UK SETTLEMENT VISA
ECO client Madonna Sandison with hubby John in the UK
A UK Settlement Visa is the Entry Clearance applied for by a Filipino applicant who wants to settle permanently in the UK with his or her British partner as a spouse, fiancee, unmarried partner, civil partner or same-sex partner. The most important requirement which an applicant for any type of UK settlement visa must prove in order for the application to be approved is that the parties (the applicant and UK sponsor) intend to live together in the UK permanently. Aside from this, the parties must likewise show that they can financially support each other in the UK without resorting to public funds.
IMPORTANCE OF SPONSOR'S UNDERTAKING
At this point ECO-Friendly would like to stress that every information coming from the UK sponsor, especially those in the form of an undertaking, is very significant in the determination of the UK settlement visa application.
Although the UKBA website suggests that the only undertaking required to be submitted by the UK sponsor are those which will show the latter's ability to sufficiently accommodate and financially support the applicant for the UK settlement visa, no less than the UK Courts, in most of its decisions, ruled that each and every undertaking executed by the UK Sponsor related to the application must be given utmost weight by the ECO in arriving at a decision.
“This means that the ECO should give consideration to whatever a sponsor produces in support of an application and note anything that has a bearing on the case,” the official British Government for Visa Services said.
And these are exactly the types of documents which usually make or break the application for any type of UK settlement visa, and as strict office policy, used by the visa consultants of ECO-Friendly to strengthen the application of its clients.
Just click the UK Settlement Visa links to the right of this ECO-Friendly page for a more detailed information on the type of settlement visa you intend to apply for.