In recent years, the UK’s immigration system has become notoriously hostile and a bureaucratic nightmare. The vast amount of rules and regulations governing UK Visa Applications has become daunting and confusing for many Applicants and the consequences of not submitting the mandatory supporting documents can be dire. It is extremely important that the relevant rules and requirements are understood before submitting an application to the Home Office and instructing LEXVISA to prepare and submit your visa application can be the difference in the visa being granted or refused.
Why is it important to submit the Mandatory Supporting Documents for UK Visa Applications?
The Home Office has a strict set of requirements for every UK visa application and specified documents need to be provided to evidence that the requirements have been met. If an Applicant fails to provide a mandatory supporting document, then the decision on their application may be delayed or even refused. This can have serious cost implications for Applicants as well as bring serious uncertainty and stress. Having a UK Visas and Immigration application refused, even just once, can give an Applicant an ‘adverse immigration history’, making it more difficult for any future applications to be successful. It is therefore crucial that all of the mandatory supporting documents are submitted with the initial application and are to the Home Office’s specified requirements; such as documents been dated within a certain time frame and the requirements for submitted translated documents.
A recent case of the Home Office refusing an application due to the Mandatory Supporting Documents not being submitted
The Mirror recently highlighted the case of Dr Mu-Chun Chiang who has lived in the UK for the majority of her life and applied for a Tier 2 work visa before the expiry of her leave to remain as a student in order to work in her local NHS Trust hospital. She recently found out in August that her Tier 2 visa application was refused due to her bank balance dropping below the £945 requirement within 90 days of the application being submitted. Dr Chiang challenged the decision by sending details of a separate savings account which showed she always had the specified funds available, but this was declined as it was not provided with the initial application.
A spokeswoman for the Home Office said: “We are reconsidering Ms Chiang’s application now that further evidence has been provided”. However, not all Applicants are so lucky and most face long and costly appeal battles or even get removed from the UK.
How LEXVISA Immigration Solicitors can assist with submitting the Mandatory Supporting Documents in UK Visa Applications
LEXVISA Immigration Solicitors are experts in UK Visas and Immigration applications. We have experience and an extremely high success rate with all UK visa applications including high net worth and business applications under Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Points Based System and Appendix W of the Immigration Rules as well as family-based applications, applications under the EU Regulations and EU Settlement Scheme and Human Rights cases. Because of our experience, LEXVISA understands the importance of submitting the mandatory supporting documents in UK Visa applications, and that a failure to do so for whatever reason can result in the Home Office refusing the application.
Applicants who instruct LEXVISA following the initial consultation with one of our top solicitors will be sent our bespoke documents list which will let them know which documents they will need to submit for their specific visa application based on their circumstances and particular situation. Our team will then thoroughly review the documents that are provided to us and let the Applicant know if there is anything missing or if any amendments to certain documents need to be made in order to comply with the Home Office’s strict criteria. If you have a visa visas and immigration application to prepare, please contact our immigration team today so we can book you in for a consultation and discuss your case further.
Using Legal Representation to submit the Mandatory Supporting Documents in UK Visa Applications
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit an application that complies with the Immigration Rules.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successful UK Visa Applications
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your visa and immigration application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your immigration and visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.