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Spouse Visa - Online Application

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by one world, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. one world
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    one world Active Member Trusted Member

    To Apply online 1st go to

    https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/

    1. Register

    and register

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    you will receive online confirmation

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    After clicking on link in email, this will open another window to confirm registration

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    2. Log in

    Next you log in

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    3. Select VISA Type

    Once logged in

    you then select type of visa application, using the drop down menus

    example below is for Spouse 'Wife'

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    1st select - 'Reason for Visit'

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    2nd Select - 'Visa Type'

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    3rd Select - 'Visa Sub Type'

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    You have now have selected Settlement Visa for 'Wife' :like:


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    Warning!
    Note above - Visa Form VAF4A Appendix 2 cannot be completed online, It has to be printed and completed by hand.
    (UK Spouse will need to provide supporting documentation, get them to provide completed form!)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/270484/VAF4A-Appendix2.pdf

    ALSO - The Sponsorship form has to be download and printed, then completed by your UK Spouse.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-visa-applicant-form-su07


    This is the ONLY time you see this!
    (unless a similar message appears on completion of online application?) .

    When you revisit, you will go immediately to 'My Applications'.

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    4. My Application

    You then go on to 'My Applications'

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    Then 'Go to Application'

    The details that are required to be entered are slightly different to the paper application form VAF4A

    There is Philippine national employment details (if you state you work).
    Employment details is not a requirement on the paper version of form VAF4A.


    As you complete the relevant sections.
    the section title on the left of the page will change colour
    from 'black' to green' when the section is completed.

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    5. Sponsor Details

    Don't be alarmed!

    The Bad Boy's n Girls associated with Visa4UK decided to get you doubting
    'Have i done something wrong?'

    When you come to select your spouse 'husband or wife' in the drop down menu.
    It's missing!
    Don't worry! just select 'Other Relative'

    http://www.british-filipino.com/index.php?threads/visa-form-online.8390/page-2#post-65568

    All the required details are actually going to be contained in the downloadable form VAF4A Appendix 2, which has to be completed by hand.



    Then - continued -
    http://www.british-filipino.com/index.php?threads/spouse-visa-online-application.9773/#post-65983

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    A link to get back to:-

    'Marrying in the Philippines and Settlement in the UK'
    http://www.british-filipino.com/ind...-engaged-to-get-a-visa.9612/page-3#post-64648
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
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  2. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    I was just thinking when I read the above post, it reminded me of when we applied, you are nearly at the end of your visa journey, just the submission and the CFO to navigate after this, and of course the wait, oh yes the wait where we start wishing we had done this done that :)

    Before you filled out this online form you will have endured months of stress, collating all the required information, emails bouncing here and there, telephone calls and lots of online chat sessions.

    I personally found that I was blinkered to most other things in my life during the visa process, it is a hell of a relief when the visa is granted, only then you start to think of the rest of your life together and get back to the usual concerns in life that we all have :)
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  3. one world
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    one world Active Member Trusted Member

    I had researched marrying and thought it wouldn't take long to complete :frust:.

    I had failed to research the delay of marriage cert and CFO, then CFO before passport married name change.

    The supporting documents had been prepared for over 2 months....
    I have had to keep sending updates each month, whilst waiting for NSO marriage cert, then Passport.

    Luckily my mrs has managed to keep visiting Manila, since from Luzon. It must be a nightmare for those having to travel from afar......

    My mrs has a big smile that we are nearly there, but its hard to convince her that its likely not be possible to return with me immediately after new year.....
  4. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    You are right about the delays, we can research all we like but there is always something we overlook or we come up against British Or Philippine red tape which we can do nothing about.

    I'm off to London on Tuesday to get the missus a new passport that expires soon and to get her married name put in the new passport. We think this will be our last little hurdle before we can settle down and not have to worry about visas for a couple of years. I am just starting my own company now so I can just focus on getting that off the ground and not have to worry about visas, and of course my wife will be an employee of the new company helping me with all the associated paperwork :)
  5. one world
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    one world Active Member Trusted Member

    Well hope all goes well, passport and business.

    Then there is that 2.5yrs visa extension....?
  6. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    The wife came here on a Fiancée visa in August, married in October followed by the first FLR(M) three days later giving her 2.5 years extension and right to work of course. I had been delaying starting the new company up until we had the first FLR, as the financial side of the application would have changed and I didn't want the headache, I gave my notice in to my employer the day after we got the FLR extension :D
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  7. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    One thing whilst I remember, both myself and @Anne and others here had difficulty paying for the visa online (watch out for this). The VFS site only allows certain credit/debit cards to be used and as the visa fee is over a $1500 it is above a lot of Philippine credit/debit card limits.

    Note you can pay for the visa from the UK, you only need the password and username to log into the account and pay.

    In my case it took many times of submitting card details before my payment was acknowledged, I was beside myself to be honest, really annoyed.

    Watch out for this one, be persistent if you run into this problem whilst trying to pay for the visa :)
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2014
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  8. piglet
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    piglet New Member

    thanks for posting this as we are on the process of completing this form online..what additional information that we need to add? i cant think of anything..any advice please.
  9. one world
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    one world Active Member Trusted Member

    Once all the online application details have been completed you will get to see the complete listings to verify before submitting application.

    next
    6. Declaration

    A declaration will be displayed which you will be required to agree too by 'signing'????

    Err.... how can you sign when its online???

    There is an entry box, which you type in your full name (its not a physical signature!)

    Progress is shown by the completed sections displayed on the right turning green

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    7. Booking Appointment

    There are three types of appointment that can be booked.

    Warning! DO NOT Book PBS Tier 4 Student......

    Explanation of available VFS services
    http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/philippines/user_pay_services.html#1

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    8. Online Payment

    The person who has payment card should log in.....

    Select 'Pay for Application'

    The cost will be displayed under supporting document (?)

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    Select 'NEXT', then
    Accept the terms by clicking on the little squares.

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    Then payment will be made via WorldPay (an external website),
    you will be automatically redirected to it.

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    Choose payment card by clicking on the symbol, then complete and submit details.

    Once successful it will redirect to visa application log in.


    Then - continued -
    http://www.british-filipino.com/index.php?threads/spouse-visa-online-application.9773/#post-66008

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    A link to get back to:-

    Spouse Visa - Online Application (Beginning)
    http://www.british-filipino.com/index.php?threads/spouse-visa-online-application.9773/




    'Marrying in the Philippines and Settlement in the UK'
    http://www.british-filipino.com/ind...-engaged-to-get-a-visa.9612/page-3#post-64648
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014
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  10. one world
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    one world Active Member Trusted Member

    9. Application Complete
    View Payment

    This displays reference numbers for application and payment

    Using the links, you need to download and print:-

    1) Visa Application (includes biometric application), these both need to be signed and dated once printed

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    2) VFS Appointment letter

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    10. VFS Appointment letter

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    11. Visa Application Form

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    12. Wish to Change Appointment?

    If you wish to change appointment, then select 'View Appointment'

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    then

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    Then with ALL forms and supporting documentation (incl passport size photos)
    you go to your VFS appointment and lodge visa application

    VFS Manila (there is also a centre in Cebu)
    http://www.british-filipino.com/index.php?threads/vfs-manila.9808/

    Good luck! :like:


    VFS offer a SMS (Text message) Status update service for a separate fee
    The application form can be downloaded and printed prior to VFS appointment or completed at VFS on day of appointment.

    http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/philippines/user_pay_services.html#7


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    A link to get back to:-

    Spouse Visa - Online Application (Beginning)
    http://www.british-filipino.com/index.php?threads/spouse-visa-online-application.9773/

    Spouse Visa - Online Application (2nd part)
    http://www.british-filipino.com/index.php?threads/spouse-visa-online-application.9773/#post-65983



    'Marrying in the Philippines and Settlement in the UK'
    http://www.british-filipino.com/ind...-engaged-to-get-a-visa.9612/page-3#post-64648
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
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  11. HgJanoras
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    HgJanoras New Member

    This is very helpful site. Thank you for posting the online application for spouse visa.
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  12. Anne
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    Anne Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Great post one world! :like:
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  13. gigi
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    gigi New Member

    Hello guys,
    Hope you are doing all okay.
    As for me, I am getting a bit confused with this online application. They don't have guideline notes for easier understanding. I am in the process of filling out the fiance visa form. The thing is, in the Family Details Section, some of the pronouns are a bit confusing. Am I right to assume that all the information they asked on this section e.g. passort number, nationality, family name, given name, date of birth are all about my fiance? Except of course, the parents and the dependent part, that is all mine, right too? I would greatly appreciate any inputs and contributions.;-)

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  14. Anne
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    Anne Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Yes, that section is for your fiancé's details.
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  15. gigi
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    gigi New Member

    Thanks Anne. Now I can proceed.;-)
  16. Anne
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    Anne Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Good luck gigi. Let us know the results :like:
  17. HgJanoras
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    HgJanoras New Member

    Hello guys! I have problem and i don't know what to do. On my online application form,there is a question there what is the nationality of the person who is living with my husband. His mother and brother is already british citizen but before they are filipino citizen. So i type there "british citizen" but just yesterday as i was checking all my documents to make it sure everything is ok i noticed on our marriage cotract we put "filipino citizen" we got married last year april 21,2014. Please anyone can help me? Do you think this will become a big problem? Thanks
  18. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Can you make it a little clearer please, I'm a little confused :confused:

    Is your husband a Filipino who has been living in the UK and gained British citizenship? If that is the case I would use the additional notes section of the visa application to explain to the ECO that the marriage certificate shows a mistake in identifying him as a Filipino citizen (does he have dual Nationality)? Remember that he will be proving he is a British citizen by submitting his British passport details on the visa application.

    If I was you I would certainly inquire into the possibility of changing the marriage certificate as it may cause you further unwanted hassle down the FLR route, it is key after all that you have married a British citizen or someone with the right to remain here to give you the right to come to the UK.

    Its the sentence below that has confused me;

    Quote: what is the nationality of the person who is living with my husband

    I hope I haven't confused you :)
  19. Hoppy1403
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    Hoppy1403 New Member

    Oh dear I didn't realise there was a sponsorship form never heard of it. I didn't submit that in December. We submitted everything else and appendix 2 form.
  20. Hoppy1403
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    Hoppy1403 New Member

    Does the form su07 apply to spouse visa??

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