I am an Indian Citizen and will be applying for a Visa shortly to UK and some other countries, for tourism. The purpose is to visit my wife during her month long vacation, travel around and then return back. I see that being able to prove ties back to the home country is very important for a UK visa application.
After reading all other posts about proving strong ties in this forum, I couldn't figure out a solution in a case for a self employed person.
This is my situation:
- I am a sole proprietor (a software programmer). I do not have any 'business registration' documents since it's not a company. I work for a company in the USA.
- I do not own any property and I live with parents so I don't have a rent or lease agreement of a property.
- My wife is already in the UK completing her Masters and will return back after that is done but, obviously, there is no way to prove that.
- I do not want to apply for a dependent Visa as I have NO intention to stay there as my contract will not continue with the USA company if I shift now.
- I have sufficient income proofs as bank statements and income tax filings ($4000 per month).
- I have no dependants in India, parents (self sufficient) or children to look after.
As I can personally conclude, the case seems very bleak to me. I don't have much to say except my intentions, which don't count for anything in case of Visas.
Is there something missing in the list? Is there anything else I can do to prove my intention of coming back?
Some ideas that I have:
- Travel to other, easier to get into, countries and return back to show a history of travel.
- Get a letter from USA company that my contract is valid only if I work from India.
- Get a work visa of USA (would like to really avoid this).