I am a UK citizen living in Colombia and intend to return to home with my Colombian girlfriend for a month over Christmas to visit family.
My girlfriend is a student and from a modest Colombian background, hence she has basically no money in her bank account or an income.
I am going to act as her sponsor, covering the costs for the entire trip. However, I have heard that regardless of my sponsorship she may still be declined on the basis of her financial position. Is this true and are there any ways to address it?
In my letter I will specifically declare (with full honesty) that I will pay for ALL costs related to the trip.
I am happy to put money in her account specifically declaring this in my sponsor letter and making clear that this money is at her disposal for emergencies during the trip but worry that this could cause concerns of 'funds parking' regardless of my disclosure. Has anyone done this before?
For context, we are demonstrating economic ties through a letter from the university + proof of payment for the semester after we return to Colombia + other documents so my question is specifically related to failing on V 4.2 (e)