Getting your Spouse Visa application right is very important as mistakes can lead to your application being rejected. Getting legal support from immigration lawyers ensures that your application is correct and well-presented to avoid a visa being rejected by the Home Office.

Common Mistakes in Spouse Visa applications

While applicants should take all precautions to ensure that their Spouse Visa application is correct, mistakes can happen. There are usually errors that are considered ‘innocent’ and may not lead to your visa being rejected, and those who are more serious and likely to see your visa refused.

‘Innocent’ mistakes may include:

  • Spelling mistakes and typos – if the documentation provided is correct, typos in the application form may be ignored by the Home Office.
  • Paying the incorrect fee – the Home Office will often come back to the applicant to request the correct fee before processing the application.

On the other hand, there are mistakes which can be interpreted as deception and will likely lead to the visa application being rejected. This can include providing false documents, failing to declare a criminal conviction, or providing documents that contradict information provided in the application form. Providing incorrect or incomplete documents may also lead to delays or refusal, based on format or content requirements not being met. For example – providing a summary when a full document is required, or with key information missing.

What to do if you’ve made a mistake

If you realise you’ve made a mistake in your Spouse Visa application, we recommend getting in touch with immigration lawyers such as QC Immigration.

We shall need to prepare a detailed cover letter explaining the mistakes made and provide any additional evidence that the error was genuine and not intended to deceive the Home Office.

If significant mistakes have been made, it may be preferable to withdraw your application and request a refund. If your application is not yet processed, you may receive a full refund.

If your visa has been rejected because of a mistake

In the case that you have not noticed your mistake and the Home Office has rejected your application, you may be able to request an appeal and provide the correct information to get the decision overturned.

It is highly recommended to work with experienced lawyers so you do not waste time or money, and ensure that your request is correct, clearly presented and strongly highlights why the decision should be overturned and your Visa should be approved. If you would like to discuss this, please get in touch.

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