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|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Yhamo: 9:51am On Dec 30, 2020|
Good day house,
I recently applied for Visitor's visa for my wife and a year old son to visit SA. The application was packaged in such a way that my wife is working with a salary of about 200k naira per month( Salary was deposited in her account for more than three months consecutively) and a letter of confirmation of employment was attached, it was also declared that she is a fashion designer(that's her main job anyway), and she sew clothes for clients on weekends when shes not working, she also has some students she trains as well, hence, there were inflow and outflow of small amount of money(4k, 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k etc) frequently in her account. The balance in her account as at the time of submission was around 1.9m naira accumulated over time.
The person that invites her have a Permanent Resident in SA with good job and good pay as well, bank statements and even payslip of the person was submitted.
The application was rejected on the ground that "Bank statement Transaction lacks credibility" .
What could have went wrong with this application and what can one do in the future to avoid this?
Thanks guys and complement of the season to evryone.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by adespecial: 10:38am On Dec 30, 2020|
Thanks for sharing your opinion. I might just register now and wait till march before traveling ( that is if there’s no lockdown). May God continue to protect us from this deadly pandemic.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Juwohn: 1:59pm On Dec 30, 2020|
It is unlikely that there will be physical classes next year or at least in the first half. If you're not planning to work [STEM] while in ZA and will be studying MSc (Research) or PhD at WITs, you can register out-of-seat and save medical aid cost.
https:// www.wits.ac.za/ internationalstudents/ international-clearance-to-register/
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Geenosko: 2:40pm On Dec 30, 2020|
It's a generic response
1.9M bank balance is enough to support your family trip, flight tickets alone will half that money and what will the family live on after travel expenses
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Yhamo: 3:23pm On Dec 30, 2020|
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Phic97: 4:00pm On Dec 30, 2020|
Phic97:Thank God for this forum! I appreciate you guys for the swift response. @olamilec thanks so much our transaction was fast and secure! @samdol thanks also for your attention.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Olamilec(m): 4:13pm On Dec 30, 2020|
Phic97:You’re welcome my brother and I do appreciated the trust you have in me.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by duketiana: 7:28pm On Dec 30, 2020|
They just don't want to issue her visa. Covid 19 is seriously affecting them. There has been a lot of rejection lately.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by mechoau(m): 7:59pm On Dec 30, 2020|
Could you pls share me with your WhatsApp number? Pls or email address?
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Danoskhy(m): 8:04pm On Dec 30, 2020|
Aside the confirmation of employment attached, did you add any other document(s) to evidence the other inflows? was there activities like outflows on the account? its not about the balance BUT strong evidence of source of income tho! because those small small deposits would appear to the embassy like the applicant is being crowd funded to migrate! that's what they mean by "Bank statement Transaction lacks credibility" .
hence in the future....try and prove any payment in account you intend to use! one amongst the many ways to do this is by presenting 2 separate account. 1 as a salary account and the other her side business account.....(as you already said she's a fashion designer/trainer)
hope this helps!
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by mechoau(m): 8:08pm On Dec 30, 2020|
Hello @juwon, pls do you reside in Lagos ? If yes can I pm you or chat you up on WhatsApp??
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Cyclops33: 9:52pm On Dec 30, 2020|
What was the duration of the visa application, I mean when did you apply and when did you get a response? My friend applied 3 weeks ago and no news yet from them
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Yhamo: 4:55am On Dec 31, 2020|
duketiana:I reckon as well... I wonder what to submit to convince these guys now..
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Yhamo: 5:02am On Dec 31, 2020|
Thanks for this tip... But yes, there was outflow of money as well.. But you are right , I think the logical explanation should be to separate the salary bank account from the business account... or in the future, just declare she's self employed backed by the business registration certificate and submit only the business account bank statement...
Not sure if I'm making sense..
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Yhamo: 5:07am On Dec 31, 2020|
Cyclops33:Took about 3 weeks
Applied on October 30th, response received on November 18th..
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Olamilec(m): 5:30am On Dec 31, 2020|
mechoau:Pm me through my username at gmail.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by justt: 8:26am On Dec 31, 2020|
The bolded is what I will recommend.
I may be wrong but as I was going through your first post, even before I read that the visa was declined, I already had it in mind that it is not likely this visa will be approved. I'm not a Visa Officer and don't know how you wrote your letters of self-introduction, invitation and other documents you presented but within the first two lines lines, I knew it is unlikely the visa will be approved.
Visas are denied for many reasons and the commonest is inconsistencies!
You said you "packaged" it? (inconsistencies do occur in the non-packaged ones but for the "packaged", occurrence of inconsistencies is higher)
Salary of #200K? (so many questions about this!)
#200K monthly salary is quite high. Where did you state the organization is?
Did you use the letter-head of the organization?
An organization paying such amount should have a website, an email address, a contact phone number, did you include these?
If you did, they might have tried to verify and discovered your claims were false.
Again, declaring that someone earning this amount is also a fashion designer during the weekend does not add up (in my opinion, though).
If you have said she has a shop or something else but being managed by someone else, that would have been better.
Thirdly, you started by saying you as the husband applied for your wife and son visitors' visa .....
Then, you said, "The person that invites her have a Permanent Resident in SA with good job and good pay as well..."
Is this person different from you because you actually presented them as separate!
If you are the husband with PR and good pay why didn't you use your bank details instead more so that you are the one inviting her?
Yeah, I don't what you wrote in your letters, but from little I could glean from here, I can assume there were inconsistencies in your documents.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by qhunlay: 10:28am On Dec 31, 2020|
@justt, great to see you here again after a long while.
You abandoned us on the other side (CSV thread). Hope you are keeping safe
Let's also hear from you on that side, questions plenty for ground
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Olamilec(m): 11:37am On Dec 31, 2020|
This is the thread to discuss, assist and support those that have already gotten their visas and/or already in South Africa, if you’re interested.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by justt: 11:38am On Dec 31, 2020|
qhunlay:Hi Qhunlay, I'm not aware of the thread you are talking about. I guess the 'CSV' means critical skill visa? Is there a dedicated thread for that?
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Theyoungmatron: 5:14pm On Dec 31, 2020|
If you are being sponsored by someone in another country for visitors visa, what are the requirements?
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by justt: 6:12pm On Dec 31, 2020|
The requirements are the same with normal visitor's visa except that your sponsor will have to commit himself/herself in writing to be responsible for your welfare with appropriate documents to back it up.
I assumed the sponsor is in the country you are visiting
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Theyoungmatron: 6:27am On Jan 01|
justt:no, my sponsor resides in another country
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by justt: 6:31am On Jan 01|
I guess the best option in this case is for the sponsor to send the money to your account.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Theyoungmatron: 7:45am On Jan 01|
Please help me out with the requirements for the sponsorships.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Damalex4luv(m): 11:34am On Jan 03|
Good morning everyone. My dad has spent over 10 years in South Africa and he's has gotten his residency permit. Now he wants to invite me over but there is a little difference in name like I mean surname. His is aiyeola while mine is ayeola. Pls how can I go about it so that the visa won't be rejected.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by shollish(m): 10:04am On Jan 04|
Abeg which airline is best for travelling to South Africa...I saw that Airpeace has a direct flight from Lagos to Johannesburg.....but I'm coming from port Harcourt first..... and I see complains on twitter about flight delays and cancellations with Airpeace... I don't want to be stranded in Lagos abeg and avoid expenses of hotel bills and I'm also taking my younger brother with me...so please which airline is advisable to ply? Thanks in anticipation
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Gbolah21: 12:03pm On Jan 04|
shollish:Kenya airways is ok ...
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Kuploni: 2:36pm On Jan 04|
Do I have to book for appointment before submitting my document at the vfs
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by adespecial: 1:05pm On Jan 06|
Today makes it 2 months that I submitted my application for study visa and registration has started in my school.
Please, is it advisable I start sending mails now to the consulate cos registration closes on 15th March and I wouldn’t want to lose my admission cos of this delay.
|Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by cashdosh(m): 1:29pm On Jan 06|
My mum submitted her first visa application in October but got denied based on “Bank Statements Transaction Lacks Credibility”. However, to be honest, We did deposit a lump sum into her account from different sources which totaled 1.2 or thereabout.
A week after her first application was denied, we submitted it again without the inclusion of her bank statement but instead, with mine as her sponsor. My balance was extremely heavy with good activity on the account. This morning, she got her 4 months multiple entry visa.
Note: if you’re sponsoring any family member, ensure to include your birth certificate or an affidavit.
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