My husband was to travel to attend my graduation ceremony in UK after many pleas from me. He is a productively busy businessman with a successful growing company and part time job. The visa application was refused on grounds that the officer does not think that he would return to Nigeria within the stipulated time. The officer said that he/she was not sure of my husband's part-time job because pay slips were not provided although a letter from the employing government organisation was provided.
Why wasn't this confirmed instead of suggesting he is lying or something negative?
The officer further said the transactions on my husband's/his company's statement of accounts presented didn't seem to be his or his business'.
I thought these things are confirmed and a review of the statements would have shown both monthly payments from the part time job and inward/outward payment for his businesses.
Further, are confirmation of documents (statements, letters) no longer done?
The officer also said and insinuated that goods/equipment bought by my husband in America to be shipped to America was not sufficient. However, evidence of shipment of the various purchased goods/equipment (from America, shipped to America, to the address of the freight forwarders) to Nigeria by the freight forwarders like UPS, Impex were attached.
I am confused, I feel crushed and the graduation ceremony for me is worthless attending alone. It seems to me that some visa applicants are first suspected of running to greener pastures in UK.
What went wrong?
What really was the objective reason for the rejection?
Why is it that genuine visa applicants are rejected and reasons given suggest that the applicant is either dishonest or has ulterior motives?
Is there any need reapplying?
If yes, what could change?
Thirdly, what is the time interval for new application after rejection?
Also, wouldn't this rejection affect future visa applications to other countries when needed?
Thank you for the swift response. As regards your questions, the reasons for refusal said you state you work part time with XYZ and as evidence you have provided a letter from them which states that you have done freelance work for them from 2012; however you have provided no documentary payment slips as evidence of payments you receive from them., you state you have a business called ABC, you provided receipts of goods purchased online to be shipped to America; however this is not evidence of your net income, I am not satisfied you have demonstrated the level of income you have stated. you provided bank statement for ABC company and yourself with no provision of evidence of funds paid into these accounts so I am not satisfied that you own the funds.
It is based on these the officer said he/she is not satisfied he would return to Nigeria within the stipulated time.
The part-time government body had said they issue pay slips to permanent employees only. For people in their category, the form they filled upon engagement with the organisation and the letter is all they have. The statement of accounts were for a six month period and the transactions there actually took place as stated in the accounts. The payment on the part time job also shows in the statement monthly. Reading the statements you will see payment for goods online. The receipts for the purchases and invoices/airway bills from the freight forwarders were also attached to show that the goods were delivered to Nigeria. Duty payment receipts were also included. He was also the successful bidder for a contract from one of the international NGO's and the email from the NGO to him on that was included amongst other documents. This job alone needs his time so he is in no way idle.
Lastly, the application was done in Abuja but treated in UK.
Added: Also, he is a first time applicant to UK. I do not know if this plays a major role in making decisions.