I had applied for standard tourist visa from India. I booked my flight ticket from Mumbai to London and return. I had also stated my itinerary during my stay in London. My UK visa got refused saying insufficient financial security under V4.3 (c). My father was sponsoring my trip. His ITR was low and did not meet their expectation.

Can I apply for the same visa immediately, by adding another sponsor, my uncle instead of my father?. My uncle has good ITR and bank statement. Will they consider my application since I have added a new sponsor?

How do I go about it?


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No, forget about doing that. Shopping sponsors will only lead to another refusal. It smacks of a lack of genuineness, basically looking for anything just to satisfy the requirements. Read about similar cases here on travelexchange.

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    "Read about similar cases here" ... Where?
    – Michael
    May 5, 2017 at 14:29
  • How long should someone wait before re-applying with a different sponsor?
    – SGR
    May 5, 2017 at 14:49
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    @Michael On travelexchange. Use the search function.
    – user57303
    May 5, 2017 at 14:58
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    That really wasn't clear. Perhaps edit your answer to clarify? Click here to edit your answer.
    – Michael
    May 5, 2017 at 14:59

Well​ my mother had a similar refusal in first time. Her problem was that​ she only mentioned the sponsor, but didn't attach any supporting documents for it. She re-applied with all the bank account statements, credit card statements, income details of sponsor etc and her visa was approved this time. I suggest you to try again with proper documentation.

Also attach any ID like your student ID card etc which will give them confidence that you will return.

  • What was the number of days between both applications?
    – camden_kid
    May 5, 2017 at 14:57
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    A student card is probably a bad idea, since they're easily forged. The UK Visas and Immigration guidelines talk about using a letter from your college on their headed note paper to confirm that you're a student. May 5, 2017 at 15:04
  • @camden_kid 21 days, to be exact.
    – anshabhi
    May 6, 2017 at 2:55

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