Countless applicants have visited our Limketkai office in Ortigas, Philippines to inquire about filing for the UK Visit Visa. Just this December 2018, there were five UK Visit Visa applicants who made an appointment to inquire about our UK visit visa assistance.
Of these five applicants, three were previously denied after they lodged their respective applications on their own while the other two were first time applicants.
We at ECO Immigration Consultancy have always stressed the importance of having a complete set of documents during your first attempt. If you have no record of any first time refusal, the application is already around 30% approved since all that the applicant for the UK visit visa need to do is show proof that he or she will return to the Philippines before the lapse of her allowed stay in the UK (if the application is approved).
If, however, the applicant fails to show evidence of his or her economic and family ties to the Philippines for lack of documents to prove ties to the Philippines, the application is doomed from the start and it now becomes a burden to file the next time because of this bad record.
Well and good If there was no deceit or fraud in the first application, and the ground or grounds for refusal were merely due to the lack of supporting documents due to the inadvertence or mistake of the UK Visit Visa applicant. This can be cured by merely sending the missing documents to the UKVI on appeal, if appeal is allowed.
However, if there was evident fraud on the part of the applicant for the UK Visit Visa, herein lies the problem.
As we keep on saying to our dear applicants and readers, it is better to explain why the applicant could not obtain a particular required document rather than attach a forged or false document with the application.
Remember that if there is fraud in the filing of any type of application, whether for a UK Spouse Visa, UK Fiancée Visa or any other type of UK Settlement Visa as well as for a UK Visit Visa, a ten year ban shall be enforced against the applicant, meaning he or she shall receive an automatic denial. Likewise, should they file another application within ten years from the time the forgery or falsity is committed, they will receive an automatic denial.
In the case of a denied application due to inadvertence or mistake, ECO-Friendly keep on emphasizing, that there is hope since all the applicant of the denied UK Visit Visa need to do is answer the grounds for refusal point by point.
Here at ECO Immigration Consultancy, we tell previously denied applicants of the UK Visit Visa or any other type of UK Visa not to lose hope since the best way to deal with the refused application is to address the grounds for refusal point for point.
This is the best and only possible way to go about a previously denied application. Whether or not an appeal is allowed or not, the only thing to do is address the grounds for refusal.
If appeal is not allowed, then the only recourse is to file a fresh application, this time “addressing” the grounds for refusal.
ECO Immigration Consultancy would also like to remind its readers that in the case of a fresh application, all the documents that were gathered and attached in the first application, as well as the new documents addressing the grounds for refusal must both be attached to the new application.
Next time, ECO Immigration Consultancy blog will again resume its articles regarding the filing of UK Spouse Visa, UK Fiancee Visa as well as other UK Settlement Visa.