How to make a VISA application more successful
The Home Office have tightened the rules on visa applications for non EU citizens visiting the UK. I think it would be useful to be aware of this and to offer suggestions on how to ensure visa requests are successful.
For example it can be harder for family members of UK citizens living in Gloucester who are Indian citizens and residents in Gujarat to get visas for family weddings.
In order to ensure that your application is successful first time, I encourage you all to be involved in the application at the earliest possible stage. This makes sure visa applicants are more likely to:
Fill forms in correctly with accurate spelling of family names
Have family references detailing financial means
Have statements from family in Gloucester to say that they will be responsible for the applicant’s medical treatment whilst they are in the UK.
Provide a guarantee to the Home Office that they will not access public funds or benefits whilst in UK (which they are not entitled to)
Attach copy of wedding invite, in the case of a wedding, so that the Home Office has proof and can be reassured.
Please be aware that last minute applications or incomplete/inaccurate applications that are rejected are very hard for us to be able to try and get the right result.
PLEASE MAKE SURE APPLICATIONS ARE MADE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE, AND WITH AS MUCH SUPPORTING EVIDENCE FROM GLOUCESTER AS POSSIBLE.
DO NOT ASSUME WHAT HAS PREVIOUSLY WORKED TO GAIN A VISA WILL NECESSARILY WORK UNDER THE TIGHTENED RULES OF THE HOME OFFICE.
I do hope this is helpful