I filled in the wrong form for visa extension
- It was time for me to extend my tier 2 visa. I filled in the “settlement form” as my family was coming over to join me from Kuwait. I paid more than £6000 for the 5 of us. The application was rejected and I lost the full amount. Only later did I realize that settlement application is only after 5 years on Tier 2 visa. Looks stupid now but when I filled in in after a night shift, I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong.
- Take time to fill in application forms
- Bounce ideas off your mentor or international lead
- Once you make the payment, remember that the payment is for the assessment and the payment is not refunded irrespective of decision made. ( The visa officer would have realized in 15 seconds that this was the wrong application)