Reason for visa denial

My mother was denied a visa to attend my graduation and she has been crying since she received this heartbreaking news. I really want her to attend my graduation. How do I remedy this problem?

After working for an organisation, she started her own business and she attached a document showing her business registration and business account details.

The last application she did was done by an agent as she was feeling poorly during that period. So the agent mentioned that she has no relative or dependent.

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    This really isn't a duplicate of the canonical question. The visa has been refused under those rules, but the real problem is a previous application, about which we know little, which is at odds with the current one. The OPs mother is lucky not to have been refused under Section V 3.6.
    – user79658
    Jul 3, 2018 at 7:30
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    @CannonFodder What is V 3.6?
    – Benubird
    Jul 3, 2018 at 9:13
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    @Benubird submitting false documents
    – Yates
    Jul 3, 2018 at 9:32
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    Sorry I feel bad for your mother but this will not fly under any circumstances especially in the UK or the United States. If you claim something and then you suddenly change it they keep track of all of this stuff. Unfortunately you will not be able to see your mother during your graduation - as harsh as it sounds it is just impossible now.
    – JonH
    Jul 3, 2018 at 12:33
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    You edited your question to remove all the content; please don't do that. We want to save your question so that it can be useful to other people in the future. Jul 3, 2018 at 16:36

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Your mother has got herself into something of a pickle. UK immigration appear to have declarations from her saying she is retired, and that she has no offspring. Now, she's applying for a visa with both those declarations apparently in error.

This casts serious doubt on her credibility, and overcoming that doubt will be an uphill struggle. Not only does she now have to document exactly her current situation, but she must also explain how those errors came about.

This will not be easily fixed, if it can be fixed at all. She needs the advice of a lawyer with expertise in UK immigration - strangers on the internet will not be enough.

You might start with a call to the UK Law Society

Expect this to be expensive.

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    +1 No easy fix to having given contradicting info on two applications. OP is lucky they did not get her mother for deception. (Or maybe they did and it is mentioned in second part of refusal notice)
    – RedBaron
    Jul 3, 2018 at 7:40
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    More likely whoever you speak to will advise you that pushing this issue will end up with your mother being charged for fraud if she can't prove exactly why her two forms were so different.
    – Korthalion
    Jul 3, 2018 at 12:47
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    getting this mess sorted out's not going to be easy, if doable at all. People can decide to re-enter the workforce after retiring - either because they found their savings inadequate, or just because they got bored - but unless the prior application is at least ~20 years old the "no kids" issue is damning. Jul 3, 2018 at 14:24
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    Without question, the immigration officer will say "I don't care who prepared it, you bloody signed it!"
    – corsiKa
    Jul 3, 2018 at 16:05
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    Yes. Talk to a lawyer yesterday. Jul 3, 2018 at 16:40

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