Last year I applied for a UK visit visa to visit my husband's family, who are British citizens. At the time I applied from a country where I was a tourist in. The application was rejected due to not enough ties to my home country and personal financial circumstances. I did not provide any financial statements of my own and I didn't provide anything to show ties to my own country.
This time I am applying from my own country. I am currently unemployed, and I had previously been working abroad for a number of years so I don't have many ties in my home country. All I have is a bank account registered in my name but with basically no activity (with some savings), and I am registered as living in my mother's house (although we have different surnames). My father works abroad. These were not mentioned in the previous application.
As shown in the first bullet point above they acknowledged "documents relating to my husband's family" but they said my own personal and financial circumstances are important. But I am unemployed with no income except for some savings - financially, does that mean I can't apply unless I have my own income/substantial savings?
If it makes any difference I would be travelling with my husband who is a British citizen and our baby son. The reason is to visit my in-laws so they can meet their new grandson.
In summary, I can make the following changes to my application this time:
- Show a bank account in my name, with savings that would cover 90%-95% of my travel costs. However this is just a backup as I will be sponsored and is mainly to show I have at least something in my own country.
- Show that I am registered as living in an address in my home country.
- Show that my son was recently born and his grandparents would like to meet him. Technically he is a British citizen by descent (but doesn't yet have a British passport).