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Spouse Visa - Quickest turnaround for successful application in 2018?

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by rd123, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. rd123
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    Hi, thanks for the feedback!

    Is COE a cert of employment? I have that signed already and all the previous payslips.

    Cheers,

    RJD
  2. rd123
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    rd123 Member

    Do you know anything about this 28 day rule? The visa application has to be submitted before 28 days from the last payslip?
  3. Maley
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    Maley Well-Known Member

    Yes - all your financial documents should not be older than 28 days - specially your bank statement and cert of employment.

    So for example, when we did my application, for example, our biometric was dated 10th of the month. My hubby went to his bank and asked for a stamped bank statement for the past 6 months on the 3rd of the month and the same with the Coe. He then sent the dox via dhl and arrived in ph on the 8th.

    Now in your case, since you can send your uk pack to sheffield, you save some days in transit. What most people do now is request the documents close to appointment date and send it to Sheffield on the day of biometrics so its still within 28days.
  4. rjd1969
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    Hi quick question.

    If we apply online and complete biometrics etc ,give the form to VFS.

    How many days do we have to get all the documents to Sheffield.

    Do the docs have to be received by Sheffield within 28 days of last payslip or the application lodged at vfs within 28 days ?

    What's the quickest way of sending documents to Sheffield from Cebu.

    Thx

    R
  5. Drunken Max
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    Drunken Max Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    I think its 20 days though I am not sure why i think that. Just check that the courier will deliver to a PO Box in the UK. Fedex does not according to reports.
  6. Markham
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    Markham . Lifetime Member

    Of the various courier companies that operate in the Philippines, I would recommend FedEx whose local agent is 2Go which has shipping points throughout the Metro Cebu area and certainly in Ayala and SM malls. You will need to ascertain the full and correct physical street address as couriers can not deliver to PO Boxes.
  7. rd123
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    rd123 Member

    Ok thx! So maybe its best to send to parents in UK and then have then send on to Sheffield.

    How about the time frame. Do the docs have to arrive in Sheffield before the 28 days of the last payslip? Is there any flexibility here?
  8. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    The 28 day limit is in relation to the online application date. Its inflexible.
  9. rd123
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    rd123 Member

    Seems like the address is:

    Settlement Applications
    International Operations and Visas
    PO Box 5852
    Sheffield
    United Kingdom
    S11 0FX

    Anyone have any ideas which agents can ship to a PO box?

    Thx

    Richard
  10. rd123
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    rd123 Member

    I thought the 28 day ruling was in respect of the last payslip? OK seems like we have more time than we thought.
  11. Drunken Max
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    Drunken Max Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    It varies depending on whether being posted from within the UK or not. The Post Office is the best bet with Parcel Force or registered mail. From outside of the UK I think only Fedex does not do PO boxes
  12. rjd1969
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    I just checked FedEx and DHL here in Cebu. None ship to a po box!!!

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