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I applied for visa around 2 months ago. Unfortunately got refused because of a missing document.

Here's is the full context - India to UK visa for business refused due to employment letter wording issues. How should I reapply?

My previous visa type was "Business visitor visa (single or multiple entries with in 6 months)"

I'm applying again with same visa type sponsored / funded by same company with following additional documents attached -

  • Letter stating I'm an employee of the company and my employee information etc.
  • Letter stating my accommodation, arrival date, leaving date from UK and address.
  • Invitation letter for company meeting.

My questions -

  1. Anything else I should attach other than this, May be a apologise letter for my previous application or anything else ?
  2. What should I mention with my approximate travel date ( its flexible for me, I've got to know should be at-least 2 months from my visa application)
  3. I attached my bank statements in last application, Should I again, if yes, what are the minimum funds I'd need to show ?
  4. Is it the right visa type / time to re-apply ?
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    @pnuts - sorry, "Business visitor visa for 6 months". – user2119554 Aug 15 '15 at 19:04
  • Did you get your visa finally? – user3286661 Jan 27 at 12:07
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Anything else I should attach other than this?

You should include all of the same evidence you included for your first application updated to their most recent versions. These would be your evidence to support your personal circumstances along with your bank statements, salary slips, and so on.

May be a apologise letter for my previous application or anything else?

Refusals do not warrant any sort of apology, it's not appropriate. You paid for them to consider your application, and they did it... end of story. If you want, you can add some text to the "Additional Information" section along the lines of...

In my previous application, the ECO made an assumption that was unfavourable to me, namely that my relationship to XXX company was dubious and therefore suspect. This was the sole objection mentioned in his refusal notice. Accordingly, I have taken steps to assure that my relationship with XXX company is now set forth explicitly in the documents accompanying this application.

This was the only deficiency communicated to me in my refusal notice; deficiencies in my other evidence was not mentioned, but I have taken the steps to update it where necessary to assure you have the most recent versions.

What should I mention with my approximate travel date ( its flexible for me, I've got to know should be at-least 2 months from my visa application)

You should give a date not more than three months from your application date. Hopefully your employer in the UK put some dates in your invitation letter (if not, then there's a problem with your employer).

I attached my bank statements in last application, Should I again, if yes, what are the minimum funds I'd need to show?

There is no minimum amount. They work in proportionality of your income to the cost of the visit that you will bear personally. If it is out-of-whack they will refuse because they will not believe that you are a genuine visitor (genuine visitors do not deplete their financial reserves to make a short visit). I assume that your deposits are dovetailed with your salary slips from the UK employer who invited you. Any other cash flows need to be carefully explained.

Is it the right visa type / time to re-apply?

As we already pointed out over here, you will be applying as a Standard Visitor. The best approach is to study the guidance and be sure that everything mentioned is covered in your evidence. Secondarily, you can study their internal guidance to see what they will be looking for in your application.

For your question about if it's time to apply, you can make a fresh application any time you think it will succeed. There is no "cooling off" period following a refusal.

  • Awesome, thank you so much :) – user2119554 Aug 16 '15 at 6:07
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    @user2119554, you don't need to say thank you; it's all part of the service. – Gayot Fow Aug 16 '15 at 14:09

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