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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by valeroso: 8:35pm On Aug 21, 2016
Hello Justwise, Vicjustice and everyone else.

I'll be travelling to the UK for the 1st time in a couple of days. On my visa application form, I booked a hotel. But a family friend has asked me to stay with them so as to save me the cost of staying in a hotel. Will be this an issue at the POE when I fill in her address in my landing card?

Thanks in advance.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by comlet: 5:28am On Aug 22, 2016
justwise:



It's not a serious issue because every other document has the correct name and you can correct it on the printout before submitting physically

Thank you very much for your response. Do you mean I can correct it with a pen?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by askari01: 5:31am On Aug 22, 2016
valeroso:
Hello Justwise, Vicjustice and everyone else.

I'll be travelling to the UK for the 1st time in a couple of days. On my visa application form, I booked a hotel. But a family friend has asked me to stay with them so as to save me the cost of staying in a hotel. Will be this an issue at the POE when I fill in her address in my landing card?

Thanks in advance.

It will be an issue, did u declare in ur visa application that you shall be staying with a family friend? If No and you have already cancelled the hotel booking, you had better make another hotel booking for that date of arrival so you won't have issues at the POE. Cos the info on ur landing card must not be different from what you wrote in ur visa application. Don't kobalize urself.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by valeroso: 6:12am On Aug 22, 2016
askari01:


It will be an issue, did u declare in ur visa application that you shall be staying at ur family friends place? If No and you have cancelled the hotel booking, you had better book that same hotel for that date so you won't have issues at the POE. Cos you shall be asked to fill a form, in which all ur answers must not be different from what u wrote in ur visa application. Don't kobalize urself.

Thanks Askari01. I haven't cancelled my booking yet. You mean there's no way I can stay with my family friend? My hotel booking lasts only 12days while my flight booking shows I'll be in the UK for 17 days. Do I have to book and extra 5 days now?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by askari01: 8:53am On Aug 22, 2016
valeroso:


Thanks Askari01. I haven't cancelled my booking yet. You mean there's no way I can stay with my family friend? My hotel booking lasts only 12days while my flight booking shows I'll be in the UK for 17 days. Do I have to book and extra 5 days now?

Overcacu dey worry u... how many days r u gonna be staying in the UK? Work inline with the schedule dates, both ur hotel and flight to avoid wahala for yourself@ POE.. You need the hotel address for just the POE, once you enter UK, if you have money stay in the hotel for one day if not, go flenjor with ur family friend. Shikenna
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 10:12am On Aug 22, 2016
valeroso:
Hello Justwise, Vicjustice and everyone else.

I'll be travelling to the UK for the 1st time in a couple of days. On my visa application form, I booked a hotel. But a family friend has asked me to stay with them so as to save me the cost of staying in a hotel. Will be this an issue at the POE when I fill in her address in my landing card?

Thanks in advance.

You will have problems if stopped and questioned

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by yetunde84: 1:20pm On Aug 22, 2016
Hello good people of Nigeria... Please my guy applied for the uk visa on the 3rd of this month, last week he was sent an email from Sheffield that a decision has been made.

Now there seems to be an issue here, he paid for courier service in VI but they didn't give him tracking number. What should he do?

Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by jrapheal: 2:04pm On Aug 22, 2016
Hello great people, I am new here.. I want to apply for a 6months visiting visa to the UK. Please I need a step by step information on how to go about it and how much it would cost me. Both for the visa, tickets and others.

Thanks I await your kind reaponds
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by poca4real(m): 2:28pm On Aug 22, 2016
jrapheal:
Hello great people, I am new here.. I want to apply for a 6months visiting visa to the UK. Please I need a step by step information on how to go about it and how much it would cost me. Both for the visa, tickets and others.

Thanks I await your kind reaponds

Start reading this thread from the beginning,all your questions will be fully answer!
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by poca4real(m): 2:31pm On Aug 22, 2016
yetunde84:
Hello good people of Nigeria... Please my guy applied for the uk visa on the 3rd of this month, last week he was sent an email from Sheffield that a decision has been made.

Now there seems to be an issue here, he paid for courier service in VI but they didn't give him tracking number. What should he do?

Thanks

Let him log on to TLS portal and go to track my application when he sign in.I think that will give him updates as regards is documents.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Vicjustice: 3:45pm On Aug 22, 2016
valeroso:
Hello Justwise, Vicjustice and everyone else.

I'll be travelling to the UK for the 1st time in a couple of days. On my visa application form, I booked a hotel. But a family friend has asked me to stay with them so as to save me the cost of staying in a hotel. Will be this an issue at the POE when I fill in her address in my landing card?

Thanks in advance.
This would be an issue if they found out that you have changed your place of stay: and if you lied about it, you would be barred from the UK for ages.
I'd advice you to revert to the status quo and avoid something that may raise questions or you would be returned.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by honeyoluwatoyin: 7:37am On Aug 23, 2016
Valeroso don't be scared dear, uk pop is not as hard and scary as you think.. Just be urself and you will be fine..@ d point of entry, tell them you are stayin in an hotel... It might be diff from the one you filled but it has to be hotel. Be good

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by abubarakat: 9:31am On Aug 23, 2016
Hello Justwise, Vicjustice and everyone else,

I plan to apply for Family Visit Visa in September. Duration of visit is 18days.

Please, is there anything possibly left out in this list of supporting documents for a Family Visit Visa:

1. Company Introduction Letter
2. Offer of employment letter
3. Promotion letter
4. Cover letter addressing refusal points for same category of visa in April
Refusal reasons:
1. Lack of supporting documents to prove marriage is genuine and subsisting. I submitted a photocopy (i don't know what i was thinking)
2. Lack of supporting document to prove relationship with daughter. (I didnt submit marriage and birth certificates for wife and daughter)
3. Lack of home tie because salaries were not paid regularly at the time. (We all dey 9ja, so you should know better)

5. Marriage certificate (both religious and registry). Is it allowed to submit only religious? Just asking.
6. Daughter's birth certificate. Long and short form issued in the UK.
3. Salary account with 6 month's bank statement. Closing balance say 940k. Salaries have since been paid regularly.
7. Tenancy agreement for accommodation belonging to Father-in-law.
8. Consent/permission letter to stay in the accommodation above for the duration of my visit.
9. Passport data bio-page of Father-in-law.
10. Passport data bio-page of Wife.
11. Passport data bio-page of Daughter.
12. Wife's invitation letter.
13. Wedding pictures and some pictures we took while dating in Uni and after getting married. All were not dated though.
14. Print out of flight reservations for my wife's last two visits.
15. Skype call logs and some facebooks chats.
16. Printouts of items i bought her on amazon.co.uk

I really want to inundate them with supporting documents this time around. Thank you.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by worry359(m): 9:43am On Aug 23, 2016
abubarakat:
Hello

I really want to inundate them with supporting documents this time around. Thank you.

The danger if you bombard them with too much
is they will only scan through it and may miss something important!
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by abubarakat: 9:54am On Aug 23, 2016
Ok. Point taken.Thanks.

Is there anything unnecessary in my list?

worry359:


The danger if you bombard them with too much
is they will only scan through it and may miss something important!
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by fakmurphy: 10:07am On Aug 23, 2016
Hi everyone, is there any way of calling TLS CONTACT ikeja? I have been waiting for my parcel delivery from them, no call either from them or DHL and no tracking number either.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by fakmurphy: 11:57am On Aug 23, 2016
I got my parcel delivered 30mins ago while in my office with my 2yrs visa, thanks to God almighty,@justwice @askari and others that helped me God almighty will reward you.Amen

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by castiello(m): 12:17pm On Aug 23, 2016
valeroso:
Hello Justwise, Vicjustice and everyone else.

I'll be travelling to the UK for the 1st time in a couple of days. On my visa application form, I booked a hotel. But a family friend has asked me to stay with them so as to save me the cost of staying in a hotel. Will be this an issue at the POE when I fill in her address in my landing card?

Thanks in advance.

Boss let me advise you o if this is your first time and you state you have no relative in the uk you better stick to hotel and make sure you pay at least a night out of your reservation that issue almost sent me back to Nigeria on my first entry uk mad o

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by emeldamicheals: 12:46pm On Aug 23, 2016
Hello everyone. I just collected my visa and docs from TLS abuja. I got my 6 months visa. I would hv loved to apply for 2 years but the money is mch ooo.
Pls, can i email uk embassy concerning my refund for the 1st application i cancelled due to mistake in the application.
My timeline:
Applied on Monday 15th Aug
Appointment/Biometrics in Abuja Tues 16th Aug
Tls sent me email that UK visas and immigration has received my package on Wed 17th Aug
TLS sent me message on Mon 22nd dat my application has been accessed and my decision and docs will sent to the VAC.
TLS sent me a message on Tues 23rd that my PP and docs are ready for collection. That was fast oooo.
NB: I did not receive any message from UKVI. Also, no VAF ref in the emails sent from TLS just my name and ref GWF****** neither did anyone get any phone call.
Collected my visa on Tues 23rd sharp sharp with my 6 months visa.
Issue date is Fri 19th and suprisingly it was issued in sheffield. It was written on the package DMC: Abuja, Lagos- Sheffield. My last visa was issued in Abuja. I wonder why dis one was issued in sheffield.
U can make correction on a cover note or add extra information if need be cos it worked for me.
Maybe it was issued in sheffield because i will be travelling with my lil american baby.
Documents submitted:
Application form with a cover note attached to it
2 savings statement of acc from 2 diff banks. One has a turn over of 15M and bal of 1.sth million and is a year plus statemenent
The other has a turn over of 3M with bal of 1.sth and is a 6 months statement. I wrote that i will spend 1 million for the trip. I also wrote my figures in naira not pounds in my application form.
NB: My corperate biz acc was not submitted. Just savings which is where i will spend from.
Monies were paid into the acc days b4 and even prior to printing from businesses i did. So i think it is only an issue when such monies hasn't been entering ur acc and when they are not geniune. Business has to continue even on the verge of application.
Tax clearance with turn over of 1.7M and tax paid is 55k
CAC docs of my biz name which was incorperated feb last yr
Vat Reg Cert
Marriage Cert
2 nigerian and 1 american birth certs of kids
Wedding pic and lovely family pic
Consent letter from DH
Letter of intro/sponsorship from me with my letter headed.
Planned itinerary
Hotel Reservation
Also, funny enough i did not state how much i make on the application. I wrote VARIES which is the truth. I also explained in the space give that my income is not fixed and it varies since i do biz and can differ month by month but i stated in the cover note an average of atleast 300k monthly.
I am a married woman with kids and i have a good travel history UK(once), USA(twice) with a newly renewed US visa again on the PP, Dubai (twice), India and Ukraine. Other countries like schengen are more than 10 yrs.
I THINK SINCERITY AND GENUINE DOCUMENTS IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS AND WILL ALWAYS BE...
I got all docs except few pages of the statements and my american baby's photocopy of data page and birth cert. I wonder why but its all good.
Now my sleepless nites, anxiety and days of adrenaline pumping is over cos of feeling to know the outcome.
IN ALL I GIVE GOD ALL THE PRAISE
I hope this helps someone....

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by elope: 5:54pm On Aug 23, 2016
emeldamicheals:
Hello everyone. I just collected my visa and docs from TLS abuja. I got my 6 months visa. I would hv loved to apply for 2 years but the money is mch ooo.
Pls, can i email uk embassy concerning my refund for the 1st application i cancelled due to mistake in the application.
My timeline:
Applied on Monday 15th Aug
Appointment/Biometrics in Abuja Tues 16th Aug
Tls sent me email that UK visas and immigration has received my package on Wed 17th Aug
TLS sent me message on Mon 22nd dat my application has been accessed and my decision and docs will sent to the VAC.
TLS sent me a message on Tues 23rd that my PP and docs are ready for collection. That was fast oooo.
NB: I did not receive any message from UKVI. Also, no VAF ref in the emails sent from TLS just my name and ref GWF****** neither did anyone get any phone call.
Collected my visa on Tues 23rd sharp sharp with my 6 months visa.
Issue date is Fri 19th and suprisingly it was issued in sheffield. It was written on the package DMC: Abuja, Lagos- Sheffield. My last visa was issued in Abuja. I wonder why dis one was issued in sheffield.
U can make correction on a cover note or add extra information if need be cos it worked for me.
Maybe it was issued in sheffield because i will be travelling with my lil american baby.
Documents submitted:
Application form with a cover note attached to it
2 savings statement of acc from 2 diff banks. One has a turn over of 15M and bal of 1.sth million and is a year plus statemenent
The other has a turn over of 3M with bal of 1.sth and is a 6 months statement. I wrote that i will spend 1 million for the trip. I also wrote my figures in naira not pounds in my application form.
NB: My corperate biz acc was not submitted. Just savings which is where i will spend from.
Monies were paid into the acc days b4 and even prior to printing from businesses i did. So i think it is only an issue when such monies hasn't been entering ur acc and when they are not geniune. Business has to continue even on the verge of application.
Tax clearance with turn over of 1.7M and tax paid is 55k
CAC docs of my biz name which was incorperated feb last yr
Vat Reg Cert
Marriage Cert
2 nigerian and 1 american birth certs of kids
Wedding pic and lovely family pic
Consent letter from DH
Letter of intro/sponsorship from me with my letter headed.
Planned itinerary
Hotel Reservation
Also, funny enough i did not state how much i make on the application. I wrote VARIES which is the truth. I also explained in the space give that my income is not fixed and it varies since i do biz and can differ month by month but i stated in the cover note an average of atleast 300k monthly.
I am a married woman with kids and i have a good travel history UK(once), USA(twice) with a newly renewed US visa again on the PP, Dubai (twice), India and Ukraine. Other countries like schengen are more than 10 yrs.
I THINK SINCERITY AND GENUINE DOCUMENTS IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS AND WILL ALWAYS BE...
I got all docs except few pages of the statements and my american baby's photocopy of data page and birth cert. I wonder why but its all good.
Now my sleepless nites, anxiety and days of adrenaline pumping is over cos of feeling to know the outcome.
IN ALL I GIVE GOD ALL THE PRAISE
I hope this helps someone....

thanks. visa is now processed in sheffield. thts why u saw sheffield
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by KaunisMomo: 6:01pm On Aug 23, 2016
Hello house and justwise, pls I have a question, can one be denied uk visa after been given 3 times previously? Cos tho I applied for the 3 in nigeria nd the renewals took maximum of 6 days for me to get back, but now m in Europe,applied with my baby here nd its 8 working days still haven't heard back from dem..I said I was sponsoring myself cos m on maternity leave nd I get paid by d government,I showed proof of d payment,acct statement,residence permit photocopy,childs birth certificate,letter from my hubby. My past visas,I never used more dan a month,I put my marriage certificate in,invitation letter of my host and passport page... or is dere something I should have added? Cos this one its taking long,I hope they are not typing my appeal letter so, or whats ur take?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by askari01: 8:17pm On Aug 23, 2016
fakmurphy:
I got my parcel delivered 30mins ago while in my office with my 2yrs visa, thanks to God almighty,@justwice @askari and others that helped me God almighty will reward you.Amen

Congratz bro. Enjoy your trip.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Nobody: 11:01pm On Aug 23, 2016
Hello everyone,

- Is it mandatory for one to book a flight before applying for visit visa?
- If the visit visa is issued, will I be requested to visit VAC to collect or they will mail it back to me?
- How can I get to the VAC in VI from Oshodi?

Please advise.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by emeldamicheals: 12:20am On Aug 24, 2016
Thanks but in the visa where they write issued in or so. It doesnt have sheffo. Its UKVI with a no afterwards. I was thinking it should be abuja or maybe sheffo. Is that the new thingy...


elope:

thanks. visa is now processed in sheffield. thts why u saw sheffield
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by elope: 5:50am On Aug 24, 2016
emeldamicheals:
Thanks but in the visa where they write issued in or so. It doesnt have sheffo. Its UKVI with a no afterwards. I was thinking it should be abuja or maybe sheffo. Is that the new thingy...


yes. congrats again

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by askari01: 8:49am On Aug 24, 2016
Does anyone knows the present UK embassy conversion rate? 520.... More or Less?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by worry359(m): 9:13am On Aug 24, 2016
askari01:
Does anyone knows the present UK embassy conversion rate? 520.... More or Less?

This has been stated a thousand times why is it so difficult for some to understand?
Go on line
Look up Onanda currency converter.
SELLING Naira to BUY Pounds.

Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by fakmurphy: 9:20am On Aug 24, 2016
Thanks once again, like i always say Nairaland is an institution
askari01:


Congratz bro. Enjoy your trip.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by fakmurphy: 9:21am On Aug 24, 2016
Mine reads UKVI 22 too

elope:

yes. congrats again

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by askari01: 10:10am On Aug 24, 2016
worry359:


This has been stated a thousand times why is it so difficult for some to understand?
Go on line
Look up Onanda currency converter.
SELLING Naira to BUY Pounds.

Thanks.... just don't wanna give out wrong information...
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Nobody: 1:10pm On Aug 24, 2016
Mikelion:
Hello everyone,

- Is it mandatory for one to book a flight before applying for visit visa?
- If the visit visa is issued, will I be requested to visit VAC to collect or they will mail it back to me?
- How can I get to the UK VAC in VI from Oshodi?

Please advise.

Friends, please help answer these questions.

Thanks.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by elope: 2:11pm On Aug 24, 2016
Mikelion:

Friends, please help answer these questions.
Thanks.
take a cab or call uber...

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