Once your Spouse Visa application has been submitted, the Home Office will let you know of its decision, whether it is positive and your visa is granted, or it is negative and your visa application has been rejected. If it has been rejected, you will receive a refusal letter informing you of the decision.

Why can a Spouse Visa be refused?

There are several possible reasons why your Spouse Visa was refused. There could be mistakes in your application, or the information provided is incomplete, or considered not strong enough.

Typically, the most common reasons for Spouse Visa refusals will include:

  • Information provided is incomplete.
  • Information provided is incorrect.
  • You do not meet all of the requirements.

Mistakes and omissions can be interpreted as an attempt to deceive the Home Office and are a common reason for the visa being refused.

All requirements must not only be met, but documents should also be included to prove that requirements are met. This is another common issue with visa applications. Failure to meet, or prove that you meet, any of the following requirements can result in a refusal letter:

  • Proof of genuine relationship
  • Financial requirements
  • Knowledge of English
  • Accommodation requirements

What can you do if you receive a refusal letter?

If you have received a rejection from the Home Office for your Spouse Visa, you may have the option to appeal the decision.

As the Appeal process can be long and complex involving new evidence and legal arguments to prove the Visa Refusal wrong, it is highly recommended to get legal support to ensure you are not wasting time or money, and that your case is strong enough for the appeal.

Contact us

QC Immigration has extensive experience in working with couples who have received Spouse Visa refusal letters. Our team has a solid track record of successfully appealing the decisions at Court or getting the Home Office to withdraw their refusal and issue the Visa. If this is something you need assistance with, do not hesitate to get in touch.

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