I am a Peruvian permanently resident in Australia. I have lived in Sydney for 27 years and want to travel to the UK to visit some friends. I applied online but my application was refused. I put a friend as a contact as I was planning to stay with him for a few days then maybe stay in different places.
The decision was that I didn't provide evidence of my friend's personal circumstances and that it was unclear I had a friend in the UK to visit. This mas my mistake as I only asked for his information, not a referral or invitation letter.
The other point was evidence of my financial circumstances. It was a bank letter and that showed the balance on one day but not the financial commitment of an applicant nor the source of funds in my account. I am a bit confused with this one as I don't know what to show.
Do they want six months of bank statements with all my transactions?
Isn't that going to be a lot of paper to print and send?
I also sent additional information such as my itinerary for the flights already purchased and a letter from my employer confirming the time I was going to be away (1st - 18th October).
So I don't know what to do.
Can I reapply with additional information?
Because the flight is quite close, what kind of extra information can I show to ensure the application is approved?
This refusal caught me unguarded. I didn't know this was going to happen as it is just a simple holiday. When I applied (14 August) I hadn't planned much and bought the ticket because it was cheap but they asked so many questions about where I was going to stay I just asked my friend for his address, as I was planning to stay there for a few days but for the others I wasn't sure - maybe look for places in Airbnb or similar.
I have recently acquired Australian citizenship. I just need to wait a few months to make the official pledge and I can apply for an Australian passport. I think with that I don't need to apply for any visitor visa. But that's not going help me with the flight booked for October.
What should I do?
Can I reapply?