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Visit visa confusion

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Mat Smith, May 15, 2019.

  1. Mat Smith
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    Mat Smith New Member

    Hi everyone
    I wonder if anyone could please offer me some advise or your opinion on my mother sponsoring my wife to come to the UK from the Philippines on a visit visa. We have been married for 4 years and my mum would really like to meet her. We thought it was better that my mum was the sponsor, as she and my father are in a better position than me ( I live in the same town as them), since they own their own home and would have no problem in showing adequate bank statements to show they could support her on her stay for 12 days. My confusion is about where I come into it as her husband. I'm not the sponsor, but was wondering what you think I would need to provide for the application? Even though I'm not the sponsor, would I need to provide my passport copy and proof of relationship such as wedding photos, previous flight tickets and perhaps a cover letter from myself?
  2. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    hi--welcome to the forum.

    why cant you be the sponsor ?

    i can well see UKVI querying why she isnt applying for a settlement visa. so the main thing is showing she has a convincing and compelling reason to return home and not overstay.

    probably the easiest thing is to apply for the visit visa--and then you can deal with the refusal reasons.
  3. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Hi Mat
    Have a read through this link it will help you understand where you need to get to.

    https://ukvisa.blog/2017/04/29/uk-visitor-visa-sponsor/

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