How to get a Visa for England and the Uk

by Sarah
(England, Birmingham)

QUESTION How to get a Visa to Visit England?

My spouse lives in Jamaica and I would like him to visit me due to I am getting frustrated in traveling twice a year to his country, is it possible for him to be rewarded a visiting visa even though I currently receive benefits such as, income support and tax credits.


ANSWER: by R. Phang

I’m glad you’re making steps to find a solution to this issue, twice a year can be tiring.

I understand the frustration also especially with all the security and probing one has to endure through it all. However, most definitely can work once the hearts are in the right places.

It is indeed possible for your spouse to get a visiting visa to the United Kingdom. Most countries do require one upon arrival at their border patrol.

And just like all other countries that requires a visa, there are some criteria that needs to be met.

The information I have begins with both you and your spouse knowing the type of visa that would be required, which could be one of three options:


  • Standard
  • Family Visit or
  • Marriage Visitor Visa.


Within each option there are additional probing questions that helps to narrow down the selections.

For example, under the Family Visit visa there are three types of this kind and it is issued depending on if the partner or family member is studying or working in the UK, if they are from the European Economic Area (EEA) or if they are British citizen or from the outside of the EEA but now settling in the UK.

All of which are granted in short and long term validity.

A decision is usually made within a few weeks on whether or not they would approve or decline the visa based on the information that will be gathered from the applicant (about himself and the person he will be visiting) and criteria met by both parties.

Your spouse’s eligibility would take into consideration the following:

  • Age (over 18 years)
  • Intended length of visit (to be less than 6 months).
  • Proof that you will leave the UK at the end of visit.
  • And proof he can financially support himself (or the recipient of the visitor, family or friend) during the visit.
  • Also be able to pay for his returning or onward journey.


With that said, as you have mentioned earlier you are currently on government or state benefit. That may pose a problem for you. Unless you can prove that you current dependability is short term and should change in the future.

I would suggest that you reach out to a lawyer or the country’s relevant department for more details on that.

In the meantime if your spouse can show proof of financial stability, then he may have better chance at getting the visa approved.

Some additional requirements are in the form of documents.
I’ll list the ones in relations to your query as it is imperative that you are able to assist him provide documentations showing that he will be visiting a family member in the UK.

They are as follows:

  • Valid Passport
  • Birth or marriage certificate ( as proof of relationship)
  • At letter from the spouse or family member in the UK declaring the applicant will be in your care.
  • The receiving partner or family member passport or ID card


I do encourage you to visit the United Kingdom Embassy website for further details including applicable fees or additional questions you may have.

Best wishes.


Regards,

R. P.

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