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by topazstar
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Hi - filling VAF2 for spouse visa - my wife - QUERIES
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Re: thanks

Many thanks for your reply. So is your application approved? or still waiting?. Hi - still waiting as we had problem with Gerrys. We submitted copy of the on line form with all evidence to them, but seems the evidence never reached Islamabad. We have submitted again and now waiting to hear. Good th...
by topazstar
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Visa Applications Pakistan
Replies: 0
Views: 979

Visa Applications Pakistan

Just an update for applicants in Pakistan. New visa process is now much much faster. See: www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk You can now submit application on line or in normal way - see this site. Time for process is now 5 days or 15 if complex. Note: Although site shows that payment and bookings can be made o...
by topazstar
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Hi - filling VAF2 for spouse visa - my wife - QUERIES
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Application form

You can submit this form on line at: www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk or by hand, as you are doing now. As your wife is a housewife, you have to show her as being UNEMPLOYED. As you are sponsor and employed, you will only show your employment details, finances, bank statements etc. Hope this helps. Note: appl...
by topazstar
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: help Settlement VISA
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: help SPOUSE VISA

my husband in colombo and applied for the spouse visa in 20 th October . we got married in the UK and lived together for the last 3 years, have a son {16 months old}. he applied for the marriage visa in UK in January 2006 but didnot get the decision so he cancelled the application and went to COLOM...
by topazstar
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Passport visa stamping - Pakistan
Replies: 0
Views: 918

Passport visa stamping - Pakistan

We submitted passport for visa stamping via Gerry's Fedex 5 days ago in Karachi PAKISTAN - have been told time taken to do this is variable - anyone had any experience of how long it takes and when we may expect to get passport back? :)
by topazstar
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Bank Savings
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

savings account

Hi Ahmed I am sure it makes no difference as the ECO will look at all bank statements. Suggest you do a covering letter explaining balances in both and your total funds available - this is the important thing, plus that they can see you have regular income. Any large credits or withdrawals also need...
by topazstar
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa - Age Difference
Replies: 10
Views: 7212

Age difference

As long as you fulfil all of the criteria necessary for the spouse visa, then I do not see age difference will come into it. We had 10 year age gap and successfully got visa.
by topazstar
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: SUCCESSFUL SPOUSE VISA KARACHI!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

SUCCESSFUL SPOUSE VISA KARACHI!!!

Hi Everyone We submitted application at Karachi on 11/9 and got a refusal 26/10 as my husband's divorce papers were not accepted by the ECO. But........ got a call today to say that the case has been looked at again and the visa will be issued!!! Had to share our joy with all of you. We had submitte...
by topazstar
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Letter confirming hubby's Leave to remain! Please Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Spouse application Pakistan

Hi Jean Just wanted to say don't worry too much as we have also applied in PK and been told to allow 12 weeks. We are a month in and heard nothing. The fact that they contacted you is very reassuring...... we have tried to contact but to no avail - website, email, phone - no response, so do not worr...
by topazstar
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: New Application For Spouse Visa - Islamabad
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Spouse Visa Application- PK

Hi Ahmed - Answers as follows: Thanks for the advice. I take it the TB test is for my wife (in pakistan) and not me. Yes for your wife. Also I was thinking of doing a letter from a friend to show that he had owed me a sum of £6000 which I had given to him as a loan and is now paying me back, wrtitt...
by topazstar
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: New Application For Spouse Visa - Islamabad
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Spouse Visa

Hi Ahmed Your details look good and I certainly can see no fault with your application. Regards the bank account, I too was overdrawn for a time so included a letter showing my overdraft facility. Also, where you have detailed the money going into your account from cash earnings, suggest you include...
by topazstar
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Visa Interview
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Visa Interview

Hi Dev We are in similar position - I went to Pakistan in August as sponsor to submit my husband's application for spouse visa. That was a month ago and he has not been called for Interview. My understanding is that interview is usually only necessary where case is complex or more information is nee...
by topazstar
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Spouse Visa Process Pakistan - Communication
Replies: 0
Views: 780

Spouse Visa Process Pakistan - Communication

Is anyone getting any response to communications regarding status of settlement visa applications in Pakistan?? We have been waiting a month now after submitting application for Spouse Visa. Gerry's website tracking is constantly down, there is no response to emails, no-one answers the new 0900 cust...
by topazstar
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Letter confirming hubby's Leave to remain! Please Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Confirmation letter - leave to remain

This is really puzzling - I have heard of ECO's overlooking documents in files and wonder if this could have happened? Other than that, did your husband submit a letter from himself as the applicant, confirming his status? I would have thought that the letter u have already submitted, passport stamp...
by topazstar
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: £1000 FOR A SPOUSAL VISA/CHILDREN NOT TO BE INCLUDED IN FOR
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

Child born in UK

the 22 months old baby that I am refering to is from a totally different couple. The husband has recently been granted ILR and her wife has overtayed.The question: if there were to register his baby as British Citizen, how long is likely to take to have a Brtish passport on his hand? Is it wise to ...
by topazstar
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Preparing a settlement covering letter
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Sponsor's letter

by topazstar
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Preparing a settlement covering letter
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Sponsor letter

You will act as your husband's sponsor so this letter will be written with you in this role. Search on here for sponsor letters & you will find many. In my letter, I detailed the following: How we met and when How our relationship progressed Our commitment to each other Our common purpose to stay to...
by topazstar
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: £1000 FOR A SPOUSAL VISA/CHILDREN NOT TO BE INCLUDED IN FOR
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

Thanks very much guys for your valuable comments, It is always good to expand your knowledge on these kind of these things. yes vinny The Entry clearance endorsement was granted for two years. and also I just realised that i did not mention that his stepson is 5 years old. as conclusion my friend h...
by topazstar
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: £1000 FOR A SPOUSAL VISA/CHILDREN NOT TO BE INCLUDED IN FOR
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

Children's Visa

As far as I know, there is no age limit. ALL children now need their own passport and visa so correct figure is £500 each. Will be interesting to hear of other's experiences with this but we will be applying for child visa soon too, in addition to spouse visa, and even when application made togethe...
by topazstar
Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Overstayer back with spouse visa!!YEAH!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

Congratulations!!!

Wonderful to hear your news....we have been waiting 4 weeks since applied for spouse visa and fingers crossed. Meantime, noticed your query on ILR. Yes, I am pretty sure you qualify for this. FLR gives you an extended period but ILR gives Indefinite Leave to remain. As I understand it, you can apply...
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