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Settlement visa application

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Br28016, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Br28016

    Br28016 Active Member

    In process of doing settlement visa application for my wife and two stepsons. Wanted to run a few things past people to check Im not missing anything so thread will grow over next day or two.

    For sons as they are dependents they have separate visa application as child of settled person. For their supporting documentation I'm planning on refering to my wife's documents and visa application with a few elements specific to them. I believe I have to fill out seperate appendix 2 for all three although only one set of supporting documents in my wife's application. Grateful for confirmation this is correct.

    For the sons I was planning on including:

    NSO Birth certificate
    NSO Death certificate for father of child 1. Father of child 2 is not detailed on birth certificate.
    Pictures of wife and child 1 when visiting grave of his father. Took them long time ago for him to show he visited the grave as he did not really understand at the time but now thinking may be useful to ram home message that his father is dead to ukvi.
    Correction of mothers name decision which is recorded on NSO birth certificate - wife does not think this is necessary but I know that peviously this has been missed when dealing with officialdom and think it has to be addressed up front.
    Baptism certicate for one where I am god parent. Pushes message I have been involved for a long time
    Scan copy of boarding passes for flights with mother and children. Do I need the original boarding passes ? May be irrelevant as both visited the UK when we got married and where there living at my house for just short of six months.
    Phil health member data record showing one then both children with mother as single as history of looking after health
    Uk family court parental responsibility agreement with me as step parent and wife as other parent. Agreement for child one includes fact that father is deceased on the agreement.
    Affadavit of sole responsibility for both children. From I've read does not carry much weight but guessing it cant hurt.
    Thinking of including some pictures from mothers pack with both of us in uk on travel visa and some screenshots previously from facebook video messaging including them.

    Any extra thoughts appreciated.
  2. Mattecube

    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Looks good and Good Luck. Tie them all in one big bundle so to keep them togeyther
    I would copy the important docs into all three and as you say refer to mums file.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2018
  3. Br28016

    Br28016 Active Member

    Will look at copying the payslips and bank statements. Reason was not planning on putting those in is that they will be copies as only have one set of originals.

    Do UKVI require copies of all packs ? Keep hearing that they send back copies and seems pointless if they scan everything anyway.
  4. Mattecube

    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    I have edited my post slightly i wouldnt copy bank statements and wage slips nust important docs.
    Others may say just refer to mums file for all except child related stuff,so it will be your call really
  5. Maharg

    Maharg Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    You need original documents of everything. Not copies. Same with payslips.

    You get them back anyway.
  6. Br28016

    Br28016 Active Member

    Now got Wife's paack together

    Cover page with her applications and kids applications numbers and passport numbers
    Her Passport Information Page
    NSO Birth Certificate
    My Birth Certificate (UK)
    Certified copy of my passport information page (British and Irish)
    Certified copy of Driving License
    Letter from Employer
    6 months Pay slips
    Bank Statements covering this period plus slightly longer to show source of cash savings used to meet requirement through savings
    Declaration of source of cash savings by me
    Savings staements from Building society
    Official Copy Land Registry title deeds (House owned outright)
    Council tax bill (dated 5th March 2018)
    Last Water Bill (dated April 2018)
    Estate Agents details from when bought house (1999) Gives description of house in detail (£ beds, 2 receptions)
    List of all my trips to Philippines and visa stamps from Passport
    List of trips for wife and sons and their passport stamps (wife and one son to Singapore and wife and two sons to UK for marriage)
    Marriage certificate UK
    Philipines Embassy London Report of Marriage and attached paperwork
    Wedding Photos
    Pictures of Back and front of Barangay ID showing me as contact
    Picture of Driving licence back and front showing me as contact
    Step Parent Responsibility Agreement for both sons signed off by UK Family Court
    Pension conrrespondance listing fiance as was then as death benefit nominee (done Sept 2017)
    Pictures of facebook video calls showing me wife and kids
    Pictures with family (Wife)
    Pictures together
    Pictures visiting my family
    Pictures in UK together
    Pictures from wife;s facebook pages showing various events in UK - thought better than just the pictures as gives time and context
    Pictures from Singapore
    Pictures from previous visit
    Pictures from Younger child christening (I Am Godfather)
    Letter of Support from a friend who was on a number of trips and at christening and lives in UK
    English Language Test certificate with Home office list (Done in UK - highlighted test centre and exam on Home office list)
    NBI Certificate
    Appendix 2

    I haven't put in any facebook conversations as we have been living together for the last six months on marriage/visit visas and likewise have not included any transfers of funding to support my wife as this has dropped to costs of keeping house in philippines running while we were away so not sure there is much benefit. Wife thinks I should add so useful to have additional input. I think Family responsbility agreement (have to go to court in UK to break), pictures in UK at various locations and times as detailed on facebook page and Pension Nominations (wanted to make sure wife and kids were ok in case anything happened to me so did a while ago - Sept 17 was update on benefit split but can't find previous documentation or would go back furthur) are much better than that at demonstrating relationship as have legal and financial consequences.

    Any thoughts on anything I may have missed in addition to the kids stuff above.

  7. bigmac

    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Tb test for your wife?
  8. Br28016

    Br28016 Active Member

    Tb test and TB screening report for the kids.

    Been keeping them inside the brown envelope that IOM supplied them in so forgot to list them. Just a bit bigger than A4 so been trying to protect them as long as possible

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