Thank you for your reply. I want to answer them truthfully for sure but as you said some answers can trip you up and when the consequence of a misunderstood answer is a rejected visa the stakes are considerably high. With no appeal allowed, you are pretty much up a dead end.
The reason we are travelling separately is because we are attending a wedding. My wife is helping the bride and I am going there just in time (I cannot take too much time off work).
Could I just simply state that I will pay all expenses for the trip and the cost to my wife is zero? This would simplify the process and not leave any ambiguity in answers. Maybe I could make a statement at the end saying I am ok for my wife to spend XX pounds from the account for the holiday. Would this work ?
A question on bank statements. I live in Romania and our bank statements are in Romanian. Should I have these translated into English or would a letter from the bank confirming the balance in English suffice ? If bank statements are needed how many months should I show 3 months ?
We are both Sri Lankans living in Romania. I have a residence permit based on work and my wife has a residence permit based on family reunion.
Ok. You should ensure that all evidence is in English. If it is not in English then it should be translated. From the Home Office website:
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If you send us a document that is not in English or Welsh, it must be accompanied by a full translation that can be independently verified by us. Each translated document must contain:
- confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document;
-the date of the translation;
- the translator's full name and signature; and
- the translator's contact details.
If you do not submit translations of all supporting documents, this may result in your application being delayed or refused.
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I would ensure that you have something from your employer to confirm the holiday time that you have booked and you could also include the wedding invitation. Make clear on the application that your wife will be going first to help the bride with preparations. Showing that your wife does not work and that you are fully financially supporting the trip will be the simplest way to proceed - just make sure that both applications have the full evidence available, marriage certificate included, and a letter of support should be included from you in your wife's application.
Make sure that you use the last section in the online application where it allows you to provide further information.
Remember, all evidence in English, evidence the reason for the trip and evidence that you will be leaving the UK to return to work. Your wife being shown to be financially dependant on you will also help matters as it means she is likely to return with you and also confirm the intended return date and that you both intend to return together.
I would not limit what your wife can spend from your joint account - the caseworker would consider that your wife has equal access and you should not say anything other than this.
Bank statements for the most recent 3-month period would be sufficient.
Sorry more questions I am afraid.
My wife is not returning with me, her travel dates are 14th July - 04 August while I am only there from 19 July - 23 July.
I will make a declaration that I will fully support her financially while she is in the UK. I hope this will suffice.
My wife is also travelling with our 1 year old. I have already drafted a no objection letter for her to travel with my wife.My question is should I file a separate application for my 1 year old ?
Airline ticket. I am thinking I don't want to buy the ticket until we get our visas because the price difference between refundable and non refundable tickets is significant.
I think I am done with the questions. You have been very helpful!
Thank you for the reply. How do you advise I handle the issue of airline tickets ? Should I wait for the visa or just buy the tickets and chance it? Last time I did this I ended up GBP. 250 down :(
I will probably have more questions before the night is done and the application is submitted.
How should I answer each of these questions ? This is for my wife.
How much of your monthly income is used to support your family member's and other dependents?
How much do you spend each month on living costs?
How much money is available for your visit?
upto XXX GBP (Bank Balance)
Who will pay for your travel to the United Kingdom?
Who will pay for your expenses such as accommodation and food?
Staying with husband's uncle and wife
If someone other than yourself is paying for all or any part of this visit, how much money will they give you?
I have access to the total savings of GBP.XXXX if required.
What is the cost to you personally of your stay in the United Kingdom?
Is this correct ?
If I rate you right now then can I still ask questions ? It seems the thread ends when I rate you. Am I mistaken ?
When answering this question " Do you have friends or family in the UK ?" what should the answer be for my 1 year old daughter ? Yes and add the same family members from my wife's application or no ?
131 questions in the UK short visit visa ... amazing !
I am wondering what evidence I should attach to my 1 year old daughters application. Currently I am attaching the following :
Should I attach the same financials again or is attaching them to my wifes application enough ?
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