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UK citizen married in Canada to Filipina lady has a son born in Canada


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Old 9th December 2016, 05:42 AM
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HI there to Joppa and Nylon a friend here currently on holiday (Kezcon1) said Hi From Philippines.
I met my Philippine wife while working myself in Alberta Canada almost 3 years ago and got married in Canada in the province we worked in. We now have a son 1 year and 4mths old. After finishing our working permits in Canada we came to Philippines to visit family here on my wife's side.
At the arrival airport (Manila) my wife child and I met at afficial checking passports at departues. She looked at our marriage certificate and sons birth certificate and then proceeded to stamp my passport with a Balikbayan visa for free entitling me to stay here in the Philippines for one year and my sons Canadain passport got the same stamp. NO problem there so far. Being married any man or woman can come with said partner and get issued a visa as mentioned and stay up to a year. If you wish to stay longer you just need to exit say fly to Hong Kong or Thiland on and get return flight with your wife or husband and get a new visa for a year free.! Cheapest way to stay long term and get a small holiday in the process.
Ok this is now our problem next. My wife and I applied a uk holiday visa using the online application gov agent company here in Manila Eco plaza. She took all her requirements and had her pic taken and they said they would send the application to uk embassy. 3 weeks later we went back after hearing only they received it and she got a refused not saying they didn't think I was here supporting her and where did her bank funds come from ??
Even though my wife included her passport showing her previous Canadian work permit. My wife worked in Canada 4 years and before Tiwan 8 years. They state they check passport but if that's true then why did they not see her working permits previous to see where her funds came from ?
Now my son and I are running out of time and my family are worried and sad we can't come home to uk to visit. What are my options can anyone advise as my son is also running out of time here as he's born Canadian.
What's my best option I'm thinking go home to somerset and apply there for a visa or their residency. My mum in uk needs a carer being disabled and asked if my wife could help but we don't know about that either can my registered disabled mum sponsor my wife to come and be her carer possibly ?

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Can't you apply for a Phillipine passport for your son?

Your mother can't sponsor your wife. There are plenty of available carers in the UK.

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Yes we're looking at extending his stay here in Philippines currently but I'd like him to school in uk like I did. I have been out of uk now 5 years but want to go home and take my wife and son she's a skilled worker and speaks Engish fluently Chinese fluently and Tagalog. She would have no problem getting employment as she was a manager in Canada and I have a ltd company still in the uk so was thinking i might be able to hire her as a foreign worker or just apply settlement to have them living with me. Do you have any ideas? And thank you for your reply :-) best wishes

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In order to employ here you would need a sponsor licence which you may or may not be eligible for. If her job isn't on the shortage occupation list then in order to employ her you would need to do a resident labour market test to prove that there is no one who can do the job who doesn't need employer sponsorship to work in the UK.

Your best option is to sponsor her for a spouse visa. If you are British otherwise than by descent then your son is British by descent and is eligible for a UK passport so he doesn't need a visa. For a spouse visa you will need to meet the financial, accommodation and relationship requirements. Read through FM 1.7 to see the options for meeting the financial requirement.

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...equirement.pdf

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Yes ok will do its same as Canada labour market opinion application I guess but Canada just changed theirs to an Lima which has more requirements sadly. Also what about settlement to move them to uk. I'm home on the 24th so can look into the spouce visa I've heard it can be problematic but I guess I can see. My income isn't a problem although my savings might be below required now as I bought land here and built a house furnishing it too I have 36k left in uk but I can save fast as I can work away from home in my stealth camper like I did before for 3 years saving working up north to get the best contractual rates. thanks again I guess all we need do here is to renew his passport and pic as he's 1 and a half almost. I could go back to Canada to work as I have an open permit dated for another year and 3 mths but I don't think I can take my wife back too as she would need a visa holiday one or new Lima from a company there and right now it's back to minus 40 almost in Alberta were told today uuuug I've done enough ice road trucking there and I want to catch up with pension contributions when I get home as my military pension is just a top up and I've qualified 17 years pension with 4 I can top up. Thanks for your info buddy. Back in somerset on 24th Jan so hope it's warmer than Canada in Jan lol best wishes mate

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