thank you charlotte - I think there is a glitch in JA's web site as it is still cutting in saying that the question has been thrown open - I have picked up yoru answer via my email address.
Your answer is broadly in line with my own thinking, which is heartening.
What is so galling is that, on my advice, she wrote to the Visa company that deals with Indo applications in Jakarta on the 28th June expalining her plans, including coming in late September to visit the two invitees and mentioning her provisional plans to come back in November if necessary to follow up any UK leads from her exhibiting at the jakarta and valencia fairs, both commitments being featured on the "what's new" box on the home page of her web site www.avisindo.com and asking for their advice regarding a multi visit business visa. Their response was short, they confirmed a six month multi visit business visa was a possibility, did not address any of the other issues she raised but merely referred her to the Govt web site. She was also required to apply on line with additional written submissions not being encouraged. The on line application form is not geared to a multi visit business application, provision is only made for one set of dates.
I am a Global Marketing Consultant - I also suggested that my motor home be utilised to travel around the UK as it serves as a mobile office and would afford flexibilty for getting to wherever the appointments were around the UK. the Clearance Officer decided that "this does not seem like an arrangement a global marketing company would reach and undermines the credibility of your application". Neither myself, nor my client has ever represented myself as a Global Marketing Company with the connotations of offices around the globe.
He then goes on to say that copies of emails from me were forgeries as the font of the header differed from the body text (this is actually not uncommon) and "I am therefore not satisfied that this email came from the purported author i.e. the leader of a Global Investment Company". again nowhere have I, nor my client, represented that I am a GlobaL Investment Company and I was indeed the author..
he also maintained that she produced no evidence to show she had been trading since 2005. She submitted her company documentation since 2006, wrote a covering letter on company headed note paper and included the company web site address as part of her sign off. The web site gives all the info on the company since its inception, covering all the points he says are not covered in evidence. copies of the invitations were included in her submission, were acknowledged but not commented on. The character reference, provided by the Company's Notary on her official stationery who has acted for the company since 2006, also carried no weight.
I will be writing in support of her complaint as my character has been impugned by his comments and also pointing out that the both my client and her Notary come from Cirebon with the Notary being a member of Cirebon's Royal family and my client is known socially to the family.
My question is now - does she write to the Entry Clearance Manager or the Officer with her complaint that the decison was founded in part on incorrect assertions, accompanied by a declaration made and signed in front of the Notary and endorsed by the Notary, and should my letter be sent with her submission or submitted separately.
I am conscious of the length of this communcation - but if I can get this matter resolved I will certainly be happy to pay more than the stated rate