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Hi, My non-EU boyfriend has been refused a general visit visa to the UK. The refusal letter stated the main reason being that he cannot demonstrate he has enough money available to pay for his trip He is a student, so does not work himself, and his parents do not declare their income to the taxman. So on paper, they appear not very well-off (although I know this to be incorrect). We stated he would pay for all his holiday expenses, except accommodation. In the application, I stated I am his friend and wished to invite him. I stated I would accommodate him. I thought by saying that he was merely a friend, they would be less likely to think he would overstay. He genuinely is not seeking to stay for more than a holiday. We decided he would come to see if he liked that UK, in preparation for the possibility of applying for a more permanent visa in the future. His university course runs for another two years and he will be finishing this before we settle down together. We would like to re-apply for a general visitor visa. We would get a letter from his university stating when he started, how long the course runs for, that he has leave to come to the UK, as well as his exam dates. This time around I was going to state I will pay for his entire holiday. (I have quite a reasonable income and disposable income and paying for his holiday is not a problem at all). However, I am worried that now we have said we are friends, they will wonder why I am paying for everything and question our relationship/credibility. Please advise whether this is the best way of going about re-applying.
Thank you for the info. You state that I should consider providing an affidavit stating my willingness to sponsor him and why he can't finance his own trip. Can you please elaborate what I would need to do in this regard? Would I need to visit a notary?
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