I am a Citizen from Nepal. I applied for a UK student visa [Tier 4 (General) Student] in November 2009 got refused on grounds of poor documentation. I have lost the hard copy of my visa refusal letter sent along with my application. It was the only copy I received. I also didn't receive any emails or soft copy of it.
Now, I am applying to Australia. In which case, both the University and Australian DIBP will ask for past visa refusals and a copy of the refusal letter. However, I happen to have a photo of only the actual comment given by the Entry Clearance Officer stating the reasons of refusal but not of the whole document.
Is there any mean by which I can obtain a copy of the visa refusal letter from the UKBA or a relevant authority?
Note: Nepal only has a consulate (not an embassy) in Kathmandu. The visa applications are/were forwarded through VFS Nepal to the British High Commission, New Delhi, India. From this link (https://www.quora.com/I-have-lost-my-UK-visa-refusal-letter-Can-I-get-a-duplicate-copy-of-it) I found that the UKBA's Authority, to whom the visa application is forwarded, can provide you with a copy of it. I have emailed the British High Commission, New Delhi, India with necessary details 15 days ago. No response yet.
I am pretty sure they handle this, as my passport has been stamped "UK/New Delhi" on refusal.
Or should I directly email the UKBA requesting for the Visa Refusal Letter?
Please suggest if anyone has any knowledge regarding this.