Thanks for your question.
To enable me to answer your question could you please respond to the following:-
1 - Not at all in recent years, only a handful of times since 2003
2 - Resident of Nigeria or our home in the Netherlands
3 - Nigeria
4 - Appeal hase been granted
I live and work in Nigeria, wife is Nigerian, we have been married since March 2010 although we have been together since 2007 - documented and photographic evidence available
My spouse has been granted several Schengen visas and one RSA visa has never abused the visa conditions nor refused a visa untill now - all evidence provided with application
My Spouse has travelled regularly outside of Nigeria since 2007 has no desire to abscond. - evidence provided with application - further documented and photographic evidence available
When we are not in Nigeria we are at our home in the Netherlands
Has met my family outside of Nigeria whilst in Europe
Has family and financial ties back to Nigeria
I have supplied with the application all details about myself including photocopy of current passport and financial support
Have provided return flight confirmed reservation details to Europe
Tom below are the ECMs refusal points (in italics) and my comments
In paragraph one, sentence three of the "Decision" the ECM states: -
"However you have not provided any evidence of your husbands' employment or the support he provides you."
This is incorrect, on both accounts; I provided a copy of my Contract Offer Letter c/w the terms and conditions of my employment. Also my spouse provided a current statement from her personal bank account held at the Zenith Bank in Port Harcourt Nigeria.
In paragraph one, sentence four of the "Decision" the ECM states: -
"You have not submitted any evidence of your husbands' personal circumstances and where he currently resides"
This is also incorrect, on three of the documents provided, those being the Nigeria Registrar's Certificate, BUPA documentation and my Contract Offer Letter, all clearly state my residence in Nigeria on the Shell Residential Area, Port Harcourt and my home in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam. The Contract Offer Letter, also clearly states the work location as being Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Further to the above, my circumstances are as follows - employed as a Principal QA/QC Engineer, working for The Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria. (SPDC)
In paragraph one, sentence five of the "Decision" the ECM states: -
"I am therefore not satisfied that you have shown that you have sufficiently strong ties with Nigeria and that you would be encouraged to leave the UK at the end of your proposed visit."
This is a fallacy my spouse has travelled outside Nigeria to many destinations, within Europe and South Africa and has never broken or abused the conditions of any visa granted. The dates of travel and destination were mentioned on the initial application also photocopies of the visas and the original passports which held the visas were provided - Why would she change and decide to abuse a UK issued visa?
Also provide were documents pertaining to land, five plots which she has purchased in Lagos and River States. Further to this my spouse has family ties, four sisters and two
brothers who reside in the Port Harcourt environs.
In paragraph two, sentence one of the "Decision" the ECM states: -
"You have stated in your visa application form that your husband will pay all the costs of your visit. On the evidence provided and for the reasons stated above I am not satisfied that he is able to do so."
This is incorrect, I provided both the terms and conditions of employment which state my net current day rate and another amount of approximately paid per calendar to cover logisitics in Nigeria. Also provided a current statement of my account held in the Netherlands, showing a healthy balance.
General/Family Visit Visa
She is not a resident nor does she work in the Netherlands
We will be travelling together, first to the Netherlands then to the UK. I will sponsor her fully.
She has no need to access public funds, she is fully covered under Bupa, for both medical and dentistry needs if required.
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