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Disgusted with UK visa,how do I get my family to UK?


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Old 20th March 2011, 05:43 PM
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I am disgusted with the UK visa service
they house and give anything to anyone who blags their way to the UK
yet they dick around when it comes to getting a visa for the UK
there is no advice on internet,British Embassey,citizens advice or solicitors (UK or Thai)
and they all just want to get as much money off you as possible
I am a British citizen (tho I am certainly not proud of the fact when you deal with these idiots),so why and how can they refuse my wife and daughter entrance to the UK
they happily take the £200 it costs to apply then simply give you a refusal and keep the money
they wont allow my daughter a passport because she is not in the Uk,cannot get in without 1 and refuse her a visa to enter.
my UK family have never met my wife and daughter because they cannot fly to Thailand and the UK wont let my wife and daughter visit-like I said totally disgusting

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Maybe you could engage the services of one of the visa agents who advertise their services in the Farang orientated press ?I agree that the visa process seems to be a money-making execise.I have heard that applications that are initailly refused may be granted on the second time esp. if more evidence is provided,however £200 seems excessive.

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I am disgusted with the UK visa service
they house and give anything to anyone who blags their way to the UK
yet they dick around when it comes to getting a visa for the UK
there is no advice on internet,British Embassey,citizens advice or solicitors (UK or Thai)
and they all just want to get as much money off you as possible
I am a British citizen (tho I am certainly not proud of the fact when you deal with these idiots),so why and how can they refuse my wife and daughter entrance to the UK
they happily take the £200 it costs to apply then simply give you a refusal and keep the money
they wont allow my daughter a passport because she is not in the Uk,cannot get in without 1 and refuse her a visa to enter.
my UK family have never met my wife and daughter because they cannot fly to Thailand and the UK wont let my wife and daughter visit-like I said totally disgusting
Everyone reckons that ANYONE can get into UK ....until they try it themselves.

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Too true
I get told it's easy all the time but the people telling me have never tried
my friends who have been in similar situations have all said it's taken each of them over a year to achieve it and they've all had to pay £1000's to these dodgy guys who promise to get them their visas for the £1000's they are charging.
I've seen these dodgy people and it's hard to know who to trust,
if you try to do it the right way you discover there is no right way
everyone I know who has got in has had to blag it.
and the price of the visa application is more than a 10 year UK passport,how wrong is that?!
they have no competition so you have to use them,if they keep refusing you keep paying,a happy situation for the UK government
yet they'l house,pay and make sure mad mulims who hate us and our country have phones,cars,etc!

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erm.... TBH £200 isn't that much for a visa...

You should probably supply some extra info: for example, what kind of Visa are you applying for (tourist, spouse, etc)?

Also, they "had to pay £1000's to these dodgy guys". What? You mean the UK Border Agency? Have a look at their latest price list on their website.

My wife and I are paying £1350 for her current visa.

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I have moved this to the Britain Forum, since it's about getting a visa to move there

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erm.... TBH £200 isn't that much for a visa...

You should probably supply some extra info: for example, what kind of Visa are you applying for (tourist, spouse, etc)?

Also, they "had to pay £1000's to these dodgy guys". What? You mean the UK Border Agency? Have a look at their latest price list on their website.

My wife and I are paying £1350 for her current visa.
Yes, please supply us with details so that we can help you.
Your wife's nationality, when did you marry?
The daughter's parentage and how old?
Your British nationality - were you born there or were you born abroad of a British parent? If so, have you ever lived in UK and for how long?
What kind of a visa were you applying for? Which consulate?
What were the reasons for their refusal (they have to state them in their letter of rejection)? Have you appealed?
Do you have sufficient finance and suitable accommodation in UK (for settlement)?
How long is the visit for, and where are you staying - with relatives, hotels, holiday flat?

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Too true
I get told it's easy all the time but the people telling me have never tried
my friends who have been in similar situations have all said it's taken each of them over a year to achieve it and they've all had to pay £1000's to these dodgy guys who promise to get them their visas for the £1000's they are charging.
I've seen these dodgy people and it's hard to know who to trust,
if you try to do it the right way you discover there is no right way
everyone I know who has got in has had to blag it.
and the price of the visa application is more than a 10 year UK passport,how wrong is that?!
they have no competition so you have to use them,if they keep refusing you keep paying,a happy situation for the UK government
yet they'l house,pay and make sure mad mulims who hate us and our country have phones,cars,etc!
Hi, my advice? Time and patience (I know it's hard). I'm an American woman who got married to a Scottish man in July 2010 of last year. We also have a baby together and I have a son from a previous relationship. In Nov 2010, I applied for a Settlement Visa for my son and I. I paid about $2,150 total (application fees). I did it all by myself, no lawyer advice, nothing. I did it all on-line as I had to living here in Florida. I heard back Feb 24 2011 that my son and I had been denied and they gave reasons as they weren't 100% sure that we could support ourselves and I'd forgot to include my sons birth certificate. I had 28 days to appeal and sent the appeals back to the UK border agency March 22nd. I've just heard back this morning that the Visa's have been approved! I am over the moon. Good luck! What is the reason they are denying your wife entry?

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I'm an American married to a UK citizen and we have a daughter together who was born in the US and she has both a US and UK passport the UK one we were able to get (legally) even without her being in the UK at the time. Also, what visa have you applied for because the spouse visa is way more than £200 it's more like £800

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My experience is that most applicants hoot themselves in th foot when appling.
Thy have ideas based on prejudice and subsequently say and do all the wrong things.

These people also are of limited intelligence and don't understand the forms even

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