I'm a 19-year-old male Algerian citizen born in England.
I applied for a child visitor visa in 2014. I was 17 at that time I was going to visit my brother (EEA) citizen in London. I got a refusal because I didn't provide documents such as my brother's passport copy, then after nearly 2 years I applied this year for a visit visa on July 25 with both my parents to travel on August 28. I included all the necessary documents including a school certificate for the academic school year 2015/2016, we received responses on August 11. My parents both got their visas but mine was refused and the reason was:
You have stated that you wish to visit the United Kingdom for a period of ten days. As evidence of you personal circumstances in Algeria, you have provided a translation of an educational certificate, stating that you are enrolled for the 2015/16 academic year, which I note to now be drawing to a close. I'm not satisfied that the documents provided demonstrate any significant ties that you may have your country of residence, such as may encourage or guarantee your departure from the United Kingdom at the conclusion of your proposed visit.
Due to these reasons, I'm not satisfied with your intentions in wishing to travel to the United Kingdom at this time, nor that intend to leave the United Kingdom at the conclusion of your proposed visit. In addition, I'm not satisfied that you are genuinely seeking entry for a purpose that is permitted by the visitors routes. In relation to this decision there is no right of appeal or right to an administrative review.
I was heartbroken when I received this response, I cried a lot because I want so much to go the UK to see my place of birth. I find it so unfair. I mean I applied during the summer break so I couldn't provide my 2016/17 school certificate and as it's the summer vacation! What else to do than to travel! And I can neither appeal nor seek a review. My questions are:
Who do I complain to? My father suggested to write a letter explaining everything to the British embassy in Algiers.
I’m thinking to apply during November to go during the winter break and will provide a 2016/17 school certificate and explain everything on the application form that I have a baccalaureate (A level equivalent) and that I will have to come back but I’m afraid to get a refusal and they might think I'm crazy about going to the UK and that I will go and not return.