want to have immmigration advice/help on the ff:1. want to determine if the work visa and work permit prepared in UK and a scanned copy was sent to me by the travelling agency commissioned by my employer are authentic and not only fabricated2. want to know if it is normal to pay for the ff; Shipping fee of the document from UK - 150pounds, tax clearance - 100 and flight insurance certificate of 950 pounds3. in the visa some entries are not clear to me in the defendant my employer name is XXXXX XXXXX it correct and their is already a stamp of immigration office/heathrow 3 dated July 26, 2012
Country relating to Question: Philippines
ask a relative working in UK and send a scanned copy of the visa and work permit to determine if she possesses the same kind of document she said the Visa looks the same although shes not sure of some of the entries like the defendant's name and the stamp of immigration office/heathrow 3 since she said why is it that it has already a stamp where in fact you havent travelled to UK yet.... while the work permit she said that shes not sure if they have changed and updated the form
Hello,I am happy to deal with your UK immigration law issues. This sounds very wrong. You cannot have a stamp of a Heathrow immigration officer if you have not yet travelled to Heathrow/UK.Also, there are no official fees such as tax clearance and flight insurance certificate.I suggest you ring up the UK Consulate in Manila to verify the visa, but it doesn't sound genuine to me. Thank you
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can I further ask ,is it normal procedure to process the Visa with only a copy of my passport not using the original one since I believe it is stamped on the passport
No it is not normal.Your original passport would be required and your visa would be processed by the UK consulate in Manila.All the best
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