Refused Visa Application – what next?
Visa Application Refusal – what next?
A visa application refusal is not the end of the world, most of the time it is an honest mistake or a simple omission to provide enough evidence to your application. In each of the situations, a mistake can be easily avoided in the second round of applying.
Today we present seven of the most common grounds for visa refusal.
1. False information provided on the application
Forgetting to mention a family that is currently residing in the UK, providing contradictory information, or giving an exaggerated period of stay in the country will be a red alert for the case worker assessing your application. In such a situation once the case worker assumes a suspicious activity, this will lead to double-checking every single detail of the application and its’ authenticity. The consequences of false information detected by the Home Office in the application will have serious consequences. Most of the time, applicants will be banned from entering the UK for 10-years.
2. Criminal record
Failure to mention an existing criminal record will negatively influence your application – if not will be the main reason for the refusal. The applicant must have a clean record in the UK and the country he or she is applying from. Including either criminal or civil offences, the applicant must mention any existing driving offences, civil court judgements, bankruptcy or debt proceedings.
3. Persona non grata is associated with an extreme political or religious background
To be considered a persona non grata, it is enough to be a member of a political or religious organisation that is considered by other countries as encouraging terrorist activities. It is enough to flag the application as suspicious if it is discovered that the applicant might have posted content or even a comment of an extremist nature on the internet.
4. The previous visa refused
In situations where an applicant has been previously refused entry to another country or has been refused entry at the border. All available measures that were used to stop an individual from entering the country, including court notice or deportation order – must be disclosed on the application. If not, the applicant may expect a 10-year ban from entering the UK.
5. Not enough evidence
Applicants tend to often forget that any word that has been put down on the application, must be backed up by evidence. If a lot of information has been disclosed without any evidence, it will be a reason for a caseworker to suspect false information or misrepresentation. To avoid this mistake contact an immigration solicitor for advice.
6. Not enough income
Many current visas to the UK have a financial benchmark for applicants to meet. For the Skilled Worker visa, the applicant must prove that they have at least £1,270 in their bank account, on top of an already existing job offer from a UK-based employee. The Home Office needs to know and see that you earn enough money to support yourself. Therefore it is worth financially preparing yourself before making the application.
7. Applying for the wrong type of visa
Surprisingly enough, this is a very common reason for many visa refusals. One way of avoiding it is avoiding unprofessional agencies. If an applicant wishes to come to the UK to sightsee the marvellous landmarks of London, he or she should aim for a Visitor Visa. However, if the applicant wishes to improve his English language skills and enrol on a language program, he should apply for a Short-term Study visa. It is important to know the differences in requirements to find the best-matched visa for your needs.
As we can see most of the refusals were based on simple technical issues that could have been avoided when applying for a visa via an immigration solicitor. NA Law Solicitors offer practical, precise and pragmatic solutions to your immigration and employment needs. We provide a bespoke service tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients, whether they are an individual or a corporation. We are committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective service. We operate on a fixed-fee basis and therefore offer transparency and peace of mind when it comes to budgeting and costs.
If you require further advice or guidance, please get in touch for a telephone case assessment.