I made an application for a UK visa for my 72-year-old mother-in-law. The main reason was for her to come and celebrate with us my son's 2nd birthday, since she hasn't ever met the grandchildren. I honestly had no idea of her travel history so I ticked no to the question whether she had ever been refused a visa? After submitting it online, my husband (her son) told me she has been refused a visa twice, before we he had met (in 2011 and 2012).
The application was refused and she was given a 10-year ban. I feel so sorry and sad because I caused this. The old woman had no part in this; she is heartbroken and we don't want to lose her because of this.
Is there any way we can lift the ban and reapply? She keeps saying that if she meets her grandchildren and dies a day after, she will forever rest peacefully.