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by KKT
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Partnership
Topic: Application Delayed (exceptionally complex issues)
Replies: 14
Views: 20591

Re: Application Delayed (exceptionally complex issues)

I have the feeling it is to do with the types of documentation/evidence submitted with respect to your 'other sources of income'. Did you let a lawyer assess whether you fulfil the financial requirement and run through your evidence used for meeting the financial requirement? Delay by Home Office do...
by KKT
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Partnership
Topic: Application Delayed (exceptionally complex issues)
Replies: 14
Views: 20591

Re: Application Delayed (exceptionally complex issues)

It is what it said on the letter - they need more time to decide your application as it raises 'complex issues'. From your previous post, these 'complex issues' could potentially be either your sponsor (or together with you) did not meet the financial requirements or the Home Office have doubts of y...
by KKT
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Partnership
Topic: FIANCE VISA - Will my fiancé's parents be contacted?
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Re: FIANCE VISA - Will my fiancé's parents be contacted?

Certainly not from my experiences.

The application form only asks for personal details e.g. names, date of birth, place of birth, residence, etc. of parents. I can't recall it asks for their contact numbers. I presume such details are used for background checks for security purposes.
by KKT
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Partnership
Topic: Fiance Visa - confused by options
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

Re: Fiance Visa - confused by options

As you plan to get 'married', choose 'settlement - marriage' as fiancé/fiancée. Opposite sex and same sex couples can choose this option.

'Settlement - civil partnership' is for those same sex couples who prefer to enter into civil partnership.
by KKT
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Partnership
Topic: Covering Letters - How long should they be?
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

Re: Covering Letters - How long should they be?

No hard and fast rule - each to their own. My view is that you need to keep your cover letter brief and concise. You may want to cross reference certain parts of your cover letter to the relationship section of the settlement visa application form. Those pertinent questions about your relationship e...
by KKT
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Partnership
Topic: FIANCE VISA AND IHS
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Re: FIANCE VISA AND IHS

IHS is payable on long-term visas of more than 6 months. As fiancé/fiancée settlement visa is of 6-months validity only, no IHS is due. For most long-term visas, IHS is charged at the rate of £200 per year. The partial rate of £100 will be charged for part of the visa period of less than 6 months. S...
by KKT
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Partnership
Topic: Fiance Visa Questions - Would you recommend using a visa sp
Replies: 13
Views: 4444

Re: Fiance Visa Questions - Would you recommend using a vis

Agreed with the above. Re support letters from family and friends, include one or two will do but not too many. To be honest, they carry very little weight, if any at all. I did not include such letters. Re letter from employer, do not worry too much if the letter produced by your employer did not i...
by KKT
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Partnership
Topic: Fiance Visa Questions - Would you recommend using a visa sp
Replies: 13
Views: 4444

Re: Fiance Visa Questions - Would you recommend using a vis

For reference, you can collate and compile evidence according to the following headings: - (1) Evidence of meeting the financial requirements by the sponsor (2) Evidence of meeting the English language requirement by the applicant (3) Evidence of adequate accommodation (4) Evidence of intention to r...
by KKT
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Partnership
Topic: What are our options?
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

Re: What are our options?

I'm not in the position to advise you the best route to go for. You have to manage the risks of him being refused entry into the UK on a visitor visa or his marriage visitor visa application rejected to avoid adversely affecting his chances of securing a settlement visa in the future. Past adverse i...
by KKT
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Partnership
Topic: What are our options?
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

Re: What are our options?

For marriage visitor visa, he must prove that he will return to his home country once the ceremony is completed. I'm not saying he stands no chance in getting one but it will be very difficult as he is in a relationship with a British residing in the UK. His current financial positions may count aga...
by KKT
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: EU/EEA
Topic: I'm UK, but my partner has been excluded from EU for 2 yrs
Replies: 6
Views: 2069

Re: I'm UK, but my partner has been excluded from EU for 2 y

Is it exclusion from the Schengen area or the whole EU? I have doubts for the latter as the UK isn't part of the Schengen travel area arrangement. Also not all EU/EEA countries are part of Schengen.

Your partner would need to declare such history on the application form and own up the mistake.
by KKT
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Partnership
Topic: Fiance Visa Questions - Would you recommend using a visa sp
Replies: 13
Views: 4444

Re: Fiance Visa Questions - Would you recommend using a vis

My settlement visa was lodged more than 5 years ago, a week after the new law came into force. I was 'forced' to apply under the new regime as there was delay in getting some documents shipped from the UK. Mine was approved a day short of the 60 working-day (2.5 calendar months) timeframe as there w...
by KKT
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Partnership
Topic: Financial Requirements and SU07/12 Sponsorship Undertaking F
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

Re: Financial Requirements and SU07/12 Sponsorship Undertaki

To clarify, only income matters for most cases like yours. The current income requirement doesn't care if one is living in debts as long as the minimal income requirement is met.
by KKT
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Partnership
Topic: What are our options?
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

Re: What are our options?

If your fiance cannot meet all the requirements for a settlement visa (including meeting the English language requirement e.g. by taking and passing the approved IELTS test), there is no point putting in his settlement visa application as it will be rejected outright and a waste of a lot of money. W...
by KKT
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Partnership
Topic: Financial Requirements and SU07/12 Sponsorship Undertaking F
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

Re: Financial Requirements and SU07/12 Sponsorship Undertaki

There is no longer a need to submit Form SU07/12 undertaking. It was used for the previous 'maintenance' requirement pre July 2012 law change.