I recently (3 weeks ago) applied to visit uk for leisure trip but due to reasons mentioned in the refusal letter, it was denied. I accept and agree to almost everything. The error was on my part as I didn’t submit relevant docs / proofs.

However, very soon my employer will sponsor me for an educational show (4-5 days) in London. In Jan 2017, I’d attended a similar educational conference/ show which was a 7 day visit. My employer sponsored for 6 employees for this visit and all of it was approved.

I would like to know - (1) if the fresh application with changed circumstances will have any good chances of getting an approval on another standard visit visa (with accurate and sufficient evidences provided)

(2) will this fresh application get affected due to my recent visa refusal?

Another option:

(3) if I plan another leisure trip but for only 15 days (unlike 11 weeks planned earlier), with an employment letter granting me paid leave right now, (as I’m actually entitled for 4weeks paid leave) and make a new application only for 15 days, without showing the details of my friends (since I won’t be with them this time). Will this strengthen my re-application? Or will ECO compare & doubt on the basis of older application?

Also note that I’ll apply for fresh application only after approx. 70days of the older one which was refused.

Since my application is genuine, I’m positive that ECO will be satisfied with the new application (either 4-5 days visit sponsored by employer OR my personal 15day trip) as I’ll provide all the appropriate evidences.

  • This is genuine - are you saying the previous application you made was not genuine? Oct 6, 2017 at 13:54
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    That too was genuine...but I failed to submit all the necessary docs
    – PoppingSun
    Oct 6, 2017 at 13:56

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You're not banned from getting a visa, if that's what you're asking.

At the same time you need to submit anything to do with your life at home as well as what you'll do in the UK and who you will be seeing. Notarised letters from people you will deal with should be submitted as well.

  • Thanks for your response. I’m only worried about - will ECO compare & doubt my new application on the basis of older application?
    – PoppingSun
    Oct 6, 2017 at 15:20
  • @PoppingSun It's always possible, but if you present solid evidence, and especially if you're travelling for business, you should be fine
    – Crazydre
    Oct 6, 2017 at 15:40
  • @PoppingSun: You are applying for very different reasons, one was for private holiday, one is as part of your employment. As your refusal said, "any future UK visa applications you make will be considered on their individual merits".
    – gnasher729
    Oct 6, 2017 at 16:12

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