I just want to ask some questions regarding my visa application for civil partnership visit visa but it was refused.
The onus is on an applicant to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the UK Immigration Rules. The UK Visas and Immigration Website provides information to visa applicants about the types of documents that they should produce so that they can demonstrate to an Entry Clearance Officer that they meet the rules. We advise applications that the failure to submit such documentation may result in refusal of their application. This decision has been made on the basis of the information and evidence that you have provided with the application.
You have applied to visit the UK on a Marriage/Civil Partnership visa valid for 6 months; you have stated in your application that you intend to visit the UK to form a civil partnership for which a ceremony has been organised for 16th December 2016. While this in itself is no reason to refuse a visa application, both you and your partner have stated that during your proposed visit you intend to apply for a further long term visa and that it is your objective to remain in the UK indefinitely and to also seek work opportunities. It is your responsibility to satisfy me that your circumstances are such that if granted a visa to the UK, you will comply with all of the conditions attached to such visa and that you will leave the UK on completion of the proposed visit to which you have clearly stated the opposite. It would therefore appear that you are effectively establishing yourself and intending on living in the UK and are therefore not a genuine visitor to the UK.
Both your application and the supporting letter you have provided from your partner clearly state that once you have formed your civil partnership you intend to seek work via way of nursing school skills you have acquired in your home country. This is not permissible under the UK Immigration Rules as they prohibit a visitor from undertaking employment, whether paid or unpaid, or providing goods or services while in the UK. In light of the statements made in support of your application, I am not satisfied that you will not be employed or providing services. Based on the evidence provided, I am further led to doubt that you will leave the UK at the end of your proposed visit.
Given all the above I am not satisfied as to your intentions for visiting the UK, that you are a genuine visitor or that you will leave at the end of the period specified by you as required under paragraph 4.2 (a) and (c) of Appendix V of the united Kingdom Immigration Rules or that you will not work in the UK or that you will not provide goods and service while you are there. Given this I also refuse your application under paragraphs 4.2 (d) and 4.5 (a) of Appendix V of the UK Immigration Rules.
These are the following supporting documents which I submitted:
- passport copy of my partner and stamped page of his passport to prove that he was here in the Philippines.
- 6 month payslip of my partner
- letter of invitation
- schedule and venue of the civil partnership
- confirmation letter from the company of my partner with the stated salary per annum
- bank statement
- confirmation email from the registrar
- my passport
The ECO said that I intend to work during my stay which was I did not mention, I know it is a visit visa but my partner said in his invitation letter he is planning to help me apply for further visa which is for settlement and entitles me to work.
Can someone advise me on how to do?
I reapply again with the docs I submitted together with my copy of payslip, certificate of employment stating my salary, position and years of service and my leave of absence and the certificate of enrolment which I forgot to put a leave of absence (would it be ok?), study load, copy of school ID.
My question will be:
- will I convince the ECO this time that I will return to my country after the ceremony?
- about the certificate of enrolment, would it be okey that there's no leave of absence indicated?
- how long will I wait for the result?
Actually, I already visited the UK last April 2016 for 6 months tourist visa and I apply for civil partnership visit visa last August 9, 2016 and was refused last August 19 I reapplied last Sep 7, 2016 would it be ok?