I am applying for my wife's visa as a student dependant. She had earlier applied for UK visit visa in 2004 and 2008. In both cases, they did not pursue the case when asked for further documents and case was closed. Her 2004 passport does not have any stamp on it but the 2008 one has a stamp of Uk on the last page. They do not have access to application or emails from back then nor do they remember. Can anyone please confirm if this is a rejection stamp? I talked to a solicitor in UK and he mentioned that this is not a refusal stamp and not to mention it. However, local agents believe this is a rejection. Can anyone help in understanding what this stamp actually is? Thannkyouenter image description here

  • Can you elaborate on "did not pursue the case when asked for further documents" ? Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 9:33
  • Yes, as far as I know, further documents were required and they decided not to continue with the application anymore and the passports were returned. There is no access to documents from back then and this is all I know. Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 9:53
  • Don't know what documents were required or if this is a case of visa rejection or visa withdrawal. Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 9:54
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    Why are you asking on here if an actual lawyer has told you it's not a problem? If you've been told contrary information, refer back to your lawyer. Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 17:43
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    @M.AmmanAamir When you said "they decided not to ..." do you mean your wife? Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 23:07

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Yes, it is a refusal stamp according to this question.

You will likely need to disclose the exact reason of the refusal on new applications, if you don't have the letter anymore, you can do a SAR (Subject Access Request) to have the data held by UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) communicated back to you and get a copy of that refusal letter.

The procedure is explained on the link above

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    @M.AmmanAamir Email [email protected] if you have issues filling the SAR Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 14:21
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    I'm not sure why you think an answer on Travel.SE would be more authoritative than an actual lawyer... Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 17:42
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    @ScottishTapWater The answer referred to was written by a sadly deceased contributor who was extremely knowledgeable about UK immigration law. Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 9:52
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    @lambshaanxy deceased or not... I'm sure an immigration lawyer is also "extremely knowledgeable" about UK immigration law and it's generally an awful idea to override the opinion of an actual lawyer with one sourced on an internet forum Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 10:33
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    @ScottishTapWater In general you'd be right, but in this particular case the OP's lawyer appears to be quite clearly wrong (or the OP has misrepresented the situation and/or their answer somehow). And for what it's worth, Gayot is quoting his own lawyers in his response. Commented Dec 29, 2022 at 2:05

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