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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by DrStrangelove: 5:44pm On Jul 16
Good day,

Pls u can invite and accommodate ur brother but u would adding a layer of suspicion on his person if u will assume the responsibility to sponsor him since he is a businessman as u said.

He will need to proof to the VO his personal circumstances and ties to Nigeria first before they consider him for the visa.

Am guessing he's over 21 so let him submit his documents that proves his ties. Personal bank statement, business account statement, taxes, investment certificates and landed property documents.

Goodluck

Cutiella:
Hello @Giselle237, trust you are well.. pls advise.

I would like to invite my brother (who is a business man) for my graduation. I will be sponsoring all expense.

given the above, does he need to attach his bank statement when applying?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by DeevaB: 6:33pm On Jul 16
Hello house, my passport is due to expire January 2023. I renewed and have a new one.

My TB test has the old passport number. Do I need to go IOM update this?

My draft CAS has the old passport number and I requested to change it to the new passport number.

Please advise?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by DrStrangelove: 6:39pm On Jul 16
Good day

Sorry for ur refusal and the counter refusal

Its not an easy thing to digest.

From what I can see, ur application was done in a rush and not well presented as u have ingredients for them to consider and issue you a visa.

U have a business but u didn't submit business bank statements of any kind but only ur salary account which looks like it was hurriedly put together. From what the VO is implying, he was hoping to calculate ur disposable income from the statement but the transactions were negligible. They often wonder why u didn't send in the other previous two months statements so as to compare with the other four months u put forward. It's either the account was recently opened or u are hiding something or activity in those ones. The bank balance in the Providus Bank was arrived at just to make it look as if money is available for the trip but not minding the milestones for it to reach there.

Now u submitted bank letters which are neither here or there. U didn't even attach one bank statement to show some traction in ur business. This makes it look like the business is inactive. Likewise, u didn't show rent or lease receipts and their entrance point in ur account statement to show they also are an ongoing concern (well of the reason u bought was for tenancy). Are the land docs u showed registered with the state government?

So to me, all the figures, bank statements, bank letters and land doc were made to look like a lot is going on but all (to the eyes of the VO) but they all landed in the middle of the desert (nowhere)

Ur case isn't bad at all. Just take ur time, build ur bank statement showing salary entrance and also outflows for living costs and the savings and u should be good. If ur submitting CAC papers, also submit statements if ur business has traction, if not just limit it to ur personal bank statement. Submit ur land docs and state whether it's for personal use or for investment and show receipts to back it up. I guess ur single and going alone so ur travellings cost should be moderate.

Goodluck




Africankel:
Dear friends,

Recall that on June 7, 2022, I was refused a visit visa and subsequently requested for reconsideration. On July 7, 2022, I received an email that my application was being reconsidered. Today, July 15, 2022, I received a decision on the reconsideration - another laughable refusal. grin grin grin

The decision

I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of paragraph(s) 4.2 of Appendix V.

You applied for a six months visit visa on 12 April 2022 to visit the UK for tourism and your application was refused on 31 May 2022.

You submitted a formal complaint to contest the grounds of your refusal. I acknowledge that the previous refusal contained factual errors, I have therefore reconsidered your application. This reconsideration is based on the information you provided when first submitting your application. I have also taken in to consideration your objections and our previous decision.

You state that you intend to visit the UK for 10 days for tourism. You state that you are a self-employed director and earn 6,000,000.00 NGN a year (£12,117.72 @ exchange rate £1 = 495.14 NGN). I acknowledge that you have provided business registration documents and bank letters from Guaranty Trust Bank, Globus Bank and Stanbic Bank to demonstrate your business. I also acknowledge the covering letter you have submitted. Whilst I acknowledge that the bank letters state that you have business accounts with them, there are no corroborating bank statements from these banks to demonstrate any transactions or that show any business activity. You have provided a Providus bank statement which has a closing balance of 1,801,366.00 NGN (£3,639.83) and covers a four month period, with a limited transaction history, from January 2022 to April 2022 and contains salary credits of 500,000.00 NGN (£1,017.39). However, I am not satisfied that these salary credits in isolation demonstrate that your business is active or trading or that it is generating the income you have described. I am not satisfied that your application demonstrates your employment or financial circumstances as stated and this leads me to doubt your intentions for visiting.

In addition to this I am not satisfied that your application demonstrates family ties or that you have any dependents who are reliant on you. I acknowledge you have provided a document of a property purchase made in 2014, however, I am not satisfied that this property is being utilised by you in any way or that it is generating an income for you. I am not satisfied that your application demonstrates that you have strong personal ties or have assets of a nature that would satisfy me that you would leave after your visit.

Based on the above I am not satisfied on the balance of probabilities that you are a genuine visitor and intend to leave the UK at the end of your proposed stay or that you are visiting for the reasons stated.

Your application is therefore refused under paragraph V 4.2 (a) and (c) of the Immigration Rules.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by DrStrangelove: 6:44pm On Jul 16
Nice one bros

I tap into ur bravery and anointing. It is well

God bless

ty01:
Visa Alert!!!
10 years Standard Visitor visa
TLS Ikeja

Previous UK travel history (6 months)
Application and payment date - 31st May 2022
Biometrics date - 9th June 2022
Transfer to DMC - 9th June 2022
Received by DMC - 14 June 2022
Transferred to VAC - no mail, no information as per tracking
Received by VAC - no mail, no information as per tracking
Collection Mail - Twice on 13th & 14th July 2022
Collected - Today, 15th July 2022

Interestingly the Visa was issued 5th of July (a day before the proposed travel date of 6th of July). So they tried for me to make my trip but perhaps the TLS logistics failed them. Painfully I forgot to cancel my hotel booking and was debited cry

I was honestly worried I might not be given 10 years especially because I went straight from 6 months, but I was just tired of what I went through while renewing my passport and the chaos I witnessed when driving pass the TLS Ikeja earlier this year; it was pure madness. So decided to be out of the mess for 10 years; and boom it paid off.

Key points:
I was very open and truthful; I was once denied a Canada visa and I was open about it. I stated I do not understand why the visa was denied but I believed the visa officer must have made an error in denying me the Canada visa.
I explained every transaction not supported by my payslip; including ATM reversals of 10k - i was that detailed.
I had a good bank balance and was ready for them.
I believe I have a good job as well - this is relative though.

This experience has proven that you can go straight for 10 years from 6 months; but I will still not advice anybody to do it as the visa officer has the right to reduce the length of visa granted. I would say I was lucky with my gamble.

Please if you want to pickup your passports, please go early ooo, I was there for over 3 hours. the queue was out of this world.

Thanks and have a good evening. See you in 10 years grin grin grin

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by mamawa123: 7:13pm On Jul 16
My woman’s passport will expire in about 1 and half years. Please I want to know if she can use that same passport to apply for 5-year UK visa.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by ekpotek: 7:25pm On Jul 16
mamawa123:
My woman’s passport will expire in about 1 and half years. Please I want to know if she can use that same passport to apply for 5-year UK visa.

Yes
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by kod161: 8:02pm On Jul 16
Did biometrics since May 24, sent two paid mails already and it’s still being considered and awaiting decision.
Previous UK visit and other countries….
Now it’s tiring. May God help us.
How many of us are in this shoe?

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by mamawa123: 8:38pm On Jul 16
ekpotek:


Yes

Thank you but don’t you think they will complain about the validity or expiration date of the passport
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by Preshyi: 9:22pm On Jul 16
Thanks. But does it mean someone on student Visa cant invite their parents over if I can provide the needed documentation?
giselle237:
unfortunately I can not say.. if all are worried.. then delay the application
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by Jbab: 9:48pm On Jul 16
ty01:
Visa Alert!!!
10 years Standard Visitor visa
TLS Ikeja

Previous UK travel history (6 months)
Application and payment date - 31st May 2022
Biometrics date - 9th June 2022
Transfer to DMC - 9th June 2022
Received by DMC - 14 June 2022
Transferred to VAC - no mail, no information as per tracking
Received by VAC - no mail, no information as per tracking
Collection Mail - Twice on 13th & 14th July 2022
Collected - Today, 15th July 2022

Interestingly the Visa was issued 5th of July (a day before the proposed travel date of 6th of July). So they tried for me to make my trip but perhaps the TLS logistics failed them. Painfully I forgot to cancel my hotel booking and was debited cry

I was honestly worried I might not be given 10 years especially because I went straight from 6 months, but I was just tired of what I went through while renewing my passport and the chaos I witnessed when driving pass the TLS Ikeja earlier this year; it was pure madness. So decided to be out of the mess for 10 years; and boom it paid off.

Key points:
I was very open and truthful; I was once denied a Canada visa and I was open about it. I stated I do not understand why the visa was denied but I believed the visa officer must have made an error in denying me the Canada visa.
I explained every transaction not supported by my payslip; including ATM reversals of 10k - i was that detailed.
I had a good bank balance and was ready for them.
I believe I have a good job as well - this is relative though.

This experience has proven that you can go straight for 10 years from 6 months; but I will still not advice anybody to do it as the visa officer has the right to reduce the length of visa granted. I would say I was lucky with my gamble.

Please if you want to pickup your passports, please go early ooo, I was there for over 3 hours. the queue was out of this world.

Thanks and have a good evening. See you in 10 years grin grin grin



Congratulations! Pls how much was your closing bank statement balance when you applied for the 10 years visa?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by giselle237: 10:14pm On Jul 16
Preshyi:
Thanks. But does it mean someone on student Visa cant invite their parents over if I can provide the needed documentation?
no one said so. you gave 2 scenarios… one of applicant’s child is on Tier 4 and the other child Tier 2.. you were advised in this case that the tier 2 who is the worker do the IV and paperwork, however anything can go… what matters is applicant’s strong ties to home country and personal circumstances in order to have a chance of success of getting a visitor visa.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by Shaleewa: 10:34pm On Jul 16
DrStrangelove
Good day

Sorry about ur refusal. U can reapply as soon as u feel u have corrected every issue raised during ur refusal.

As for the non usage of ur business account, maybe ur business profile at CAC is inactive or maybe u stated ur going for a personal visit and the entries in ur business account were not adding up. Probably trying to calculate ur disposable income which they couldn't measure with ur business account.

For documents, look for those that can give u ties to the country like property docs, shares certificates, fixed income certificate, investment certificate

Others are 6 months personal or salary bank statements, tax payments, marriage certificate (if any). Try to explain any irregular amounts on ur bank statement. Also get an hotel booking

Good luck

Thanks for the reply, I will like to upload my rejection letter for review and corrections

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by Shaleewa: 10:45pm On Jul 16
The decision(feb 2nd 2022

I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the
requirements of paragraph(s) V 4.2 of Appendix V because:
 You state that you wish to visit the UK for 20 days for tourism. You state that you
plan to spend £1,500.00 during your visit.
 You state that you are self-employed with an income of 600,000.00NGN
(£1,069.52 at the exchange rate on oanda.com on 02/02/22) a year and that you
spend a total of 200,000.00NGN (£356.50) a month.
 I note that you have provided information in support of your application. However,
I note that you have stated that your employer will help cover the cost of your
visit. However, open source checks conducted, at the time of assessment, on
your stated employer, with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in your
country of residence that the business you have provided are not registered or
active. This damages the credibility of your employment and therefore your
financial circumstances in your country of residence.
 Furthermore, I note that the bank statement provided in support of your financial
circumstances. However, the bank statement demonstrates the financial
circumstances of your stated business and does not demonstrate your own
personal financial circumstances.
 In view of the above I am therefore not satisfied that you are genuinely seeking
entry as a visitor or intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit, and that you
have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit without
working or accessing public funds. Therefore your application for a visit visa is
refused under paragraph V4.2 (a)(c)(e).



Pls help me to review this with solution and corrections before I apply for another one, thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by Chukwudiworld: 11:17pm On Jul 16
Thank you for this info. It is so detailed. I appreciate this.
Learn More https://careers.aqua4nations.com/canada-visa/see-all-basic-requirements-to-permanently-move-to-united-states
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by DeevaB: 4:02am On Jul 17
Please, someone should help with my question.

DeevaB:
Hello house, my passport is due to expire January 2023. I renewed and have a new one.

My TB test has the old passport number. Do I need to go IOM update this to the new passport number ?

My draft CAS has the old passport number and I requested to change it to the new passport number. Is this okay?

Please advise?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by Moriyadisa: 6:32am On Jul 17
13th of July
Blumokinney:

And when was he refused

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by Moriyadisa: 7:13am On Jul 17
Thanks Boss, he has gotten a transaction receipts from the account that shows the originating account of his salaries and destination account which is his salary account to be stamp by the bank as original and the company is also talking to the auditor on why the Annual return has not been filled. Meanwhile I don't think his budget is high sir if you consider the high price of tickets now. Remain blessed Boss �
ekpotek:


Get your company accountant to provide details of your paid month by month and if their any issues, why it was so. Get your company to update their CAC records or at least provide you with written explanation why the company status is inactive. By the way no tourist will spend that much for just a 6 days trip.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by Melz1994: 8:40am On Jul 17
ekpotek:


Go for priority or super priority and you get a date since it is student visa.

How do I do it please?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by Preshyi: 8:51am On Jul 17
Got that. Thank you
giselle237:
no one said so. you gave 2 scenarios… one of applicant’s child is on Tier 4 and the other child Tier 2.. you were advised in this case that the tier 2 who is the worker do the IV and paperwork, however anything can go… what matters is applicant’s strong ties to home country and personal circumstances in order to have a chance of success of getting a visitor visa.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by bakol: 11:04am On Jul 17
Melz1994:
Hello Guys, please I need assistance and I know am late due to my CAS issuance was delayed, I just paid my visa fees and biometrics fee yesterday night, but unfortunately I am not able to see any date to give in for my biometrics, my school start on the 19th of September, I am in need of date atleast this month end or 1st of August to 5th, I don't really know what to do,please guys any hp or advise will be much appreciated.

Thanks

Have you tried it again in the middle of the night?..or try go to TLS office, VI...the security guys there are very helpful. They might help you via ur phone to book the date...
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by ekpotek: 1:41pm On Jul 17
mamawa123:


Thank you but don’t you think they will complain about the validity or expiration date of the passport

No. You only need a blank page for the visa sticker. Validity is only come to play when you want to travel. Mostly you must have 6 month validity or get a new passport. You can travel with a valid visa on a old passport together with a new passport.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by ekpotek: 1:43pm On Jul 17
Melz1994:


How do I do it please?

Priority and super priority have been suspended for student visa. But visit TLS and talk to guys there, they can work out some thing for you.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by ekpotek: 1:47pm On Jul 17
Moriyadisa:
Thanks Boss, he has gotten a transaction receipts from the account that shows the originating account of his salaries and destination account which is his salary account to be stamp by the bank as original and the company is also talking to the auditor on why the Annual return has not been filled. Meanwhile I don't think his budget is high sir if you consider the high price of tickets now. Remain blessed Boss �

Am not referring to your budget per se, but the duration. Ask yourself, where and where or what will you do as tourist in 6 days in UK?
Day1 Arrival in UK
Day 2 Visit to bla bla
Day 3 visit to bla bla
Day 4 visit to bla bla
Day 5 visit to blabla
Day 6 depart from UK
Note moving around in the Uk consume time. Extend you stay to 10 days within the same budget.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by mamawa123: 4:13pm On Jul 17
ekpotek:


No. You only need a blank page for the visa sticker. Validity is only come to play when you want to travel. Mostly you must have 6 month validity or get a new passport. You can travel with a valid visa on a old passport together with a new passport.

Thank you very much @ekpotek
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by chimexview: 6:35pm On Jul 17
Good evening house, please how can secure an apartment around Sheffield Hallam university area? I don’t want to stay in the hostel and even if I do they have requirements which I feel will be a big stretch for me to accomplish. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by ekpotek: 7:09pm On Jul 17
chimexview:
Good evening house, please how can secure an apartment around Sheffield Hallam university area? I don’t want to stay in the hostel and even if I do they have requirements which I feel will be a big stretch for me to accomplish. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Is it for short term or long term? Google the area or try airbnb.com or booking.com
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by chimexview: 7:33pm On Jul 17
ekpotek:


Is it for short term or long term? Google the area or try airbnb.com or booking.com

I’m interested in long term, preferably one bedroom flat
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 5 by giselle237: 7:33pm On Jul 17
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