Alan Platt (Director) gives expert video advice on: What if I am refused a UK visa?; Why might I be refused a UK visa?; Am I allowed to re-apply for a UK visa? and more...
What if I am refused a UK visa?
If you are refused the United Kingdom visa, in most cases you will have the right for appeal against that decision. That means that if the decision of the visor officer would be looked up by the independent body known as the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. If, for example, you don't have the right of appeal against the decision, you may apply again or you may ask the entry clearance manager in the diplomatic mission to reconsider the decision of the visor officer.
Why might I be refused a UK visa?
You may be refused a UK visa because the visa officer is not satisfied with your intentions. At the end of the interview, the visa officer will clearly set out in writing what the reasons for refusal are, and will issue you with a formal notice of refusal. That notice of refusal will indicate whether you have the right to appeal against that decision. If you do, you may make an appeal to The Asylum of Immigration Tribunal.
Am I allowed to re-apply for a UK visa?
If you have been refused a visa, you can re-apply, although you would have to demonstrate that there were different circumstances at the second application, than the first. Because if not, it is highly likely that the second application would be refused.
Can I extend my visa?
Yes, you can extend your visa when you come to the United Kingdom. There are, however, exceptions. For example, if you come as a visitor, obviously, you cannot extend that beyond the sixth month period. But in general, in all other categories, you may apply to the Immigration and Border Agency to extend your visa.