A Successful UK Fiance Visa + 1 Dependent Visa Application – 42 Calendar Days Through the Standard Process

Here’s a quick summary about the applicants & the sponsor:

-My fiancé is a British national temporarily residing in Japan for a work secondment with contract ending December 2016. Company is UK-based.
-Both of us has never been married before.
-Dependent is a 1-year-old infant who carries mother’s last name.

I started collecting the visa requirements in June.
September 7, 2016 – Online Application
September 15, 2016 – VFS Appointment
October 26, 2016 – Processed visa application was received by VFS
October 27, 2016- Received the passports via courier

For each, we paid USD 1,625.00 for the standard visa application and an extra PHP 2,625.00 for the premium longue at VFS.

To me, perseverance and preparation is the key! Here’s the list of the documents I submitted for myself and my 1-year-old son:

UK FIANCE VISA REQUIREMENTS

A. FIANCE
•Cover Letter
•Passport
•Passport Photos
•Birth Certificate
•CENOMAR
•TB Test Result
•IELTS Result
•Certificate of Employment
•Online Application Form
•VAF4A_Appendix2

2. SPONSOR
•Cover Letter
•Passport Copy
•Birth Certificate

3. FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS
•Certificate of Employment
•P60 year-end certificate
•6 months most recent pay slips
•6 months most recent bank statement (not older than 28 days)
•Bank Letter

4. PROOF OF ACCOMMODATION
•Mortgage Statement
•Land Registry Title Deeds
•House Floor Plan & Dimensions with Photos

5. PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP
•Photographs
•Message & Call Logs
•Email Logs
•Flight Itinerary

6. PROOF OF WEDDING PLANS
•Engagement Ring Receipt
•Save The Date email copy
•Wedding Venue Receipts & Confirmation
•Marriage Advance Booking Confirmation

B. DEPENDENT
•Cover Letter
•Passport
•Passport Photos
•Birth Certificate
•Mother’s Birth Certificate
•Photocopy of Mother’s passport
•TB Test Certificate
•Online Application Form
•VAF4A_Appendix 2

2. SPONSOR
•Cover Letter
•Passport Copy
•Birth Certificate

3. FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS
•Certificate of Employment
•P60 year-end certificate
•6 months most recent pay slips
•6 months most recent bank statement (not older than 28 days)
•Bank Letter

4. PROOF OF ACCOMMODATION
•Mortgage Statement
•Land Registry Title Deeds
•House Floor Plan & Dimensions with Photos

5. PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP
•Photographs with the mother and sponsor

GETTING THE DOCUMENTS:

Passport Photographs

Don’t bother taking the best picture of yourself thinking it’ll be the same photo posted on your visa. VFS will only need one to be pasted in your application form.

Son’s Passport
We applied for his passport on July 19, 2016 and got it a week later.

TB Test – August 5, 2016
Paid 3,200 PhP for me & 500 for the infant. Results were released the same day since there were no findings.

IELTS – British Council Manila
Speaking Test – August 11
Listening, Reading & Writing – August 13
Result: August 26

Birth Certificate – August 6, 2016
Released the same day.

CENOMAR – August 10, 2016
Released after 3 working days.

 

Disclaimer: The information stated above are all based on my personal research, understanding and experience.

Many thanks to the members of the forum http://british-filipino.com/

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