It is nice to see that many cities in the world like Kingston, Accra, Dhaka and Nairobi are complaining of a very high visit visa refusal rate but Manila is an exception.
In some of the countries, the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) had invented additional requirements not set out in the Immigration Rules and refused application without due consideration on documentary submitted by an applicant at the outset.
The inspectors considered malpractice as unfair because some decision makers never admitted their mistakes for not granting of visa even though they know from their heart that an application was submitted in good faith and the requirement of the rules have been met and satisfied.
It is normal nowdays to see a visa rejection: “On the balance of probabilities, I do not accept that the evidence presented before me is accurate. I believe that they are false.”
I am writing this blog because I am pleased that our Immigration Officers at the British Embassy Manila (Philippines) are “fairer” than others. Most visitor visa now are granted but some, of course are also refused, due to failure to established economic and family ties back to their country of origin.
About the Author:
Don Magsino MBA is a student of Oxford Brookes University at Post-Graduate Degree in Law in Oxford, England, UK. He is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University Graduate School of Business. He is a qualified and a practicing Immigration Lawyer in the UK. His mobile phone is 07446888377 / Direct Line: 0207 316 3027 Email is firstname.lastname@example.org. His London office is located at Regus, 239 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SN. He is accredited by the Law Society in England and Wales and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) Level 3: highest level in immigration professionals. He has represented clients in the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration Detention Courts and Deportation and Bail Hearings and to the Upper Tribunal and won many difficult cases in immigration law in the United Kingdom.