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Visa Application Refused?

There are many reasons why a visa application may be refused. In this article, we look at the reasons why visa applications are refused and the ways in which you can maximise your chances for approval. Refusals are all too common and we deal with many clients who have had their visa applications refused - you are not alone.

Our immigration specialists are here to help with your case and in this article, we look at reasons for using the services of qualified immigration solicitors. If you have an immigration query you really are better off using professional qualified advice.

Reasons For Refusal

There are numerous reasons for visa refusal, some of which we will look at here in more detail. This list is by no means an exhaustive one and there are many more reasons why your application may be refused, but these are the main ones;

Documents - Many of the rejections will be centred around the absence of or mistakes contained within documents. It is so vital that any supporting evidence for your application (including the application itself) contain no errors. The Home Office is exceptionally busy and will only consider applications that are completed correctly and supplied with all the required proof.

Following Poor Advice - Another common theme is that people follow the wrong advice. There's a reason that immigration solicitors are so heavily used - immigration is complicated. We're sure that your mother/brother/next-door neighbour is very knowledgeable, but unless they are fully qualified, their advice should be checked with an appropriate immigration lawyer. They may mean well, but the wrong advice could cause harm to your case.

Any Belief In Home Office "Understanding" - We are sure that Home Office officials do understand that sometimes not everything is black and white. I'm also sure that on many occasions Home Office officials feel sorry for applicants as they are also human beings just like you and me. But you must understand they have a job to do and will carry it out. Please do not rely on leniency and ensure that your case is as strong as possible.

Hiding The Past - In this day and age of technology, it is not hard to find out if people are lying. There are many ways in which the Home Office can find out about your past. If you try to hide a previous overstay or any other immigration offence then you are likely to be met with an instant refusal. The best option is, to be honest at all times and if possible not commit the offence in the first place.

Incorrect Application Type - If you apply for the wrong type of visa then your application will not be accepted. Please ensure that you are applying for the correct visa route before making an application. This is an area where good advice is very worthwhile. Speaking to an immigration solicitor ensures that you are doing everything correctly and are much less likely to be refused an application.

Ways To Maximise Your Chances Of Acceptance

As you may have noticed, there are many ways in which you can have a visa application refused. It is at this point that you may be wondering how you can avoid the stress and strain of a visa refusal. The answer is straightforward - use an immigration solicitor.

We can take you from the application stage, helping to curate your application and collecting all the necessary documents that will be required and submitting the application. We can even take on your case at the appeal stage - many people think a refusal is the end of the line, but the appeals process gives you a second chance to get your application through and should be taken with the help of qualified solicitors to get the best result possible.

You may think that our service will be expensive - while it is certainly not cheap, we believe that our service offers excellent value for money in the results that we produce. Think of it this way - if you buy a very cheap car that does not work then surely it is poor value? Also, consider the cost of going to appeal, it is a service that we can also provide, but if you had used us before your application had been refused, it would have been cheaper overall.

Appeals

Appeals are possible after a refused visa application and it is at this stage that you will certainly want to use an immigration solicitor. The complicated nature of appeals means that you need a real professional in your corner to give you the best chance of winning your appeal.

The appeal process is long and slow and is off-putting for many people. But if your application is turned down, it is a second chance for you to make your case before an impartial process. Speak to one of our advisors today to discuss an appeal and we can talk you through the process. We can also advise on what action you should take next and guide you through the entire process. Don't take on an appeal alone, get the experts on your side and give yourself the best chance of success in moving to the UK in order to start a new life for you and your family.

How We Can Help

As you may have guessed, as specialist immigration lawyers we are perfectly equipped to help you to make a visa application. If you have already made a visa application and it has been refused, then we can also help you maximise your chances at the appeals stage.

If you have any further immigration query or would like us to help with your uk immigration about our services then please contact us today and we can discuss your case with you.

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