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kimreg67

New Member, Male, 71, from Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset

I am looking for advice on fiance and spouse visas from the Philippines to the UK May 27, 2015

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      I am looking for advice on fiance and spouse visas from the Philippines to the UK
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 12, 1948 (Age: 71)
    Location:
    Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset
    Occupation:
    Retired Teacher
    Gender:
    Male
    Relationship Status:
    In a Relationship
    I first went to the Philippines in October 2013 and stayed four months. I came back in June 2014 and shortly afterwards met my present partner. We lived together for 14 months and our aim is to get married and settle in the UK. He is 32 and I am 67. He hopes one day to be working in the hospitality industry - possibly in the Philippines and then in the UK.

    The reason for joining this forum is in preparation for his visa application as my fiance. As I understand it, he cannot work until he obtains a spouse visa after we get married in a registry office in the UK.

    I have been told that applying for a visa for the UK involves a lot of "leg-work" and expense. We are both absolutely determined not to be put off by the inevitable bureaucracy and hope that we do not have to spend a fortune as a consequence.

    We would like some advice as to how best to proceed with the visa application. At present we can do nothing until my divorce comes through - which I hope will happen by the beginning of the summer next year. I decided to return to the UK in order to make it easier for the divorce to go through. I am told that my wife and I have to go through mediation as a condition. There is the awkward issue of a possible house sale, which may take some time.

    After a week's exhausting search, I have manage to find a room to rent in Southbourne, situated between Christchurch and Bournemouth - an area I know well, because my wife and I lived in Christchurch for 16 years.

    I am retired and my two pensions - teachers and state - exceed the minimum limit of £18,600. I hope they are content with gross rather than net income. Once the house is sold or my wife buys me out, I will also have some capital. What I do with that, I am uncertain - invest or buy property. Fortunately I don't have to make a decision about that. Whatever happens I will be guided by my independent financial adviser.

    I was wondering whether there was a filipino community in the Bournemouth area. I would very much to learn from other people's experiences of the visa "labyrinth" as well as about life in the Philippines.

    I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

    Kind regards,

    Bill.