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Old Feb 11th 2017, 1:00 am   #1
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Anyone had any experience of this consultancy firm? An acquaintance wants to take his Filipina wife to Uk for an extended stay and cannot meet the requirements for a spouse visa and doesn't want to use the Surinder Singh route plus a tourist visa is not long enough. This company say they can GUARANTEE a visa using a backdoor method! I've told him it sounds very dodgy. Doing a quick check on them shows they primarily help get student/OFW visas for Filipinos which is fine as those applicants have to use a DOE approved agency.
I don't want him to spend a fortune and then find any visa issued is "dodgy" , nor to pay up and then find she can't get a visa.I've sent him the link to the UK government list of available visas and told him to ask which visa they would apply for so he can cross check the requirements. I'm just worried it may be a scam. Thanks.
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Old Feb 11th 2017, 2:06 am   #2
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I would not advice using any 'backdoor' offers. If your acquaintance cannot meet the normal requirements to obtain his wife a visa, then its highly unlikely that a third party could obtain one.


My brother obtained a visitors visa for his wife, unfortunately, she overstayed by 1 month. I asked him whether her passport was stamped on her exit from the UK, he thought not.


On applying again for a visitors visa for her. it was declined, on the grounds she 'overstayed'. This goes to show that the border control are far more diligent than one would imagine.


There are many so called 'consultants' in the Philippines and I doubt very much that they could bypass the legal route to obtaining a visa. What would be the consequences if the documents were found to be false on entering the UK.


I have never had any problems getting visa's for my wifes sister, and two nieces to get visa's for the UK. Your acquaintance must be doing something wrong, or clearly the border control does not acknowledge that he has the financial means, or housing requirements to grant a visa. If that is the case he is wasting his time, any appeal could be time consuming and expensive.
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Old Feb 11th 2017, 4:01 am   #3
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Thanks Mike, exactly what I was telling him!
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Anyone had any experience of this consultancy firm? An acquaintance wants to take his Filipina wife to Uk for an extended stay and cannot meet the requirements for a spouse visa and doesn't want to use the Surinder Singh route plus a tourist visa is not long enough. This company say they can GUARANTEE a visa using a backdoor method! I've told him it sounds very dodgy. Doing a quick check on them shows they primarily help get student/OFW visas for Filipinos which is fine as those applicants have to use a DOE approved agency.
I don't want him to spend a fortune and then find any visa issued is "dodgy" , nor to pay up and then find she can't get a visa.I've sent him the link to the UK government list of available visas and told him to ask which visa they would apply for so he can cross check the requirements. I'm just worried it may be a scam. Thanks.
quiltman, I know this company, they have an office in Cebu as well (I see that you are in Cebu). Some of my friends processed their UK visas with them. No backdoor methods, just usual UK visas: dependant, visitor, student etc., depends on the purpose of the visit.
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My brother obtained a visitors visa for his wife, unfortunately, she overstayed by 1 month. I asked him whether her passport was stamped on her exit from the UK, he thought not.


On applying again for a visitors visa for her. it was declined, on the grounds she 'overstayed'. This goes to show that the border control are far more diligent than one would imagine.
No exit stamps in the UK anymore. Seems they now get the necessary info from the airlines.
Never - overstay your visa if you ever want another one.
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