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FILIPINA VISITING UK FOR HOLIDAY

Postby martincymru » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 3:56 pm

FILIPINA VISITING UK FOR HOLIDAY WITH EXPAT BOYFRIEND

What is the procedure, paperwork etc?

Male age 55 single, UK expat, 5 years in Sg. wants to go for holiday to UK March 20-30th 2013 and take girlfriend with him for 10 days.

She is DH and ends her contract March 19th 2013. Her 1st time to UK. She will be Tourist.

Should not be problem for 10 day holiday; my question is what is the procedure 'cos every time I take a day off to resolve admin my Employer deducts pay so I need to minimise downtime.

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Re: FILIPINA VISITING UK FOR HOLIDAY

Postby the lynx » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 4:21 pm

martincymru wrote:FILIPINA VISITING UK FOR HOLIDAY WITH EXPAT BOYFRIEND

What is the procedure, paperwork etc?

Male age 55 single, UK expat, 5 years in Sg. wants to go for holiday to UK March 20-30th 2013 and take girlfriend with him for 10 days.

She is DH and ends her contract March 19th 2013. Her 1st time to UK. She will be Tourist.

Should not be problem for 10 day holiday; my question is what is the procedure 'cos every time I take a day off to resolve admin my Employer deducts pay so I need to minimise downtime.


UK Border Agency has step-to-step guide to visa application in Singapore visa application centre.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries/singapore/applying/?langname=UK%20English

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Postby ex-pat » Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:25 pm

You should consider these things:

Although you will be paying her airfare, accommodation and so on...your GF should provide her own financial means to travel. She needs to provide a bank statement but that does not guarantee her a visa. If she owns a property in her own country , she should provide the document cos that might help.
Since her work permit is expiring and she have no plan to seek employment in Singapore, it is close to impossible to gain entry in the UK.
If she have a zero bank account and no job, forget it.
Some people i know who has the financial means to travel was rejected and denied a visa.

There are thousands of Filipino undocumented worker in the UK and they don't need another one. I don't mean to say that she will abandon you when she gets there, lol but UK authorities are good at spotting a future illegal immigrant.

Just my 2 pence :-)
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Postby martincymru » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 8:31 am

ex-pat:
does every PH tourist to uk have to provide bank statement?
    she has funds/bank account.
    she pays her own air fare.
    yes property in PH.
    zero chance of abandoning me.

do you wish to revise your posting?

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 8:35 am

Applying for a UK visa if you have temporary permission to stay

If you have temporary permission to stay (for example, as a visitor) in the country where you are currently living, you cannot apply for most types of UK visa in that country. You can only apply for:

a visitor visa
a Tier 5 (Temporary worker - creative and sporting) visa
an EEA family permit
Your application may be referred back to your country of residence, which may cause delays


I think this will apply to your partner because she will no longer hold the residence visa (WP) at time of travel.

Best to call Singapore's UK visa application centre and clarify.

Oh, further info including checklist of documents required.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/general/documents/

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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 1:35 pm

The links for the correct documentation have already been supplied here. I would also like to stress that any additional information you provide could make it easier.

I took my Filipina wife to the UK for the first time earlier this year. I am a UK citizen, we are married, can prove we live in Singapore and I could prove we had the financial means for the trip. Still, I wrote a letter telling UK Border Control why we were visiting (had to cancel my mothers trip to Singapore to meet her grandaughter for the first time due to a bad car accident :-( ) and even included the newspaper press article for the car wreck which included my mothers name.

Whether this made any difference or not I don't know but at the pre visa interview here in Singapore my wife was not asked a single question. They just stamped the documents and sent them off for the visa.

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Postby ex-pat » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 2:41 pm

martincymru wrote:ex-pat:
does every PH tourist to uk have to provide bank statement?
    she has funds/bank account.
    she pays her own air fare.
    yes property in PH.
    zero chance of abandoning me.
do you wish to revise your posting?



Yes!!!
Even if she have a bank statement, it should have sufficient fund in it.
If she have property in PH, she might want to show a proof of ownership.


You mentioned that she wont be renewing her contract means she will be jobless when she travel to the UK, that might be a problem.

The reason why i'm telling you this is because she is a DH and a PH passport holder. Other nationalities might not face the same difficulty when applying a visa for Europe.

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Postby ex-pat » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 2:45 pm

martincymru wrote:ex-pat:
does every PH tourist to uk have to provide bank statement?
    she has funds/bank account.
    she pays her own air fare.
    yes property in PH.
    zero chance of abandoning me.
do you wish to revise your posting?



Yes, unless you are a politician or well known figure. If you are a DH and jobless yes you should 100 %. :D :D

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 3:04 pm

martincymru wrote:ex-pat:
does every PH tourist to uk have to provide bank statement?
    she has funds/bank account.
    she pays her own air fare.
    yes property in PH.
    zero chance of abandoning me.
do you wish to revise your posting?


not just UK.

US, Australia, UE, Japan...you get the idea. You should've seen the queues at the US embassy in Manila before they enforced online applications.

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Postby ex-pat » Wed, 10 Oct 2012 8:21 pm

ex-pat wrote:You should consider these things:

Although you will be paying her airfare, accommodation and so on...your GF should provide a proof that she have financial means to travel. She needs to provide a bank statement but that does not guarantee her a visa. If she owns a property in her own country , she should provide the document cos that might help.
Since her work permit is expiring and she have no plan to renew , it is close to impossible to gain entry in the UK.
If she have a zero bank account and no job, forget it.
Some people i know who has the financial means to travel was rejected and denied a visa.

There are thousands of Filipino undocumented worker in the UK and they don't need another one. I don't mean to say that she will abandon you when she gets there, lol but UK authorities are good at spotting a future illegal immigrant.

Just my 2 pence :-)


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