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I sent a copy of my permanent resident card with my application. What further evidence can I provide to re-apply? I also sent a savings account statement, pay stub, hotel, and flight reservations.

The full text of the rejection was:

The decision I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of paragraph(s) V4.2 of Appendix V because:

  • You have applied to visit the UK for 7 days. You state that you are currently employed by XXXX earning $XXXXUSD (£XXXX at £1 = 1.32USD – Oanda exchange rate https://www.oanda.com) a month. You state that you are also a permanent resident in the USA. From the information you have provided I have been unable to establish what permission you have to currently be in the USA. The permission you state you have to be in the USA is not reflected in the evidence you have provided.

  • Given the above I am therefore not satisfied that you have demonstrated that your circumstances are as declared or are as such that you intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit. This also leads me to further doubt your intentions in travelling to the UK. Your application for a visit visa has been refused under paragraph V4.2 (a) and (c).

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    Possible duplicate of UK visa refusal on V 4.2 a + c (and sometimes 'e') – bytebuster Mar 8 at 4:49
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    @bytebuster This situation is not covered by that question. – Michael Hampton Mar 8 at 4:57
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    You have a permanent residence card but does that clearly show that you permanently reside there? How about rental agreement/mortgage docs for your residence in USA. Pay slips show you work for that company, but are you working in the USA? Perhaps these are areas you could consider? – canonacer Mar 8 at 7:15
  • Might be obvious, but what address did you state in the application? And where did you apply from? – Traveller Mar 8 at 8:04
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    @DavidRicherby The permanent residency card certainly does, though. – ceejayoz Mar 9 at 1:50
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The guide to supporting documents states clearly at the very beginning:

All documents must be originals and not photocopies.

So I think your providing a copy of your residence permit was enough for the ECO to dismiss it as evidence of your US residency.

Both times I applied I sent in the permanent residency card together with the passport and other documents in original.

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    Given the answer is from gov.uk I wonder who told you categorically that – chx Mar 8 at 9:06
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    According to After a Green Card is Granted "If you are a permanent resident age 18 or older, you are required to have a valid Green Card in your possession at all times." – Patricia Shanahan Mar 8 at 10:51
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    The document checklist provided by the UK visa application web page clearly indicates "You have agreed to include this evidence with your application. Evidence can be originals or copies." I don't know of any other way to prove permanent residence than a green card. – Fernando Bastidas Mar 8 at 13:31
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    That’s a ridiculous rule which is not followed. When I applied for UK visas I sent a photocopy without problems. This denial is just another in a long line of nonsensical visa refusals by UK ECO’s. I am not surprised. – cHiEf Immigration vIoLaTer Mar 8 at 21:21
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    @ThEiLlEgAlaLiEn How is it "nonsensical" to deny a visa when the instructions clearly say that original documents must be supplied and the applicant didn't do that? Every refusal of a UK visa seems to be unjust in your eyes. – David Richerby Mar 9 at 10:34

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