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He can come as a family visitor. He will need to make an application to the Embassy in Kingston and then if granted he will be permitted stay for up to 6 months.
In order for the UK to class someone as an unmarried partner, you need to have been living with them for 2 years in a relationship akin to a marriage. Did you live together in Jamaica?
You will need to carefully explain in your application the purpose of his visit as otherwise there is a danger that the Home Office will refuse your application on the basis they believe he is coming to stay long term or for you to get married but has obtained the incorrect visa.
I would advise getting the assistance of a solicitor in preparing the application so it doesn't get refused on a misunderstanding.
Depending on your income, you may be able to get legal aid to cover your legal fees.
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Thank you for your response. Please advise if a family visa refusual can be apealed.
I have previously contacted the CAB regarding this matter and they claimed that he should apply for a tourist visa as he would be more likely to get through on this type of visa as a family visa is harder to get. What do you think about this?
You have stated that I should seek asistance from a solicitor with the application which I will do.
Where my confusion lies is although he will apply to come and visit his daughter, will we need to provide proof of an ongoing relationship eg: length of time together phone bills letters as this would seem to me that the focus will then become our relationship and not the fact that he has applied to visit his daughter.
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