I have applied for a UK visitor visa to see my sick husband (who has ILR) in the hospital. It was my very first application ever, as I never intended to go to the UK until I finish my mandatory housemanship/internship training.
I urgently applied after my husband fell ill so suddenly, without thinking a lot about it and, ten days later, it got refused. I'm reapplying again, after correcting what went wrong the last time.
I am also making a human rights claim in my application this time around because I think I qualify for one. My husband of 2 years is bedridden in hospital so going there is the ONLY option. I cannot even talk to him on the phone because he has had brain surgery.
I am attaching pictures of the refusal notice. Do I have a chance this time after submitting all the right documents?
My bank statement does show regular flow of income but it's empty at the moment. As a junior doctor who is still training I get very little pay, my husband is my provider. I am being sponsored by my sister-in-law and her husband, both of whom are British citizens.
My questions are:
- Will an empty bank account adversely affect my application the next time despite the 3rd part sponsorship?
- Will a frank human rights claim attract more consideration from the ECO? To at least refer the case to the ECM or grant me the right to appeal in case refused?
- They previously stated I had limited evidence of my circumstances. Although I attached a letter from my mother stating that I'm the eldest of 5. Mom is a widow. But now I am attaching copies of my siblings' passports, 2 property deeds. I co-own the house we're living in with mom and siblings and I also have inherited another house that was owned by my father. In addition to my very important work, do these constitute what they consider "strong ties to home country"?
So in addition to getting all the translations done, this is what I'm attaching this time:
- My bank statement (showing an opening balance of about 850£, regular salaries and withdrawals over 6 months, closing balance of 10£).
- My employment letter (showing no objection to leave with dates/ stating I need to come back and make for the absence).
- Letter of internship from federal ministry of health.
- Letter from Sudan Medical Council showing I have preliminary registration with my reg. Number and that I will be granted full reg after completing internship.
- University certificate of graduation.
- Letter from the money exchange agency stating that my husband has been sending me monthly allowance from 1st receipt to last receipt.
- Property deeds (one of which I co-own with siblings and mom, other one is inheritance).
- Father's death certificate.
- Copies of mother's and siblings' passports.
- Letter from my mother saying I help her with my younger siblings both financially and emotionally and that she wants me to become a fully registered doctor and pursue my career (something I will NEVER be able to do if I go underground in UK).
- My own cover letter explaining my circumstances and list of documents.
- My marriage certificate.
- Photographs of myself, my husband, my sister-in-law and her husband on family occasions.
- Letter of sponsorship (updated)
- Passport copy of my sponsor.
- Bank statements of sponsor's spouse.
- Legal affidavit from my sister-in-law clarifying our relationship, and that she is taking care of her mother, and that she will take care of her brother after I leave.
- Letter from the hospital where my husband is at (2 actually the older one and a newer one from a different hospital as they've moved him).
- Husband's immigration status document.
Will these documents make my application stronger this time?