I am based in South Africa and I run a transport company , My truck, and Tipper Trucks I bought them in UK, and my other trucks from USA. I applied for a visa to go to the UK to add more trucks and I also want to venture into mining equipment, I wanted to go and see what I can buy. Unfortunately on my application form I made a mistake they refused my visa based on that .It was not on purpose I forgot what can I do
HiThanks for your question .For clarity and the avoidance of doubt, could you please respond to the following USING THE SAME NUMBERING:-1. What visa did you apply for2. What was the mistake that you made3. What were the reasons given for the rejection by the Home Office UKBAKind regards.Tom
It was a Business Visit, I was asked if I had a visa refused for any country including the UK I said no , I forgot I was refused a visa 2003 for UK .Why it was refused was I applied in Southafrica direct when I was supposed to apply in Zimbabwe because I was still staying in Zimbabwe.The Home Office said I failed to declare facts material to the application.I really understood the question after going over it. I thought they meant other countries. My mistake not on purpose
Right. Do you have a sponsor in the UK willing to indemnify your visit to the UK?Was this the only reason cited for the refusal?Was it a genuine mistake? A refusal generally not something one forgets about?Tom
To be honest an innocent error, the same place that I bought my Two tipper trucks before ,they gave me an invite to go and have a look on what they have and also other places that sell equipment. After that refusal I have been to the UK and back I think six or seven times and I always come after two- four weeks last I went there 2010 and I enjoyed my white christmas,At the moment I was thinking I will go to UK then America to look for the equipment that I want ,I already have my USA visa.
Hi, Did you disclose your refusal when you applied for your earlier visas applications?If so, do you still hold the application forms?Tom
Like I said this question I never really understood it before so Iam not sure what I put on the other application. I thought it meant other countries.Unfortunately I do not have my past applications to check.But I understand as soon as they enter your name everything about your visas and refusals come up. So I wouldnt have lied about that ,really it was just a genuine error.
HiThanks for your reply. The UKBA aren’t perfect. They have missed the earlier refusal when check your earlier applications, if you did not actually mention it yourself. The only option you have is to make a new application for a new visa. However in this one you will have to execute a statement confirm that you misunderstood the question and made an honest mistake. You should explain what you thought the question meant and the basis on which you answered. You should explain that you now understand what the question means and give your honest/accurate answer. Additionally you will have to explain the mistake you made with your earlier visa application where you made the previous mistake, again impressing that it was a misunderstanding and as you were applying for a visa without instructing a lawyer/agent did not have anyone that you could ask to establish without doubt the true nature of the question. If you have someone in the UK willing to sponsor you then you should ask them to execute a Sponsorship Declaration with a local UK solicitor, in which they confirm the terms of the visit and undertake to support/accommodate you and pay the costs of any unforeseen expenses that should arise during your stay. You have a chance at getting a visa if you do this. They may still reject it if they are unconvinced, in which case you would be left with employing an agent you trust to apply for a visa or concluding the purchase by distance means.Sorry it could not be better news. Please remember to RATE my answer OK SERVICE, GOOD SERVICE OR EXCELLENT SERVICE or above if you are satisfied that you have received the correct legal advice (even if it is not the answer you wanted to hear), otherwise I do not receive any credit for answering your question. If you are not willing to rate my answer as OK SERVICE, GOOD SERVICE OR EXCELLENT SERVICE then allow me to assist further by replying asking what clarification you require rather than rating my answer at levels below.If you wish for me to provide you with further guidance on any question you may have in the future then please submit a further question to the board requesting me either by my profile or by marking your question. “FAO Tom”. Kind regards,Tom
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