I've been refused a Visitor visa for UK twice back-to-back because I haven't provided enough evidence of my personal circumstances.
Some of my background: My nationality is Albanian but I've been living in Greece for the last 10 years, after moving from my home country, Albania, when I was about 10 years old. I lived there with my grandparents whereas now in Greece I live with my parents who support me economically, as I'm still a student.
I have been invited for an interview at a software development agency in London. The company is going to cover my travelling and accommodation costs.
The documents I've submitted are:
- Birth certificate
- Family certificate
- House rent agreement
- Studies certificate
- My bank statement
- My father's bank statement
- My parents' work contracts
- A letter from the company stating they're inviting me to London for an interview at their offices and they will cover the costs of my accommodation and flights.
The refusal letters says:
"I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of paragraph(s) V4.2 (a) & 4.2(e) of appendix V: Immigration Rules for Visitors because:
I recognise that you are sponsored by XXX but I must take into consideration your personal circumstances in your country of residence when assessing your application. The onus is on applicants to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the relevant rules and that the statements made in the application are true.
You have submitted two bank certificates from xxx Bank showing balances of xxx EUR and xxx EUR but these are not full statements showing transactions and I am not satisfied as to the origin of the funds. I am not therefore satisfied that the funds are yours and available for your use.
Given the above, I am not satisfied you are a genuine visitor who will leave the UK at the end of your visit. Your application has therefore been refused under paragraph V4.2(a). As I am not satisfied as to your financial status I am not satisfied that you have sufficient funds to cover costs without working or accessing public funds. Your application has therefore been refused under paragraph V4.2(e)."
I get that I have to show transaction history for the bank statements to be valid, but I'm not sure what other documents to provide that prove my personal circumstances?