Hi Britfils people, My filipina gf and I are intending to apply for a visitor visa for her to visit the UK for a month or so. We met back in july this year when I was visiting fam in Manila (I'm half filipino) and have been in constant contact with her since. I recently have returned from fili having been with her for 2 weeks staying with her fam and mine. We've decided on a visitor visa as I have no holidays left to take from work until mar-apr next year and we'd love to spend more time together, visit friends and fam in the uk and enjoy london together. She's in her mid 20's and me mid 30's. She's never been married and has no kids. She's self employed and has a house in her name with a mortgage payment. She's got a passport ofc but has never left fili (no stamp). I have a full time job and can comfortably support her entire travels here. Now I've started the app online via the gov.uk website and I've read on many forums demonstrating STRONG TIES is ofc a must. As she isn't employed by a business and therefore can't obtain a holiday note of sorts, this is a disadvantage. Her house supports her parents, nephew and brother so I would regard this a strong tie because if she doesn't keep up the mortgage payments monthly (roughly 20k) she loses the home and ofc they become homeless. Also her work provides good income so she would need to return in a month to maintain her life in fil. She has evidence of cash going into her bank accounts regularly via physically depositing it and this money is used to pay the home, bills and whatnot. Will she need to explain these deposits or is simply stating her business enough with proof she has money and has had a regular income over 1-2 years sufficient? Proof as in bank statements and payment slips for her home in her name. How else can we fully demonstrate STRONG TIES? She will definitely return home but how can we fundamentally prove this? Any advice would be great. We're a genuine couple. Like best friends yet soo attracted to eachother and just want to spend more time together and get to know each other more and more with a possible view next year of taking it further. Atm we see a visitor visa as a good solution especially with xmas looming.