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UK Visit Visa Process Disapproved

A cross-party group of Minsters of Parliament issued an extremely serious information on the United Kingdom Home Office’s conduct of visit visa applications. The article was published together by three All Party Parliamentary Groups: the APPG for Africa; the APPG for Diaspora, Development and Migration; and the APPG for Malawi.


It shapes part of a current investigation into the high level of visa rejections for Africans seeking to visit the United Kingdom for professional or business motives. An evidence to their investigation back in January 2019 and was demanded to evaluate and remark on a draft of the report before publication.

Familiar issues, frequently encounter with all kinds of United Kingdom immigration applications, are focussed in the report comprising: the realistic and logistical obstacles to applying such as struggle in attaining appointments; unreliable and inconsiderate decision making; perceived deficiency of technical justice due to vague rules meaning applicants do not know what is need from them; financial favouritism in decision making due to the popular hypothesis in rejection letters that those who are not well off will not meet with the terms of their United Kingdom visit visa; perceived gender and racial bias; and the insufficiency of responsibility, misunderstanding, or right of appeal meaning that insignificant quality conclusions are left unopposed.


This last one is mainly vital as without any external quality control, decision makers do not realise from their blunders.

The report emphases on visit visa applications from Africa, though many of the above blames have broader application. Anybody who has applied for a United Kingdom Visit Visa in recent times will know of the realistic and logistical barriers caused by the UK Home Office’s “commercial partners” VFS Global and Sopra Steria. Regrettably poor quality conclusions and lack of liability is also predominant throughout the United Kingdom’s immigration system, not just with United Kingdom visit visa applications from Africa.


Optimistically the report printed earlier this month will make sure that the glitches tackled by those applying to come to, and reside in, the United Kingdom reach a broader audience and inspire public debate on whether the structure is fit for purpose. Public uproar appears to be the only way to influence the United Kingdom Home Office to take action. The report has by now been covered by the Financial Times and the Guardian. The complete report can be found on our website.


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