I have received a refusal for a UK visit visa. Below is the relevant text of the refusal. What does this mean and what steps can I take to significantly increase my chances of success in a potential new attempt to apply?
I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you met the requirements of paragraph(s) V4.2-V4.10 of the Appendix V: Immigration Rules for Visitors because:
Home Office records shows that you have been previously been refused a UK visa (VAF Shefo/344051). However each application has to be assessed on it own merits using the information and evidence submitted.
You state that you wish to visit the United Kingdom to attend your interview with the British Army and you have provided a reference letter in support of this. You state that your sister will fund your trip and you have provided her bank statements. However, the onus is on you to qualify for a visit visa based on your own circumstances and your own intentions.
In order to be able to make a decision on whether or not to grant you a visit visa in this category, I have taken into account your stated circumstances in Ghana, the reason for your visit and your proposed travel arrangements. I note that you state you earn GHS 266.00 (48.44) pounds per month employed as a sales representative. You appear to have no property, investment,savings or asset in your own country. I must take into account your personal and economic circumstances in Ghana when coming to my decision and given that you would not be able to afford to fund this visit without third-party financial assistance, I am not satisfied that your personal circumstances in Ghana are such that you would have sufficient intention to leave the United Kingdom at the end of your visit as stated.
Given the statement you have made and the documentary evidence you have presented to support your application I am not satisfied that your circumstances in Ghana, coupled with your reasons for wishing to travel to the UK, are such that you have shown your intention are as stated or that you intend to leave the UK at the end of your proposed visit.
In light of all the above , I am not satisfied that you are a genuine visitor and will leave the UK at the end of your visit. Your application for visit visa has been refused under paragraph V4.2(a).