Challenge a Refusals

If you file an appeal against the Home Office’s decision to deny your visa, you are challenging it because you think something went wrong, the law was improperly applied, or your human rights were violated.

To discuss filing an immigration appeal for the denial of your UK visa, call our immigration solicitors at  0203 384 4389 for a free phone consultation or fill out our online form.

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Get A FREE Visa Refusal Assessment

Upload a copy of your refusal and send it to us along with your contact details using the form on this page. After assessing your refusal, one of our qualified advisors will be happy to discuss your options with your for free and with no obligation.

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Once you click submit, your refusal will be automatically sent to our Assessments Team who will call you back ASAP to discuss your options for free and without obligation.

Having a visa application rejected can be a confusing, frustrating, and upsetting experience. It always feels personal, somewhat judgemental , and extremely unfair.

The truth is that a UK Visa rejection reasons is a regular occurrence, and the Home Office have no problem handing them out. After all, the Home Office keeps the visa fees from all applications whether they’re successful or not. They also make more money from appeals and resubmitted applications.

We’re often asked how to guarantee that a visa will be accepted. The simple answer is, you can’t get a 100% guarantee, because the Home Office makes the final decision. However, what we can do is make sure your application is completed and submitted correctly to give you the best chance of success.

To help you with this, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most common reasons the Home Office rejects a visa application so that you can be more informed about how to avoid them.

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    Top Ten UK Visa Refusal Reasons

    Wrong Documents Supplied.

    It’s really important that you supply all of the documents required for your application. Different visas require different documentary evidence, so you must make sure your application is specific to you, and that nothing is missed out. For example, it’s no good listening to someone who tells you they got a visa with A, B, and C when your application also asks for D, E, and F.

    Documents Sent in the Wrong Format.

    It’s not enough to simply send the documents in a bundle. They need to be placed in the correct, chronological order and presented exactly as required. This even includes using the correct colour ink to fill in the forms. This might seem like a petty reason to refuse a visa, but the best way to look at it is to make reading your application as easy and simple as possible for the Home Office agent.

    Missing Evidence.

    Visa applications might seem simple, and the advice given on the Home Office website does make it appear so. However, the guideline notes only give a general outline and do not go into detail. A missing date or an original copy of an official document can lead to a UK visa refusal.

    Following Guidance from Non-UK Advisers

    This is a very common mistake made by people all across the world. Many UK visa refusal cases happen because the adviser is not qualified or experienced enough in UK immigration law. They might know immigration law in general, or for their own country, but the UK is one of the hardest countries to get a visa for, so you really need to get advice from UK Immigration experts.

    Following Advice from Family or Friends.

    Another large proportion of visa refusals occurs when people seek advice from those closest to them who just don’t have the legal expertise. They may know the applicant very well, but the Home Office is only interested in specific legal evidence and information. It might sound cruel, but they simply do not care about applicants as individuals. It’s all about the numbers, the statistics, and the money.

    Believing the Home Office will be Lenient or “understanding”.

    UK visa requirements are strict. For example, some applicants might think that if the requirement for their visa includes a basic salary of £18,600 and they earn £18,500 the shortfall of £100 will be overlooked. Not true. Even the very slightest error will not be met with a refusal. There is simply no room for error.

    Non-Disclosure of Previous Issues.

    Often, applicants have had previous immigration or legal issues that they decide not to disclose, such as bans or certain criminal convictions already spent — especially if a long time has passed. But the Home Office misses nothing and questions everything. Worse still, if they believe an applicant has attempted to mislead or misrepresent themselves intentionally (deception) a UK visa refusal might be the least of your worries.

    Applying for the Wrong Type of Visa.

    A common example of this is when people from outside the UK wish to move to and settle in the UK. However, they mistakenly think they have to apply for a visit visa first, and then whilst the UK apply to switch to a settlement visa. “Switching” is not allowed from a visit visa and any suggestion that this might be someone’s plan, the Home Office would also refuse the visit visa.

    Trying to Save Money on ‘Cheap’ Advice.

    Using unqualified advisers is a false economy as their lack of expertise in the intricate details of UK immigration laws, or how to apply those laws correctly can lead to a refusal. A substantial number of people who come to us with a refusal tell us, “My adviser said…” Unfortunately, not all advisers are regulated, and many  simply don’t have the knowledge of how to apply the law in the same way a trained, experienced, and qualified solicitor would.

    Relying on Advice from the Home Office/UKVI

    It might seem like the best place to get advice is from the source itself. However, call handlers at the Home Office/UKVI are not trained or qualified to give legal advice. At best, all they will do is redirect you to their website or give you the same general information. They will not be able to discuss the merits of individual cases which might need specific expertise to carefully complete the application.

    If you are unsure of your position or would like to guarantee that your application is handled by a knowledgeable specialist, get in touch with one of our friendly team members now at 0203 384 4389 to find out how easily we can save you time, money and the anguish and frustration of being refused.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Most of the time, a child needs a visa in order to live in the UK. For instance, if their parent is a foreign national working or studying in the country, the child may need a Child Dependant Visa.

    You may be able to reverse a refusal even if your application does not meet the conditions for an appeal. If you believe the team examining your application made mistakes and want a different team to look into it, you can use the administrative review procedure.

    To make your application valid, you have to pay the full fee. If your request is denied, you will not get a refund. But if you don’t submit your biometric information, your application form will be returned as inapplicable, and your money will be returned less than a £25 processing fee. The following are the new application fees for British Citizenship:
  • The cost of registering as an adult British citizen is £1,126.
  • The cost of registering a child as a British citizen is £1,012.
  • The old naturalization charge was £1,250.
  • The £80 fee for your citizenship ceremony is not included in these prices. If your application for naturalization is denied or withdrawn, you will receive your money back.
  • When submitting your application online, you will be instructed to use a debit or credit card to make the payment. On the other hand, if you use the paper way, you have to pay with a cheque or a credit card using the payment slip.

    Those who are ineligible can reapply for visas. Reapplying needs a new visa application and money, except for 221(g) refusals.

    Instead, you might be able to apply as a British citizen, although there are a number of complex categories here, such as if you are a kid under 18 or a British overseas or overseas territory citizen who has already renounced their citizenship. This covers children born in the UK to non-British parents or children in the country who are under a dependent child visa.

    You can also be eligible to apply for UK citizenship if your grandparents are citizens of the UK. These kinds of cases are complex and decided on an individual basis.

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