A UK visa is presently being processed at a mean of seven to 12 weeks. One mistake or a doc out of tempo, you might find yourself again within the queue. To make sure your UK visa will not be rejected, right here’s a listing of errors to keep away from:
Keep away from reserving tickets earlier than you get your visa
Customer visas, together with normal customer visa purposes, are presently taking a mean of seven weeks to course of, as per the official web site. Journey brokers are reporting delays of as much as 12 weeks. Because of the unprecedented delays in processing visas, the UK Excessive Commissioner has urged Indian travellers to purchase their tickets solely as soon as they’ve acquired their visa. In contrast to a Schengen visa, you do not want to supply proof of your tickets, flights or an in depth itinerary for a UK visa.
Go for ‘Preserve My Passport’
Pratim Akash of Elite Excursions and Travels recommends that when you’ve got different journey plans earlier than your UK go to, it’s best to go for the ‘Preserve my passport’ service, which lets you retain your passport even in the course of the software course of. The service comes at an extra price of Rs3,500. When your software has been accepted, VFS will intimate you by way of e-mail or a cellphone name to drop off your passport. The visa is then printed and handed over to you on the identical day. This service will not be accessible for precedence visa purposes.
Submit paperwork on-line to avoid wasting time
The applying for UK visas is now utterly digital, eliminating the necessity for submitting any paperwork to the VFS workplace throughout your biometrics. Nonetheless, a number of folks nonetheless carry a bunch of paperwork to VFS, which the officer then has to scan and ship over to the embassy. “Candidates typically get a bodily financial institution assertion as a substitute of downloading one by way of internet banking. VFS then scans these paperwork and sends them over to the embassy. If the scans or printouts aren’t clear, the embassy will return the applying. It’s a waste of time and paper, and will result in extreme delays in your visa software,” says Nihal Daswani of EASA, an organization that gives end-to-end visa options.
Be sure to have sufficient funds–however not on the final minute
Daswani suggests having at the least £100 (Rs9,284) in your checking account for every day of your go to to the nation. Your financial institution assertion needs to be not more than a year old. “These funds needs to be liquid and never invested in mutual funds or shares and shares. Nonetheless, the funds may very well be within the type of a set deposit as properly. In the event you’re making use of for a enterprise visa, and are offering your organization papers, be sure that your assertion will not be in overdraft. Whilst you could also be slated to get better the overdraft cash in just a few weeks, the consulate will not be conscious of that. A destructive steadiness is an enormous no-no,” says Daswani.
Akash recommends constructing your steadiness over a interval of six months, and never getting a 3rd individual to switch cash to your account just a few days earlier than your appointment. “It is a main pink flag, and will get your visa rejected,” he says. In the event you’re travelling solo, offering property papers, whether or not it’s in your identify or your mother or father’s identify may very well be very helpful. “It assures the visa officer that you’ll return to the nation.
Attempt to get one other visa stamp first
With zero journey historical past, your visa has a really excessive probability of getting rejected, say journey brokers, “I’d counsel making use of for a visa that’s simpler first. It may very well be Thailand, Singapore or Malaysia. Travellers with zero journey historical past have very low possibilities of getting a UK visa simply,” says Daswani. Those that have had a UK visa up to now may additionally get their visa processed quicker than different candidates, he provides.