Spouse Visa Approved - my list and timeline

Old Jun 14th 2017, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by filipina0123 View Post
Hello Marty90, Congratulations on the approval of your visa and thank you for sharing all your knowledge regarding this. I would just like to ask if you have submitted all original like the marriage certificate, birth certificate, passports and in my case also do i need to submit original of my divorce decree? thank you for your help.
Hi ,have you already recieve the visa of spouse?


I submit my application was on May 24 ..

But too early for now to figure it out

Im from Philippines applying for U.K. Spouse visa
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Old Jun 20th 2017, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by britishfilipino View Post
Hi Marty,

I just submitted my application here in Cebu today 30/3/17, this application was SETTLEMENT- CIVIL PARTNERSHIP because we are in a same sex relationship. I just want to make sure that all documents I submitted were correct.

1) Application VAF4A
2) Appendix 2 and IHS Payment Confirmation
3) Invitation letter
4) Invitation letters from previous Visa Applications (Tourist Visa and CP Visa)
5) Birth certificate of the sponsor (Copy)
6) Copy of passport of the sponsor inclusive of copies of entry/exit to Philippines
7) SU07/12 Sponsorship Undertaking
8) Proof of home ownership of the sponsor via mortgage statement, notice from leaseholder, service charge from leaseholder, council tax bill 2015/16, and electricity bill dated 29th December 16
9) P60 of the sponsor 2016 and 2017
10) Letter of salary and employment of the sponsor
11) Payslips x 7 of the sponsor from Sept. 16 to March 17.
12) Employment contract of the sponsor
13) Letter from bank re funds held dated 21st March 17
14) Certificate of civil partnership
15) Dissolution of Civil Partnership
16) Certificate of employment of the applicant
17) Letters from the colleague of the sponsor
18) Selection of pictures together in UK
19) Proof of funds transfer from UK to the Philippines
20) Valentines card/ Congratulatory card (Civil Partnership)
21) Facebook Conversations
22) Flight itinerary of the sponsor to Philippines from the UK / Boarding Pass
23) Hotel bookings in the Philippines
24) TB Test Result
25) IELTS, proof of English proficiency , CEFR Level A1.
26) University Degree of Nursing
27) Transcript of Records in Nursing
28) Certificate of Degree being taught through medium of English language
29) Transcript of Records of medical training

Thank you in advance.

I do hope you can advise me on this.
Hey guys

We don't have boarding passes for my husband's visits to see me. We do have flight tickets. Is this going to be a problem?
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Old Jun 20th 2017, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Balrog View Post
Hey guys

We don't have boarding passes for my husband's visits to see me. We do have flight tickets. Is this going to be a problem?

No, it wont become a problem as it is just a supporting document, it's not a requirement that you need to submit. You can point it out with the stamp of the passport of your husband. Just state it in the letter the dates that your husband visited your country and you can show to them the copy of the passport stamp to prove that your husband truly visited your country.
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Old Jun 21st 2017, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Marty90 View Post
Hi all,

My wife's passport returned yesterday with her Spouse Visa inside and we are over the moon! I first of all want to thank everyone on this forum for the help that they have given me. It has been invaluable.

The least I can do is share my requirements list and timeline on here that for me were the winning formula. I will advise however that everyone's situation is unique and your own list may vary a little or a lot depending on what is going on in your life.

Fees

Visa Cost - £1,350 (incl. overseas bank charges)
IHS/NHS charge - £635 (incl. overseas bank charges)

Also, if applying from Cebu (Philippines), there is an extra £50 fee just for a laugh.

Total cost - around £2,000. A lot more if you factor in the costs for the English Language test, TB test and the travel between these places.

Submitted Requirements:


General
  • Application form, Appendix 2, Biometrics and Fees
  • Applicant passport-sized photos
  • Applicant Passport
  • Applicant Birth Certificate
  • Sponsor Passport
  • Sponsor Birth Certificate
  • Applicant NBI Clearance (local police clearance)
  • Sponsorship undertaking form
Relationship
  • Cover letters from applicant and sponsor (covering relationship history, intention to live together and future plans)
  • Marriage Certificate (issued in Hong Kong)
  • CENOMAR - because our marriage was not registered in Philippines
  • Our son's birth certificate
  • Our son's UK AND Philippines Passport full copies
  • 10-20 Photographs
  • Flight eTickets, boarding passes and hotel bookings
  • Facebook printouts
  • Skype printouts
  • Emails, love letters and cards
  • Money transfer receipts
Financial
  • Last 7 bank statements
  • Last 7 pay slips (electronic printouts - signed by boss)
  • P60 for both 2015 and 2016 (just to be extra sure)
  • Employment Contract
  • Letter from employer stating length of employment, nature of employment and salary. Also include - how long has the sponsor been earning the salary relied upon in the application.
Accommodation
  • Tenancy agreement (AST) - signed, original copy with date
  • Council tax bill
  • Letter from landlord stating that the applicant (and my son) can stay in my apartment with me and that it is suitable, has enough rooms and is for my exclusive use.
  • An internet/utility bill (Vodafone) with my address on it
Extras (but very much required!)

  • Tuberculosis Test Results
  • English Language Test Certificate


Timeline

Application made online - 21st December 2016
Documents submitted - 27th December 2016
Email from UKVI stating that decision has been made - 13th February 2017
Most nervous night of my life - 13th February 2017
Visa and passport collected - 14th February 2017

Total actual days from document submission to visa collection: 49 days

Hope this helps

Hi there,
Thanks a lot for sharing so much of detail regarding your visa application. I need help to manage/make logs for whatsapp texting, can you guide how to do that in best possible way.
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Old Jun 29th 2017, 4:02 am
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Originally Posted by Usman Wahla View Post
Hi there,
Thanks a lot for sharing so much of detail regarding your visa application. I need help to manage/make logs for whatsapp texting, can you guide how to do that in best possible way.
Hi im from the Philippines

I am applying for spouse U.K. Visa settlement

I submit my visa application 24th of May 2017,

Sheffield emailed me at 21st of June 2017
Saying that the application is recieved in Sheffield and being
Currently being prepared for consideration by an entry clearance officer.

Any some shed of light experience about this.
Though this is standard email.

Is that will take a long period of time to wait if my application has been made?
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Old Jul 16th 2017, 1:03 pm
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Hello, Marty.
Your post will be very helpful as I'm currently preparing my spouse visa application.
I just have a clarification. You mentioned the submission of the ff:
> Application form - this was the one printed on the online application right?
> Appendix 2, - is this a form to be filled out? Cause when i downloaded i saw it was just financial requirements.
Also, your wife took the A1 test right? How long till she got the results.
Lastly, what category is the spouse visa in the online application? Is it a settlement-wife
Thanks in advance!😊😊
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Old Jul 16th 2017, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Marty90 View Post
Hi all,

My wife's passport returned yesterday with her Spouse Visa inside and we are over the moon! I first of all want to thank everyone on this forum for the help that they have given me. It has been invaluable.

The least I can do is share my requirements list and timeline on here that for me were the winning formula. I will advise however that everyone's situation is unique and your own list may vary a little or a lot depending on what is going on in your life.

Fees

Visa Cost - £1,350 (incl. overseas bank charges)
IHS/NHS charge - £635 (incl. overseas bank charges)

Also, if applying from Cebu (Philippines), there is an extra £50 fee just for a laugh.

Total cost - around £2,000. A lot more if you factor in the costs for the English Language test, TB test and the travel between these places.

Submitted Requirements:


General
  • Application form, Appendix 2, Biometrics and Fees
  • Applicant passport-sized photos
  • Applicant Passport
  • Applicant Birth Certificate
  • Sponsor Passport
  • Sponsor Birth Certificate
  • Applicant NBI Clearance (local police clearance)
  • Sponsorship undertaking form
Relationship
  • Cover letters from applicant and sponsor (covering relationship history, intention to live together and future plans)
  • Marriage Certificate (issued in Hong Kong)
  • CENOMAR - because our marriage was not registered in Philippines
  • Our son's birth certificate
  • Our son's UK AND Philippines Passport full copies
  • 10-20 Photographs
  • Flight eTickets, boarding passes and hotel bookings
  • Facebook printouts
  • Skype printouts
  • Emails, love letters and cards
  • Money transfer receipts
Financial
  • Last 7 bank statements
  • Last 7 pay slips (electronic printouts - signed by boss)
  • P60 for both 2015 and 2016 (just to be extra sure)
  • Employment Contract
  • Letter from employer stating length of employment, nature of employment and salary. Also include - how long has the sponsor been earning the salary relied upon in the application.
Accommodation
  • Tenancy agreement (AST) - signed, original copy with date
  • Council tax bill
  • Letter from landlord stating that the applicant (and my son) can stay in my apartment with me and that it is suitable, has enough rooms and is for my exclusive use.
  • An internet/utility bill (Vodafone) with my address on it
Extras (but very much required!)

  • Tuberculosis Test Results
  • English Language Test Certificate


Timeline

Application made online - 21st December 2016
Documents submitted - 27th December 2016
Email from UKVI stating that decision has been made - 13th February 2017
Most nervous night of my life - 13th February 2017
Visa and passport collected - 14th February 2017

Total actual days from document submission to visa collection: 49 days

Hope this helps
Hello, Marty.
Your post will be very helpful as I'm currently preparing my spouse visa application.
I just have a clarification. You mentioned the submission of the ff:
> Application form - this was the one printed on the online application right?
> Appendix 2, - is this a form to be filled out? Cause when i downloaded i saw it was just financial requirements.
Also, your wife took the A1 test right? How long till she got the results.
Lastly, what category is the spouse visa in the online application? Is it a settlement-wife
Thanks in advance!😊😊
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Old Aug 22nd 2017, 3:38 am
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Hi. I would like to ask how your wife applied for English Test here in Cebu and for Tuberculosis Test.
I'm from Cebu and currently working out the documents for spouse visa application.
Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 22nd 2017, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by Usman Wahla View Post
Hi there,
Thanks a lot for sharing so much of detail regarding your visa application. I need help to manage/make logs for whatsapp texting, can you guide how to do that in best possible way.
Take screenshots via the mobile phone, email the screenshots to an email address or dropbox and then get them added in to a word document and print it out.
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Originally Posted by Abigael View Post
Hi im from the Philippines

I am applying for spouse U.K. Visa settlement

I submit my visa application 24th of May 2017,

Sheffield emailed me at 21st of June 2017
Saying that the application is recieved in Sheffield and being
Currently being prepared for consideration by an entry clearance officer.

Any some shed of light experience about this.
Though this is standard email.

Is that will take a long period of time to wait if my application has been made?
Hello Abegael, did you already got your passport back with approved visa?
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Old Aug 22nd 2017, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by j4v3d View Post
Take screenshots via the mobile phone, email the screenshots to an email address or dropbox and then get them added in to a word document and print it out.
Thx Javed!! I did the same and submitted my application yesterday.
If any one applying from Middle East having any confusion they can ask me.
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Old Aug 22nd 2017, 9:30 pm
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Originally Posted by mccnalatac View Post
Hi. I would like to ask how your wife applied for English Test here in Cebu and for Tuberculosis Test.
I'm from Cebu and currently working out the documents for spouse visa application.
Thanks in advance.
Hi,

For the TB test you need to email or phone them and you have to go to Manila as they don't have it in Cebu. Try this site it might help http://jansleisureblog.com/uk-tb-test-guide/
And for English Test I need to know what type of visa you are applying for, if it is for spouse visa then you need A1 IELTS life Skills Test, their website is https://www.britishcouncil.ph/exam/ielts-uk-visa-immigration.

I hope it helps.
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Thank you britishfilipino for the info.
I would like to ask the validity of the English exam.
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Originally Posted by mccnalatac View Post
Thank you britishfilipino for the info.
I would like to ask the validity of the English exam.
If your visa is for spouse visa then your first visa to apply is leave to remain and you need atleast A1 IELTS Life Skills Certificate and for further leave to remain visa you need atleast A2 IELTS Life Skills Certificate and so on and so forth.
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Originally Posted by Usman Wahla View Post
Thx Javed!! I did the same and submitted my application yesterday.
If any one applying from Middle East having any confusion they can ask me.
Good luck!
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