Manila, Philippine - For some of our clients who are not yet ready to file for a UK Spouse Visa, UK Fiancée Visa or any other UK Settlement Visa, we usually recommend them to enter the UK through the UK Visit Visa.
There are several reasons why applicants from the Philippines decide to initially file for the UK Visit Visa instead of the UK Spouse Visa, UK Fiancée Visa or any other UK Settlement Visa.
For some, the divorce of their British partners is not yet finalized.
Since one of the main requirements in filing for a UK Settlement Visa is that both parties must not be legally impeded to marry, the pending divorce decree is, naturally a hindrance, and therefore, the applicant must wait for the divorce to be finally decreed by the UK courts before they can file the application.
Meanwhile, as they wait for the divorce decree, the applicant from the Philippines can file for the UK Visit Visa so that he or she can visit the UK and stay with his or her partner while the divorce is pending with the UK court.
For others, however, the problem does not lie on their divorce decree but on the capacity of their British partners to comply with the financial requirement of the application.
Since the minimum income requirement for the British partner/sponsor is GBP18,600, they must therefore earn this amount annually, in order to be eligible to get their loved ones from the Philippines.
Since some of the British sponsors earn less than this amount, they just instruct their Filipina partners to file for the UK Visit Visa instead of the UK Spouse Visa or UK Fiancée Visa so that they can be with each other in the UK for the interim, and when the British sponsor saves enough money to comply with the financial requirement, the Filipina applicant can now file for the UK Spouse Visa or UK Fiancée Visa.
Of course, the Filipina fiancée must only stay in the UK for a maximum period of six (6) months, and then return to the Philippines before the lapse of her allowed stay.
Since all UK Settlement Visa applications must be lodged in the country of residence of the applicant, the Filipina applicant must therefore return to the Philippines to apply for the UK Settlement Visa.
Another reason why Filipina applicants opt to file for the UK Visit Visa rather than the UK Spouse Visa or UK Fiancée Visa is that the she is just not yet ready to settle in the UK. Thus, before she takes the plunge and settle in the UK for good, she files for the UK Visit Visa to get the feel of how it would be to live in the UK.
No matter what your reason may be, ECO-Friendly assures you, our prospective client, that filing for a UK Visit Visa will be hassle-free if you let us help you with your application.
Before we go any further, ECO-Friendly would like to inform would-be applicants the three most important qualifications that he or she must possess in order to be considered as eligible for the UK Visit Visa:
- That the applicant for the UK Visit Visa or the sponsor can finance the UK trip (round trip)
- That the applicant for the UK Visit Visa will return to the Philippines before the lapse of her allowed stay in the UK
- That the applicant for the UK Visit Visa will not work or study in the UK
As long as the applicant for the UK Visit Visa is able to prove this to the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) by means of documents that she should attach to the application, then there is a high chance that the application will be approved.
Here at ECO Immigration Consultancy, our main mission is to ensure that the applicant lodges her application with a complete set of supporting documents that will show that he or she meets all these requirements.
Backed by years of experience in the industry, we make it a point that every applicant files the application with a comprehensive list of documents that will convince the Entry Clearance Officer of the eligibility of our client.
To know more of the services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us at these numbers:
+63 917 5273009 / 02 5465440
If you are not yet certain on whether to file for a UK Spouse Visa, UK Fiancée Visa or a UK Visit Visa, just click the ECO-Friendly contact box below.