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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Lexusgs430: 9:32am On Jul 30
ashieduplus:
Hi everyone.

I and my girlfriend are planning to get married in a few weeks. I am hoping to bring her over to the UK on a Tier 2 Dependant Visa. I understand there are requirements to show proof of a genuine relationship. However, we have been dating long distance and I have not been able to see her for a year now.

These are the proposed documents I am providing to prove the relationship is genuine:
1. WhatsApp Chat script from January - September 2019
2. WhatsApp Screenshots, especially on special occasions
3. WhatsApp call logs, showing duration (very long calls)
4. Video call screenshots spanning February to September 2019
5. Transferwise statements showing money transferred to her over 9 months
6. Pictures on my next trip to Nigeria with both of us and with family
7. Support letter from my pastor and her friend
8. Photos of the birthdays surprise I planned for her, plus screengrabs of the planning of the surprise with her friends
9. Wedding invite, wedding photos, receipts for wedding supplies, cake, hall payment, e.t.c
10. Letter to the rental agency to add her to our agreement once she arrives
11. Flight ticket to attend the wedding
12. Flight ticket to visit her in December (I fell ill and missed the flight)
13. Marriage certificate (from magistrate court)
14. Cover letter

I am adding all this documentation because we do not have pictures of ourselves together (long story). It has been a long distance relationship from the start, but we have kept in constant communication.

Do I have everything I need?

cc: justwise Lexusgs430



I think pictures together, forms a vital part of this application..........
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ashieduplus(m): 9:36am On Jul 30
Lexusgs430:



I think pictures together, forms a vital part of this application..........

Can I take pictures when I arrive in Nigeria? I will be spending quite a while there before I return. Will those be alright?

cc: justwise Lexusgs430
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Sweetkid: 10:41am On Jul 30
[quote author=mimilyrics post=92242742]When you say mature, do you mean your 28-day count? Or do you mean that's when your statement will be ready for the 28-day count? Do you have your CAS already or will you just be getting it in Sept? A bit more details will make it easier to give you the appropriate answer.
You can post subsequent questions in the student visa thread below;

https://www.nairaland.com/5816163/uk-student-visa-tier-4/17

Yea, when I say mature, my bank statement will be 28days during the first week of September. Middlesex University said they will issue CAS by the end of July, still yet to receive it. I have already done my TB test. My question is can I still make it to the UK before 20th Oct?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by famzynet: 12:06pm On Jul 30
OptimisticOne:
Thanks @gisele237, I really appreciate, you once stated that been a graduate is not enough reason to convince issuing of visa
Pls I decide to put in my marriage ceremony which is still next year January. But I don't know how to go about it
Will I need to present our registered date?
Will their be need for any documents pls, because we are yet to do it
Having a fiancee is a strong tie back home. In your cover letter talk about your fiancee and how long you have been together. Show a throw back picture of two of you together like some years back and a current picture together. Talk about your plan of getting married by January. A supportive letter from her is ok.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by famzynet: 12:28pm On Jul 30
Hello

Must TB certificate still be valid by the time one enters UK if it is still valid by the time visa is issued? In order words,can an expired TB certificate be used to enter the UK if one has a valid tier 2 visa?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by qonfupanda: 1:00pm On Jul 30
Hello my E-Family,

Please who is in Teeside University (Middles-borough) ??.
How long does Tuberculosis test last?. I intend travelling by October and I will be having my TB test 9th of August. Hope am still on track with this plan?.
Thanks in advance.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by OptimisticOne: 3:27pm On Jul 30
famzynet:

Having a fiancee is a strong tie back home. In your cover letter talk about your fiancee and how long you have been together. Show a throw back picture of two of you together like some years back and a current picture together. Talk about your plan of getting married by January. A supportive letter from her is ok.
Okay thanks.., pls is their a need for my sponsor to include it in the letter of invitation?
My sponsor sent all documents and invitation letter to British High Commission here from UK on 16th June(that's during the lockdown), pls is their a need for a resend by her to them, if she didn't resend hope it won't affect
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by OptimisticOne: 3:29pm On Jul 30
giselle237:

All the documents you want the visa officer to see, has to be ELECTRONICALLY uploaded to your application.
After you have filled your form and paid, you will have access to book an appointment to submit biometrics.
After selecting day for biometrics, the documents should then be uploaded to your profile that will at a later date be transferred to the visa officer
There are two options for this upload
Either you do the upload yourself of your documents OR you take your documents to the VAC for them to help you at a cost to upload your documents.

Either of the options is fine, the choice is yours.

If u choose to upload the documents yourself, then follow the steps in the attached screenshot
Thanks for this
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by OptimisticOne: 4:10pm On Jul 30
giselle237:

U don’t need ielts exam for visit visa.
U said u just graduated.
I am hoping u have a job, education, business or husband/wife or children or assets or property or investments to prove as ties for you to Nigeria so that u can be issued a visa. They want to be convinced beyond reasonable doubt tht you hve something that ties you to Nigeria.
If no ties, pls dnt waste ur visa fee.
U will also submit ur own documents to establish ur grounds for wanting a visit visa, bank statements, employment letter, introduction letter, house documents, if u are married, marriage certificate, pictures and so on as applicable to your case

Tell her to also upload all documents that is yours and hers to your application online after you have booked biometrics appointment
Thanks so much
Pls concerning the last paragraph, my sponsor said she email all the invites documents to British council Abuja, not Lagos pls can you help me with link of where she ought to sent it to.
She has been trying to email it to the right portal but haven't. Pls help
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by drills: 4:16pm On Jul 30
Do one need to book an accommodation when applying. Or can one state that he will secure an apartment after the visa is confirmed . NOTE: I am not staying in school accomodation
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by giselle237: 4:20pm On Jul 30
OptimisticOne:

Thanks so much
Pls concerning the last paragraph, my sponsor said she email all the invites documents to British council Abuja, not Lagos pls can you help me with link of where she ought to sent it to.
She has been trying to email it to the right portal but haven't. Pls help

Sister. Pls na. Kindly upload ur documents to your application, that’s the way for them to see it... . u quoted me .. i mean my explanation meaning you saw everything and the long english but somehow u re simply going back to square 1. sad
Have u filled your form?
Do you have biometrics date?
If yes.. please go through the email you used to apply and u would be directed to upload portal... please go back and read my explanation once more.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by mimilyrics: 5:26pm On Jul 30
Student visa?
drills:
Do one need to book an accommodation when applying. Or can one state that he will secure an apartment after the visa is confirmed . NOTE: I am not staying in school accomodation
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by mimilyrics: 5:29pm On Jul 30
Usually there's no need to resend/ re-upload documents that have been successfully received except they are requested for again.
OptimisticOne:

Okay thanks.., pls is their a need for my sponsor to include it in the letter of invitation?
My sponsor sent all documents and invitation letter to British High Commission here from UK on 16th June(that's during the lockdown), pls is their a need for a resend by her to them, if she didn't resend hope it won't affect
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by mimilyrics: 5:38pm On Jul 30
You being able to meet up will be dependent on how fast the application is processed seeing as priority and super priority has been suspended till further notice.
Sweetkid:
Yea, when I say mature, my bank statement will be 28days during the first week of September. Middlesex University said they will issue CAS by the end of July, still yet to receive it. I have already done my TB test. My question is can I still make it to the UK before 20th Oct?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by drills: 5:44pm On Jul 30
mimilyrics:
Student visa?

Yes, Student tier 4 visa, with dependants. Do I need to fill an accommodation, as I do not want to book or pay for one until I get the visa confirmation
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by mimilyrics: 5:57pm On Jul 30
I learnt that you'd need to provide an address now for isolation reasons so maybe an AirBnB accommodation will suffice or if you have someone you can stay with, it might help.
You can check the student thread in the link below for info on it:
https://www.nairaland.com/5816163/uk-student-visa-tier-4/180
drills:


Yes, Student tier 4 visa, with dependants. Do I need to fill an accommodation, as I do not want to book or pay for one until I get the visa confirmation
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Flexvilla: 6:53pm On Jul 30
Pls can someone travel with expired TB certificate to UK? The certificate expired due to Lockdown restrictions. Do I have to do a new one?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by famzynet: 9:04pm On Jul 30
Flexvilla:
Pls can someone travel with expired TB certificate to UK? The certificate expired due to Lockdown restrictions. Do I have to do a new one?
I asked this question earlier but is yet to receive any response.

Someone said no in another forum I threw the question. Said immigration don't ask for it.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by lightest(m): 10:16pm On Jul 30
famzynet:

I asked this question earlier but is yet to receive any response.

Someone said no in another forum I threw the question. Said immigration don't ask for it.


my wife travelled with expired TB test certificate and she said it was never asked for at point of entry.

that was last year feb. anyway
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by famzynet: 10:54pm On Jul 30
lightest:



my wife travelled with expired TB test certificate and she said it was never asked for at point of entry.

that was last year feb. anyway

Thanks for this response. I can't go and dash them 58k.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ukay2: 12:38am On Jul 31
famzynet:

Thanks for this response. I can't go and dash them 58k.

What if you were asked to show your TB test certficate at the POE?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Flexvilla: 7:45am On Jul 31
I researched yesterday online about it and found out that the TB test should only be valid at the time of application. You can travel with the expired test result and if they need a new one, there are X-ray machines at the airport where it will be done free of charge. Someone in the UK also verbally confirmed this to me last night too so no qualms.

Travel with confidence.


ukay2:


What if you were asked to show your TB test certficate at the POE?

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by famzynet: 8:36am On Jul 31
Flexvilla:
I researched yesterday online about it and found out that the TB test should only be valid at the time of application. You can travel with the expired test result and if they need a new one, there are X-ray machines at the airport where it will be done free of charge. Someone in the UK also verbally confirmed this to me last night too so no qualms.

Travel with confidence.





Thanks a lot for this info.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ukay2: 12:31pm On Jul 31
Flexvilla:
I researched yesterday online about it and found out that the TB test should only be valid at the time of application. You can travel with the expired test result and if they need a new one, there are X-ray machines at the airport where it will be done free of charge. Someone in the UK also verbally confirmed this to me last night too so no qualms.

Travel with confidence.



Thank you Sir
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Keralis: 12:35pm On Jul 31
Good morning
Please does the EUSS family permit (pre settlement status) apply to families who have irish citizen minors living outside the EU/UK?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by rebella(f): 1:11pm On Jul 31
giselle237:

U can sum up total amount for the year and then divide by twelve to get an average for a month so u can fill up in your financial section of the form.
Explain also in the additional information and have the HR also highlight this in your letter. This would serve as a further confirmation as to the information you would provide
Great !! Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by InspiredMe007: 4:33pm On Jul 31
Rheminix:
Not sure, but I think its openn for fresh applications. That should also apply to tourist visa application.

Thank you
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by graceodini: 5:27pm On Jul 31
Please has anyone who had their appointment cancelled before the lockdown gone for submission now? Am asking because when I booked my appointment in February to submit my application on March 30 I paid N11,700 for assisted service. But when I rebooked my appointment last week to submit now on August 18 I was asked to pay another N11,700 for assisted service. So I want to know if they refund those that submitted this week. Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by chiwelaw: 9:25pm On Jul 31
Please how can a student traveling together with dependents book a family flexi (group) with tls so that the family can go for biometrics at the same day.

Thank you for your kind responses
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by nogamz: 7:14am On Aug 01
[quote author=mimilyrics Goodmorning NairaLanders! I did my biometrics on the 19th of March before the lockdown. Tracked my application on the 30th of July and saw this! no email notification till date. Does it mean that visa was granted ? Just curious, I was told by a friend that also submitted before the lockdown that he got refusal via email. Is that the new norm to send refusal via email ? Has anyone experienced this before ? Hopefully I will get an email notification for pickup by next week.

Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Rheminix(m): 7:40am On Aug 01
nogamz:
[quote author=mimilyrics Goodmorning NairaLanders! I did my biometrics on the 19th of March before the lockdown. Tracked my application on the 30th of July and saw this! no email notification till date. Does it mean that visa was granted ? Just curious, I was told by a friend that also submitted before the lockdown that he got refusal via email. Is that the new norm to send refusal via email ? Has anyone experienced this before ? Hopefully I will get an email notification for pickup by next week.




ahh is that the new normal please they send emails to proactively inform about a refusal?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Tajudeen40(m): 8:15am On Aug 01
[quote author=Rheminix post=92324660][/quote]on the mail it was quoted as " vac didn't receive the application .
I don't think that is refusal.
They are still working on it I reckon.

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