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UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by sinamtaksande » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:45 pm

Hello All,

Thank you in advance for your support and advice.

We are expecting our first baby in the UK. I wish to call my mother in law (currently in India) to the UK for a couple of months to have a support. I am planning her trip in mid-Feb 2018 and wish to process her visa in Dec 2017.

I have some questions, please_

1. Is it fine, If I process her visa two months before travel? If I get her visa by Dec 2017 So when the actual six months period will start. Is it start from the issued date of visa or do they consider the travel date?

2. My husband wants to sponsor his mother. what documents he needs to provide for it.

3. Do I need to provide My (pregnancy or other) documents as well? If yes, What documents do I need to attach?

I will be grateful if you can help me with the queries.

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Re: UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by smarter1 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:55 pm

1. Yes, fine. Visa will be valid from the date of issue.

Be careful, if you mention somewhere that your mother-in-law is coming to look after children - her application will be rejected. For some strange reason, UKVI do not like relatives coming on a visitor visa to look after children.

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Post by Casa » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:08 pm

More important than your husband's evidence of support (bank statements etc), your mother-in-law will have to submit strong evidence of ties to her home country including financial self-sufficiency. The ECO will have to be convinced that she won't overstay on her visitor visa.
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Re: UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by sinamtaksande » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:08 am

Casa wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:08 pm
More important than your husband's evidence of support (bank statements etc), your mother-in-law will have to submit strong evidence of ties to her home country including financial self-sufficiency. The ECO will have to be convinced that she won't overstay on her visitor visa.
Thank you for your response. For evidence of ties to the home country we are planning to include:
1. Land ownership document (as some farmland is on her name)
2. Saving bank account document (though her employment status is unemployed, she always have separate a saving bank account with savings)
Do you think this will be sufficient? or there is anything else we could add to support the application?

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Re: UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by Casa » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:59 am

Evidence of stronger family ties in her home country than she has in the UK.
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Re: UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by sinamtaksande » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:18 am

smarter1 wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:55 pm
1. Yes, fine. Visa will be valid from the date of issue.

Be careful, if you mention somewhere that your mother-in-law is coming to look after children - her application will be rejected. For some strange reason, UKVI do not like relatives coming on a visitor visa to look after children.
Thank you, smarter1.

Just to be clear - we will be applying in the first week of December 2017, and we want her visa to start mid-Feb 2018 and will be valid up to mid-Aug 2018 (approx 6 months). Am I right in saying this?

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Re: UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by Wanderer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:08 pm

sinamtaksande wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:18 am
smarter1 wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:55 pm
1. Yes, fine. Visa will be valid from the date of issue.

Be careful, if you mention somewhere that your mother-in-law is coming to look after children - her application will be rejected. For some strange reason, UKVI do not like relatives coming on a visitor visa to look after children.
Thank you, smarter1.

Just to be clear - we will be applying in the first week of December 2017, and we want her visa to start mid-Feb 2018 and will be valid up to mid-Aug 2018 (approx 6 months). Am I right in saying this?
Six months is too long; try a few weeks, and stick to it.
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Re: UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by smarter1 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:54 pm

sinamtaksande wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:18 am

Just to be clear - we will be applying in the first week of December 2017, and we want her visa to start mid-Feb 2018 and will be valid up to mid-Aug 2018 (approx 6 months). Am I right in saying this?
The period of visa depends on when it will be issued, it is pretty difficult to predict it.

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Re: UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by CR001 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:56 pm

smarter1 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:54 pm
The period of visa depends on when it will be issued, it is pretty difficult to predict it.
Applicants can ask for a visa to be dated from a specific date, no more than 3 months in advance.
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Re: UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by smarter1 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:12 pm

CR001 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Applicants can ask for a visa to be dated from a specific date, no more than 3 months in advance.
It will still depend on the ECO whether to satisfy it or not, won't it?

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Re: UK Visit Visa for Parents

Post by CR001 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:51 am

smarter1 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:12 pm
CR001 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Applicants can ask for a visa to be dated from a specific date, no more than 3 months in advance.
It will still depend on the ECO whether to satisfy it or not, won't it?
Yes but if UKVI has made an error when a specific date is specified, they should correct it without any issues.
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