This is a follow-up from a previous question:
My girlfriend had a 6-month visa for the UK, which expired in December. She reapplied last week, and this time it was denied. Mainly it seems because her employment has changed, and admittedly the sums she presented didn't tally up.
It seems now the best thing to do is wait 6 months because then her employment and payslips will look consistent (her employer is going to help with this).
So is this the best thing to do, wait 6 months and reapply for same type of visa? With me down as the sponsor (last time she put herself down to pay for the trip, then her mum, then my details, and it seems my details and letter were largely ignored).
It seems that doing the form by herself and trying to be honest and transparent created a problem.
She has a Schengen visa which lasts through until the summer, so seeing her won't be impossible, but the strain is going to be tremendous. I am a UK citizen with full-time employment, and apart from going to see her in Russia and quick and expensive trips in Europe, I just don't know what I can do to make sure I've explored all options and done the best I can.
Anything at all in terms of advice is appreciated, but I guess mainly, would it change if I put myself as sponsor and fill in myself? Should I definitely wait? Is there anything I can do to have her here sooner? Or at least to ensure same problems don't arise again? If we were to go down the route, is marrying abroad and then having her come through a spouse application the most fail-safe way?
Thank you so much to all.