I have withdrawn my visa application and the immigration office has refused my request for a refund. They told me the legislation does allow for a refund if the applicant simply withdraws.
Now I find this unfair. Here is why: I withdrew my application because of the new processing times. In fact I should say I decided to withdraw because of the absence of a time frame and any assurance that my visa will be processed at all, if ever. When I had lodged my application, the understanding given by the immigration office was it would be done in 6-9 months. And now when this time frame has expanded interminably, I was not willing to wait and so chose to withdraw. So why should I be penalised for something that is not my fault?
I am trying to find out if there is a way to challenge this policy or legislation. I would like to hear from anyone who is in a similar situation, or just any advice of how I can go about this.