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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 1:29pm On Oct 21, 2015
funlover1:

Thanks for the info. I actually chose Crytsal Lodge for the purpose of the application because the rate is cheap (566 for 13 nights for a double room). I am cancelling the booking today. I will actually stay with friends in london and manchester. I will book another hotel where i will stay for probably one or two days before moving over to my friends' places

If you've stated in your application that you have no friends and families in the UK, better stick to it to avoid troubles at POE.

You can still go to Crystal lodge or any other hotel, probably stay there for one or two nights and move to friend's apartment to be on a safer side.

If you've ever watched UK border force, you'll know anything can happen at POE.

In case you don't know, if you're subjected to a secondary inspection, an officer has a right to go through your phone, diary and organisers. So avoid incriminating emails, sms, phone calls to your UK contacts.

Guide your visa jealously.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 1:34pm On Oct 21, 2015
poppywasiu:
I want to go for visiting in this forthcoming christmas holiday. My sister in uk promised to send document for me

What exactly do you want? I remember you asked this same question and I told you exactly what your sister has to send to you and the type of visa you need.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by prince1930: 1:39pm On Oct 21, 2015
funlover1:

Thanks for the info. I actually chose Crytsal Lodge for the purpose of the application because the rate is cheap (566 for 13 nights for a double room). I am cancelling the booking today. I will actually stay with friends in london and manchester. I will book another hotel where i will stay for probably one or two days before moving over to my friends' places
@funlover pls answer dis question, the 858gbp is it flight for u and ur wife? Or 1person? Then i sum evry tin is not equal to 1998gbp,pls mak us clear,2. How much u rote in ur own form as living expenses and dependant then how much is ur income?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by DAVEZONIGLTD: 1:44pm On Oct 21, 2015
House, is it proper for company owner to pay Company and also personal tax??
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 1:47pm On Oct 21, 2015
DAVEZONIGLTD:
House, is it proper for company owner to pay Company and also personal tax??

Yes.

Company Tax to Federal
Personal Income Tax to state
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by OGreene: 2:01pm On Oct 21, 2015
At the POE in Heathrow, the ECO asked to see my hotel reservations, she looked thru it and wrote down the address somewhr. So I don't knw if it's possible for u to get past the POE without showing evidence of hotel reservation. Remember in ur application, u said u will be lodging in a hotel.

In my case, I did 3 hotel reservations sha, she saw the 3 reservations and jus wrote down the address of the hotel I will be staying the first night. Yea, I later cancelled other bookings but still booked other hotels later.

funlover1:

Thanks for the info. I actually chose Crytsal Lodge for the purpose of the application because the rate is cheap (566 for 13 nights for a double room). I am cancelling the booking today. I will actually stay with friends in london and manchester. I will book another hotel where i will stay for probably one or two days before moving over to my friends' places
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by funlover1(m): 4:22pm On Oct 21, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:

If you've stated in your application that you have no friends and families in the UK, better stick to it to avoid troubles at POE.
You can still go to Crystal lodge or any other hotel, probably stay there for one or two nights and move to friend's apartment to be on a safer side.
If you've ever watched UK border force, you'll know anything can happen at POE.
In case you don't know, if you're subjected to a secondary inspection, an officer has a right to go through your phone, diary and organisers. So avoid incriminating emails, sms, phone calls to your UK contacts.
Guide your visa jealously.
OGreene:
At the POE in Heathrow, the ECO asked to see my hotel reservations, she looked thru it and wrote down the address somewhr. So I don't knw if it's possible for u to get past the POE without showing evidence of hotel reservation. Remember in ur application, u said u will be lodging in a hotel.
In my case, I did 3 hotel reservations sha, she saw the 3 reservations and jus wrote down the address of the hotel I will be staying the first night. Yea, I later cancelled other bookings but still booked other hotels later.

Thanks guys.. I plan to cancel booking for crystal hotel because it is too far but book another hotel for the 13 nights, i will go to the hotel on the first night and probably stay the second night also and then cancel booking for the remaining nights and move over to my friend's place. I did not mean to tell them at POE that i will be staying with friends since I had stated in my application that i will be staying in a hotel
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by funlover1(m): 4:27pm On Oct 21, 2015
prince1930:
@funlover pls answer dis question, the 858gbp is it flight for u and ur wife? Or 1person? Then i sum evry tin is not equal to 1998gbp,pls mak us clear,2. How much u rote in ur own form as living expenses and dependant then how much is ur income?

Please read my post again, the 858GBP is for both of us. I explained in my post that flight will be more expensive than that now. so you can do 1000gbp for two. I also explain that the remaining (after deducting flight and accomodation) from the 1998GBP is for our living expenses !
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Nobody: 4:37pm On Oct 21, 2015
Hello FrontPageLawyer, justwise

On the second paragraph of my cover letter I wrote about few things I was going to do in UK, do I also need to write up a planned travel itinerary? or what I wrote on the cover letter can stand for that.

Can a cover letter be extended to 2 pages and more than 4 paragraph?

Can I explain about finances on the cover letter or should do that on a separate letter?

Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by poppywasiu: 4:49pm On Oct 21, 2015
I wanto due the processing myself i need. a web site to fill the application form. and one more is it a general visit i will fill
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by zoomzu(f): 5:20pm On Oct 21, 2015
funlover1:


Hello everyone..i picked up our passports today and we got the visas ! I was so nervous !. The balance on my account was about 1m and my wife's was just 100k. I also made one or two silly mistakes at the point of submission. I drafted the cover letter based on advices here and i explained the other funds that came into my account asides my salary.

All thanks to God, Justwise, Frontpagelawyer and others on this thread who provided advices. I am most grateful.

Congratulations!! You may wish to visit this site to educate your mind before your trip. www.tfl.co.uk It is good to go around on your own while in U.K.

All thanks to Justwise who guided me during my application in June, I have gone to U.K and come back twice since then. Yours shall be testimonies too.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 5:21pm On Oct 21, 2015
funlover1:



Thanks guys.. I plan to cancel booking for crystal hotel because it is too far but book another hotel for the 13 nights, i will go to the hotel on the first night and probably stay the second night also and then cancel booking for the remaining nights and move over to my friend's place. I did not mean to tell them at POE that i will be staying with friends since I had stated in my application that i will be staying in a hotel

Well said.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 5:29pm On Oct 21, 2015
safex101:
Hello FrontPageLawyer, justwise

On the second paragraph of my cover letter I wrote about few things I was going to do in UK, do I also need to write up a planned travel itinerary? or what I wrote on the cover letter can stand for that.

Can a cover letter be extended to 2 pages and more than 4 paragraph?

Can I explain about finances on the cover letter or should do that on a separate letter?

Thanks

The Entry Clearance Officer
The Deputy British High Commission
11, Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island
Lagos.


Subject:
BUSINESS VISA/TOURIST VISA/FAMILY VISA, YOUR NAME, PASSPORT NUMBER.

First paragraph:
Introduction: This should include your name, work and designation.

Second paragraph:
During my Seven days visit which is fully paid for by (your name/sponsor/company), I will be staying at (hotel name,address and telephone)

Third paragraph:
Please find the following documents to support my visa application enclosed herein;

List the documents you have.

Last paragraph:
I trust that you will find that everything is in order and I assure you that I will return back to my work and family at the end of my seven days visit. For questions, clarification and interview, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Sincerely
(your name)
Mobile
Email

If you're self-employed, ensure it is typed on your company's letterhead and signed.

Also, if the letter won't be too clumsy, you can include your itineraries in one of the paragraphs.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by funlover1(m): 5:52pm On Oct 21, 2015
zoomzu:

Congratulations!! You may wish to visit this site to educate your mind before your trip. www.tfl.co.uk It is good to go around on your own while in U.K.
All thanks to Justwise who guided me during my application in June, I have gone to U.K and come back twice since then. Yours shall be testimonies too.
Thanks a million!
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by kaverd: 6:27pm On Oct 21, 2015
Goddey1975:
@kaverd,which uk vac were u refused ikeja or victoria? Do dey put refusal stamp at d back of ur passport? 2). u can apply after six months wen d unusual deposit wil no longer appeal on d sponsor statment acc.
@Goddey1975 1. please i am in Ghana
2.no fortunately,i was not given a stamp on my passport
3. He is a contractor and the govenmnt usually pay him in huge lumps..so will this still be a probelm or waiting 28 days can help.
Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Goddey1975: 9:24pm On Oct 21, 2015
kaverd:

@Goddey1975 1. please i am in Ghana
2.no fortunately,i was not given a stamp on my passport
3. He is a contractor and the govenmnt usually pay him in huge lumps..so will this still be a probelm or waiting 28 days can help.
Thanks
@kevad, ask ur sponsor 2 rite a cover letter 2 explain d origin of d huge money in d account,if is student visa u may d 28days
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by papiwos: 9:40pm On Oct 21, 2015
please i need a good immigration lawyer.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by oreex361(m): 11:00pm On Oct 21, 2015
Hello gurus in the house, have been reading this forum and also follow up with things on how to go about visit visa. Made my application last week and got my application back today but to my surprise was refuse and the ECO didn't have any main reason why I was refuse cos I work and earn 117k and still say I got no ties to my country even married with a child, please justwise and good people. I need ur help cos no administrative review or appeal. Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 12:28am On Oct 22, 2015
babygirl2013:
Pls house my sista was refused twice on financier low incomes with his husband document but class him as uncle cos his hubby still on contract with akata Den! Now dat his hubby get paper he want her to go n change her name to his hubby surname cos d name on Pali b4 is her single name! What her chances? He want her wifey to come with workin n other Uk benefit if not he wil stil prefer her comin again n invite her as sister! Pls can her apply as sister? Or change passport details n claimed his wife? Thanks in Advance

No as second wife.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 12:30am On Oct 22, 2015
oreex361:
Hello gurus in the house, have been reading this forum and also follow up with things on how to go about visit visa. Made my application last week and got my application back today but to my surprise was refuse and the ECO didn't have any main reason why I was refuse cos I work and earn 117k and still say I got no ties to my country even married with a child, please justwise and good people. I need ur help cos no administrative review or appeal. Thanks

List those documents you submitted.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by LadyGuinivere: 6:18am On Oct 22, 2015
I waka pass.
I greet o! @Justwise! @FPL @Pastor!
Una doooooh!
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 6:41am On Oct 22, 2015
LadyGuinivere:
I waka pass.
I greet o! @Justwise! @FPL @Pastor!
Una doooooh!

LadyG I salute you o! Talk true wetin u come find here? I knew you were definitely going to come here after I read on the US thread where @fourfunmi did "gbeborun" about a Ghana Agent/Pastor who'd invaded the UK thread with his usual stories.

After my findings, I fished out @Goddey1975. He's the same person as prince1930
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 7:16am On Oct 22, 2015
LadyGuinivere:
I waka pass.
I greet o! @Justwise! @FPL @Pastor!
Una doooooh!
grin grin you don run come here?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 7:18am On Oct 22, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:


LadyG I salute you o! Talk true wetin u come find here? I knew you were definitely going to come here after I read on the US thread where @fourfunmi did "gbeborun" about a Ghana Agent/Pastor who'd invaded the UK thread with his usual stories.

After my findings, I fished out @Goddey1975. He's the same person as prince1930
Bro you really have time to waste
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Nobody: 7:42am On Oct 22, 2015
Please can my cover letter be up to two pages? I am asking this because it seems most I have seen follows a particular trend.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Oreskid: 7:57am On Oct 22, 2015
Thanks so much justwise, pay slip, letter invitation, employment letter, salary increase, share certificate, bank statement of 753k closing balance, child birth certificate, marriage certificate, letter of introduction, data page of the invite, bank statement of invite, Pls help me look at it Pls
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by oreex361(m): 8:03am On Oct 22, 2015
Thanks so much justwise, pay slip, letter invitation, employment letter, salary increase, share certificate, bank statement of 753k closing balance, child birth certificate, marriage certificate, letter of introduction, data page of the invite, bank statement of invite, Pls help me look at it Pls
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 8:06am On Oct 22, 2015
Oreskid:
Thanks so much justwise, pay slip, letter invitation, employment letter, salary increase, share certificate, bank statement of 753k closing balance, child birth certificate, marriage certificate, letter of introduction, data page of the invite, bank statement of invite, Pls help me look at it Pls

oreex361:
Thanks so much justwise, pay slip, letter invitation, employment letter, salary increase, share certificate, bank statement of 753k closing balance, child birth certificate, marriage certificate, letter of introduction, data page of the invite, bank statement of invite, Pls help me look at it Pls

Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Oreskid: 8:10am On Oct 22, 2015
Justwise, the oreex361 is my uncle and mistakely send from my account but later sent from his account. Pls need ur advice so much
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 8:11am On Oct 22, 2015
oreex361:
Thanks so much justwise, pay slip, letter invitation, employment letter, salary increase, share certificate, bank statement of 753k closing balance, child birth certificate, marriage certificate, letter of introduction, data page of the invite, bank statement of invite, Pls help me look at it Pls

The ECO's are professionals in their jobs. You were probably refused because of your finances.

State the context in your refusal letter
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Oreskid: 8:20am On Oct 22, 2015
FrontPageLawyer:


The ECO's are professionals in their jobs. You were probably refused because of your finances.

State the context in your refusal letter

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FrontPageLawyer(m): 9:17am On Oct 22, 2015
@Oreskid

Your application was refused due to insufficient funds and failure to support your application with paper evidence of your stated additional income (Stocks and Shares)

The ECO quickly reached a decision knowing fully well that you have a wife and young child to support and you plan to travel to the UK on a holiday that will cost you approximately three months of your monthly earnings. This makes no sense to the ECO considering your economic circumstances in Nigeria.

The ECO considered your application as unreasonable to embark on this trip judging from your account balance and the high cost of the trip which does not commensurate to your personal and financial circumstances hence the decision.

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