I'm South African and my boyfriend is a British citizen.
We initially applied for a tier 4 student visa but it was refused as we used my boyfriend's bank statements as proof of funds. (I can either use my parents or my own bank statements).
My boyfriend is willing to transfer me the funds (£25,000) and then we will wait for the 28 days. However, we are stressing as the home office may be wary of where the money came from! Me and my boyfriend are 19 years of age, the money is my boyfriend's; the money was gradually put in his bank account by his mother and his grandmother and also from him working at a restaurant.
I ask if such an application would raise any flags with the home office and what we could do to further explain our situation? He was thinking of providing bank statements that go back a long time (years) but I don't think that would satisfy their concerns...
Please help as I really just want to be with him and hopefully study at the same time.
EDIT: after reading some related questions on this website, I've come across a term 'funds parking.' Given my circumstance of my boyfriend transferring a large sum of money before the application, is my application doomed to fail? This is the only way for me to get to England, as my parents frankly cannot afford the English university fees at this time!