Thursday, February 9, 2017

UK Tourist Visa with Sponsor

Hi everyone, I would like to share my Tourist Visa Application with Sponsor.

As we all know that Long Distance Relationship (LDR) is so hard, that feeling of missing someone out of your reach. Even you talk to each other every single day, chatting, texting, video calling but still not enough. We met each other thru online. He went to Philippines after two months of knowing each other thru online, that's our first met in person. Everything went smoothly, he stayed for two weeks in the Philippines of-course we went on Vacation. After two weeks he go back to UK and we're back to LDR again. We missed each other everyday of our lives. After five months he went back to Philippines again and he only had one week vacation, before he go back to UK  he proposed to me and I said yes and met my parents and relatives. 

He told me to apply for a Marriage Visitor Visa but it was denied.(I will do another post about it.) After refusal of that Visa application, we decided to try the Tourist Visa, and luckily it was approved. It was 6 months multiple entry visa.

I have my savings but we just want to make sure that everything will be okay and hoping for an approved visa so he state his support for my visa application.

Here is my application and the documents that i provide:

UK Embassy

Via VFS Global

Mezzanine Floor, Ecoplaza Bldg.,,

Don Chino Roces Ave Ext, 

Makati, Metro Manila

To Whom It May Concern,

I, (name) would like to apply for a Tourist Visa/ Standard Visitor Visa, as I will visit my fiance for (duration of visit) from (Date) to (Date). He is a US Citizen who works as (employment). He lives at (UK address) . I will be staying with him my entire stay in the United Kingdom and he is going to shoulder all my expenses.

One of the main purposes of my visit (state you main reason of visit)

During my stay we plan to explore the UK together, in his free days from work the itinerary will be:

Date: Oxford City Exploration
Date: City of Bath, Bristol and Stonehenge 
Date: Overnight Stay in London City
Date: White Cliffs of Dover & Dover Castle
Date: Castle road trip, Windsor Castle, Warwick Castle, & Blenheim Palace 

During weekdays,(more explanation).

I don’t have any hotel bookings as I am going to stay in his apartment during my visit, and also I don’t have some bookings on the place we want to go because it is thru land travel only and accessible via car. We’re going to use his car on getting to those places.

I supposed to apply for a six months Marriage Visitor Visa but due to some circumstances at work, I am not allowed to leave for more than one month, so we postponed the wedding and now I am applying for a tourist visa instead. The planned wedding will be postponed to next year.

I am currently employed at (Company name) located in(Company Address) since (date) as an (Position). Vacation leave has been approved for the whole duration for this trip.

Please find the following documents to support my visa application enclosed herewith:
* Application form ( Visa4UK ), duly dated and signed with passport-size picture
* Passport
* Photocopy of my Company ID and Government ID
* Birth Certificate
* Employment and Leave certificates showing the date I’m expected to return for work
* Payslips, ITR, Bank Certificate & Statement of Account as proof of income
* Plane ticket booking reservation via Philippine Airlines for Manila –Heathrow – Manila on (dates)
* As an evidence of our relationship, I include some photos of us together and a screenshots of our daily communications together
*My Fiancee's Invitation letter with supporting documents 
I trust that you will find that everything is in order. For questions and clarifications, please feel free to contact me anytime.



Here is his invitation and documents he provide for the application:

Visa Office
British Embassy
Manila, Philippines

To Whom It May Concern,

Please be advised that I am inviting my fiance to visit me in United Kingdom from (date) to (date), (reason why you're inviting your fiance)

Name of the invited person: 
Date of birth: 
Passport Number:  
Date of arrival and departure: (date) and (date)

My name is (Name) a US Citizen, living in (Address), and working( work)

I will be responsible for her accommodation and all cost in United Kingdom.

My fiance will be staying with me at the following address:

Please find the following documents to support her visa application enclosed within:
1) A copy of my US passport and birth certificate.
2) A copy of my Company ID and COE.
3) As evidence of meeting each other I have included flight itinerary hotel bookings of my visits to the Philippines and photographs of us from our time spent together.
4) As evidence of our continuing relationship I have included a recent screenshots of a summary of Facebook messages and video calls between myself and (Name). 
5) As evidence of maintenance, I have included the most recent 6 month’s pay slips, and 6 months bank statements.
6) As evidence of accommodation I have included my tenancy agreement, property inspection report, and current Utility bill.
I hope I have included all the necessary information, please do not hesitate to contact me, should you require any confirmation or further information.

Yours faithfully,


There is no interview, that's why you have to make sure that your documents are complete before submitting it. After 10 days I received a text from VFS Global saying that my passport is available for pick up.

For now i am working to my next Visa Application, Fiance Visa. I find it hard applying Visa in our case because he is not a British, He's an American Citizen and he is assigned there for work and he will stay there for only two years. But still we are willing to risk everything. I'ts hard but it's worth it.

My immigration experience hmmmp I will make another post to it!


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