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Spouse Visa Applying in Manila

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Nnohaj, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Nnohaj
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    Hi all,
    I’d like to ask if anyone of you tried applying for Priority Visa Settlement in VFS Manila? I am planning on doing this for my spouse visa application. I might also do Walk in as we’re really in a hurry. Thank you.
  2. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    hello--and welcome here.

    you say youre in a hurry? well--you wont get a decision on the same day even if you walk in. usually takes 6 to 12 weeks, or a bit sooner if you pay extra for priority.
  3. Nnohaj
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    Thanks bigmac! 6 weeks is ideal, as I’ve seen Priority is 30days..
  4. Heathen
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    Heathen Active Member

    Whoaaa slow down, there is NO walk in, yes priority takes around a month, however you have to get various documents, and requirements..

    1. Biometrics appointment
    2. English language test.
    3. TB test.

    Then there is meeting the financial, accomodation requirements, and lots of other paperwork.. so good luck.
  5. Nnohaj
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    Hi Heathen! Sorry yes I need to slow down! ;) We’ve been preparing for so long that it’s so stressful. I already took the English language test and TB test a month ago.
    I thought VFS Manila has Walk in service, they show it in their website. Is that not available for spouse visa application?
  6. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    The walk in is biometric appointments only and scanning of documents.
    They do not make decisions on visas
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  7. Nnohaj
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  8. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

  9. Nnohaj
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    Nnohaj Member

    I was thinking of getting the package where walk in services and document scanning is available..And also pay for Priority, do I pay for the Priority visa in gov.uk website?
  10. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Yes you pay priority at the end of the application. The system will give you 2 choices Standard or Priority
  11. Nnohaj
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    Thank you Mattecube! I am really pulling my hair about this application and I’m sure everyone else who’s in the same situation feels the same. Thanks to this group there are people like you and others helping us newbies. :)
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  12. Nnohaj
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    Hi again,
    I just saw a blog that says applicant’s NBI Clearance is needed, is this true? I have not applied for that yet.
  13. Heathen
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    Heathen Active Member

    No you dont need NBI clearance for your visa application.
  14. Heathen
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    Just chatting with my wife about this, we both think that we didnt have an option to pay Priority online, she had to pay for the Priority at VFS in CASH only :D, as for the walk in thing the VFS site seems contradictory (but thats nothing new with VFS) by saying walk in then goes on to mention booking confirmation, so make of that what you will :confused:.

    Manila

    Address
    VFS Global Services Philippines Pty Ltd.
    VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc., Mezzanine Floor Unit M01, Ecoplaza Building, 2305 Chino Roces Avenue Extension Makati City, Metro Manila 1231

    Opening hours
    • Business hours
      Monday to Friday
      07:00 - 14:00
    • Prime time appointment
      Monday to Friday
      06:00 - 07:00
    • Passport collection
      Monday to Friday
      14:00 - 16:00
    • Walk-in hours
      Monday to Thursday
      14:00 - 15:00

    Before visiting

    What to bring with you
    You need to bring your valid passport or travel document and your booking confirmation


    May i suggest if you live near to Manila go to VFS and try for the walk in, if its possible to do that then great, if not then make the appointment online. VFS are experts in confusion and its easier to contact the President than to contact VFS through there website ;).
  15. Mattecube
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    From a link
    You must pay for the priority visa service online on the VFS Global website before you mail your application. The VFS 'User payservices' page contains further information on how to apply, the fee and how to pay for this service.23 Aug 2019
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    https://www.gov.uk › publications
    Apply for a UK visa in the USA - GOV.UK
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    How much is UK priority visa fee?

    You pay UKBA for the service not VFS (abroad) or Sopra Steria (UK)
    Just done wifes daughters FLR and it asked us at the end in payment section.
  16. Nnohaj
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    Thanks for the VFS details Heathen! Yes I might just walk in to VFS and try.
    Mattecube priority visa for settlement service in VFS costs P38,391.
    But my confusion now is about the bank statements, I believe my husband received his last 6 months bank statements (Lloyds) by post. So I assume they are originals. But of course he sent them to my email so I can print them and submit here. Is that okay or still needs to be stamped and signed??
  17. Macchiato
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    He can upload those originals via the Online Document scanning service after the application is complete, no need for you to have a physical copy unless I'm missing something?
  18. Nnohaj
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    Hi Macchiato! I think my husband wont know how to do that.:( So I spoke to him, he is in UK at the moment and suggests he sends the bank statements and other original documents by courier. Do you guys know which other documents need to be originals? Do I need his original passport too? Sorry really so confused.
  19. Nnohaj
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    Also do I need to submit the Sponsorship su07 and Appendix 2 VAF4A? We are going to use savings only route. Thanks in advance for your kind reply.
  20. Heathen
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    Get your husband to join this forum, it may be easier rather than he asks you, you ask us, we tell you, you tell him, then he doesnt understand and has to do the same all over again.:D No only a photocopy of your husbands biometric page on his passport.
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