I have applied for my mother to visit me and my children in the UK for six months and the application has been refused.
I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirement of paragraph(S) 4.2, of Appendix V: Immigration rules for visitors becuase;
You state you will visit your daughter a British citizen, in the UK for six months. You have provided a letter from your sponsor stating that you are her 'biological mother', however you have not provided any evidence you are related as claimed and when your sponsor applied for entry clearance in November 2004 she stated that her mother was HAJIA GRACE JONES.
I acknowledge your sponsor proposes to pay for your visit, however, it is the circumstances of the applicant that remain paramount when assessing your application. You have provided no evidence regarding youur own circumstances in NIGERIA such as evidence of income, savings property or other assets. It is your responsibility to demonstrate that if granted entry clearance, you will comply with the terms of your visa and have the intention to leave. I consider you have failed to demonstrate economic ties in Nigeria.
I acknowledge you have previously travelled to the UK however this was in November 2011, over four years and I am required to assess your circumstances as demonstrated in your current application.
The above facts combined means I am not satisfied that your circumstances are as claimed. I am therefore not satisfied that you are a genuine visitor and will leave the UK at the end of your visit. Your application has been refused under paragraph V4.2 (a)and (c).
Future applications Any future UK applications you make will be considered on their individual merits, however you are likely to be refused unless:
- Your personal circumstances change significantly between now and your next application
- you provide compelling new evidence with your next application
in relation to this decision there is no right of appeal or right to administrative review.
Please Note My mother is 68 years of age and was self employed but retired now. Her finances come from us her children abroad which was stated in the application but provided her bank statement with approximately £1000 equivalent savings. She does not have any dependants back home but often takes care of her grandchildren who visit her frequently. An error was made in regards to her origin, stating NIGERIA instead of Ghana and the Surname Jones was our dads surname which she used previously. My mum travelled to the UK in 2011 with the same passport she submitted bearing the same surname (Adam) which is her dads surname.
My question is that the refusal was given to her today and I want to reapply again hopefully tomorrow however, I do want to address the concerns raised in the refusal letter which I stated earlier