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please read the whole thing. it is all in there namely how am i able to go to london to study my graduate law diploma when ukba rejected my last student visa (tier 4).
reason for refusal on my entry clearance sheet is because of my criminal records which is detailed above. i need to know if there is a chance they will approve a student visa for me to go to london for sept. 2013. I need to go to london for the CPE course in london for september of 2013 and i need a tier 4 student visa for that. in the past i got accepted into U Leeds and was suppose to start sept when my application for a visa was rejected by a entry clearance officer in New York and i could not go. I need to know if once they reject you, do you have a chance for a second try? also do i need a lawyer and I can pay to get a top immigration lawyer in london to complete the whole process of visa. do i need a lawyer? i also need to know who is good if you know or have a list of good lawyers? also please give me a brief feedback on my status and atleast where i am with respect to a chance of winning this. i am 39 years old with a undegraduate and graduate degree namely a B.A. and a M.B.A.
I am a student with 3.8/4.0 gpa which based on american/north american standards a A-. I also hold a certificate of academic standing from SRA and need to attend london CPE programs to complete my law degree and just want help with what my chances are and who should contact with respect to this.
ps. one final note the british embassy in ottawa canada does not address anything directly and the british embassy in united states is all the way in New York and they dont address any questions over the phone either. They say for properly handling of case i should go there in person. this means i have to fly or drive 9 hours to New York City and make an appointment and then maybe someone there would answer some of the concerns. Thats is why i am here asking for help.
Thank you Tom. Yes I lost the paper which i received from UKBA which states the reason for refusal for my previous application. Cant i just come to Uk with a different type of visa. also as a canadian can i come and stay in uk for less than six months without having to go through all the visa stages. now if i am to just visit city university of london just to see the place and stay in london for a few days say one week or two, do i need visa?? the reason i ask is because i need to know in light of a rejection in my passport, would the ukba reject me entrance even as a tourist who wants to go see the place namely the university? secondly now that they have stamped my passport red with rejection would the immigration officers at london heathrow airport reject me entry even as a tourist or even if i ever visit uk now i need a visa no matter as a tourist or not? also i think yes you are correct in that regard that they refused me entry based on rule 320(6) cause i remember the officer made reference to synopsis of my court documents namely how i got into trouble just four days after a court sentence back in 2005. so i would say they refused me based on the latter section of the code. now to get a lawyer, can i come to london or it can be done via phone and fax? also if i come to london as a tourist to go get a lawyer, would ukba allow me to enter the country to go see my lawyer or the simply stop and send me back at the border? one final note and that is what are my chances of approval or rather have you seen people in similar circumstances like me and they received their visa on second attempt even though the first one was a failure?
ps. i will rate your answer and give you the whole $ 35.00 for your time. much is appreciated and thanks for your time.