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Provide all the financial details of your parents including documents to show their financial status back home. And clearly write in a cover letter that you will be sponsoring the entire trip and include your financial details/evidences. Get them a travel insurance for the period of stay and submit this along with the other documents. If you have any family members back home, you could get them to write a letter to say that your parents are very close to them and indeed will return back to them following the trip.ref786 wrote:Sorry for incomplete answers. Answers are below
What evidence does your mother have for all my questions?
My mother is a house wife and all she has is a house in her name.
Does your father have bank statements, pension statements etc. Does he have property ownership documents in his name or jointly with mother?
He's only bank statement which displays inflow of pension every month and doesn't have a seperate pension statements. He has a property in his name that's it
How much funding do they have in savings or available for a 3 month trip?
As I said he's only pension as a source of income and is dependant on it. So I dont think he's any saving that's the reason I am thinking to sponser them and show my saving.
Its hard to guess the amount you need to show. But then, its good to have some disposable income from your salary, and in all case avoid depositing huge sums into your account or that of your parents just for this purpose.ref786 wrote:Thanks Vignesh,
I will do but to sponser them how much money roughly I need to show in my bank account?
Hi Prem, Assuming your parents are from India. It would be wise to get the insurance and submit the copies of cover with the visa application. This will add confidence to the caseworker. I personally included this for my mother and MIL's multiple UK visas. I used ICICI lombard and they even provided refund when my MIL returned earlier than planned and had successful claim for a urgent dental treatment while in UK.Prem wrote:Hi Vignesh,
Regarding the travel insurance, do you mean to take out the travel insurance before receiving the Visa, is that a good idea? Is that what people have done previously?
ICICI lombard and other insurance providers will refund your money if your travel is cancelled for any reason. Getting your insurance is a way of planning, and it provides assurance for the caseworker that you wont be a burden to the state in case of any illness during the stay in the UK. Like I said, I have done this for more than 3 times, in my MIL case, she had no financial background with no properties or income. She was completely dependent on family members, but we managed to get visitor visa twice without any problem by providing proper documents including strong family ties, sponsor financials, along with a strong cover letter etc.Prem wrote:Hi Vignesh, thanks for the reply, I just thought the ECO might find it a bit presumptuous that your taking out insurance before they've actually given you the visa. I can understand if your putting the quote in, but it didn't seem to harm your case. Yes my in laws are from South India, I will have a look into ICICI Lombard.
Basically in our case, it was just our MIL who was visiting the UK, while FIL and single SIL both were back home. We also have my wife's grandmother or MIL's mother living with the family in India, so we summed up by saying she had to go back to family after the visit. We wrote the details on a cover letter and provided a marriage affidavit for (MIL and FIL) as they didn't have a marriage certificate and also included SIL's employment details in the cover letter.Prem wrote:I see there is one in In Trivandrum, so will check it out thank you Vignesh
Can i ask how did you prove strong family ties what did you submit as evidence?