Manjula doesn’t wish to move there, or rip of the NHS, become an illegal immigrant, apply for refugee status or go underground and try not to return to the UK.
Manjula is a really honest, straightforward, easy-going person that wouldn’t wish to play a trick or be dishonest.
Manjula’s home is here with me in Mysore, we have an established business that has bookings through to March 2017
Manjula has responsibilities here such as looking after her mother and doesn’t intend to move away and neglect her.
Manjula doesn’t need any money to go on holiday to the UK. I’d cover everything and many friends including plenty who have visited Mysore Bed and Breakfast have kindly agreed to provide accommodation
Manjula is an innocent
The visa system involves completing a form online and submitting supporting documents to an office in Bangalore. The form, bio data and info is then passed on. The decision is made without any dialogue or any form of two-way communication by someone at the High Commission. There is no opportunity for questions or providing additional information in case anything is missing, one has to second guess what’s required and get it right, the first time. There is no discussion, debate or opportunity to tease out the nuances of the bland guidance notes.
They’ve rejected her on the grounds that she might not return to India after the holiday.
The amateur, yes that’s me, who completed the form for Manjula thought that by agreeing to be her sponsor for the trip and demonstrating that we had a thriving business and established life in Mysore to which we needed to return to, would be sufficient. Obviously it wasn’t!
so what to do!?