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I am Sri Lankan citizen. I have been working as an Engineer for the last 2 years in Sri Lanka and joined my most recent company 6 months ago. I recently applied for UK tourist visa and got a refusal.
I wanted to visit London as it was one of my dream destinations. I was refused on three facts.
- the origin of income is not clear. That may be because I was working remotely and they paid me via petty cash rather than pay slips.
- November salary is higher as I joined 5 days before the payroll date and that amount is higher than what I stated in the form.
- I don't have any property or family ties to Sri Lanka.
Apart from my salary, there are no other deposits in my account. I am unmarried and don't own any assets.
I want address these issues.
My company is ready to provide a justification from their end on the petty cash/salary slips issue and they are happy to even provide full sponsorship as I worked very hard during the last 6 months.
I have a bond of 2500 dollar with my company as I received some training so I will definitely return to the country after the visit.
Previously I applied saying that I am covering my expenses myself. One of my friends sent me an invitation letter (no sponsor letters). My passport is not a fresh passport i have stamps for few countries on tourist visas.
I am planing to reapply but really am worried because I would not like to get a second refusal. As I am getting a sponsorship now from the company will that make improve the application or seem suspicious? My company is very stable and reputed people have been to UK before for training.