UK Visa Refusals
UK visa refusals become increasingly common in line with the volume of applicants. The UK Home Office is obliged to scrutinise applications for two primary reasons: Firstly, as UK net migration is more closely examined, visa eligibility is constantly reviewed and rules tightened. Whilst application documentation may be explicitly listed, the exacting detail may still seem unclear and often open to interpretation. With this in mind, it is essential to follow the most up to date guidance for your chosen visa route.
Many times the simplest form of action against an unsuccessful application is to make a fresh application addressing the reasons for refusal highlighted by the ECO that would have been provided to you in writing. Appeals can be a lengthy procedure which may require a fair amount of finance to process, it is often less time consuming and more cost effective to reapply however the fresh application will be considered under scrutiny and therefore we advise for all refusal applications ensure your case is reviewed by a regulated professional prior to making the decision.
Entering the UK without the right permission
When an individual attempts to enter the United Kingdom without a visa for the purpose they may still be stamped with the square date stamp and details of the port of entry, however this stamp may be accompanied by an ink cross over the top signifying that the individual was refused entry and sent back home. Effectively this ink cross is a ban upon entering the UK and may hold its effectiveness for a period of ten years or until a successful application for Entry Clearance has been made and would thus supersede the ban. Should a successful application be made and Entry Clearance granted, the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) may write ‘Withdrawn’ diagonally across the ban.
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