My father applied for a UK visitor visa around 14 years ago for our entire family, when we wanted to visit the UK to attend a wedding ceremony of a relative. He was the main applicant and I was listed as one of his dependents on the visa. However, our visa was approved when our relative(who we were staying with in the UK) appealed the decision.

I am now applying for a visitor visa to the UK, and wanted to confirm the following:

  • Since my father's visa was approved on appeal, does this still mean that technically is visa was denied?
  • Since I was not the main applicant and was only listed as the dependent, does this initial denial apply to me too? Also, should I mention this in my UK visitor visa application?
  • 2
    You can mention it and explain. It won't affect your current application in any way
    – Dmitry
    Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 19:15
  • This advice should likely be applied Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 21:01


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