I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of paragraph(s) V4.1 to 4.10 of Appendix V because:
I am aware of the importance of family visits and have taken this into consideration; however I am still bound to assess your application against the Immigration Rules. You have applied for an entry clearance as a visitor to the United Kingdom for 10-15 days. In assessing your application, I note that a previous application in the same category was refused when you applied to travel to the UK. I accept that each application is considered individually and on its own merits with the information you present regarding your personal and financial circumstances. I must assess the information you have provided about yourself separately from your sponsor’s part of your application. To consider whether or not I am satisfied that your intentions are as stated and that you meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules, I must assess your personal and financial circumstances in your country of residence. However, I am not satisfied regarding your personal and financial circumstances are as you claim. In my decision to refuse this application, I have noted the following:
You state that you are unemployed, you are receiving income of £900 monthly from other sources (you have provided no information), have monthly living expenditure of 500 (unspecified currently) and you have £300 to spend on this visit with an additional £600 from your daughter but you then state that you have £1000 in total. From your information, I am unable to establish the exact funds you have for this visit.
Whilst I am aware that the bank account provided shows credits entering this account, you have provided no information as to what these deposits relate to as income and there is no evidence as to the source that created these funds. Furthermore, I note that they have not been stamped, dated and signed by an employee of your banks’ branch that the information is correct on their records. From information you have provided, I have been unable to confirm that you receive your claimed income deposited for you, that you have the £600 from your daughter you claim or that you have the monthly expenditure in Russia that you state. In addition, I am not satisfied that you have the £1000 in your possession you claim to fund this visit to the UK.
I am not satisfied that you will have the necessary funds you have declared to be able to provide all travel, accommodation, maintenance and care while you are in the UK. Based on the information you have provide I am not satisfied that you have demonstrated your personal circumstances are as you claim in Russia. Given this, I am not satisfied that you have demonstrated sufficiently strong social, economic and personal ties to Russia or another country outside of the UK to satisfy me, that only a short visit is intended.
In light of all of the above and on the balance of probabilities, I am not satisfied as to your intentions in wishing to travel to the UK now. I am not satisfied that you genuinely intend a short visit only to the UK and that you will leave the UK at the end of the visit. Furthermore, I am not satisfied that you will be able to maintain and accommodate yourself adequately in the UK or meet the costs of your return or onward journey from the UK. Appendix V4.2(a)(c)(e).
I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am satisfied that paragraph(s) 3.6 of
Appendix V of the Immigration Rules for visitors is applicable to your application. I am also not
satisfied that you meet the requirements of Paragraph 4.2 of Appendix V because:
The visa application form asks you if you have ever been refused a visa for the UK or any other
country. While I acknowledge that you have declared being refused entry to the UK in May 2014,
you have failed to declare being refused a UK visa on 31/10/18. I am therefore satisfied that the
statement made by you on your visa application form is false. As a false statement has been made,
and material facts not disclosed, in relation to this application, your application is refused under
Paragraph 3.6 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules.
I note in your current application you have said that you will be visiting your boyfriend and it is
stated in his covering letter that you have been dating since March 2018, before you made your last
application for a UK visa. However, in your last application you made no reference to your
boyfriend in the UK but rather stated that you would travel with a friend for tourism and that you
would stay in hotel accommodation. I also note in that application you failed to declare being
refused entry to the UK in 2014. Moreover, I note from your Border Force records that you were
refused entry as the Border Force officer was not satisfied that you were genuinely seeking entry to
the UK as a transit visitor as there were a number of discrepancies that you were unable to account
for. The above leads me to doubt the accuracy of the statements made by you in this application,
your last application and at the UK border in 2014. As such, I am not satisfied that you are
genuinely seeking entry for a purpose that is permitted by the visitor routes or that you will leave the
UK at the end of your visit.
I am also satisfied that you have used deception in this application. This means that future entry
clearance applications may also be refused under the Immigration Rules for a period of up to 10
years depending on the type of application you make. The period of 10 years starts from the date
that the deception was used in this application for a visa.
I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of paragraph(s) V4.2 (a), (c) & (e) of Appendix V because:
You state that you wish to visit the UK for 26 days for tourism and to visit a friend. You have said you have no family in the UK and that this visit will cost you 138,000 RUB (£1,652 @ exchange rate of £1= 83.5364 RUB).
You have indicated that you are employed as a Manager with an income of 42,350 RUB (£507) per month. You state that you spend 19,000 RUB (£227) per month on expenses leaving you with a disposable income of approximately £180. This means that based on your own figures this visit would cost you more than nine times your monthly disposable income.
To demonstrate your financial position and ability to fund this visit you have submitted a Sberbank bank statement in your name showing a closing balance of 243,550.47 RUB (£2,915.50) on 27/11/2019. I note that there is no transaction history to show your wages being paid into this account or to demonstrate the origins of these funds. The information you have provided does not show the source of the remaining stated balance. Given this, I am not satisfied that these funds remain available to you for the purpose of this visit and that this closing balance is an accurate reflection of your current financial circumstances.
Given the above, 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 therefore refused under paragraph’s V 4.2 (a) and (c).
Given the doubts I have already expressed regarding your stated level of income, I am not satisfied the balance in your account accurately reflects your current financial position or would be available to you in the UK. I am therefore not satisfied that you have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit. Your application is therefore refused under paragraph V 4.2 (e).