I am selected for a leadership/Fellowship with an Environmental NGO in UK. I have also received scholarships and funds to attend this 5 days event which is a mandatory part of my fellowship. I applied under general visitor category and got rejected stating that it is specifically prohibited to apply under General Visitor for a study programme and I fail to proof I will leave the country on the proposed date.
Please help because I have confirmed with the NGO who has provided me an invitation letter and they say they do not fall under any educational activity and student visitor is not an option at all. some suggest I apply for business visitor but can anyone guide me what are the implications for applying under a business visitor for such a conference.
1) plz note I am not currently in the same business activity in the country of residence that is uae. I have a business and have a partners visa in UAE. Will that contradict my application
2) My brother is sponsoring me trip so do I have to show my business statements as well. I do not have my business account yet because I just got my visa in June. I also have proof of funds from other organizations.
Please help. Because I had been misguided by a lot of people to apply under general visitor. Even now most of the people are adamant that I should reapply under general visitor. I am very confused.