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Re: UK visitor visa application
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 02:05:33 AM »
Schengen info is shared too (UK and IRL have read only access)

Be prepared for visa costs especially with a child, doubles the cost (assuming child is not British or able to register as British), you’re looking at about £4K for the first ones including IHS fee, and same again in 2.5 years. Then ILR and citizenship. Budget 18-20k over next five years. Visa refusal won’t affect settlement but will slow things down, due diligence and all that.

Another issue is permission to allow child to emigrate, need fathers permission and court order.

And lastly, UKBA was disbanded as unfit for purpose, replaced with UKVI.
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Re: UK visitor visa application
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2018, 09:59:45 AM »
Schengen info is shared too (UK and IRL have read only access)

Be prepared for visa costs especially with a child, doubles the cost (assuming child is not British or able to register as British), you’re looking at about £4K for the first ones including IHS fee, and same again in 2.5 years. Then ILR and citizenship. Budget 18-20k over next five years. Visa refusal won’t affect settlement but will slow things down, due diligence and all that.

Another issue is permission to allow child to emigrate, need fathers permission and court order.

And lastly, UKBA was disbanded as unfit for purpose, replaced with UKVI.

With the same ministry, the same bosses, the same idiots making the decisions..

Nothing changes just by changing a name... :'(
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Re: UK visitor visa application
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2018, 10:43:17 AM »
Schengen info is shared too (UK and IRL have read only access)

Be prepared for visa costs especially with a child, doubles the cost (assuming child is not British or able to register as British), you’re looking at about £4K for the first ones including IHS fee, and same again in 2.5 years. Then ILR and citizenship. Budget 18-20k over next five years. Visa refusal won’t affect settlement but will slow things down, due diligence and all that.

Another issue is permission to allow child to emigrate, need fathers permission and court order.

And lastly, UKBA was disbanded as unfit for purpose, replaced with UKVI.

With the same ministry, the same bosses, the same idiots making the decisions..

Nothing changes just by changing a name... :'(

True. I was just showing off!


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Re: UK visitor visa application
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2018, 06:02:47 PM »
She does already have some travel history, most of which i would guess is not so useful as it was to Egypt, Turkey and Morocco. But she has also been to Amsterdam. 

Correct that for these purposes Egypt, Turkey and Morocco are worthless. They've all been there and there are no restrictions to enter.

If Amsterdam then she has a Schengen in her passport - so she'll get another. Maybe less so if it was one of the "tours" they do. But 2 days in Holland is worth 2 years in Egypt, Turkey or Morocco for our purposes IMO.

Think of travel history like a tier: Egypt, Turkey and Morocco = 0. Poland, Lithuania, Latvia et al = 1. Malta, Greece = 3. Germany, Holland, France = 8. USA/UK = 10. Think about it - we all know Denmark or Sweden is worth more than Slovenia or Bulgaria in the "where did you go and still went home" stakes. 

France isnt too difficult we found. Half of Africa is there already but as they are still Schengen it has value. 

Belgium we found easy too. Nobody wants to go to Belgium so the visa offices are hardly over run with applications.

Estonia was the easiest: Nobody even knows where it is and almost nobody goes there so the visa offices are pleased to have something to rubber stamp. Same with Finland - but both are Schengen.
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Re: UK visitor visa application
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2018, 08:06:01 AM »
New fees for 2018 as of today;

Visa fee £1523 + £1200 IHS + £573 Priority Fee if wanted, so that's £2753 or £3323 per person for first 2.5 years.

Same again 2.5 year later except IHS feee £1000 (but prices will have gone up anyway).

2.5 years after another £2389 person (no IHS for ILR), plus £1330 per person for citizenship if wanted.

So that's a whacking £7492 per person minimum start to finish.

Better start looking down the back of the settee.....
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Re: UK visitor visa application
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2018, 12:20:26 AM »
New fees for 2018 as of today;

Visa fee £1523 + £1200 IHS + £573 Priority Fee if wanted, so that's £2753 or £3323 per person for first 2.5 years.

Same again 2.5 year later except IHS feee £1000 (but prices will have gone up anyway).

2.5 years after another £2389 person (no IHS for ILR), plus £1330 per person for citizenship if wanted.

So that's a whacking £7492 per person minimum start to finish.

Better start looking down the back of the settee.....

Not sure of the calculations there Ste  :hidechair:

we now get plenty of Ukrainian coming on to construction sites I had 4 guys this week
most of which have followed the new route of finding some distant relative who was polish or Romania etc....and hey bingo the golden ticket arrives
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Re: UK visitor visa application
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2018, 06:48:56 AM »
Not sure of the calculations there Ste  :hidechair:

we now get plenty of Ukrainian coming on to construction sites I had 4 guys this week
most of which have followed the new route of finding some distant relative who was polish or Romania etc....and hey bingo the golden ticket arrives
What Sparky notes is about the same as many Turkish citizens 'discovering' or 'finding' a relative in Bulgaria. With this new found 'relationship' they can obtain an passport from an EU nation.
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Re: UK visitor visa application
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2018, 02:03:45 PM »
New fees for 2018 as of today;

Visa fee £1523 + £1200 IHS + £573 Priority Fee if wanted, so that's £2753 or £3323 per person for first 2.5 years.

Same again 2.5 year later except IHS feee £1000 (but prices will have gone up anyway).

2.5 years after another £2389 person (no IHS for ILR), plus £1330 per person for citizenship if wanted.

So that's a whacking £7492 per person minimum start to finish.

Better start looking down the back of the settee.....

Not sure of the calculations there Ste  :hidechair:

we now get plenty of Ukrainian coming on to construction sites I had 4 guys this week
most of which have followed the new route of finding some distant relative who was polish or Romania etc....and hey bingo the golden ticket arrives

Yeah I had three goes - different answers - must be a bug in all calculators ;)

Not sure re: EU extended family members, just covers, unmarried partners, cousins, MIL's etc, and even then (in UK) there is no right to work. Must be forged docs saying they're direct family members or are extended and granted right to work - check with UKVI right to work thingy - I'll dig out a link.

Rule is loosely direct family members (ie it direct line of descendcy or ascendancy) are granted right to work, extendeds ie sideways ones, aunties etc, aren't. Even then all have to prove dependancy in country of origin.

It is much more difficult than it was in UK at least cos tightening up is a vote-winner....
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