This is to inform one and all that I am not able to attend the BAVA 2011 conference due to refusal of my VISA application. Like every other year I have applied for VISA and blindly attach the letter I get from BAVA. This year, somehow there was a line that has created the problem. The reason for refusal has been clearly stated in the document and we also do not have appeal.

I believe we also cannot reapply till the mandatory processing period of 3 months. Am I wrong? Please enlighten me if this is period is less. I would like to explain my position to the VISA officer and reapply with all documents but I am not allowed to do so immediately. This was an unfortunate clearical error on the part of BAVA and both myself and Sarbani cannot attend BAVA. I am not able to make the presentation using Web conferencing or such methods of teaching which I am not used to. However, I have forwarded my papers to Andrew and Gordon, who are Jaimini Scholars and who will be making the presentation on my behalf. I will wait the 3 month period as I respect officers decison and will surely reapply for the VISA as I love England. I believe in the goodness of governance and that once we explain the error, this will pass. So hope to see you in future in London. I will miss the holiday I planned this year. Scotland-Inverness last year is still so fresh in my memory from my last years holiday.

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