I submitted a visit visa request for my whole family in January 2018, to be able to attend my cousin’s wedding in London in March. While my wife and I were issued visas, the visas for my children were rejected due to missing birth certificates.
In the absence of birth certificates, the ECO could not establish parentage of the children and therefore could not be satisfied that their welfare would be taken care of while in UK.
I understand that the submission of the birth certificate was a mistake on my part, assuming that the father’s name on the passport would be enough to establish parentage. I am therefore planning to resubmit the UK visa application along with the birth certificate which states my wife’s and my names as parents.
I am also submitting my bank statement along with this application, which shows a balance that I believe is more than sufficient to take care of my children’s welfare and care needs during our 21-day stay in the UK. Moreover, I am also submitting a letter of invitation from my maternal uncle where he is welcoming us to stay at his 5-bedroom residence along with a copy of his Land Registry.
What other documents should I submit to address reception, care and welfare issue?
Do I need to write a cover letter and attach the refusal letter?