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aidy Oct 3rd 2017 11:53 am

Wrong Visa Type
 
I emailed the IHS line to see about paying as the amount never came up on my wifes application.

They replied to say it didnt come up as they were treating it as a fiancee visa and not a spouse visa and asked if this was wrong.

Quite clearly this is wrong, and the documents back this up, is it going to be much of a hassle for them to change this now?

Anyone else heard of this before.

It looks like we clicked marriage on the application, so maybe us that did it wrong

BritInParis Oct 3rd 2017 2:24 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
Marriage Visitor and Fiancé/Fiancée are not the same. Which did you apply for?

aidy Oct 3rd 2017 2:25 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
We applied for "marriage", however it appears they are using it as a fiancee visa, I am pending their reply about it being the wrong type.

Im assuming it should of been settlement

BritInParis Oct 3rd 2017 2:51 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
Sounds you applied for a Marriage Visitor visa. How much was your fee and where did you apply from?

aidy Oct 3rd 2017 3:07 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
applied from toronto paid $1904, so a lot more than the required £87

aidy Oct 3rd 2017 5:30 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
I checked on the Visa4UK page at the type states "Settlement - Marriage"

BritInParis Oct 3rd 2017 6:51 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
Sorry, my bad, the penny has dropped. You won't pay the IHS at this stage as the fiancé/fiancée visa is only valid for six months. You will need to pay it when you apply for FLR after you wed.

aidy Oct 3rd 2017 6:57 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
this is it, we are married, they even asked for and took a copy of our marriage certificate at the visa centre

Inselaffen Oct 3rd 2017 7:50 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
Yes looks like you applied for Marriage visa (6 months to allow you to get married in the UK) rather than a spouse settlement visa.

BritInParis Oct 3rd 2017 9:05 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
If your wife is the applicant and you wanted a spouse visa then you should have applied for 'Settlement->Settlement->Wife'.

aidy Oct 3rd 2017 9:10 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
well i understand this, however the website was far too vague.

I know this was the problem, however I was looking to see how it can be changed.

Also i find it strange that the visa centre was specifically asking for copies of the marriage certificate

BritInParis Oct 3rd 2017 9:15 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
When did you submit your documents?

aidy Oct 6th 2017 7:18 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
so it was done on august the 10th.

However we maybe lucky as we had an email today advising that the IHS fee has not been paid and to pay it by the 13th Oct.

So maybe someone has changed the visa type!

aidy Oct 11th 2017 12:33 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
so just to update everyone on this,

I got in touch with UK V&I, and they changed the visa type for us, and have now issued the spouse visa, so worked out great! :)

michali Oct 11th 2017 3:40 pm

Re: Wrong Visa Type
 
That is great! Sometimes they can be so nice!


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