I have been recently refused (3 weeks ago) student visa application that I applied for UK and the refusal reasons were based on my credibility interview where the ECO asked me detailed ranking questions about my chosen university (which they are not suppose to ask) and he believed I wasn’t a genuine student.
I have hence submitted the appeal and it’s taking longer than I expected and still in the process. Classes are due to start 28 jan and I don’t think I will have any response quicker than few months means I will miss the session and will probably be enrolled again for September session which is too late for my 2 years holiday leave.
I seek to apply for Australia now as I can’t wait for UK anymore. They refused me with stupid reasons that completely shows if they don’t like someone they won’t give away their visas.
Now in Australian visa form they are asking about the visa refusal from any other country.
Do I need to say yes as my application is still in an appeal process?
If I say no do they check each application and are their immigration system linked to UK?
I feel so impotent at this time as I am a genuine student wishing to get my MBA from UK/Australia and despite of big bank balance and all documents in place I simply can’t do it!! It’s frustrating.
I would like someone’s advise on it please.
I have not applied for Australia yet but seriously thinking of applying and gathering all sorts of information and documents I need.
The image of the refusal:
When discussed with university they raised the issue with their account manager at the immigration.
They were not suppose to ask questions about rankings and comparisons with other institutes which I was told before the interview so of course when asked at the beginning of the interview I was shocked and lost all my confidence for the rest of 15 mins.
My university is quite sure they will overturn the decision but I am not sure when and even if they will. I only have 2 years for MBA and I have already wasted 3 months!
Regarding the interview itself, although it started well I began to feel the officer was losing patience and cutting me off in mid-sentence, which caused me to lose confidence and I genuinely felt uncomfortable.
Waiting for appeal decision to come through which will probably take 30-60 days!