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I have been refused a UK visitor visa under Paragraph 6.2, Appendix V. This is unusual because most refusals I've seen are under Appendix V 4.2 a + c (and sometimes 'e'). It has been more than two years since I stopped making regular deposits in that same Ecobank account after the refusal. I have had a different account where I have been doing my regular savings for the past 18 months. Do you have any ideas on how I should go about my next application?

REASONS FOR REFUSAL

You have applied for a visa to visit the UK in deciding whether you meet the requirements of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules for visitors, I have considered

  • your application and any additional relevant information you have provided with it

The decision

I have refused your application for visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirement of paragraph(s) 6.2 of Appendix V because

You plan to visit the UK for 15 days for tourism, I note that you have provided a bank statement in your name (account number ending 6351). The statement shows a regular salary Deposit which correspond with your stated income in support of your application.

Verification checks were carried out by (DVR) Document Verification report held by our office. In view of this I am not satisfied that you have given an accurate account of your financial circumstances in your country of residence. Since the ECO Bank account number provided is inactive. On balance, I am not satisfied that your circumstances, coupled with your reasons for wishing to travel to the UK, are such that you have shown your intentions are as stated or that you intend to leave the UK at the end of your proposed visit.

In light of all of the above, I am not satisfied that you are genuinely seeking entry or stay for a purpose that is permitted under the visitor route or that you will leave the UK at the end of your visit. I am not satisfied that you have sufficient funds for your visit. Your application is refused under V6.2.1 (a)(c) and V6.2.1 (e).

FUTURE APPLICATIONS

Any future UK visa application you make will be considered on their individual merits however you are likely to be refused unless the circumstances of your application change

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  • Looks like it could be a ‘fat finger’ error. Not sure it really matters unless you can make a new application with documentation that refutes their conclusion about the validity of your bank statement
    – Traveller
    Feb 3 at 15:46
  • 'Fat finger ' error by visa officer? Feb 3 at 15:49
  • It has been more than 2 years now since I stopped making a regular deposits in that same Ecobank account after the refusal...I have a different account where I do my regular savings for the past 18 months now..please do you have an idea on how I should go about my next application? Feb 3 at 18:11
  • There is no paragraph V6.2 in the current immigration rules, so as @Traveller pointed up, it is likely a typing mistake (V4.2 -> V6.2.1) from the immigration officer.
    – B.Liu
    Feb 3 at 19:51
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    Can you clarify when you received that refusal and when you stopped using that account? I’m a bit confused here…
    – jcaron
    Feb 3 at 21:58

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Your mistake appears to have been to provide a bank statement that did not pass UKVI’s document verification check. If you reapply, that's what you need to explain and fix.

Edit: in response to your latest comment about having a different account now, see Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me?

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