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If you are looking to study abroad, you will need to secure a student visa prior to the course starts. In most cases, visa issuing authority will want to justify your credibility as a genuine student visa issuing authority will want to justify your credibility as a genuine student in the form of interviews before making a decision.
There are many reasons for visa refusals but here are a few of the common reasons –
1. Failure to prove genuine intention to study or credibility as genuine student
2. Lack of knowledge about the prospective course
3. Lack of knowledge about the prospective university
4. Intention to leave the country at the end of the course
5. Poor English language standard
6. Submission of an invalid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)/Visa Letter
7. Failure to submit specified financial documents
Wanting to study abroad is a huge commitment that involves time, money and above all your future. For genuine students a degree from world-class universities abroad could make a huge difference and you well deserve it. After overcoming the hard hurdles of acceptance by university, it is heart-breaking if you get your study visa refused, and we no way appreciate this. You may avoid refusals by following the steps below –
6 steps to success (6s2s)
Allow enough time to take preparation: take long preparations before admission and visa application. Gain sound efficiency in English language.
Make arrangement for finance: talk to your family, take financial preparations, maintain appropriate funds in appropriate formats.
Gather appropriate documents: gather documents in correct formats i.e. original certificates, all documents in English, evidence to prove sources of funds.
Allow enough time for admission: apply for admission well before the course start date –ideally at least 3 months before your planned visa application.
Allow enough time for visa decision: submit visa application at least 6 to 8 weeks before your proposed course start date.
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Please read our blog ‘Credibility Interviews preparation for offer letter and student visa’ to prepare well for your higher study overseas.
A Your visa application will be rejected if it does not meet the 'validity' requirements for example completing wrong application form or mandatory sections not completed, non-payment of correct application fee and IHS fee, failing to provide biometric fingerprint, valid CAS, travel document etc. Where an application is deemed invalid, it will be rejected. It will be as if a visa application had never been made.
A refused application is a valid application which has been assessed by an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), but does not meet the Student visa requirements. In this instance you will receive a refusal notice explaining why your application was refused; in other words, which requirement was not satisfied.
A Home Office will not refund your visa application fee if your visa gets refused. However, they will refund your Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) fee if you paid it. Normally, the refund is automatic; you do not need to contact them, it will be refunded to the same account from where you paid it.
A You should notify the University that issued your CAS about your visa refusal and send them a copy of the refusal letter. Normally, most of the UK universities will refund your tuition fee deposited to them in full without any deduction if your visa gets refused. However, some universities may deduct £200-£500 as administrative charge. You should have been given tuition fees refund policy with your offer letter and find the information there. If you are not sure about it, you can contact them direct before paying your tuition fees deposit. Normally, universities will refund your tuition fees deposit to the account from where it was paid.
A There is no appeal right against the UK student visa refusal. However, in most cases the Home Office will give you the right to submit an Administrative Review (AR) application. This is where you believe the decision to refuse your application was incorrect and you request that the Home Office look at the application again. You will be given instructions in your decision letter on how to apply for an administrative review. You cannot submit any fresh documentation or evidence with an admin review.
There is a £80 charge for Administrative Review application. You must apply online for an administrative review within 28 days of getting the decision.
A Visa refusal is part of the visa applications, not all applicants get visa granted and the refused applicants would have opportunities to apply for visa again to the same country or to another country for same type or other type of visas.
If you have visa refusals in the past and now wish to apply for UK student visa, you can do so if you can prove positive changes of circumstances which were the reasons for your earlier visa refusal for example, you failed to show enough funds in your account on earlier application and got refused, but now you have the required amount of funds available or your level of English was poor when made the earlier application, but now you have good IELTS score or earlier your student visa was refused but you obtained a visit visa for the same country later etc. – all these scenarios prove changes of circumstances to positive directions and you should normally be accepted by most of the UK universities and if you make a valid student visa application to UK Home office, you can expect a positive outcome.
Having said so, it is also crucial to know that if your earlier visa application was refused due to deception, fake document or materially false information, then you have very slim chance of getting accepted by any university and visa grant by the Home Office.
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