This question is an exact duplicate of:
- Visitor Visa UK application – International Student in Belgium questions
I applied for a tourist visa for the UK but I have canceled it because I think I should do more research and give better answers or documentation before applying again. Here is the thing, my boyfriend is partially sponsoring me but at the moment, he doesn’t have a job atm, although in my previous application I said he would only help me with the plane/train ticket (150 pounds) do you think just an invitation letter by him would suffice?
My status is: I’m on a student visa in Belgium doing a master. I don’t have a job but I have just started a volunteering program in a Non-profit Youth Hostel where in exchange of helping some hours I get a free room and some meals, although in the contract with the hostel, unfortunately, this is not specified. I was looking online and this volunteering scheme is legal but I’m afraid because I’m non-eu, the UK Home office may find it funny…
Also I have a letter from the Belgian consulate in my home country where it says my family is sponsoring me for the duration of my stay (letter legalized by the actual consulate), thing is my family is not really sending me money monthly because I already had some savings in my belgian bank account and my mom gave me cash when she came to visit me some months ago. How can I proof then that my family keeps sending me money? Are the bank statements of both my belgian and home country accounts enough proof? I have around 2500 pounds in one and 2000 in the other and even more in my credit card line. And will the embassy be ok with me living in a hostel and not paying for a room? Do you think that is enough reason for them to deny the visitor visa? Do you recommend to try something different? Is there a way my boyfriend can help me with more documents? Maybe from his family?
Pdt: This is the 3rd time I’m applying to the UK. I lived there for 11 months and then last year I was on a tourist visa until October. I only visited for about 20 days, my boyfriend also partially sponsored my visa last year but in this case, as my situation is different I’m afraid of denial, please if anyone has been through a similar situation! Any advice is very welcome I would appreciate it very much! Thanks a lot!