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How to appeal against visa refusal

altIf you have applied for a visa and the application has been rejected, it can be very frustrating and upsetting. However, depending on the visa you have applied for, you may have an opportunity to appeal the visa refusal so that the visa may be successfully granted. 

There are many different types of visa refusals that can be appealed, these include family visit visas, fiancé visas, spouse visas, dependant’s visas, EEA family permits.

The Secretary of State who is based at the Home Office in the UK may also refuse a visa for which you have a right of appeal such as Tier 1 or Tier 4 visa, visa extension applications, EEA applications and Article 8 claims.

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How to apply for a Child Visitor Visa to the UK

Eligibility criteria for a Child Visitor Visa

If a child (under 18) is a visa national and would like to visit the UK, the child may apply for a visit visa as a Child Visitor.

A Child Visitor visa is classified as a ‘special visitor’ visa and in order to apply successfully, you must meet the normal requirements for general visitors as well as specific requirements.

Generally, a child will apply for entry, accompanied or not, to visit, to study, to take part in an exchange program or stay with a host family.

Hard copy applications for a Child Visitor Visa are to be made on Application Form VAF1a, General Visitor Visa http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/resources/en/docs/1903073/VAF1A or select “Visit” as the purpose of application and “(Special) Child visitor” as the type of application while filling out your visa application online.

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Should I make up my National Insurance Contributions?

Here are some of the main points to consider

Fail to pay enough National Insurance before you retire and you could miss out on the full state pension. But does making up your missed payments make financial sense?

If you don’t pay enough National Insurance over the course of a tax year you’ll receive a letter asking if you’d like to top up your National Insurance contributions.

This usually means sending a cheque to HMRC with the promise of a better return on your state pension in years to come, but is it really worthwhile paying up, or should you just pocket the cash? Here’s what you need to know about National Insurance contributions and how to work out whether to top up if you’ve missed a payment year.

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How to apply for a Sports visitor visa to UK

Eligibility criteria for a Sports Visitor Visa

A Sports Visitor is a person granted leave for a short time (for a period up to 6 months) to take part in certain sports events.

You may do activities of business and entertainer visitor as well as sports visitor activities.
To apply under this category, you need to use Application form VAF1J http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/resources/en/docs/1903073/VAF1J or select “Visit” as the purpose of application and “(Business) Academic visitor” as the type of application while filling out your visa application online.

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How to apply for an Academic visitor visa to UK

Eligibility criteria for an Academic Visitor Visa

An academic visitor is:
• A person on leave from an overseas academic institution who wishes to carry out their own private research or exchange information on research techniques;
• Academics (including doctors) taking part in arranged exchanges;
• Eminent senior doctors and dentists, coming to take part in research, teaching or clinical practice.
Academic visitors are allowed to stay in the UK for up to 12 months.
You will need to apply for leave to enter on Application Form VAF1E  http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/resources/en/docs/1903073/VAF1E or select “Visit” as the purpose of application and “(Business) Academic visitor” as the type of application while filling out your visa application online.

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