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
  • Re: Wrong Visa Type
    Marriage Visitor and Fiancé/Fiancée are not the same. Which did you apply for?
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    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
  • Re: Wrong Visa Type
    Sounds you applied for a Marriage Visitor visa. How much was your fee and where did you apply from?
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    applied from toronto paid $1904, so a lot more than the required £87
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    I checked on the Visa4UK page at the type states "Settlement - Marriage"
  • 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.
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    this is it, we are married, they even asked for and took a copy of our marriage certificate at the visa centre
  • 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.
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    If your wife is the applicant and you wanted a spouse visa then you should have applied for 'Settlement->Settlement->Wife'.
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    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
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    When did you submit your documents?
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    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!
  • 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!
  • Re: Wrong Visa Type
    That is great! Sometimes they can be so nice!