UK Spouse Visa Requirements for Filipinos

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I am a Filipino married to a British citizen and thought of compiling UK Settlement Wife/Husband Visa. This is often called spouse visa.  If you are Filipino married to British citizen this list might  help you on doing your own application. Please bear in mind that this is for entry clearance as a spouse (wife or husband) , Settlement Visa applied outside UK. Filipino citizen can also apply from country where they have a residence permit.

Below is the compilation of requirements intended for Filipino married to British. 



COMPILATION SPECIFICALLY FOR FILIPINO APPLICANTS 

Minimum income requirement

- Partner with no children – £18,600.
- 1 child in addition to the partner – £22,400.
- 2 children in addition to the partner – £24,800.
- 3 children in addition to the partner – £27,200.

SPOUSE VISA LIST FOR EMPLOYMENT ( Category A) 


SECTION 1 

  • - Online application print out , register here 


  • - All proof of payments ( Immigration Health Surcharge or IHS email payment confirmation,  Settlement Priority Visa Service receipt if applicable)
  • - Printed copy of email confirmation of your IHS reference number 
  • - APPENDIX 2  (VAF4A AUGUST 2018) FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT FORM  download here    . please note: old online application requires this, however no need to include this in the new online application. 
  • - SU07 (Sponsorship undertaking form) , download here
  • - IELTS Life Skills A1 as minimum  , approved test centres in the Philippines , British Council  and IDP   , check here if the test centres your eyeing is still in the approved list .

SECTION 2  PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP
  • - All support letters (cover letter for applicant, supporting letter for sponsor, optional letters from family and friends ) 
  • - Copy of  sponsor's passport 
  • - Copy of all Ph entry and exit stamps from passport (sponsor)
  • - PSA Marriage certificate ( some was got approved with their marriage certificate not in PSA copy, and haven't heard anyone refused of not submitting in PSA copy ) 
  • - Divorce papers if married previously
  • - Children’s birth certificates if you have children together. 
  • - Pictures through out relationship, reasonable numbers from each visit and the same from wedding. 
  • - Conversations and call logs from What's app/viber/fb messages,FaceTime,fb video  logs,Skype logs (which ever communication you use)
  • - Proof of remittances (optional but advisable if you have one) 
  • - Flight email bookings of sponsor’s travel in the Ph (if possible)
  • - Hotel bookings or rental agreement on where you stay in the Philippines (if possible)     
REMEMBER although the list of relationship proof is not stated on the document list on the Gov UK website, if you don’t provide proof of regular contact with your spouse you will be refused. In addition, as much as possible, before you download your proof of communication, change the name to your legal (passport ) name (if you haven't done so),  as such in some instances it will caused refusal. 

SECTION 3  SPONSOR'S INCOME
  • - 6 months wage slips if monthly pay , 7 wage slips if four-weekly pay, 13 wage slips if  bi-weekly pay, 26 wage slips if weekly pay  (last one within 28 days of online submission)
  • - 6 months bank statements or should covered the pays of the submitted wage slips ( last one within 28 days of online application submission)
  • - Employment contract
  • - Letter from employer stating he/she is employed there, job title or position hold, length of employment, permanent or temporary, annual salary or hourly rate if paid hourly, how long have been paid with the current salary, payslips are genuine (within 28 days of online application submission)
* P60’s are NOT needed for Category A but can be used for category B

SECTION 4 PROOF OF ACCOMMODATION IN THE UK

if Renting
  • - Tenancy agreement.
  • - Letter from landlord (stating number of bedrooms, number of occupants, number of people the property accommodates, and allowing the applicant to stay there) 
  • - Recent Council tax bill 
  • - Utility bills
  • - Photos of accommodation 
  • - if living with parents/relatives, include letter from them stating you’re allowed to stay there.
if owned property
  • - Recent Council tax bill 
  • - Mortgage statement (recent)
  • - Photos of accommodation

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DOCUMENTS FOR BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT
TO BE DONE AT VFS MAKATI OR CEBU
  • - What to bring with you, please click here
  • - Options for submission of supporting documents, please visit VFS website

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Spouse Visa Fees

      English test: ₱ 10,415.00  ( can pay online or offline through their website) 
      TB test :       ₱   3,600.00  ( pay in cash at the clinic) 
      Visa fee:       $   1,935.00   ( online payment only )
      Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) : £ 1,200.00  (online payment only)
      Priority service: ₱ 38,391.00 (optional)   , more details at VFS website

      * Allot on minor expenses for other supporting documents 


Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, this is based on personal experiences. Make it a habit to read on Gov UK  and VFS Global website for updates.


15 comments:

  1. Thank you sis. This is very helpful for beginners.

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  2. Applying for a spouse visa is getting tougher because of the strict visa policy being implemented in the country. It's the same for other countries as well, that is why every step in the process is very crucial in the approval of your visa application.

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  3. This is a very informative article which will be beneficial to many people.

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  4. So informative and helpful to others!

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  5. Great great help. Hope everyone gets informed with the tedious process.

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  6. This will be very beneficial to many people in this situation - very generous of you to put all this in writing.

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  7. Sounds a little complicated, but you made it very clear what you need to do.

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  8. Wow lots of things to do to working UK SPOUSE VISA and it looks very complicated but you give a great tips on how to work with it. Awesome tips from you!

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  9. Those information will help somebody for sure.

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  10. This is a very informative article and worth sharing.

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  11. This is really very informative and will help so many

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  12. I’ll have to go through the same process at some point,and one has to have a lot of patience......

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