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Pre Visa Questions

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by guitarfreak, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. guitarfreak
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    guitarfreak Member

    Hi All,

    Tomorrow is my heart breaking day of departure again leaving my wife and extended family behind :( Anyway this time I will be applying for the visa once I get back.

    I just had a couple of questions if anyone could help?

    1. I have considerable gambling on my statement haha is this a problem?
    2. Does the biometric need to be done before the documents are sent or is that after ?
    3. Is it ok for my wife to send the documents to me then for me to post them from UK?
    4. On the application ( I started filling it) it says Naric letter however my wife has an ielts 6,5,5,6 which is believe is sufficient ?
    5. Is it worth paying for a solicitor etc or will I be able to do this on my own?
    6. I cannot see any request for housing documents, will these need to be sent later as we will live with my parents for a while

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Heathen
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    Heathen Active Member

    1. No, you just have to meet the income requirement, they dont want to know how you spend your money.
    2. The biometrics come first then i believe you have 28 days to submit documents, however this document submission (Sheffield) may have changed recently, but thats what we did back in April.
    3. This is the bit thats changed, I believe there are various locations to submit documents at now.
    4. She needs to have an english language certificate from an approved centre.
    5. You can easily do it on your own, plenty on here will give help and advice.
    6. so long as where you will be living is not overcrowded (Proof needed), and you have a letter confirming your accomodation you will be fine.

    Sorry i couldnt be more helpful on the document submitting question, but im pretty sure it changed at just about the time i submitted mine to Sheffield, and there are now several locations to submit, Im sure someone will give a more up to date reply on this, it is here on the website somewhere..
  3. guitarfreak
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    guitarfreak Member

    Thanks for your assistance.

    I also read alot about cover letters. What do these entail as i didnt see anything on the application i started? I also need to do a cover letter for my employment as i start a new job tomorrow. I took the new role due to a 6k increase. I have all my old payslips and letter from old employer. Need to get my new employer to do a letter next.

    And with the housing and overcrowded etc, does this need an inspection report or are photos of the rooms and a shot of the electoral roll enough?

    Thanks again :)
  4. Heathen
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    Cover letters are entirely a voluntary thing, such as like you say, a letter explaining that you have recently changed your employer, and if you can, get a letter from both your old and new employer, if you cant get them then do your own cover letter explaining where you worked, and when you changed your employer, that really should suffice.
    Housing, so long as you have documentation showing that you live in accomodation that is not overcrowded that is enough, it could be a letter from the Council, from an estate agent, or even your tenancy agreement showing that you have at least a 1 bedroom accomodation for you and your partner. with at least a lounge, bathroom, and Kitchen, due to the data protection law i could not now obtain a copy of me on the electoral role, so included my voting/polling card, Housing inspection report, yes many on here get these, it really depends as with other requirements how much evidence/proof you want to supply..
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019 at 9:17 AM
  5. guitarfreak
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    guitarfreak Member

    Thanks ill have a look into the housing ones when ive got the rest of my paperwork together :)
  6. Daveyw1988
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    Daveyw1988 Member

    Quick one..does it matter which housing inspector you get? Does it have to be a specific one,?
  7. Heathen
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    Heathen Active Member

    As i said above it doesnt specifically ask/need for a housing report in the requirements.. a housing report is just what people decide that they need to get for there own circumstances or peace of mind..
  8. Daveyw1988
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    Yeh better be safe then sorry ..for £100 more for one of these maybe worth doing for piece of mind...of you get someone who's looking at failing you and you don't have enough proof that you live on your own or overcrowding etc. Maybe difference between pass and fail
  9. Sweety
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    Sweety New Member

    Hi Heathen! I just want to ask what courier service they use to deliver the passport to your home? Thank you xx
  10. Heathen
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    Heathen Active Member

    For my wife's passport/visa it was 2go, she had to meet them in Maramag, because they wont deliver to her address , they phoned her first to arrange the meet up.
  11. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    2 go have taken uselessness to a whole new level.
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  12. Sweety
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    Sweety New Member

    Okay thank you so much Heathen.
    Anyway how many days is the delivery time?

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