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Best time to apply for a standard visitor's visa again

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Cherie, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Cherie
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    Cherie Member

    Hi again guys. I am currently in UK, traveled here twice, 1st under fiancee visa but realized we're both not ready to get married.well, more like our kids were not ready... So stayed there for only 3 mos. Came back home last Feb..Then came back under visitor's visa (6 months) 2 mos.ago. i am planning to come back here, again under visitor's visa as its the most convenient and cheapest. My visa ends 11th of january next year. I am planning to come back here after 2 months. Is there any rule that i should wait a certain time to apply for a visitor's visa again? Hope to hear loads from u guys..TIA
  2. Maley
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    Maley Well-Known Member

    You just make sure you dont stay more than 180 days per year.

    But its going to be tricky. The guidance notes mentions that you need to prove that uk is not your main residence and it might be asked on your next application.
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  3. OTT
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    OTT Active Member

    That's an interesting post Cherie , can I ask a few questions as it all helps to learn more ?
    Did you not have a wedding booked to show on your fiancé visa application ?
    Was there no problem with immigration when you never got married , as I'm surprised that you were able to get a visitor visa easily after no wedding .?
    Finally , do you have a good job in Philippines , or own property or land there ?

    Any advice would be much appreciated , thanks
  4. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    you can apply for a longer term visitor visa--but they are considerably more expensive. UKVI are on the lookout for habitual long term visitors.
  5. joi1991
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    joi1991 Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Heya, my mum stayed here for 6 months and I want her back here! Do we only need to wait for 6 months to pass before we can apply for another visa?
  6. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    my g/f stayed 6 months too--thats the length of the visa. but it isnt a good idea to ask for 6 months . its hardly a holiday visit--is it ? more likely to be refused.
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

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  10. Cherie
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    Cherie Member

    Thank u all for the responses..sorry, been busy these past few days.
    @OTT we never got any wedding booking for my fiancee visa then, what i just submitted to prove that we plan to get married are screenshots of our emails of the wedding plan, a printed out wedding plan on where its going to be held, date, visitors, etc.. it was easy for me i guess to apply for a visitors visa after since we have proven that the relationship stayed strong even of we didn't get married, by showing his financial support to us while i am the Philippines. I only got P80K in my bank account that i submitted but mentioned that i have an eatery business but don't got business permit since its just a small one. And my Bf mentioned in his Sponsor's letter that he's going to spend for everything, from the visa fee, plane tickets, food and accomodation. With his bank account attached. Immigration officers in Heathrow did ask what happened to the wedding plan.i just told them the truth, that our kids are always fighting and that we needed to keep them apart because it was getting worse. They even wished me luck that everything will be better this time..
  11. OTT
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    Hi Cherie , thanks very much for your honest reply , it's very useful to listen to other people's experiences . I think you can learn so much , whether they are successes or failures to achieve their aim .

    Best wishes to you and your fiancé , I hope it all works out great eventually . Haha kids huh ?
  12. Timmy_Lpool
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    Timmy_Lpool New Member

    Hi Big Mac.

    I'm hoping to get a standard visa. When I looked at this site about 10 days ago, I noticed a number of links to people, some non-profit, who will help you but can't find them again. I also noted from off the gov.uk site there were local sites who have face to face meetings to help. I emailed them but they didn't reply. Phoning numbers off the gov.uk doesn't seem to help much either.

    All I want to do is bring my wife over mid April for just over a month.

    I read and read so much bumph but don't seem to make any headway. Perhaps someone on here could write a simple guide to applying for visas as it's such a stressful minefield. I can afford to put my wife up for a month and she has a fairly decent job to go back to the Philippines so there shouldn't be problem.

    I'm just venting my spleen.
  13. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    first off--any links to people or other sites are nothing to do with this site...its something to do with what you are using--computer or phone.

    i think its highly likely UKVI will regard a visit visa application for your wife with suspicion--like--youre trying to avoid the settlement visa process and there could be a real likelihood she could overstay. the only visa they will consider is a settlement / spouse visa.
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  14. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    the only link you need
    https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/eligibility
  15. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    a good invite letter would help put the concerns aside
  16. Timmy_Lpool
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    Timmy_Lpool New Member

    Ok. Thanks.
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Over the years we have heard of lots of visit visas being rejected and they cost money, Timmy_Lpool :greedy:
  18. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    You will always get failures but also successes my wife's eldest is now on number 3 success! No job no property and her child our grandaughter aged 2 has just been successful.
    Don't let historical failures put you off
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  19. Timmy_Lpool
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    That's what I was thinking. Seems to be a way of making money. And rather arbitrary.
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