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FLR(M) Denied. Will my Student Visa be Denied too?


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Unhappy FLR(M) Denied. Will my Student Visa be Denied too?

Hello everyone! I already posted this on UK Yankee forum so apologies in advance if you have read this already.

For the past 3 years I have been in the UK studying for my BA degree. After I graduated and found it difficult to find a job/work visa, a guy I had been dating for a few months (UK citizen) and I decided to get married. We went to the registry, got married, and submitted the application a week before my student visa expired (including marriage certificate, email evidence and photos).

Several weeks went by and our relationship ended and subsequently my LTR application was rejected on the grounds that we were not in a subsisting relationship. The office also noted in the letter that there were doubts as to whether the marriage was legitimate (hinting that he thought it was a scam marriage) which it was NOT as we knew each other and were in a real relationship when the marriage took place! Fortunately, I wasn't prosecuted or anything, just given 90 days to leave the UK, which I did. We remain legally married as I did not have time/money to go through the annulment process.

I'm in the US now and have been accepted to do my MA at a university in the UK again, but I'm VERY scared my student visa application will be rejected as well b/c of my failed LTR application and because the officer, for whatever reason, thought it might have been a sham.

Can my visa be rejected on these grounds even if I have been accepted to a college and have the funds to attend? I am just so worried and I just want to get back to the UK ASAP!!!

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Anything is possible, and they will take your failed FLR into account. If you meet all the requirements for another Tier 4, then you may be ok, unless they think you are somehow not a genuine student. You do need to declare your failed FLR and include a brief covering letter describing you take on what has happened.
All I can say is try to make a valid application for Tier 4, be honest about your FLR and past relationship, and hope for the best.
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Thanks for the reply.


I guess what I'm most worried about is that I am still technically married. When I apply for my Tier 4 visa in a few weeks, I know they are going to ask about my marital status and I'm going to have to answer that I am married (and to a UK citizen to boot).

Won't they get suspicious if I am trying to enter the UK on a student visa but I'm married to a UK citizen? Should I try to annul my marriage first before applying? I am just so worried they will give me a 10 year ban for "deception" due to my prior application...

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I can't really help on the annulment grounds, but all you can really do is send off a perfect Tier 4 app, being completely open and honest about what happened in the past, like Joppa said, and maybe state you are planning to annul when you return to the UK?

I'm sure if you have received funding from the university that would help too... I'm not sure where you got your offer, but it'd be pretty hard not being a legit student at a top uni in London. I had to meet with people multiple times throughout my MA to show I was still attending my course. Good luck!
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