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Immigration specialist based in Singapore.

Postby Oddjobold » Mon, 23 May 2011 6:58 am

Hi

I am from the UK and recently married in singapore. I need to sort out a UK visa for my wife. I know roughly what I need to do but would like an expert opinion to make sure I am doing everything correctly.

Can anyone recommend an expert in Singapore than can help me? Or do you have any websites of private firms?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 May 2011 8:32 am

Why not call the British Consulate and ask them?

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Postby Oddjobold » Mon, 23 May 2011 8:41 am

Hmmmm thought they where not allows to recommend private firms.........

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 May 2011 11:03 am

Why are you wanting to use a commercial firm? Why don't you find out what it entails from the British Consulate first, then if it's too complicated, look for a commercial firm.

http://ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk/en/visiting-uk/visas

Anyway, sooner or later, one of our British regulars will be along and will probably be able to point you in the right direction.

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Re: Immigration specialist based in Singapore.

Postby manutdfan » Mon, 23 May 2011 11:57 am

Oddjobold wrote:Hi

I am from the UK and recently married in singapore. I need to sort out a UK visa for my wife. I know roughly what I need to do but would like an expert opinion to make sure I am doing everything correctly.

Can anyone recommend an expert in Singapore than can help me? Or do you have any websites of private firms?

Regards

Ben


That depends on a number of things.

What nationality is your wife? Are you looking to relocate her in the UK, or simply take her back home to visit your family.

Singaporeans, Malaysians and Japanese for instance can stay for up to 180 days in the UK without a visa.

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Postby Oddjobold » Mon, 23 May 2011 6:35 pm

Indonesian, and yes we are looking to relocate permanently. However I am just after a contact for some face to face advice on filing out the visa. Already know which visa I need, roughly what documents I need to provide I just want someone to make sure everything is in order before I send it.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 23 May 2011 7:47 pm

...and as a UK citizen you can not go to the British HC in Singapore and ask your questions over there or do it over a telephone line? :shock:

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Postby Oddjobold » Mon, 23 May 2011 8:47 pm

I can, but I want an agent if possible. An expert to do things for me. Anyone got a suggestion?

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Postby JayCee » Tue, 24 May 2011 12:18 am

Oddjobold wrote:I can, but I want an agent if possible. An expert to do things for me. Anyone got a suggestion?


Agents are very rarely experts, they're usually opportunists looking to make money from the insecurity of others. Save yourself the money and fill in the forms yourself

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 24 May 2011 4:17 am

Oddjobold wrote:I can, but I want an agent if possible. An expert to do things for me. Anyone got a suggestion?


I do not know what is the problem of not trying to DIY yourself but I have done it myself before and I am an Indonesian too.
It is really easy peasy

http://ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk/en/visiting-uk/visas/
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Postby Oddjobold » Tue, 24 May 2011 6:26 am

Anything is easy if you have time - doing 60 hours a week I don't have much.....

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 24 May 2011 6:33 am

Oddjobold wrote:Anything is easy if you have time - doing 60 hours a week I don't have much.....


Fair enough, I think you can do it thru travel agency when you book your flight. Not sure but I think this is a possibilities
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Postby Oddjobold » Tue, 24 May 2011 8:48 am

Not for a settlement visa

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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 25 May 2011 4:23 am

Oddjobold wrote:Not for a settlement visa


Try this

http://www.vfs-uk-sg.com/
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Postby ksl » Wed, 25 May 2011 6:36 pm

No such thing as a resettlement visa. It's an application to allow your wife into the UK and take up residence, it takes 3 to 4 months, if they let her in at all, it will depend on length of marriage, if you are financially able to support her, you have to be employed in the UK first. I believe its even tougher now, than a few years ago. They now have to sit a test and must pay NI stamps for at least 3 years before being entitled to any form of support, though don't quote me on it, as it has been a while since I was last there. Being married with children makes it much more smoothly as the kids are automatic citizens, for the wife it used to be 3 years before they could submit for citizenship, I have no idea if that has increased!

Immigration was quite helpful when I enquired at the airport, though they did warn me not to be surprised if she is repatriated first, as she came in on a Visitors visa. and an application must be made for her transfer, which can take 3 to 4 months. Depending of course how long you have been married and such.

They clamped down very hard on the marriage scammers, as one could earn 10 to 15K for a marriage of convenience, so they have tightened up quite a lot. Keep your fingers crossed!


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