Visa refusals to students have increased in the last few years with the increase in the terrorism threat and also because of various other reasons. In spite of the many visa refusals, there are many other people who do go to different countries because of the visa being given to them. It needs to be researched on the reasons for the usual causes of visa refusals so that you will be able to avoid these mistakes and obtain a visa.
This is one of the most common causes for visa being refused. If you are a person who is planning to visit the country, then you should make sure that you make no mistake in writing the reason for the visit. Many people who have had their visa rejected make mistakes in writing the reason for their visit to the U.K.
You might also have your visa application rejected if you have very little knowledge in filling such forms. For example, if you consider the right of abode part as an example, unless you are familiar with the British Immigration Act and the Nationalities Act, you will not be able to fill it right. This makes it necessary for you to have a basic knowledge of various aspects of the law before you fill in the application.
There are times when the applicant also makes mistakes in filing the form which has a query on the amount of money that the visitor is planning to spend in U.K. There are some people who might earn about $500 in a month, but they might have written that they would like to spend about $3,000 on their holiday. This raises the question as to why a person who earns about $6,000 in a year would like to spend almost half of what they earn in a whole year in just six weeks! These are the mistakes that are picked up and the visa rejected. So when you answer questions that ask how much you earn and also how much you will be carrying to U.K, you should make sure that your answers correlate with each other.
The British Education Board is the board that approves educational institutions and if you have applied to an educational institution without knowing anything about the school, then you’re application is likely to be turned down. This is the reason for any student to research about the educational institution before applying to it. Another factor that has to be kept in mind is that if you have paid the fees to any of these institutions, you will have no help from the authorities to recover your fees and you have to do it on your own.
Some people who try to travel to UK by hook or crook are the real losers of the whole episode. They try to fill in the applications without realizing the tough conditions that they have to face in UK.
People who would like to visit the UK but do not have enough funds to do so and even those who do not have a place to stay or do not carry sufficient funds are the people who are at a very high risk for being denied visas. Other than this, those who have lied about their status in their interviews will usually be banned for a period of up to about ten years from entering UK.
There are some who want to go on a holiday to UK, but have never been to any other country on a holiday and these visas can also be rejected. If you have filled in your application saying that you would like to visit the UK on a holiday, then you should have some basic knowledge about the specific places that you will be visiting in the UK. This will help you get over the interview and also obtain the visa. The chances of obtaining a visa will also be maximized when the person provides original documents for verification.
Many of the countries including UK accept applications for your visa even up to 3 months before your planned date of journey and so it would be better for you to apply at an early date to make sure that your visa application is not rejected due to the lack of time.
Minute details that have to be taken care of
You should make sure that the application that you have submitted is arranged with all the relevant supporting documents all arranged neatly together. Many people who have had their visa applications rejected without an interview, have all had it done because of their lack of planning while submitting the visa application. You should realize that in your initial application, the documents that you attach to your application supporting your application are the most important as the application is merited on the documents that you attach. It increases the strength of your application.
Honesty the best policy
As a student who applies for a visa, you should provide all the relevant details that are complete in every respect. The application should not have ambiguous information and should be detailed for the application to be viewed favorably. All the information that you provide with your application should have adequate proof that is attached and you should also make sure that the information that you provide should not be confusing. This will help you to get a favorable decision.
If you think that you will be able to get through the process by providing confusing information to the Entry clearance officer, then you are wrong as the person who loses out will be you. Another fact that you have to keep in mind is that if you do not have all the relevant information attached, then no one is going to confirm the facts with you, but your application will be rejected outright. Though the Entry clearance officer has the right to call you for an interview to clarify certain facts, you should remember that you will not be able to submit any new application during that time.
If there are any false information provided by you and it comes to light or if you have forged one or more of the documents that you have submitted, then it will decrease your chances of obtaining a visa to a large extent. Other than the refusal of the visa, there are also chances of a penalty being imposed on you. Other than providing false information or forged documents, the other factors that can undermine your chances of obtaining a visa are if you had overstayed or entered UK in any illegal method. If you had used any false applications in the last ten years or even if you had not adhered to your visa rules on any previous occasion, then your application can be rejected outright and penalties imposed on you. The penalty includes an inability to apply for at least another 10 years.
Requirements of Visa applications
If you have any chance of obtaining a visa, then you should make adhere to the requirements that are spelt out. These requirements can change from one category of application to another.
If you have a chance to appeal against the refusal of a visa, then you should use the opportunity to good effect as it is a waste if you do not appeal against the rejection.
If you are to stand a realistic chance of obtaining a visa, then you should consult with the experts in the business of immigration law and also travel firms that help in obtaining visas for their clients. These consultations with the experts will help you to identify the pitfalls in certain applications and also help you to understand the various requirements. This will help your visa application to be successful. Another important reason for consulting the experts is that the embassy may not be able to get back to each of the applicants with the details of the rejection and the corrective measures to be taken. These experts have all the time and resources available for you for a small fee that is worth spending if it will help you have a realistic chance of obtaining a visa.
Other major causes for the rejection of visas to students
There are some other common grounds on which the visa applications are rejected and they are as follows:
1. Decreased knowledge of the student on what is relevant to the British High Commission (BHC)
2. Documents that do not satisfy the authorities.
3. Documents that are incomplete on how the student will be able to pay the fees or who will be sponsoring the student.
4. Students who have not prepared enough on the methods of answering the BHC.
This article was originally published on Life Answers & Tips.