I assume he intends to return to Zimbabwe at the end of his proposed trip?
Are you engaged?
I would suggest that you collate as much evidence of his life in Zimbabwe, especially details which would require him to return to Zimbabwe. It is down to your partner to show that he will return to Zimbabwe at the end of the proposed trip and the more evidence in relation to this, the better.
With regard to the documents, originals should be submitted with the application. The UKBA does not accept photocopies.
If you wish to discuss, please feel free to ask further questions.
I would suggest you explain your relationship in a covering letter, especially the vast difference in age. If you leave this to your partner, they may not provide satisfactory responses and thus this may adversely affect the application.
I suggest you explain in the covering letter, how you met, how the relationship evolved and what you have both done to keep the relationship subsisting. I would suggest you provide as much evidence in the form of telephone bills, copy e-mails and photographs, as possible.
Yes it will. I suggest you print as much of it as you can and submit this along with the application as evidence that you have maintained contact.
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