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GF Visa Refusal - What next ?
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Posted 2018-03-05 11:47 PM (#92517)
Subject: GF Visa Refusal - What next ?
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Hey guys,

I was hoping to have my GF come and meet me for a couple of weeks but unfortunately as you'll see from the refusal letter she wasn't accepted on this first attempt.
She did provide details of her employment but as many small jobs in Russia, it's paid in cash. She did also provide and state that the extra money in her account was gifted to her solely for the purpose of the trip. I did ensure that she is as transparent as possible as I had been reading through various posts here but as you can see, it obviously wasn't enough.
I presume the details I provided about myself and status was sufficient as it wasn't mentioned (?).

So for the interim I've suggested we still meet and take a break together somewhere first, once she gets her passport and hopefully refunds for various things.
After this, we need to try again because I can't take tons of holidays. I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to suggest this time around, should I be the sole sponsor for her so that she doesn't need to worry so much about trying to find another more 'official' job ?

I appreciate your kind help, and will be as pragmatic as possible !
Posted 2018-03-08 11:40 AM (#92521 - in reply to #92517)
Subject: Re: GF Visa Refusal - What next ?

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Posts: 1008
Location: Yoshkar Ola. Mari El. Russia
do not reapply certainly for a while as she has disclose the visa refusal on any application now to any other country, best try get a visa to say Bulgaria or other European country to meet it will cost less but will then have evidence to support a new application in 18 months time. because if she get 2nd refusal then you are screwed for ever
Posted 2018-03-14 2:51 PM (#92544 - in reply to #92517)
Subject: RE: GF Visa Refusal - What next ?


Posts: 4166
Location: London
You have to address the reasons for the refusal.
Show where the money comes from and how she supports herself in Russia.
That's what they want to know.
You need bank statements or payslips. If your G/F can't supply these then you have a problem.
You can send her money and she can put it into an account in her name only. You will have to state unequivocally that you provided these funds, and why. The money she gets from employment must be visible and verifiable.
Posted 2018-03-14 10:06 PM (#92546 - in reply to #92517)
Subject: Re: GF Visa Refusal - What next ?
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Yep, it's what I understood from their response, so for now we're off to Serbia so we can see each other at least.
As for her getting proper payslips/proof I've already explained the situation, so she needs to find different work. I presume they don't care too much how much she earns.
If I fully sponsored her is that another possibility (effectively what you're stating?) I can think about?
Posted 2018-03-15 8:14 AM (#92547 - in reply to #92517)
Subject: Re: GF Visa Refusal - What next ?


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Location: In the Windmills of my mind...
She will still need to prove "reason to return", more so given the current climate...
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