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Old 12th April 2018, 08:18 AM
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The Uk applications for spouce and fiance are all done on line now and handled by an agency on behalf of UK gov. You need to earn something like £18000 per year now to sponsor a spouce. You shouldn't need an immigration advisor but if you think you need the help I could pm you the name of one in the UK both partner of which are married to filipinas. Immigration advisors don't have any better success than a personal application, they don't get any preferable treatment. What they can do is make sure your application is all in order.
Good and true advice Gary, there is no favouritism with an immigration lawyer when it comes to border control but when these guys do their job properly the only downfall will be on the applicants side for insufficient or inaccurate submissions/information. The info given to the specialist has to be vetted by them, I remember that in our application one of the many documents required had a spelling mistake in his name,,,,, a hyphen was missing and while frustrating had to be corrected as inaccurate info can not be submitted, something we would have missed in a multitude of paperwork was picked up quickly by professionals.
Good point you raised here was that the immi lawyers you mentioned have Filipino wives, they are most likely well versed in UK/PH immigration law and definitely would be my choice as was our choice with an Aussie immi specialist married to a Pinay running their business out of Alabang in Manila and specialising in partnership/fiancee and marriage visas.

Remember that if you take this on yourself and it fails it is very well recorded and the second application will be scrutinised to the max. Do it once and do it correctly.
I recall that a failed application had a waiting time of 12 months from memory before reapplication could be submitted, mind you my memory is not what it used to be.

Again as said there are plenty of immigration companies out there that will give a free appraisal of your situation "Google as I did for UK immi" and advise accordingly, remember no lies or embellishments.

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The Uk applications for spouce and fiance are all done on line now and handled by an agency on behalf of UK gov. You need to earn something like £18000 per year now to sponsor a spouce. You shouldn't need an immigration advisor but if you think you need the help I could pm you the name of one in the UK both partner of which are married to filipinas. Immigration advisors don't have any better success than a personal application, they don't get any preferable treatment. What they can do is make sure your application is all in order.
Good and true advice Gary, there is no favouritism with an immigration lawyer when it comes to border control but when these guys do their job properly the only downfall will be on the applicants side for insufficient or inaccurate submissions/information. The info given to the specialist has to be vetted by them, I remember that in our application one of the many documents required had a spelling mistake in his name,,,,, a hyphen was missing and while frustrating had to be corrected as inaccurate info can not be submitted, something we would have missed in a multitude of paperwork was picked up quickly by professionals.
Good point you raised here was that the immi lawyers you mentioned have Filipino wives, they are most likely well versed in UK/PH immigration law and definitely would be my choice as was our choice with an Aussie immi specialist married to a Pinay running their business out of Alabang in Manila and specialising in partnership/fiancee and marriage visas.

Remember that if you take this on yourself and it fails it is very well recorded and the second application will be scrutinised to the max. Do it once and do it correctly.
I recall that a failed application had a waiting time of 12 months from memory before reapplication could be submitted, mind you my memory is not what it used to be.

Again as said there are plenty of immigration companies out there that will give a free appraisal of your situation "Google as I did for UK immi" and advise accordingly, remember no lies or embellishments.

Cheers, Steve.

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The Uk applications for spouce and fiance are all done on line now and handled by an agency on behalf of UK gov. You need to earn something like £18000 per year now to sponsor a spouce. You shouldn't need an immigration advisor but if you think you need the help I could pm you the name of one in the UK both partner of which are married to filipinas. Immigration advisors don't have any better success than a personal application, they don't get any preferable treatment. What they can do is make sure your application is all in order.
hi Gary,

I'd be grateful if you could PM me some details please.

thanks....




also thank you to everyone else, i'm sure i will get there in the end, just each step seems to be so slow like ID for a passport is a SSS card that can take 6 months, a driving licence that i have no idea about yet but will soon or a voters card or something like that.
also seems she needs to travel from her island to manila to get her birth certificate sorted as well :/

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hi Gary,

I'd be grateful if you could PM me some details please.

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also thank you to everyone else, i'm sure i will get there in the end, just each step seems to be so slow like ID for a passport is a SSS card that can take 6 months, a driving licence that i have no idea about yet but will soon or a voters card or something like that.
also seems she needs to travel from her island to manila to get her birth certificate sorted as well :/
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at the moment she is in collage and baby sits to pay for it.
i've brought her a mobile phone but don't send her money other than to buy herself a valentines gift and flowers as i didn't know who to order from to be sure they would arrive on time and in good condition. (i have seen them and receipts that she insisted on showing me).
She has no Birth Certificate or Birth Certificate Issues?

In an earlier post, you indicated she was in College. Where you aware Colleges here by law are not allowed to Issue Diplomas without a Valid Birth Certificate to prevent Fraud?

Something isn't right here. I mentioned it before, you better have a Private Investigator check her out before you get too emotionally/financially involved with her.

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The Uk applications for spouce and fiance are all done on line now and handled by an agency on behalf of UK gov. You need to earn something like £18000 per year now to sponsor a spouce. You shouldn't need an immigration advisor but if you think you need the help I could pm you the name of one in the UK both partner of which are married to filipinas. Immigration advisors don't have any better success than a personal application, they don't get any preferable treatment. What they can do is make sure your application is all in order.
Agreed. Back when we were in the process, I felt it was worth the money to ensure that all was done properly and not be dismissed because of some minor technical thing that one may neglect to comply with. Those people do it all the time and their livelihood depends on doing it right the first time.

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I saw the same thing also. Just a glitch I guess. When signed in open page 2. When there the rest of the pages should be visible. Hopefully It will work when you try.

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She has no Birth Certificate or Birth Certificate Issues?

In an earlier post, you indicated she was in College. Where you aware Colleges here by law are not allowed to Issue Diplomas without a Valid Birth Certificate to prevent Fraud?

Something isn't right here. I mentioned it before, you better have a Private Investigator check her out before you get too emotionally/financially involved with her.
she has a birth certificate but in her mother's maiden name, when she went to get SSS so she could use it as ID fore her passport she was told by them that as her dad is named on the certificate she should be under his name, as he is dead and her mother unable to travel she has got to travel from negros to manila to sort it out and then try again to get her SSS sorted for ID.

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she has a birth certificate but in her mother's maiden name, when she went to get SSS so she could use it as ID fore her passport she was told by them that as her dad is named on the certificate she should be under his name, as he is dead and her mother unable to travel she has got to travel from negros to manila to sort it out and then try again to get her SSS sorted for ID.
There is an NSO office in Cebu where she can take care of that. At least that's where my Asawa gets all the birth certificate issues taken care of. No need to fly to Manila, she can just take the ferry to Cebu, which is next island over, and a V-hire to the City. Unless she wants to go to Manila.

Look, I'm with Hey Joe on this, you ought to at least check her out. Ask for the CENOMAR, it's not hard to get (same office). So many of these women are married from an earlier age and just don't want to admit it as most foreigners will leave. Getting "unmarried" is not for the faint of heart and takes a few years.

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There is an NSO office in Cebu where she can take care of that. At least that's where my Asawa gets all the birth certificate issues taken care of. No need to fly to Manila, she can just take the ferry to Cebu, which is next island over, and a V-hire to the City. Unless she wants to go to Manila.

Look, I'm with Hey Joe on this, you ought to at least check her out. Ask for the CENOMAR, it's not hard to get (same office). So many of these women are married from an earlier age and just don't want to admit it as most foreigners will leave. Getting "unmarried" is not for the faint of heart and takes a few years.
Fully agree. There is also a NSO Office here in Iloilo that my Asawa does all her business with. She has been able to obtain any needed documents concerning her birth, marriage, his death cert, etc with no problem. No need to go to manila. Almost seems as if you are being given a runaround, enough in my opinion to be very skeptical & suspicious.

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