My girlfriend lives in Tbilisi, Georgia, studying as a medical student. Her mother lives in India, and I am studying in the UK. Her mother and she are planning to come to the UK on May 4th. My girlfriend had already applied for a standard visitor visa in Tbilisi and got refused as they were not satisfied with the funds.When she applied, she mentioned that her mother was sponsoring the entire trip. She wants to reapply again as visiting family in the UK, since her aunt is a British citizen living in London. She did not mention anything regarding a close relative or friend living in the UK in the first application.
The question is, if she reapplies again saying that her aunt is sponsoring her trip to the UK and that everything would be covered by her would it be a problem? If not, can I sponsor her trip as a boyfriend?
Note: Her mother has applied for the standard visitor visa in India with the same bank statements as above. She is still awaiting her result.
Any help would be much appreciated!