He was refused due to inconsistencies between his declared income (as a recently qualified Chartered Architect) and his bank statement.
They further stated that they were not assured that he fully intended returning to Sr Lanka and would not overstay his visitors visa.
I suspect that the question re his income was probably due to me recently transferring £1400 to his Sri Lankan account as he believed that this would assist his application but the reverse seems to be the case !
This was honestly intended as a visitors visa and Bhagya (my boyfriend) would have been returning to Sri Lanka.
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In light of the rejection for his visitors visa we had both been wondering that if the process is inherently difficult anyway (as it has proven to be) would we not be better juts going for a fiancees visa rather than a visitors visa.
We assume however that the fiancee visa application would be a much more lengthy, detailed and expensive process so are uncertain which route to go down.
Is our assumption that the fiancee application process would be a lengthier and more involved process than a visitors visa application correct ?