Your visa application may be refused because of MISREPRESENTATION! There are other reasons, of course, for visa application refusals. One prevalent reason I have seen, though, in my years of facilitating visas is misrepresentation due largely to how the questions on the form are answered. Bear in mind that you are speaking volumes about your self as you fill out the forms, and in most cases, that’s the only opportunity you may have to do so. The era of interview after application is gone for most countries. The ones that still interview like the USA would have already asked tons of questions on the form to get all the information they need before you are interviewed. Besides the sessions are short and direct with little time given for long explanations.
I am writing a visa application guide to help applicants understand the visa application process a bit more, and thereby increase their chances of success. The guide should be ready within the month. In it I outlined some ways you can fill out your application form to avoid misrepresentation under the heading:
HOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM
1. Answer the questions thoroughly. As you sit down to start filling out the form, ask yourself, why are these questions important to the person asking? What are they after? Consider every question thoughtfully, then answer thoroughly. It would be a mistake to think that a question is too basic to be answered carefully. For instance, if you have used different names in the past, or have other names in addition to your current functional names, and on the form you are asked to list out all the names that you have had, and you answer the question incompletely, this may be your undoing in the long run. How? Here’s how. The entry clearance officer is looking at a form that bears, let’s say, Juliet Fubara, and documents bearing Juliet Ima Fubara, Ima Strongface, and Ima Fubara, whereas you did not state in the space provided on the form for additional names that Ima and Strongface are or were your names as well. As forgivable as this error may seem, it will be considered objectively, with the possibility that the inconsistency in the names could be due to fraudulent intentions.
2. Answer each question accurately. This is where you want to check your documents as you fill out the forms. Present information as they are. Write dates, figures, qualifications, and purposes correctly. One of the causes of misrepresentation is inaccuracy. Two reasons why there’s no excuse for errors are, firstly, the officer will not know that the information given was an error. Then, you may not have an opportunity to explain that it was an error.
3. Answer honestly. Do you know that it’s ok to answer “I do not know”, if you do not know, then probably explain, if possible, than to fabricate an answer that you may not be able to prove, or follow through if you are asked? Here is something you should know. Sometimes an applicant can be called randomly and interviewed over the phone. Imagine being called and asked a question that was answered falsely, and you give a contrary answer. Or your document is sent for verification and it turned out to have some discrepancies. What would be the outcome of your application? Just answer the questions truthfully and leave it at that. For example, if you are applying for a second time, but your first application was refused, state that it was refused if the question is asked on the form. An application can be refused for any number of reasons. It is not a crime.
Finally, you must back up every single claim on your form with corresponding documents. It’s not enough to fill out the form thoroughly, accurately, and honestly. The information you have provided on the form has to be substantiated. This is where the burden of proof lies. It’s a case of do not just tell me, show me.
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