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Spouse Visa

Post by sanvij » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:30 pm

Hi All,

I am new to this forum.

I am a British Citizen, getting married this Nov in India. My Spouse (to be) is an Indian.
After the wedding, once we receive the marriage certificate, within a week planning to apply for Spouse visa.
I am working and financially met the criteria as said in FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT FORM. I have the following list of documents to submit:

Documents from the Applicant:
Covering Letter
VAF4A Form
VAF4A-Appendix2 Form
Sponsorship Form (Form SU07/12)
Passport
Bank Statements (savings account)
Birth Certificate
Educational Certificates
English Language Test Certificate (IELTS)
TB Test Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Engagement and Marriage invitations
Engagement and Marriage photos
Coversation/Chats - online
Photos to submit to VFS

Documents from me (Sponsor):
Covering Letter
British Passport (copy)
OCI Passport (copy)
Pay Slips
Bank Statements (Salary account)
Bank Statements (Savings account)
Letter from the Employer
Contract of Employment
Tenancy Agreement (starting from 1st December)
No objection letter from the landlord
Tickets - to show travel history

Is something missing from my list? Appreciate your guidance on this.

Regards,
Sanvij

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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by Casa » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:39 pm

sanvij wrote:Hi All,

I am new to this forum.

I am a British Citizen, getting married this Nov in India. My Spouse (to be) is an Indian.
After the wedding, once we receive the marriage certificate, within a week planning to apply for Spouse visa.
I am working and financially met the criteria as said in FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT FORM. I have the following list of documents to submit:

Documents from the Applicant:
Covering Letter
VAF4A Form
VAF4A-Appendix2 Form
Sponsorship Form (Form SU07/12) Not required
Passport
Bank Statements (savings account)
Birth Certificate Not required
Educational Certificates
English Language Test Certificate (IELTS)
TB Test Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Engagement and Marriage invitations
Engagement and Marriage photos
Coversation/Chats - online
Photos to submit to VFS

Documents from me (Sponsor):
Covering Letter
British Passport (copy)
OCI Passport (copy)
Pay Slips
Bank Statements (Salary account)
Bank Statements (Savings account)
Letter from the Employer
Contract of Employment
Tenancy Agreement (starting from 1st December)
No objection letter from the landlord
Tickets - to show travel history

Is something missing from my list? Appreciate your guidance on this.

Regards,
Sanvij
Your wife will have to pay the NHS surcharge of £600 online before submitting the application.
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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by CR001 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:43 pm

sanvij wrote:Documents from the Applicant:
Covering Letter
VAF4A Form
VAF4A-Appendix2 Form
Sponsorship Form (Form SU07/12) Not required for a spouse visa
Passport
Bank Statements (savings account) Why future wife savings account? Does she have £62,500 in savings?
Birth Certificate Not required
Educational Certificates Not required
English Language Test Certificate (IELTS) Is the test from an UKVI/HO approved test centre??
TB Test Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Engagement and Marriage invitations
Engagement and Marriage photos
Coversation/Chats - online
Photos to submit to VFS

Documents from me (Sponsor):
Covering Letter
British Passport (copy)
OCI Passport (copy) Not required
Pay Slips Are you submitting 6??
Bank Statements (Salary account) £18,600pa??? 6 months statements?
Bank Statements (Savings account) If you meet the financial requirement with your salary, you DO NOT need savings.
Letter from the Employer
Contract of Employment
Tenancy Agreement (starting from 1st December)
No objection letter from the landlord
Tickets - to show travel history

Is something missing from my list? Appreciate your guidance on this.

Regards,
Sanvij
Your most recent bank statement and salary slip etc must not be older than 28 days. Don't forget to pay the immigration health surcharge of £600.

Edit : beaten by casa :wink:
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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by sanvij » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:10 pm

Thank you very much for the immediate help and guidance.

Below are the clarifications:

Bank Statements (savings account) - no not that much. So, it is not required? can i skip it?
English Language Test Certificate (IELTS) - yes from British Council, Chennai
Payslip - 6 months, latest will be Oct 25th (as planning to apply before 19th Nov)
Bank Statements (Salary account)- 6 months statements.

Few more doubts:

Immigration health surcharge of £600 should be paid along with the application fee or separately?
Also, should i do an online application using https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/
Regards,
Sanvij

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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by CR001 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:29 pm

What accommodation do you live in now if you are only submitting a lease dated 1st December?
Bank Statements (savings account) - no not that much. So, it is not required? can i skip it?
Not needed as any savings under £16,000 are not counted.
Few more doubts:

Immigration health surcharge of £600 should be paid along with the application fee or separately?
Also, should i do an online application using https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/
Yes it is an online application process. Don't forget Appendix FM.

Yes, IHS is a separate payment and you must include the IHS reference number in the application.

https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigrati ... n/overview
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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by ukguyinlondon » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:38 pm

thanks Sanvij and others - I am (now a BC) likewise looking to apply for my wife + 2 kids who are in India.
so this summary helps

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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by sanvij » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:45 pm

I am currently living with my parents in a 2 bedroom flat - owned by them.
Coming back to UK on 30th Nov after the wedding, then move to the new place (double bedroom) in a semi-detached 3 bedroom house from 1st Dec. The landlord, his wife and a 6 year child live in the property.

Thank you,
Sanvij

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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by CR001 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:55 pm

So you will only be renting a room then?

You will need a property inspection report if you are not renting a property exclusively for your own use. Probably going to be easier to use your parents property and documents if only the 3 of you living there.
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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by sanvij » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:03 am

Thank you.

In such case shall I show:

1. Letter from the parents stating that they are happy to accommodate us
2. Housing inspection report
3. Land registry document
4. Mortgage statement.

Anything to add?

Regards,
B

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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by sanvij » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:31 am

Please suggest ...

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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by SoHopeful » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:11 am

No that would be sufficient.

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Re: Spouse Visa

Post by sanvij » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:56 pm

Thank you very much.

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