The UK's Visitor Visa is a great option for those looking to come to the UK for a short period of time. The visa allows the applicant to stay in the UK for up to 6 months for them to visit family members or to conduct other types of visit. Normally the application for a Visitor Visa is relatively straightforward, but there are occasions where not everything goes to plan. In this article we're going to look at some of the reasons why a Visitor Visa may be turned down, and what you can do if you believe your Visitor Visa application has been turned down incorrectly.
The most usual reasons for a Visitor Visa application being turned down are regarding either the reason for the visit or something related to the applicant themselves - such as a financial irregularity. Often applicants will try to use a Visitor Visa as a way to enter the country to try and remain there indefinitely. For this reason, Visitor Visa applications are scrutinised with great care. The downside of this scrutiny is that refusals for applications are reasonably common. Below we have listed some of the reasons that Visitor Visa applications are turned down:
As long as you follow the guidance to the letter of the law, application for a Visitor Visa should be relatively straightforward. The UK positively encourages visitors to visit the country as it can be good for the economy, but the Home Office is more than aware that a balance needs to be struck, and this is why they ensure that all applications fit the criteria laid out. If you fail to follow the directions as laid out by the Home Office, it is extremely likely that your application will be unsuccessful. If you need help with your application then please get in touch, it is far better to get in touch with us beforehand and let us know any issues that you may have with your application than lodging an application that is highly likely to be turned down. So for more advice and help on the UK Visitor Visa, get in touch today and our experienced immigration specialists will be happy to help you out.
The best way to ensure the best chance of application success is to usually just be as honest as possible in the application. This won't always suffice, if this is the case, then it may be worth you taking on some legal advice provided by an immigration specialist such as ourselves. We can help to look at your current situation and show you the reasons why your application might be turned down, and where possible offer you alternative ways to give your application the best chance of success.
Often it can be as simple as a mistake that prevents a Visitor Visa application from being successful, we can help to ensure that this doesn't happen. By getting in touch with our immigration specialists, you are ensuring that you and your family have the best chance of getting to the UK to visit.
Unfortunately in the last few years the right to appeal the decision for a Visitor Visa has been removed. Though there are some exemptions (usually linked to human rights). If you haven't got a human rights case then your best option usually is to reapply, fixing whatever issue was quoted as the problem in the first place.
If you have been turned down for a Visitor Visa then please get in touch and we can help you to figure out why you've been turned down, and find the easiest way to ensure that your next application will be successful. It is vital that you sort out any issues with your application before reapplying, as you will simply just be turned down again. If you need help, please get in touch with our immigration specialists who have years of experience in helping Visitor Visa applicants visit the UK.
If you need more help with a Visitor Visa issue or indeed any other immigration issue, then please get in touch. Our immigration specialists have years of experience and knowledge that they can help put to use in your case. We help people from all around the world come to the UK in order to visit their families and friends, and we can do the same for you. So please don't delay, get in touch today and we can help sort your case and maximise your chance to make a successful Visitor Visa application to the UK.
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