I should have asked for some advice here before I applied. Better late than never I guess so here goes.
My wife is currently pregnant and we are expecting our fist child in the first week of February. Our plan was to get my mother in law over for a period of 4-6 months to help with the arrival of the new baby.
I applied for a visa application with what I thought was sufficient evidence as required by the application. Unfortunately the application has now been refused. I intend to apply again soon and would like some help.
Some points about the initial application
- One of the questions on the application form was "How much money are you personally planning to spend on your visit to the UK?". She had about 1000 pounds in her account and we put £500 on the application form. We also made it very clear that my wife and I will be sponsoring her visit entirely (£1000 each is what we put on the application form). We don't expect her (applicant) to spend any of her money.
- My wife transferred about £800 in to her mother's bank account about 10 days before the application was submitted. This was so she could use the money to buy things in Sri Lanka before her visit (I now realise this was a bad idea).
- "You have stated that you will be spending on your proposed visit to the UK LKR 117,929 (£500) on your 180 days visit, I am not satisfied this expenditure is realistic for a stay of 26 weeks as it would give you a daily spend of approximately £2.70." (There was no mention about the fact that we said we will sponsor her visit).
- I also note that the account ***3848 with a final balance of LKR 249,813 (£1059) was credited on the 18/11/2019 with LKR 200,000 (£847) previous balance was LKR 49,813 (£211). This a sign of artificial inflation before application and leads me to doubt the credibility of yours funds.
I'm now considering putting in a fresh application and explaining the reasons for the points mentioned above.
I don't intend my mother in law to spend any of her money however I'm unable to put £0 in the question regarding "how much of your money do you plan on spending...". I'm not sure what to do regarding this!
She owns the house she is living in and we submitted proof of this (house deed). She has six children, one of her sons and two daughters live in Sri Lanka. She lives with her son and husband. I'm not sure what proof I can provide to show that she has strong ties to Sri Lanka and will return at the end of her stay.
I've used the sponsor letter template available here (general-uk-immigration-forum/visitor-vi ... 51723.html) to write up a proper sponsor letter.
I'm sorry about the length of this post. My wife and I feeling quite desperate as it is nearing her delivery date.
Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.