I'm applying to a UK Standard Visitor visa to attend an interview at Brighton University. I have a French student visa refusal from four years ago.
Will it affect the ECO's decision for this visa?
I didn't receive a letter for the reason of the refusal but here's what happened. I work in Saudi Arabia as a teacher. When I returned back to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia I brought with me all the money that I collected that year and put it in my father's account because I didn't have a bank account in Lebanon at that time. The officer that was interviewing me told me that my visa will be refused because I don't have evidence that this money is mine. I didn't know that I had to bring with me an employment letter and my Saudi bank statement. I did get refused as the officer told me.
Will the ECO contact the university on the number mentioned on their invitation letter to check if they did really invite me or not?
Will the ECO scan every page in my passport to check if I have any previous refusals stamped on my passport?
If he doesn't scan my passport for previous refusals, how can he know that I have one?