Immigrating to the UK

Maybe they ascribe to the "throw everything including the kitchen sink" at every application, but they are well known specialist immigration lawyers.


That's my plan as well. I don't want a refusal on something minor that could have been included.
 
That's my plan as well. I don't want a refusal on something minor that could have been included.
They'll ask for more if they need it.
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They'll ask for more if they need it.
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Oh that’s good to know.

It’s we either have a job offer that pays more than 18k a year. Or savings to 62k. Or a combination of, right?

If we have no savings but wife warning more than 18k a year - I believe we ok?

She earns more than that now - so will submit 6 months of current employment payslips too.
 
That's my plan as well. I don't want a refusal on something minor that could have been included.

No harm. Like the agent who helped us with our ancestral visas told us: the person dealing with your application doesn’t know you from a bar of soap, and literally only has what’s in front of them to make their decision with, so the more you give them, the more informed their decision will be.
 
Oh that’s good to know.

It’s we either have a job offer that pays more than 18k a year. Or savings to 62k. Or a combination of, right?

If we have no savings but wife warning more than 18k a year - I believe we ok?

She earns more than that now - so will submit 6 months of current employment payslips too.
Yes.
She'll need to prove ongoing/current employment over the threshold, as well as historical earning over the threshold as well. I used my letter of offer, UK payslips and past SA payslips.
 
Yes.
She'll need to prove ongoing/current employment over the threshold, as well as historical earning over the threshold as well. I used my letter of offer, UK payslips and past SA payslips.

Cool. She exceeds the threshold now on SA income. Fortunately we don’t need to pay extra for our son as he is a citizen. So not part of the application.

She’ll most likely double her income in the UK as there is far more opportunity there with higher salary.
 
Hoping I can get some guidance from those on here. Busy finishing the UK tourist visa application and need some help.

My wife and I are each filling in our own applications. One of the questions is will anyone be sponsoring part or your whole trip. The accommodation we have booked is in my name, and on her application we have filled in 'yes' and given details that I have paid for the accommodation. Is this the correct approach? Or should we rather say she is not being sponsored, as sponsorship may reference a UK citizen. Hoping someone can help please!

Edit: @Priapus maybe you can help here? I've seen you've applied for a fair few UK visitor visas :p

Also wondering what docs we need? We're both employed but neither of us keep much money in our current accounts. We thinking:
1. Employment letters
2. Past 3 months payslips
3. Past 3 months bank statements
4. Past 3 months saving account balances.
Do we also need proof of accommodation?
 
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Hoping I can get some guidance from those on here. Busy finishing the UK tourist visa application and need some help.

My wife and I are each filling in our own applications. One of the questions is will anyone be sponsoring part or your whole trip. The accommodation we have booked is in my name, and on her application we have filled in 'yes' and given details that I have paid for the accommodation. Is this the correct approach? Or should we rather say she is not being sponsored, as sponsorship may reference a UK citizen. Hoping someone can help please!

Edit: @Priapus maybe you can help here? I've seen you've applied for a fair few UK visitor visas :p

Also wondering what docs we need? We're both employed but neither of us keep much money in our current accounts. We thinking:
1. Employment letters
2. Past 3 months payslips
3. Past 3 months bank statements
4. Past 3 months saving account balances.
Do we also need proof of accommodation?
Having done this in August for my girlfriend.

On her application we put sponsored. Then you write a short letter saying she is your girlfriend and you will be paying for the accommodation for your trip. Sign and add your contact details to the letter. Attach to this copies of your bookings in your name. (As in merge pdf and upload as 1 file)

As for money, she gave a statement of her money market account for 3 months and a payslip. They were perfectly happy and she got her visa back in 2 weeks.

Proof of accommodation, and the flight itinerary are the most important documents they look for. They want to know where you stay and that you’re planning on leaving.

Have fun!
 
Proof of accommodation, and the flight itinerary are the most important documents they look for.

Not true. They’re very specific on the their site. They’re not interested in these documents and ask you not to include them.

In the 5 visitor visas I have had; I have never supplied them.
 
Hoping I can get some guidance from those on here. Busy finishing the UK tourist visa application and need some help.

My wife and I are each filling in our own applications. One of the questions is will anyone be sponsoring part or your whole trip. The accommodation we have booked is in my name, and on her application we have filled in 'yes' and given details that I have paid for the accommodation. Is this the correct approach? Or should we rather say she is not being sponsored, as sponsorship may reference a UK citizen. Hoping someone can help please!

Edit: @Priapus maybe you can help here? I've seen you've applied for a fair few UK visitor visas :p

Also wondering what docs we need? We're both employed but neither of us keep much money in our current accounts. We thinking:
1. Employment letters
2. Past 3 months payslips
3. Past 3 months bank statements
4. Past 3 months saving account balances.
Do we also need proof of accommodation?

So, that they will want to know is how are you funding the trip and where is the money for that trip coming from.

A sponsor can be anyone and not just a UK citizen.

The list of documents you listed is fine. As long as you can show you have funds and where they come from. Also if either account has had large deposits recently, do mention it and provide evidence where it came from.

There’s a term called “funds parking” where people dump large amounts of money in the account to prove they can fund the trip. This will get you a rejection.

When asked where you are staying; provide the actual address and include the proof. But the proof isn’t mandatory.

For your wife’s visa - say yes to sponsorship and provide your bank statements and slips as well and mention that you’re joining her. She must also include her bank details - they will want to see her financial status.

Feel free to DM if you have other questions.

Done this enough times I can do it with my eyes closed lol
 
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Spoke to the estate agent yesterday - got her fee down to 5% - So not as low as @Sinbad 's - but better than 7.5.

Also agreed to put the house on the market in the next three weeks or so. She's betting it's sold by March.
 
Spoke to the estate agent yesterday - got her fee down to 5% - So not as low as @Sinbad 's - but better than 7.5.

Also agreed to put the house on the market in the next three weeks or so. She's betting it's sold by March.

Agents are always so optimistic. I hope it works out
Our main house sold on the first show day, which was very welcoming.
The other properties took almost 9 months and the 3rd we are stuck with renting out as we couldnt sell it
 
Agents are always so optimistic. I hope it works out
Our main house sold on the first show day, which was very welcoming.
The other properties took almost 9 months and the 3rd we are stuck with renting out as we couldnt sell it

She has a good track record in the area - been doing it for like 20 years in this area. She sold us this place and has sold the property next door 5 times and now recently sold it again, which is smaller, no gas and no solar panels - sold in 3 months. The other house down the street, sold in 4 months.

So, I am hopeful this place will sell.

It's right next to the school, in a boomed area and in a cul de sac. We have gas for cooking and hot water and full solar system. Te me, it's an attractive option for a young family.

But yeah, let's see how it goes.
 
Spoke to the estate agent yesterday - got her fee down to 5% - So not as low as @Sinbad 's - but better than 7.5.

Also agreed to put the house on the market in the next three weeks or so. She's betting it's sold by March.
Best of luck, the property market was starting to get pretty tough when we sold ours.
 
Not true. They’re very specific on the their site. They’re not interested in these documents and ask you not to include them.

In the 5 visitor visas I have had; I have never supplied them.
Strange, I get asked for these every damn time. Might be they don’t trust me
 
Not true. They’re very specific on the their site. They’re not interested in these documents and ask you not to include them.

In the 5 visitor visas I have had; I have never supplied them.
Dumb question, but why are you doing a visitor visa so often? I got the 5 year one after like my 3 normal one, just could deal any more. It was like R15k or something and them you’re set. I heard the 10 year one is difficult to get, so didn’t try.
 
Strange, I get asked for these every damn time. Might be they don’t trust me

Asked for, by who?

Dumb question, but why are you doing a visitor visa so often? I got the 5 year one after like my 3 normal one, just could deal any more. It was like R15k or something and them you’re set. I heard the 10 year one is difficult to get, so didn’t try.

Yeah the first few times I hadn’t thought about it. Then I was going to do a 10 year one but didn’t want to risk the money for it.

I fly to UK in two weeks time, luckily my current visa is still valid. It’s my last visitor visa too as I am applying for the spouse visa in Feb
 
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