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What visa we need? Please Help!

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Mariagail, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Mariagail
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    Hi everyone,
    Does anyone here know what visa we need? I am a filipino. We have two kids to my engage partner who is a British citizen. We wanted to move to UK for long. The kids didn't have British passport nor register in UK. They only have Philippine passport.

    Please help us.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  2. bigmac
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    if you want to live here with your partner, you will need a settlement visa for yourself.. you and your partner will need to be single and free to marry. he will be your sponsor and have to meet certain specific earnings requirements, and have suitable accommodation for you all.
    theres lots of information on this site and elsewhere on the internet.

    heres a start for you : https://www.gov.uk/settle-in-the-uk

    edited. your kids wont need settlement visas if they get british passports..so thats your first step.
  3. Mariagail
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    Thanks a lot bigmac.

    Do you have any knowledge on how to get British passport in Philippines? I have heard they could also acquired Right of abode? Which do you think is right one to get?

    I'm hoping that through this website/forum,we will be able to choose the right path for us. Thank you so much.
  4. Mariagail
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    Ooh, my partner is divorced and he got his divorce paper ready. We are also ready to marry in the UK. On other forum suggest I should go for fiancé visa?
  5. Mariagail
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    To add more, I am currently living in Philippines. I have been in London 5 years ago in a family visit visa. My partner comes to Philippines three times a year.
  6. bigmac
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    sorry--cant help you with that info--hope others will join in
  7. bigmac
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    you can apply for a fiancee visa--or marry in the philis and then apply for a spouse visa. no real difference in the paperwork.
  8. Mariagail
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    Where can I find list of documents for fiancé? Documents needed for me and my partner. Thank you
  9. Br28016
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    Passport would be my preferred route for children. As I understand it the right of abode needs to be replaced when get new passports and expensive compared to passports.

    Info on right of abode requirements

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-roa-guidance

    Not sure on passport process in Philippines but sure it has been discussed before so try a search.

    Number of people including me have posted the documents they submitted which will give you a feel.

    Key issue will be financial requirements.
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  12. Mattecube
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    I think before you start chasing passports and visas etc have a look at if your partner meets the financial requirements and accomadation requirements.
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  14. Mariagail
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    Hi Matt,
    We already check financial Capabilities and he is earning above the required amount. And with accommodation he is renting flat in UK and my father-in law also owned a flat where anytime we can choose. Thanks for the info.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
  15. Mariagail
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    Thank you Graham,

    I have thought of it than getting the right of abode. But still confuse where to start really. Where to hand all the paper works, I mean is it in Home Office Philippines or it has to be post to UK?
  16. Mariagail
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    Also, is there such thing as Fiancé visa in the UK? what application form I should fill up? When I check the website, they have this different section but in one category of UK family visa. How will they know I am applying for fiancé?
  17. bigmac
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    fiancee visa is called SETTLEMENT: MARRIAGE

    whereas a spouse visa is called just that--settlement : spouse
  18. Mariagail
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    Sorry, have so many question.

    In regards, with our kids should I get them British passport first and then my visa? Or we can do both together.
    Thanks
  19. bigmac
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    if it were me--i would sort their passports first. once they have them--they can come to the UK whenever you like. it will take many months. a fiancee visa usually takes 6 to 12 weeks.
  20. Mariagail
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    But can I get British passport for the kids abroad? Through which Home Office I should send paper too? Philippines or UK?

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