I applied for a Standard Visitor visa to UK on 23/01/2017. I was notified of refusal on 25/01/2017. The Entry Clearance Officer stated on my refusal notice:
You have applied to visit your uncle in the UK for 18 days, whilst you have provided some documentation relating to your sponsor in UK, I must take into account your personal and economic circumstances in India when coming to my decision.
The starting point for the assessment of any visa application is the information contained in the visa application form and supporting documents.you state that you are a self employed freelance software engineer and earn approximately INR 282,000/year. While you have produced a number of invoices which correspond with deposits to your bank account I note that these funds have all been generated on or after 2 September 2016. There is no indication that you have been generating an income prior to this, despite one of the latter from a client stating that you had been hired by them on a two-year contract from 1 March 2016. I am not satisfied, therefore, that your employment is as stated.
While I had submitted payslips for six month from July, contract agreement letter on company letter head and NOC from the same. I also submitted some invoices from other company, shops and persons for whom I worked between September 2016 to January 2017. I also have another two running contracts to make software for them and for these I also submitted agreements.
Second point of the refusal notice is:
You have stated that further large deposits to your bank account were made following the Indian Government's currency reform, announced on 8 November 2016. Deposits totaling INR 296,824 were credited to your account between 13 November 2016 and 12 January 2017. As you have given an itemized breakdown of the income generated through your stated employment, the provenance of these funds is unclear. These further causes me to doubt that your circumstances are as claimed and I cannot rule out the possibility that these funds were deposited in order to enhance your visa application.
I deposited INR 233,500 which I had cash on hand as per my balance sheet for income tax return of 2015/2016, I clearly mentioned this in covering latter. After all I withdrew all this money before I made January 2017.
Third and last point officer stated that:
given this and lack of documentation submitted regarding your personal circumstances, I consider that you have fail to show sufficiently strong family, Social or economic ties to India, and assess that there is little to encourage you to leave UK completion of a visit. I may not satisfied that you have presented an accurate picture of your economic circumstances in India or your intentions in the UK.
Can I reapply right now?