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Hi ,prabashbala wrote:I would like to share my experience after the refusal of my wife's dependent visa. I hope this would help for someone.
Start from start.
We submitted my wife's initial dependent visa application(Post study work visa-dependent) on 14th of April through Colombo VFS office. The refusal letter was received on 13th of May. The decision of the Entry Clearance Officer was based on the fact that 'bank statement was more than 28 days old'. In fact my bank statement was 29 days old by the date of submission of the application. However, according to the guide lines the bank statement should be dated within one month(not 28days).
Therefore we submitted our appeal on 14th of June claiming that the Entry Clearance Officer's decision was not fair.On 11th of July, we got a letter from Chennai visa section acknowledging the receipt of the appeal.
On 3rd of August around 11am(SL time) my wife got a call from Chennai visa section saying that the Entry Clearance Manager has decided to overturn the decision. Few minutes after the call,they sent an email with the decision asking my wife to submit her passport. Then my wife submitted her passport along with a copy of my current visa and the copy of the decision overturn acknowledgement document on the same day.
Stamp the passport
Finally, We got a call from the Colombo VFS office on 10th of August saying that passport is ready for collection. The passport was stamped on 09th of August from Chennai visa section.
Thanks for your valuable comments from Terriblescream and Sushdmehta.