Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:03 PM
I am new here and have what I think is an obvious question!
My boyfriend is Peruvian and I would like him to come to the UK for a holiday of about 3 months before we travel back to Peru together.
He is not able to leave Peru until the beginning of June but would like to send his application as soon possible before that i.e. at the beginning of March. There is a bit of a problem though as the application states the he needs to provide his bank statements form the past 6 months. In the past, he has been paid in cash and so has no in goings to his account and therefore no proof of his earnings. However, he has just got a job where he will be paid into his account but upon applying for his visa, his bank account will only show 4 months of payments and the two months prior to this will show no activity. Would this prevent him from getting a tourist visa? I am a British citizen and I am currently living with my sister, who can provide a letter say that he will stay with her at no cost to him. She is also willing to provide a copy of her bank statement for the past 6 months.
Please help as we are over thinking this whole thing and it is causing so much stress. I think it will be really hard for him to get a visa but his is only visiting for 3 months, not working.
Thank you for any help,
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:07 PM
You may want to speak to an advisor about the requirements. Visit visas are often tricky.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:24 PM
Thank you for answering. I was afraid this visa process might be difficult!
Could you advise about how I would contact someone at the UK Border Agency? Is there a contact telephone number I can use or an email contact? I cannot find it anywhere on the website.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:27 PM
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:18 PM
The UKBA doesn't provide assistance beyond the websites. Advisors can provide document checks and advise on how best to present the application and assess chances of success. Advisors are UK based and regulated and only they should be used. Victoria is one and I would recommend her, contact details are on her profile, though she's on holidays at the moment. There are other advisors on the forum too.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:27 PM
In terms of the tourist visa, we've taken into account the main issue seems to be proving you will return to your home country. He has a job, cash in hand though, but he will begin putting the money in his account every month so he can show his earnings. We're imagining he wont even be able to apply for another few months at least because he'll need to show his earnings for 6 months. Or is it worth writing a letter explaining his circumstances (up until recently he was self employed)? Does he need a certain amount of money in his account for a certain amount of time? He is planning to buy a motorbike so he can show he has property in his name (I've heard this helps..?) also, we may be able to get a letter from his employer stating that he will resume employment after he returns from his holiday. Any more tips?
I'm working and will soon (hopefully..) have a tenancy agreement so I can provide documents showing I'll cover his costs here in the UK.
Any advice very gladly received... Thanks
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:47 PM
There are lots of tips on this board, but again you may want to consider professional assistance.
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