I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of paragraph(s) V3.6 and V4.2 of Appendix V: Immigration Rules for Visitors because:
Under paragraph V3.6 of the Immigration Rules a person must automatically be refused entry clearance if false representations or documents are used (whether or not material to the application and whether or not to the applicant’s knowledge), or material facts are not disclosed in relation to the application. A false representation for these purposes is a lie, or a false statement in a visa application, made either orally or in writing. A false document includes:
- a genuine document that has been altered or tampered with;
- a counterfeit document (one that is completely false);
- a genuine document which is being used by an impostor;
- a genuine document which has been fraudulently obtained or issued;
- a genuine document which contains a falsified or counterfeit visa endorsement.
You have applied for entry clearance to visit the United Kingdom for 20 days to attend your son's graduation. In your application at question 27 you state you have not been refused a visa to the UK before. However, Home Office records show that you made an application on 14/05/2013 for entry clearance to the UK (IST/*****), which was refused on 04/06/2013. This application was submitted using a different passport (AC*****) to the one you have used for this application. Given this, I am satisfied that these details are material to your application and satisfied that you have failed to disclose material facts.
Because you have employed deception when completing your application form, the credibility of your application as a whole has been compromised. Given the statements you have made and the documents you have presented to support your application, I am not satisfied that you have shown that your intentions are as stated or that you intend to leave the UK at the end of your proposed visit.
I am satisfied that you have made false representations in support of your application and therefore I am not satisfied that your personal and financial circumstances are as stated by you. I am not satisfied that you are genuinely seeking entry as a visitor and that you intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit. Your application is refused under paragraphs V3.6 and V4.2 (a) & (c) of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules.
You should note that because this application for entry clearance has been refused under paragraph V3.6 of the Immigration Rules, any future applications will also be refused for the same reason, under paragraph 320 (7B) of the Immigration Rules or paragraph V3.7 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules.
A refusal under paragraph V3.7 of the Immigration Rules may attract an automatic refusal period of up to 10 years. The period starts from the date of the previous event in which the deception or submission of falsified documents or information was employed. Any future UK visa applications you make will be considered on their individual merits however you are likely to be refused unless the circumstances of your application change.
In relation to this decision there is no right of appeal or right to administrative review.