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I can't see you've included marriage certificate? This is mandatory along with an english translation if not in English/Urduztx_91 wrote: ↑Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:17 pmDear brothers and sisters, firstly thank you so much for helping people get their families together.
The kindness is genuinely heart warming and I wish everyone success.
I have a few questions pertaining to the spouse visa and was hoping somebody could answer as I'm very nervous especially with the high cost and duration of this process.
1) Is the following the correct procedure for the premium service? I am the sponsor from UK. I have submitted an online application for my wife in Pakistan, paid visa and IHS fees, and booked biometrics appointment on the Visa4UK website. I want to apply for the premium service, so I registered at VFS website and purchased premium service after registering and giving the GWF number for the application. I received a PDF receipt with a barcode. I will send this to my wife to take to her biometrics appointment and I will also send a copy to Sheffield.
I'm not sure about the Priority processs but make sure you note this on front of the envelope
2) Requirements for my wife to take to her Biometrics appointment in Pakistan, is this correct:
- Biometrics appointment confirmation letter yes
- Applicant Passport required
- Online application
- Appendix 2 (is this required?)
- Premium service receipt not sure but take
Maybe take the other documents you've listed although they only require applicant passport and will take Biometrics (fingerprints and photo)
3) We only spent 1 week together and this was only after our marriage day before I had to return to UK and I'm really concerned it will be a problem as it was such a short time and theres no evidence prior to the wedding day due to religion. For relationship evidence, will this be enough?
- Full whats app extracted chat logs text (as it was only 2 months worth)
- Screenshots of whats app chat, 1 per day to show that the chat log text is genuine.
- Call log screen shots, with call durations.
- Wedding photos and relationship photos (about 15 in total)
- Airline e-tickets during my visit to Pakistan for the wedding.
- Employer absence record (signed) to show approval of annual leave during that time.
I wouldn't worry about this - just make sure in your application you have stated its an arranged marriage and used the correct dates of when first met etc. Home Office are aware in certain cultures it's normal not to have met prior to the wedding etc. Make sure you write a covering letter including all the documents and also explain this aspect, short leave from employer etc. WhatsApp screen shorts, it's good if they show the date at top, it appears temporary as you scroll up/down
4) Lastly, please can you check that I am not missing anything or if something is not required before I send to Sheffield:
- Sponsor passport biometrics page copy
- Applicant full passport copy
- Pakistan ID card photocopy for applicant, and applicants parents.
- Online application
- Appendix 2
- Sponsor letter
- Employment letter (with all required details)
- 7 months pay slips (e-copy signed) only 6 are required? Signed by who?. I believe the employer letter also needs to confirm the payslips are genuine (when they're online prints)
- 7 months bank statements (ordered/original) only 6 are required?
- P60 2017-2018 (e-copy signed) not required
- HMRC tax summary 2017-2018 not required
- Letter from parents for accommodation.
- Land registry title deeds (printed from online)
- Property inspection report as my family is large (by local estate agent)
- Tb test certificate (original)
- A1 IELTS listening and speaking (original)
- 2 x applicant passport sized photos
make sure any documents/payslips are no more than 28 days old
Thank you Alam for your help, if I may ask another question. With the online application form, I have sent a printed copy to my wife to sign and take to her Biometrics appointment. Could I just print another online application form and sign it myself (as her signature is easy) to send to Sheffield. I ask this because I don't want to wait for it via post, and secondly she doesn't have facilities available nearby for scanning. Thanks very much.Alam- wrote: ↑Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:27 pmAsk her to take 2X priority payment receipts to appointment. They send 1 with passport and 1 for their record.
Put one priority receipt in supporting documents on top of application along with IHS receipt. Write "Priority" on the envelope along with GWF number to help the staff know it's priority application bundle.
Maybe send some more wedding pictures and other pictures taken after wedding before you came back.
Enevrything else is covered already. Good luck.
you can also print the PDF files stored in your online banking and that will have all the bank name and logo marked. color print will give you almost same look as it was being sent by the bank and no need of stamp etc by the bank.
Using polypockets with labels is a good idea to give a good arranged presentation of documents to avoid any chance of document being lost/misplaced/oversight resulting refusal.ztx_91 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:51 pmThanks for your responses.
Question regarding presentation: Does anyone know what the caseworker or ECO does when they receive the application pack? I'm not using a folder but I've used polypockets to separate each document to make it easier, for example marriage certificate documents in one polypocket, photos in another polypocket etc. Or will the caseworker/ECO not like that and discard the polypockets?
When you print from online banking I’m sure there’s a weblink at the bottom of each page which means you can’t hide the fact is not an official paper statement.
well thats called page print. I am talking about the e-statements which are available online (all major banks have this option) and its just like being sent home. basically its a e-copy of your official paper statement. so just download the statements from your online banking and then print it.ariamus wrote: ↑Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:48 pmWhen you print from online banking I’m sure there’s a weblink at the bottom of each page which means you can’t hide the fact is not an official paper statement.
You can however get (some) banks to stamp the online printed statements, which makes them acceptable for the visa application.