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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by John Stevens, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. John Stevens
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    Hi I'm John from Oxford.
    I was looking up info on Visa's and stumbled upon your website (got my girlfriend Eden to join too)

    I want to bring her and her daughter to the UK but was not sure how to go about it and this website has been a massive help so far will have loads of questions and I'm glad I found somewhere friendly I can ask for help:)
  2. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    welcome to the site. i suggest you find out for certain if your g/f is married--and if the child's father is named on the birth certificate.
  3. John Stevens
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    Hi bigmac
    She is not married I'll have to ask about the birth certificate thanks for your help
  4. graham59
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    The father may want to share in the raising of his child. ;)
  5. Macchiato
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    Welcome John!

    I hate to ask a question that is a strong sterotype (forgive me!) but I'm guessing she's not working in Healthcare? My wife works at the John Radcliffe and I know a number of Filipinos who have been able to get a Tier 2 Visa to live & work in Oxford. Although I don't know about Tier 2 Visas with dependants.
  6. John Stevens
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    He left before his baby girl was born and as far as I know has no contact with her.
  7. John Stevens
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    Hi Macchitao
    Nope she works in retail back in cebu I work at the JR hospital though unfortunately she does not have a medical background.
  8. Macchiato
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    Ah awesome! My wife is from Cebu too :) Well hate to be blunt, unless she's your spouse - it's going to be difficult for a long-term arrangement of stay. Tourist visas only last for so long sadly.
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  9. John Stevens
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    We have known each other for a while and we are both pragmatic so know it will take timewe do intend to marry(bit of a sticking point as to where) I want to make it as easy as possible for us to be together
  10. bigmac
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    if you get married over there--you will save £1000 in visa fees for your wife.
  11. graham59
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    Marry her there, and bring her to UK on a spouse visa... with one dependent ?
  12. John Stevens
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    Cool I thought that would be better just for the fact her parents can go to the wedding wit the spouse visa would she be able to get a job once she is over here? I can do it on my wage but we will have a better life if we both have an income coming in
  13. John Stevens
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    We might have to leave amara over there for a while with her parents but that's the goal
  14. Macchiato
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    Especially with Oxford's cost of living! :eek::eek: We moved away last year after living in Botley for 5-6 years. Nice place.

    Really hope all goes well and smooth with your planning, stressful as they can be. Hopefully one day meet yourself & Eden at one of Oxford Filcom's events - she'll feel right at home here :)
  15. bigmac
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    too right. thats what weve done. my wife earns twice what i get.
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  16. John Stevens
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    I'll probably still earn more than her but with her working we can both pay out for her other visa once she is over here
  17. bigmac
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    yep--same here, although her sons application was refused. probably try again in the next few years.
  18. John Stevens
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    Ahhh that's a worry for me that her baby girl will get refused a visa she is 14 months old so I'm sure would class as a dependant but you never know.
  19. John Stevens
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    Thanks Macchiato yep oxford costs a fortune it is a nice place to live though Filcom sounds cool I'll definitely get her to come along to them:)
  20. bigmac
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    in our case, my--now wife--came to the UK in 2007 as a mature student. then students could work to support themselves ( and send money home ) this meant leaving her daughter and son--then age 2--with their father. this is not uncommon in the philippines, whether we brits approve or not. years rolled by--my ( now ) wife divorced her husband from in the UK--before her student visa ran out in 2012. by then she had met and moved in with me.
    she obtained a fiancee visa in late 2015 and moved back here to the UK and we married in 2016.

    she has financed her daughter through uni in the phils--she graduated a few weeks back. the boy lives with an aunt in the former family home.

    the boys visa refusal was because ukvi state the father still has joint responsibility for his son...it was something we didnt anticipate so never gave adequate evidence.

    it must be considered that any dependant child settling in the UK will place a considerable burden on the state---education and healthcare..and possible future dependence on benefits. so its hardly surprising that immigration will look long and hard at any child application.

    now watch the **** hit the fan.

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