
Pls on the UK visa application form...The question: Total amount of money you earn per annum

1.is it only my salary OR

Total salary + bonus and allowance?

2.Heard from visa agent that they don't accept hostel booking anymore....said it's better I book hotel. True?

Attention Justwise, ekpotek and other gurus in the house.

As regards the second question, I booked a hostel for my application and still got the visa.
This was as recent as a week ago.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 8:23pm On Dec 03
tasho105:
Pls on the UK visa application form...The question: Total amount of money you earn per annum

1.is it only my salary OR

Total salary + bonus and allowance?

2.Heard from visa agent that they don't accept hostel booking anymore....said it's better I book hotel. True?

Attention Justwise, ekpotek and other gurus in the house.


Yes
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 8:46pm On Dec 03
Shadyz:
Good morng evryone @justwise and every other person who made a contribution..God bless u all..however,i wud like to revisit my issue again and seek clarifications before reapplying this week,i wish had found this thread before making the silly mistake of involving an agent to assist with my Visa application,which at the long run,he ruined my chances becos he cud not ask basic questions and went ahead to do what he felt was right..
First and foremost,d issue the eco raised was for no travelling itinerary,like places I'd like to visit,and activities I'd like to do during my 7days trip..which i wud input while reapplying,my first question is this do i have pay for a tour package or just state the places I'd like to visit daily?
Also,there was a question asked for salary after tax,however the agent divided my annual gross pay which is #3,710,040.00 by 12 and came up with #309,170.00.However,that was a wrong input because my bank pays monthly salary every 12th #79,769.30 and 24th #47,968.45, which makes it a total of #127,738.05 monthly which is paid into my staff current a/c,however we get paid quarterly allowance at the end of every quarter(paid into staff savings account)and upfront(paid into staff current a/c),which is paid at the beginning of every quarter,which if added amounts to about 402k,asides leave allowance and 13th month salary...my question here is how do i explain that i made a mistake in my salary inputas my salary is about #262k after summing up my monthly salary+upfront+quarterly(after tax)
I am planning to attach my payslip(for six months) for my net pay and gross pay..which was not included previously
Also,as regards the inconsistent funds issue raised by the eco which seems like a money packing technique,most of the funds transferred to my staff current a/c where from my staff savings a/c....which where the two statement of a/c i presented,and my quarterly and upfront payment from the bank as well,however there was a transfer of 800k to my a/c from a junior colleagues frnd,who sold his car,as such amount wud be questioned if it enters his(my junior colleagues) a/c,so he asked his frnd to transfer to me,since d buyer wanted an a/c from my bank(since d buyer uses d same bank) and i transferred d money to the acct they wanted to send it too immediately,infact it was d same day..,since i am permitted to transfer high amounts outside my a/c to another banks a/c and d money left my acct sameday and this was in may..asides funds paid in by my some of my colleagues who patronise me for business,i sell hair and perfumes,as side hustle,but the payments where less than 50k and not up to 3 or 4times,other few transfers i did were low amounts from my diamond acct(from me to me) but the agent stated in my application that i had no other savings(does this mean i have no other a/c elsewhere) and i depend strictly on my salary because he wanted me to keep my application straight,my question here is do i go against what was inputted in my application?or explain that i do side business,although not registered,but d funds transferred to my a/c where more of cash deposit lodgement and few transfers which d highest amount was about 45k or even less.I had a closing balance of #1million100k plus in my current ac and about 200k plus in my staff savings a/c as at when i printed my statement,Do i use the same statement of a/c or print a fresh one?
Do i also need to do a fresh hotel reservation and ticket booking,as my date of visit was lastweek,or i just use the same details to reapply,since it is not up to 28days that i got refused?
Also,i feel the eco didnt judge me fairlly to have said he doesnt think i have enuf ties,as i have been working with the bank since since 2015
Documents i presented:introduction letter from HR(which showed my date of employment 2015),tax clearance,staff ID card,offer letter(from the old bank,as the name as currently changed of recent),offer letter from the new bank(pls note that this is still d same employer,we just transitioned to the new bank of recent),letter of admission into d banks training sch,confirmation letter,statement of of both my staff savings and current a/c,travel history(dubai)
Also,he stated that i wud be spending 1650 pounds for my trip and i spend 200 pounds monthly,although no issue was raised as regards this by the eco,should i still cut down cost??or stick to this same amount??
Please revisit my issue and advise me accordingly..i wud be attaching d refusal note again..sorry for the long writeup..

I really don't understand what your agent did to your application and you need to correct those inconsistencies and present your situation as its.

Present your salary account with payslips,explain any amount in that account that is not your salary or bonus.

Make fresh hotel booking and list places you want to visit in the UK, if you can pay for tour package fine but if you can't then add the cost to your budget.

In your budget avoid spending more than 2months of your salary and state clearly how you want to spend your budget in the UK.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Shadyz: 9:29pm On Dec 03
justwise:


I really don't understand what your agent did to your application and you need to correct those inconsistencies and present your situation as its.

Present your salary account with payslips,explain any amount in that account that is not your salary or bonus.

Make fresh hotel booking and list places you want to visit in the UK, if you can pay for tour package fine but if you can't then add the cost to your budget.

In your budget avoid spending more than 2months of your salary and state clearly how you want to spend your budget in the UK.
would do just that..tnk u so much
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by tasho105(m): 9:49pm On Dec 03
Many thanks.
what of the first question...any idea

quote author=adegoks1234 post=73522782] As regards the second question, I booked a hostel for my application and still got the visa.
This was as recent as a week ago. [/quote]
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by tasho105(m): 9:55pm On Dec 03
Many thanks for your response.

Pls is it yes yes for the 2 questions?


quote author=justwise post=73525206]

Yes[/quote]
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by shawlar(m): 11:16pm On Dec 03
Gideonaigbe:


He just sent his pay slip...do you think its too late to apply now as its takes 15working days and Xmas is by the corner.

justwise:


Not too late at all

Good day all,
Do you think it’s too late to apply for a proposed trip scheduled for the 11th-22nd of December...?
I have already submitted my form online last week with biometrics scheduled for Wednesday... Do I risk it and go the normal route or just pay for priority service? Has anyone used the priority route successfully recently?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by shawlar(m): 11:20pm On Dec 03
aderemi166:
Hello Everyone

AlhamduliLlah Robil Alamin...
Welldone Ekpotek, Justwise and others, for the selfless service being rendered on this platform.
#LongPost
Hope some persons will benefit from this post:

I applied for uk Visit Visas for myself and my two kids, and we were all given #Praise

-All 6 months
-First timer applicants
-Have other International travel histories(2)
-Self Employed, earn N240k monthly



Documents from my end:
Ours:
-Int'l Passport
-Printed Online Application Checklist
-Passport photographs(not collected, so don't bother)
-2 Statement of Accounts(6months)
-Bank Reference letter
-Properties documents
-Family Photos in A4 (picmix of cool
-Introduction Letter from place of work(My Company)
-Consent letter from Father
-Expenses breakdown letter(keep low budget)
•Cost of Flight•Attractions•Shopping •Transport
-Printed Summary of financial inflow&Inflows/Cover letter #VeryImportant
-Tenancy Agreement
-Marriage certificate
-Tax Clearance (3 diff. years) because it's my Company.
-Cover note stating some corrections on my submitted online application
-Ongoing House Project pictures (ties)
-Sales receipts


Note:
-Don't risk it by submitting NEW tax receipts, I paid for tax a day before my Biometric (don't submit fake ones)
-You can make corrections with tipex and write with ink, to correct the online application and ensure they scan it.
-Make sure all documents are in A4 paper size eg: the receipts, photos etc
-Dont make extra copies/photocopies if you have the originals in A4, the documents will be scanned and returned to you. Concentrate while scanning to ensure they are all scanned and returned
-Explain every huge payments on your 6month account statement with evidences
-I paid myself yearly Travel allowance to cover the kids' expenses(another disposable income), from my Company's account to Personal account,
I ensure the payment shows on both Account statements and mentioned in my Employment letter and Cover letter
-Ensure you have money in your Personal account to cover your travel allowance and after the trip

Got most of these points on this platform...Very helpful

All the best.

Please, is it compulsory that the family pic must be on A4 paper? How did you get yours on that size, was it normal paper or picture/glossy quality paper?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by aderemi166: 11:45pm On Dec 03
shawlar:


Please, is it compulsory that the family pic must be on A4 paper? How did you get yours on that size, was it normal paper or picture/glossy quality paper?


Yes please, all documents, receipts and pictures must be in A4 for scanning, if not it will be returned without been scanned.

How? I used PicsArt App on my phone to merge 6 different pictures, saved it on a flash drive to print it out on A4 paper (in colour) from a Biz Centre shop.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by opetope: 10:43am On Dec 04
How should my wife answer this question in her UK Visa application 'How much money are you planning to spend on your visit to the UK? ' Even though she is working but I will be the one to pay for the family ( 4 of us, myself, wife and 2 kids) trip to the UK. Kindly note that I have competed my own application and put the total cost for the 4 of us in my own application.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Desore: 11:53am On Dec 04
Hello Gurus and all,

Please, I have some questions to ask, tho someone has asked the same questions but no response.

1. I intend renewing my 6 months visa to 2 years in march. ( I dont know if i should just do 6 months again)

2. I was refused France visa last year 2017. However, I still wish to visit the country during my trip to the UK in March. What do you all think?

Thank you all for your contributions.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Domistic: 1:49pm On Dec 04
justwise:


Don't move the money leave it where its and present the account, explain your contract business just as you did here and support it with paper evidence regarding the latest contract you did
Dear Justwise. Many thanks for ur prompt response. . My other questions
1. Should I write in official Coy letterhead to ECO stating that 2.55m from the Coy 2018 profit will be used for family vacation.
2. Check the following proposed expenses and see if it's prudent for a family of 6 ( husband,wife and 4 kids)
Return tickets 2943 pounds
Accomodation for 6 nights 780 pounds
Tourism 300 pounds
Feeding 600 pounds
Transport 300 pounds
Miscellaneous 600 pounds
Total 5502 pounds that's about 2.56m.

Is this much for a family of 6?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by kokoli: 5:29pm On Dec 04
Good day people. please stating that one intends spending 1480GBP on a 10 days visit even though the amount is not up to twice the monthly salary. is it ok or is it safer to reduce it to probably 1300GBP? Please note that I will be staying in a hotel,feed myself,pay for transport, sight see ,shop Is it also absolutelly necessary I do a budget breakdown?Kindly advise urgently..
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Menakay(m): 6:24pm On Dec 04
kokoli:
Good day people. please stating that one intends spending 1480GBP on a 10 days visit even though the amount is not up to twice the monthly salary. is it ok or is it safer to reduce it to probably 1300GBP? Please note that I will be staying in a hotel,feed myself,pay for transport, sight see ,shop Is it also absolutelly necessary I do a budget breakdown?Kindly advise urgently..
I ll advice u look for a transit flight that will be cheaper, book hostel accommodation and put £400 for your living expenses, by doing this u will reduce the cost of the trip. U can get 10days hostel accommodation in London for less than £200
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by kokoli: 6:38pm On Dec 04
kokoli:


Thanks Justwise for your feedback. i intend leaving out the evidence of properties owned, tenency agreement and the likes. please note that I did not indicate in my application thay I owned any property rather I indicated savings which I have my bank statement and investment certificates to back it up with. I started that where I live is a rented place and not owned. hope it won't have any adverse effect. I didn't put those in my previous application done via the old application portal.


kindly respond
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by MaBuk(f): 9:28pm On Dec 04
Plssssss I need help.

One letter word mistake on airline ticket what is the experience.

The ticket was booked yesterday and I saw the mistake today (in the night).

Its Kenya airways. The person who booked the ticket says it s a big serious mistake. The mistake was made in one of my children name. We are 3 with the same surname but a one f was replaced with g in one of the child.

Anyone with similar experience?

We are travelling in one week.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by jennyhumphrey(f): 9:51pm On Dec 04
Contact Kenya Airways so they can rectify the mistake
MaBuk:
Plssssss I need help.

One letter word mistake on airline ticket what is the experience.

The ticket was booked yesterday and I saw the mistake today (in the night).

Its Kenya airways. The person who booked the ticket says it s a big serious mistake. The mistake was made in one of my children name. We are 3 with the same surname but a one f was replaced with g in one of the child.

Anyone with similar experience?

We are travelling in one week.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Gideonaigbe(m): 5:44am On Dec 05
justwise:


Not too late at all
sir,I intend leaving on the 23rd of December and returning 13th Jan and am not using priority
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Gideonaigbe(m): 6:11am On Dec 05
tasho105:
Congratulations....
Pls im in the process of applying too.hoping to submit my application this week.

1. Do i need to go to the submission center with my passport photos?

2. What is your total budget for the trip? and your account balance?

3.Pls can you share your cover letter, especially the financial breakdown?

Pls check mail

nquote author=aderemi166 post=73460653]Hello Everyone

AlhamduliLlah Robil Alamin...
Welldone Ekpotek, Justwise and others, for the selfless service being rendered on this platform.
#LongPost
Hope some persons will benefit from this post:

I applied for uk Visit Visas for myself and my two kids, and we were all given #Praise

-All 6 months
-First timer applicants
-Have other International travel histories(2)
-Self Employed, earn N240k monthly

Timeline is as follows:
-Submitted Online applications(3) on the 1st Nov. 2018;

-Biometrics was done at the TLSContact Ikeja on 13 Nov. 2018;

-Emails received from TLS that applications have been transferred to Sheffield for processing on 13 Nov. 2018;

-Emails from UKVI Sheffield informing that our online applications have been received on 16 Nov. 2018;

-Emails from UKVI Sheffield informing that applications "not straightforward" on 26 Nov. 2018 #Headache(But really it's just a verification mail)

-Emails from TLSContact Ikeja informing that one of the passports(Daughter's) is ready for collection on 29 Nov. 2018(what?! After 10 working days! #WasAfraid);

-I picked up "one" of the 3 passports at the TLSContact Ikeja on 30 Nov. 2018 and found it stamped with Visa (Positive about the two)

-Got mails informing us that the two other passports are ready for collection on 30 Nov. 2018, but left the centre by then(3:30pm)

-Visa Issued on the 28 Nov. 2018

Supporting Documents are as follows:
Kids:
-Int'l Passports
-Birth Certificates
-School fees receipts
-Recent School Results
-Introduction letters from their school

Documents from my end:
Ours:
-Int'l Passport
-Printed Online Application Checklist
-Passport photographs(not collected, so don't bother)
-2 Statement of Accounts(6months)
-Bank Reference letter
-Properties documents
-Family Photos in A4 (picmix of cool
-Introduction Letter from place of work(My Company)
-Consent letter from Father
-Expenses breakdown letter(keep low budget)
•Cost of Flight•Attractions•Shopping •Transport
-Printed Summary of financial inflow&Inflows/Cover letter #VeryImportant
-Tenancy Agreement
-Marriage certificate
-Tax Clearance (3 diff. years) because it's my Company.
-Cover note stating some corrections on my submitted online application
-Ongoing House Project pictures (ties)
-Sales receipts

Got these documents from my Friend who invited us:
-BioData page
-Statement of Account (6months)
-Invitation letter
-Confirmation letter from his office
-Payslip(6months)
-Office IDcard

Total pages were more than 65pages, much! But never mind.

Note:
-Don't risk it by submitting NEW tax receipts, I paid for tax a day before my Biometric (don't submit fake ones)
-You can make corrections with tipex and write with ink, to correct the online application and ensure they scan it.
-Make sure all documents are in A4 paper size eg: the receipts, photos etc
-Dont make extra copies/photocopies if you have the originals in A4, the documents will be scanned and returned to you. Concentrate while scanning to ensure they are all scanned and returned
-Explain every huge payments on your 6month account statement with evidences
-I paid myself yearly Travel allowance to cover the kids' expenses(another disposable income), from my Company's account to Personal account,
I ensure the payment shows on both Account statements and mentioned in my Employment letter and Cover letter
-Ensure you have money in your Personal account to cover your travel allowance and after the trip

Got most of these points on this platform...Very helpful

All the best.
hello sir,am I supposed to go with my original documents or pbotocopied
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ifyalways(f): 8:28am On Dec 05
MaBuk:
Plssssss I need help.

One letter word mistake on airline ticket what is the experience.

The ticket was booked yesterday and I saw the mistake today (in the night).

Its Kenya airways. The person who booked the ticket says it s a big serious mistake. The mistake was made in one of my children name. We are 3 with the same surname but a one f was replaced with g in one of the child.

Anyone with similar experience?

We are travelling in one week.
If its an agent that booked the ticket, tell him to add an OSI-Pax surame is . . (Insert the surname) from the Gds to the booking.

Once hes done that, go to kenya airways office with the international passport of the affected child. Hopefully they will change it. Mistakes on surnames are bid deal for airlines.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Kashif(m): 8:51am On Dec 05
Please who knows where to urgently go for an update?

2-year visa application. Priority service. Document submitted on 14th November at TLS Ikeja. Decision supposedly taken since two weeks ago according to UKVI. Passport not out. Due to travel in two days!
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by jennyhumphrey(f): 9:18am On Dec 05
Visit the office with your slip. Your passport might be there
Kashif:
Please who knows where to urgently go for an update?

2-year visa application. Priority service. Document submitted on 14th November at TLS Ikeja. Decision supposedly taken since two weeks ago according to UKVI. Passport not out. Due to travel in two days!

Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by bencowhite: 10:01am On Dec 05
justwise:


Appeal takes ages, 6months at least in most cases, reapplying is far better

Dear Justwise

This is a tough call.

We spent so much on our application and going to apply again? Hmmm

Anyway, now that we appealed and we are not sure of when they will respond, can we go ahead and apply for a visiting Visa as have been doing before now?

The one we are appealing is settlement Visa. My daughter and I have been visiting before we made our application for settlement because my husband got his ILR. We had thought that we wont have any issues applying to join him but unfortunately we were denied. We really would like to visit him that is why i need your advise on what to do next since we dont have the finance for now to reapply for settlement

Will the on going appeal affect our application for visit?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by aderemi166: 10:03am On Dec 05
Gideonaigbe:

hello sir,am I supposed to go with my original documents or pbotocopied

Go with original documents(all in A4 paper size), you Dont need to make photocopies of the original copies, except if they are not in A4 size.
The documents will be scanned and returned to you.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Alonu(m): 11:48am On Dec 05
Hello Good People, please I plan o applying for A UK Visa because i got an offer to be bought my flight ticket to the UK, but the problem now is i have a registered company and an account for it but I have not been using the account for about 6 months I have been using my savings accounts and it has a lot of inflow up to 500k a week, would this savings account help me in my application because I heard that if my company account has not been paying me salary they might refuse me the Visa.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by tasho105(m): 11:51am On Dec 05
PLS HELP!
I submitted my online visa application form yesterday.
Just going through my account now and discovered I ma stake nay clicked on "premium lounge service"

Pls how can I chage to normal service as i honestly cannot afford the premium longe service.

Cc justwise and others
Thanks

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