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? Thannkyou
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