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Want to apply for a standard visa for my wife. Help!!!

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Timmy_Lpool, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Timmy_Lpool

    Timmy_Lpool New Member

    Ahoy shipmates...

    Got married last May, and just beginning the process of getting my wife into the country. Phoned a number on gov.uk, was given another number, phoned that got another number. Trying to read through tons of bumph and am really none the wiser.

    I'm applying for the standard visa because can't afford the permanent one. I don't even know where to begin. Tried to apply online on the gov.uk site and was then given around 15 choices. Hopefully want my wife to visit in mid April and staying for over a month so we can get our foot in the door and she can live here permanently. I've just had a gallbladder removed and so stress is something I probably need to avoid.

    Can anyone give me any pointers, advice, first port of call or anything that will help my wife visit me in April?! Pretty please!
  2. ChrisTina

    ChrisTina Member

    The phone numbers are very expensive and in my very brief experience with them of no help.

    If you are really struggling use an OISC regulated agent https://www.gov.uk/find-an-immigration-adviser/search-for-an-adviser , its not a cheap option in the short run but can be if it avoids appeals in the long run, it depends on how complicated your application is.

    I'm not sure what a standard visa is, if a tourist visa then they are not the easy option. If approached as "a foot in the door" then it is likely to fail.

    If you can't afford a "permanent" visa then I would suggest you start to establish your relationship for a future application with lots of proof of contact; its getting out of date now as the application is online but the level of proof is still consistent;
  3. Mattecube

    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Have a look on this link all the info is there https://www.gov.uk/uk-family-visa/partner-spouse
    Areas they will look at are
    can she fund the trip(or have a sponsor who can) requires evidence
    Good reason to return home at the end of the visa, Job to return to, owner of property
  4. Timmy_Lpool

    Timmy_Lpool New Member

    Thanks for the replies me hearties!

    I don't why I've adopted a pirate theme, it's just the way it was going, I suppose.
  5. aposhark

    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I wonder if any pirates travelled through Liverpool in disguise:eek: I was born in Liverpool ;)
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  6. Timmy_Lpool

    Timmy_Lpool New Member


    Incidentally, why are pirates pirates?

    They just arrrrggghhhhh!
  7. aposhark

    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member


    From the above article:

    The English word "pirate" comes from the Latin term purateivitia ("sailor, corsair, sea robber").
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  8. Druk1

    Druk1 Well-Known Member

    I always preferred buckaneer or corsair :ninja:
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