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I was issued with a standard visitor visa (Business Visit Visa Category) which was multiple entries and was valid for 6 Months.

Unfortunately, I lost my passport in London (I live in Pakistan and was in London to attend the conference). I reported my loss to Met police where they provided me with the reference number only and no paper report, then to get the emergency travel paper I reported that loss on ReportMyLoss.

I didn't overstay and returned to Pakistan as per my planned dates. On my return, I filed that incident to my local police station to be sure that I don't get into any trouble.

Now I just applied for a new Business visit visa. Had I not lost my passport, my current travel plans should have been covered by the validity dates in my previously issued visa. I believe this will support my case.

I sent all documents I had including Oyster card slip, Local Police Report, ReportMyLoss Report and photocopies of previous visa and passport and other supporting documents.

Did I follow the right steps? What possible issue ECO can highlight to reject my application?

closed as primarily opinion-based by user 56513, Mark Mayo Dec 28 '18 at 15:21

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • It seems you reported the loss to the best of your ability. Don’t worry. UK will know when you left the country from the airline. The only thing I think you overlooked was that you should have notified the UK embassy when you returned to Pakistan so they could void that visa. I think you should be fine. Unfortunately Nobody can tell you your chances, we’re not lottery analysts or psychic however I think you followed the right steps. – user 56513 Dec 28 '18 at 12:26
  • Duplicate of travel.stackexchange.com/questions/121595/… – user 56513 Dec 28 '18 at 12:27
  • Thanks for the answer, I did sent an email to UKVI (Paid Email) did let them know about this incident as well but yes I forgot to mention that in my cover letter. Also can you please remove the hold for this question. – SyedZ Dec 30 '18 at 13:12
  • You have to edit your question. Remove the what do you are the chances that this will cause an issue for me? part because it’s opinion based – user 56513 Dec 30 '18 at 17:19
  • removed the objected statement – SyedZ Jan 1 at 9:40