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UK Visitor visa to visit my girlfriend refused under V4.2 (a) (c) & (e)

Lets deal with question set 1 first. All of the statements in the refusal are aiming to tell you "You are welcome to apply again, but unless you fix the problems the next application will be ...
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I want to travel to the UK to meet my boyfriend for the first time. Do I mention him on the application?

Yes, say that he is the reason for your visit. Saying that you have a boyfriend in the UK will cause immigration to examine your application in case you are going to go underground and stay with him ...
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Should I mention I own a car in my visa cover letter? Should I include monthly car payments in my monthly spending?

Having a car payment (or not) is highly unlikely to be material to your visa application. They're really looking for two things: Do you have a stable income that lets you afford the trip to the UK? ...
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UK standard visitor visa: “The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel” meaning?

The language is not vague because "three months before your travel date" is the earliest you can apply. For example, if you plan to travel on April 1, the earliest day to apply is three ...
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UK Visitor visa to visit my girlfriend refused under V4.2 (a) (c) & (e)

Question 1 (1) This really boils down to “you’ll be refused again unless you address the refusal reasons credibly.” UKVI will consider additional evidence, but IMHO a 6 page explainer letter is far ...
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I'm applying for UK Visit visa. Should I be worried about my bank statement that has a big deposit if its from myself?

This might be a problem, but the solution is simple. You should include the statements from the accounts you transferred the money from. This will give a better picture of your finances and clear up ...
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How do I indicate "visiting a family friend" in the UK Standard Visitor Visa application?

If you are applying for a minor who's a family member (e.g., your child), and the minor will be staying with you at the address you stated in the child's application, then the answer is the minor is ...
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Is it possible to apply for Visa extension of a Nigerian visitor in the UK?

There is no route to extend a visitor visa beyond the standard 6 months unless the visa holder is: a patient receiving medical treatment an academic and you still meet the eligibility requirements ...
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In UK visit visa, what should I answer in Do you have a valid national identity card?

Yes it does. A national ID card is issued to citizens. A residence card demonstrates your authority to reside as a PR in UAE, it is not a national ID card. So the answer to that question is "No, ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa using spouse's bank statement

Yes, this is absolutely normal. A spouse often does not have an account of their own, or has one that only deals with small amounts of money. Or they may have only a single bank accoubt between them. (...
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UK Standard Visit Visa - "What is the total amount of money you spend each month?"

The question is aimed at understanding your financial situation in your home country. That is important, because it is one of the indicators of your intention to return there, and of your ability to ...
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UK Visitor Visa for Girlfriend

Do tell the truth, but don't give more information than is necessary. So in the application she should call you her boyfriend. Trying to pretend you are not risks getting a ban for deception. Tell the ...
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My wife and I are applying for UK PLAB 2 visa - is it better to apply to travel together or to book separate exam dates?

One of the big hurdles for a PLAB candidate is convincing UKVI that the candidate will leave the UK after the examination. To that end, UKVI will examine the strength of the candidate's ties to the ...
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When can you upload documents until in UK visitor visa

This info is taken from the USA version of the VFS visa portal for the UK - I assume the rules would be the same for India, but I don't know for sure. Your active appointment. PLEASE NOTE, on the day ...
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When does UK visa ban start?

Your friend was not banned when she applied in May. She was warned that future applications would be scrutinized and that further problems might result in a ban. She was banned when it was discovered ...
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Travelling to UK as visitor without minor son

UK immigration will not be checking that your son is being properly looked after. It's not their business. They only care whether your parents will follow the rules while they are in the UK and will ...
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UK Standard Visit Visa - "What is the total amount of money you spend each month?"

The answer should correspond to the amount you spend usually in your home/residence country, so it will definitely be above zero. The immigration officer will use this information to check the ...
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Can I use the E-gates at UK airport with new citizenship, having had a previous visa refusal on a prior citizenship?

Gov.uk says: There are over 270 eGates in place at 15 air and rail ports in the UK to enable quicker travel into the UK. You can normally use eGates if you: have a biometric symbol on the cover of ...
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UK Visa correspondance from immigration

As RedBaron says, all the message means is that they are not able to make a decision in the time allowed. You should be "worried" in the sense that you will not receive a decision in the ...
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UK visa and regular income

A discrepancy of less than 0.1% in your salary is not going to be a problem, no matter what the currency.
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UK Visa: can my mother-in-law be our sponsor?

Yes you can use your mother-in-law as a sponsor. But you will still have to provide your own bank statements, and not being able to do so for all the required months is a problem. Read the linked ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa using spouse's bank statement

They want to see two things about you: Your bank statements and what they say about your life circumstances. The source of the money for your travel, and that it is legitimate. It is perfectly ...
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Can I include bank statements from middle of month in UK visitor visa application?

It does not matter when the statement periods begin and end, as long as they cover the entire period. Many banks do not align their statements with the month ends.
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Duplicate documents if 2 people are travelling UK standard visitor visa?

I personally haven't had experience with this but as per the UK standard visitor visa documents guide provided on this link : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-...
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UK Visitor Visa - dependent related question

The Visit guide to the process for making a decision on a visit visa application published by the Home Office says: “You must also take into account any ongoing financial commitments the applicant has ...
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I am Indian citizen. Visiting Geneva under Tourist Visa. Can I apply for tourist visa from Geneva to visit UK

The relevant web page (on gov.uk website) does not say anything about where you need to apply from: link 1, link 2. That said, it's important to think about the processing times and how long you are ...
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UK visitor visa question about EEA

All three countries are members of the European Economic Area, so you've made one visit to the EEA. Enter that as your answer, along with France as the country you visited. Elsewhere the form will ask ...
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Parents name change UK standard visitor visa

It's a very safe bet that a change in parents' names from your earlier documents to your not-yet-filed new documents will be noticed by UKVI — visa examiners are always on the lookout for ...
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Applying for wife's UK visitor visa after the trip is postponed

If you got your visa based on the fact that your wife was staying home and one of your ties to your home country was your wife, you may find that applying for a visa for her can cost you your visa. ...
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Need clarification on applying for UK Visitor Visa from a Red list country

One of my friend recently applied for a visitor visa and this is what the UKVI responded in e-mail.
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