UK Visa for Indian husband

#1 Jan 29th, 2011, 00:47
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Hi folks,

I am marrying on the 23rd February my Indian fiance in India under the SM Act (I am a British national) and due to my not being kept on in my current work contract (thus have to relocate to the UK in March) I am interested in speaking to anyone who has applied for a UK Spouse Visa for their Indian husband.

I am really concerned as we will need to apply for this as soon as we get married and I am hearing horror stories about rejections.

Any hints/tips/guidance much appreciated...we have contacted various Visa companies and fees are ranging from 2 lac to rs5,000 - any details of reputable (reasobaly costing) agencies who can help us would also be appreciated!

Jules
#2 Jan 29th, 2011, 03:08
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I really don't know that such agencies off you any real value.

If you have not already done so, then you need to study, long and hard, this section of the Border Agency's site and an other section that might even possibly be useful.

Having done that, you should have a pretty good idea if you are likely to satisfy the requirements. I've only taken my Indian wife to UK for visits and have no real idea about settlement visa applications. However, so long as you are able to satisfy the basic stuff about age, genuine relationship, and can show that you will be financially independent and housing yourselves in UK, I do not think you need to be concerned.

Study the site: it really is helpful and informative. Study the form that he will have to complete.
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Hello Jules

Sorry to hear about the contract not being renewed- what happened was it the 25,000 US minimum?

Good luck for your wedding on 23rd and hope you get through the visa procedures easily, I know a friend is doing the same and has to show floor plans of her parents house to show they have adequate living space!!!

Regards

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Hi folks!

Nick-H, thank you for the advice, will get onto that asap. I have heard a few horror stories which have made me worried, however I will stay positive!

Nickyl - Great to hear from you! How are things going your end? Yep it was the 25,000, so now I plan to do pretty much what you had - get a Visa extension (changing from a business Visa to X Visa in my case) once married. Stay here on the entry Visa while my then husbands Visa is being processed and hope for the best that it takes a few months and of course goes through!

Do update me!

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Jules, my experience was a few years back (getting a visa for my wife), but as I remember, you have to show that you are working, wage slips for at least six months, and you have to show you bank details, to show that you are financially ok.


PS. Don't bother with agencies, its not complicated, provided your work & finances are in order.
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Hi John,

Great stuff thank you. The final figure they have quoted us is rs45,000, so I think we will go ahead and sort ourselves (fingers crossed!)

Do you remember how long it took btw to get the Visa processed?

Thanks!!!
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What, an agency quoted you 45,000?

I wonder how they justify that? Did they give you a big build up about the difficulties that only they could overcome? ... Or something?

I think you made the right decision, to do it yourself. Do let us know how you progress
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I know - it is fairly steep! Think we are just panicking that it will be very complicated etc...when in actual fact we can just follow the process from the UK Border Agency site...if we run into any problems I will torture you guys on here for help lol

Certainly will keep everyone updated...next stop is the FRRO on Thursday to get info on changing my business Visa to an x Visa after the marriage! (Which the same agency quoted rs40,000 to sort lol)

J
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Originally Posted by LongTallJules View Post Hi John,

Great stuff thank you. The final figure they have quoted us is rs45,000, so I think we will go ahead and sort ourselves (fingers crossed!)

Do you remember how long it took btw to get the Visa processed?

Thanks!!!
As far as remember, my wife was issued her visa within a few days of her appearing for the interview (with all the proper paperwork).
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John - we have been told that from the time we apply it will take 3 months?! (By the same agency who were charging us rs45,00 on fact!)
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You can check projected processing times by visa type and issuing centre here!
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Originally Posted by LongTallJules View Post John - we have been told that from the time we apply it will take 3 months?! (By the same agency who were charging us rs45,00 on fact!)
AS I said, my experience was a few years back, maybe they are more stricter now.

Anyhow best of luck, and as I said before provided your paperwork is in order thre should be no problem.
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Cheers guys!

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Have just looked at VFS - quoting rs 56,500 for fee. Have emailed them to ask what exactly the fee will 'cover' !

#15 Feb 2nd, 2011, 21:13
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The fees will be fixed by the British government. You can see the Sterling "prices" here.

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