Good Afternoon,My partner is a born nigerXXXXX XXXXXving in Nigeria who applied for a visiting visa to come and see me and my family for holidays, at the time we were only friends. He mistakenly used a family visa application form and called me his cousin. He called me his cousin because in our culture anyone close to your family is part of your family hence the reason I was called a cousin. When I was called by the British High Commission in Nigeria they asked me who he was to me and I told them he is the son of my god mother, which he is and we are very close, like family. Due to this the high commission refused him visa. He then applied again and used a tourist visa form and referred to me as his mother's god daughter and they still refused him on the bases that his accounts do not show where his money is coming from. However he explained to them in a supporting statement that as he is a hotel owner and pays staff from what is made from the hotel. He is the one who pays himself, therefore there is no one above him as he is the Managering Director. But they still refused him. Now our circumstances have changed as I have been to Nigeria twice for 2-3weeks at a time, and we communicate twice a day, everyday we have fallen in love and now plan to get married in Nigeria on 5th November 2012 in the presence of our families and friends. I have researched the immigration law and I know he is entitled to come to the UK as I am a UK citizen and born here but we want to apply for a visa to enable him to visit as he can not leave his business in Nigeria. I only want him to come and meet the rest of my family in the UK. With all that has happened is there any hope for us?Please help.Kind regards,Marie
Province/Country relating to question : Nigeria
2 visa applications have been denied and now we are getting married we are afraid that he will be refused again. We do not know where else to turn.
Hi,Thanks for your question. If I have provided you with an answer, kindly click ACCEPT.Hi Marie,The only thing he can do is submit a fresh application and then appeal if it is refused.If you are planning or marrying, it would be easier to marry in Nigeria and then for him to apply for a Spouse Visa to join you in the UK.I hope this answers your question. If so, kindly click ACCEPT.If you wish to discuss, please feel free to ask further questions.Kind regards,
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