As mentioned in my previous question, my France long-stay visa was refused (the reason for refusal was "risk to public order/public security/health") in Dec, 2022. My immigration consultant filed an appeal in Feb 2023 to CRRV commission but we did not receive any response for two months, which typically means a refusal of the appeal.
We lodged a fast track appeal to the administrative court, but it has been rejected and court will process it as a standard appeal. However the standard appeal process may take 8-12 months, or even more, and my UK visa will expire in Oct 2023 and my now UK employer would like to apply for my skilled work visa in May/June. In addition we have a written a letter to the French ministry to check they have any record of me in the Schengen integrated system (SIS II) - still no response.
My French immigration consultant gave me the idea to apply for a France tourist visa. If it gets approved, then I can write the UK visa application that my refusal was due to "French regulations regarding foreign workers and not particularly to me". If it gets refused again, then denial would be instructive and we’ll know where we stand. My concern is if my France tourist visa gets refused, which I think is very likely due to my long stay visa refusal reason, then I'll have to mention both refusals in the UK visa application.
Please suggest to me what should I do as I only have a few months to resolve the French visa refusal before I apply for a UK skilled work visa. Worth mentioning that I don't need a France long stay visa as the French employer withdrew their job and I now have a job in the UK.