Lost £6000 for visa application

Lost £6000 for visa application

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.
  • Lessons
    • 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)

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