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UK VISA FOR FILIPINOS – Tourist, Marriage and Residency

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Do we still need a visa to visit the United Kingdom?

The simple answer is YES! Filipinos still need to apply for a visa if you want to visit the UK whether it’s for marriage, long-term residency or a short-term tourist visit. I am just making this clear because while we were enjoying Switzerland last month (August), some ‘attention – seekers satirical website’ created a FAKE news entitled, ‘Filipinos No Longer Need Visa To Enter The United Kingdom‘.

UK VISA FOR FILIPINOS - Tourist, Marriage and ResidencyCreating a FAKE news is bad. Using my photo is worse. Misleading our fellowmen is worst!

If you happen to see this website or similar articles, please report it. We do not want these kinds of news. Do we? So just to turn things right, I’m going to share how Filipinos can acquire their UK Visa.

Monkey DividersGeneral Steps on How to Apply for UK Tourist Visa

1. Apply Online

The first step is that you need to secure an online application. From there you can book the appointment and pay the visa fee. Walk in applicants are NOT accommodated so you really have to go through this. Click here for the .

UK VISA FOR FILIPINOS - Tourist, Marriage and Residency

UK VISA FOR FILIPINOS - Tourist, Marriage and Residency UK VIsa Application for Filipino : Philippines passport holder2. Personal Appearance for document submission and for biometric information

Make sure that you arrive 15 minutes early at the visa application center. Bring your appointment letter and requirements. Below are the addresses of the visa centers in the Philippines.

Manila 

VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc.,
Mezzanine Floor Unit M01, Ecoplaza Building,
2305 Chino Roces Avenue Extension Makati City, Metro Manila 1231

Cebu 

VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc.,
9th Floor, Keppel Center, Unit 905, Samar Loop
cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue,
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City 6000F

For your information, the British Embassy in the Philippines is located at 120 Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig, Metro Manila. If you’re based abroad then check the details on the official website.UK Tourist Visa for Filipina

We summarized the basic information you need should you want to acquire a UK visa.  But first, it is essential that you identify your purpose of traveling. To check the detailed instructions, you may visit the UK government’s website.

Another question that I usually received is if you’re allowed to apply for your UK visa abroad? Yes, you can if you have residency in another country but if you’re on a tourist visa on another country then you have to prove why you’re applying there and not in the Philippines.

In this post, let’s talk about having a Standard Visitor Visa, Marriage Visa and Residence Card.

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Standard UK Visitor Visa Application

UK VISA FOR FILIPINOS - Tourist, Marriage and Residency
If you are traveling to the UK for leisure, business or to receive medical attention, you will have to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa. Once approved, there are certain things which you should avoid (not allowed!) doing in the UK. Here are some of those:

  • paid or unpaid work (do not attempt to illegally work in the UK)
  • live in the UK for long periods of time through constant visits
  • request for public funds
  • marry or register a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership

When can you apply?

You can apply 3 months before your scheduled travel. The decision should be released within 3 weeks.

For how long can you stay in the UK?

Generally, you can stay in the UK for 6 months. However, there are few exemptions such us if you are traveling to receive a medical treatment (11 months) or you need to visit and conduct a research and for academic purposes (12 months).

What if I want to frequently visit the UK?

You need to have valid reasons why there is a need to have a long – term visit visa to the UK. The visa can be valid for 2, 5 or 10 years and you can stay in the UK for a maximum of 6 months every time you visit. It is important to know that for travelers under 18 years old, the long- term visit visa will only be valid for up to 6 months after you turn 18.

Fees

Standard Visitor visa is at £87.

If you are applying for a long – term visit visa, the fees range from £330 – £752 depending on the years (2, 5 or 10) you wish to apply for.

What do you need to prove to secure a visa?

During the application process, make sure you can prove that you will leave the UK at the end of your trip and that you can support yourself while traveling. Also, please prepare other relevant documents that will support your claims.

Note that you may be approved for a shorter – term visit visa depending on the reasons and documents you have provided.  In such cases, you won’t be able to get a refund.

What are the documents you need to provide?

passports

  • a current passport or other valid travel identification
  • proof that you can support yourself such as bank statements or payslips from the last 6 months

Make sure that your passport has a page that is blank on both sides.

If you have documents written in languages other than English or Welsh, have these documents translated.

Additional documents might be required when you are traveling to the UK for the following purposes:

  • for private medical treatment
  • to apply as an organ donor
  • academic on sabbatical and want to stay for 12 months
  • as a prospective entrepreneur
  • to take the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test or sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Be ready with the additional information

To further strengthen your claim that you will leave the UK after your trip, you must be able to clearly provide the following details:

  • travel dates
  • accommodation
  • travel budget
  • your current residency
  • parents’ names and dates of birth
  • annual salary
  • travel history
  • (if employed) employer’s address and telephone number
  • your partner’s name, date of birth, and passport number
  • the name and address of your sponsor, if you have any
  • the name, address and passport number of any family members you have in the UK
  • details of any criminal, civil or immigration offenses you have committed

You can apply for a standard visitor visa if you’re under 18 under certain conditions

Always remember to secure a written consent from your parent or guardian.

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Marriage Visitor Visa

UK VISA FOR FILIPINOS - Tourist, Marriage and ResidencyDo you want to get married or register a civil partnership in the UK? If yes, the visa you need to apply for is the Marriage Visitor Visa provided that you are not going to stay or settle in the UK for a long period of time after getting married. (This is the visa that I have when we decided to finally get married in the UK last July 12, 2016.)

When can you apply?

You can apply 3 months before your scheduled travel. The decision should be released within 3 weeks or you can pay extra to get a faster decision but it’s not necessary mean that your visa will be approved.

Fees

It costs £87 to apply.

For how long can you stay in the UK?

You can use the visa for not longer than 6 months.

What do you need to prove for a marriage visit visa?

You need to be 18 years old and above before you can have a marriage visa. In addition, you have to prove that you are in a real relationship with your partner.

What are the documents you need to provide?

  • a current passport or other valid travel identification
  • proof that you can support yourself such as bank statements or payslips from the last 6 months
  • proof of your future plans for the relationship,
  • details of where you intend to stay and your travel plans

It would help if you prepare the following as well:

  • details of the marriage or civil partnership and proof that you’ve paid money for some of its costs
  • proof that you have given notification of marriage to the register office in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland

If you are going to re-marry, here are the things you need to provide:

  • decree absolute
  • death certificate of a previous partner

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UK Residence Card (5 years validity)

With a Residence Card, you are able to enjoy a number of benefits and services in the UK. Plus, you can easily re- enter the UK. Lastly, having a residence card is an advantage if you are looking for work.

UK VISA FOR FILIPINOS - Tourist, Marriage and ResidencyWhat is the validity of your residence card?

A residence card can last up to 5 years and then you can apply for a permanent residence card.

Fees

£65 for each person included in an application.

Who can apply for a residence card?

You can apply for a residence card if you are:

  • from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • the family member, or extended family member, of an EEA national who is a permanent resident or ‘qualified person’

Similarly, you can apply for a residence card if :

  • you have a ‘retained right of residence’ – This means you you have a family member who was a permanent resident or is a qualified person
  • you are to apply as ‘Surinder Singh’ case – This means you must be a family member of a British citizen

To know if you are qualified, you can find more information from the

What are the documents you need to provide?

Each person in the application will need to provide the following:

  • a current passport
  • 2 passport size color photographs
  • one passport size color photograph of your European Economic Area(EEA) national (or British citizen) sponsor
  • your EEA family member’s valid passport or national identity card
  • proof of your  relationship to your EEA family member –  (unmarried couples should show that they have lived together for 2 years )

Other requirements might be required depending on your qualification or eligibility.

Fees

It costs £65 for each person to apply.

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UK Spouse Visa (Settlement Visa)

You need to apply in a different way and the fees are much higher. For more details about your settlement visa, you can check it directly at the

UK VIsa Application for Filipino : Philippines passport holder 1General tip: Be very honest with your visa application and do not risk doing the ‘You Can’t Dos’ when in the UK. If you get caught, there is a huge chance that you won’t be able to go back again.

Let’s go back to that misleading news that Filipinos do not need a visa to go to the UK. You see, it would be great for Filipinos if we could enter the UK without a visa. I’m pretty sure a lot of our countrymen would be booking their flights right away. 🙂 However, I personally think that such ‘ruling’ is yet to be seen in the near future.

Philippines and British PassportIf you see similar news such as lifting visa not just in the UK, but in other parts of the world, do not hesitate to check more credible sources or go directly to the government’s website. Do not be fooled!

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  1. Hi there! I submitted my documents last Wednesday (Nov 15) and I just received an email today (Nov 20) that they have received my application. When should I start counting 15 days. Is it when I submitted my docs or when I received an email from UK embassy stating the receipt of my docs?

  2. Hi I just want to ask so I already have my UK visit visa valid for 6 months, I just want to know if I can still travel 3 weeks before the expiration date? ill stay for 1 week only. Thanks in advance loved your blog 🙂 xx

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  3. My Scottish GF and I are planning to get married sometime in 2018. I am seeking your advice where is the best place to get married here in the Philippines or in Scotland? I understand that if we get married in Scotland, i will have to come back here in the Philippines after 6 months. But if we get married here, will it be possible for me to immediately get the spouse visa or something to be with her?

  4. Good day BZFLAG,

    my Scottish fiancee and I are planning to get married in Scotland sometime in 2018. I am aware that i should get the marriage visa first and after 6 months i will have to come back to the Philippines. My question is, after 6 months and when i come back here in PI, how long should i wait till i apply for the spouse visa (or something)?

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      1. Thank you. After we got married in Scotland, I’ll have to come back here in the Philippines after 5 or 5 months, now to apply for the married visa, or spouse visa, how long will i have to wait?

  5. Hi kach
    Good day. Ask ko lang po im currently working here in kuwait and i want to visit my bf in uk. Is it possible i can get visa and how to do it.

    Thank you.

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  6. Hi everyone,
    Ask ko lng po regarding for the tourist visa. As one of the requirements kasi is the flight details so need po ba to book the flight before the visa approval or ano po ba yong itinerary flight?
    Im planning to process my visa this month and I don’t know how to start.

    I hope anyone can help would appreciate it.

    Thank you in advance.

    1. You have to get a flight reservation. You can get it in some travel offices cost 500 pesos. You can get it the day before your appointment. 🙂

  7. Hello. I have a question. I am separated to my husband for 3 years now, not legally separated though. He is currently working in Dubai with a 5 year contract. Now, my new partner is also working in Dubai as a nurse and wants me to go there for a visit. My question  is, can I get a visa without my ex husband's consent? Thank you in advance.

  8. Hi, how are you too. Can I ask a help about my wants? I have a long distance boyfriend from UK for almost 2 years. And I really want to be with him in UK. I am from Philippines. What shall I do to be with him? What do I need to provide? And how long I can have visa for him to visit as possible? Hoping for your kind response about my concern too. Thanks

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      You can process the visa within 3 weeks, the details for application is really easy to do online. I offer mentor / coaching service to guide you filling out the form and preparing your supporting documents from your partner.. I’m not a travel agency but I’d be happy to guide you based on my personal experience.. you can hire me and me at [email protected]

  9. I am applying for settlement visa last August 29 was my appoinment, and I paid for a priority service, is there anybody here knew how long it takes to get a result?is it possible to get it after 15 working days? Or same time frame need to wait for 12 weeks although I paid for the priority service. Yet, what if I got approved then I changed my mind I don’t want to go to UK is there any problem in immigration if I want to travel to other country?please any idea? Thanks a lot.

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  10. Hello Ms.BZFLAG,

    Which visa will get if I want to visit my BF in Scotland. I just also want to spend a vacation with him.

    Thank you so much.

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      1. Hi, Good day. I just wanted to ask if what type of visa should I need to apply for the UK. My Lithuanian bf works there and we want to get married here in PH and go to the UK after. Please help 🙂 🙏🏼

      2. Hi Ms Medina!
        I would like to ask you about sa sponsor ko from London. If you know someone or agency can process my visa and my sponsor papers to take me in Philippines. Thankyou… I wish you can help me

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          1. Hi ms. medina, im applying for tourist visa, but I have sponsor, they are the one who is pay for all the fees needed,may I know if what documents they need to submit? and also what documents I need to submit?

        2. Just do some reading online, I didnt need any agency to process my application. Its cheaper that way too if you do it on your own. 🙂

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              1. My flight is on the 15th as well. Excluding the day of my appointment, I got the email on the 13th business day of processing, and was able to pick up my passport on the 14th business day. Hope you get yours soon!!

                1. Wow! Congrats! I just got message today from the vfs saying the decisions was made.. but it didnt say what is the decision haha. Its too suspense!! so i be waiting for the vfs to post my passport hoping with an approved visa to it!!

                    1. Hi maria! I applied for tourist visa. And i basically provided all the requirements written on this blog. Goodluck!

                    2. Hi congrats! Ask Ko Lang po nag matter po ba yong sponsor or your status pra mka kuhA ng multiple visa? Tnx

  11. I would like to ask what visa should I apply kasi may sakit yung sister ko sa London and need ng mag aalaga if na sa work ang asawa nya pang gabi araw araw ang pasok? At ano din po ang visa aapllayan ng mother ko kung isasama ko siya? Thank you po

  12. Hello po, kaylangan po ba personally pumunta ng embassy para mag apply after paying the visa online? Is it a requirement rin po ba na mag purchase ng ticket before applying? Also with the bank statements, pwede lang po ba mag show ng confirmation from the bank how much ang nasa account? Newly opened po kasi ang bank.

  13. Hi. I just want to know if there is something wrong with the payment system online? My family has been receiving the same feedback that our credit card provider refused to pay because of insufficient funds or incorrect details. I’m very sure I typed the correct details because I am looking at my billing statement for so many times. I called BDO and they said that their system is functioning well and we should call the merchant. Is there something I missed out or is the system experiencing glitches? Thank you in advance

    1. Hey! They updated their system yesterday. I accidentally cancel my first application yesterday and asked for a refund so i have to make another application and paid for another fee. The website is totally different now. I had no problem paying for it online with my visa card.

  14. Hello po good day,Im a filipino working in Singapore and plan to visit UK for a week or 10days to visit my sister and her family.Resident na cla doon.Need pa ba ng visa uk? Thanks po sa reply.

  15. Hello,

    My old passport was going to expire on Feb. 11, 2018. I did not know that there was this 6 month rule. I booked an appointment for the UK VISA using my old passport. I then found out that I needed to have my passport renewed. So I did. It totally slipped my mind that on my VISA application, I had the old passport details there. Should I continue with my visa application? I hate to be denied because of that after I paid a fast track fee already.

    My trip will be on Sept 9 but I can always move it. Need your help please. Thanks!

    1. Hi Maita!
      Nasubmit mo na application mo sa embassy? And yes mostly you need to get atleast 6 mos validity sa passport mo. There maybe a chance they will refuse you to give the visa because ur passport is expiring. I think u can reschedule it the embassy and they might help u with ur problem if napasa mo na and nabayaran mo na online. its better for u to renew ur passport before applying for visa. Goodluck to us!

      I have a question what amount did u declare you are goin to spend in the UK? im only staying for 4 weeks and my bf will pay for everything but i put 20k as my pocket money.

      1. hi! how was your visa application? I am planning to apply for UK Tourist visa too and my BF will sponsor it, wondering how much kaya ang magandang show money sa bank account?

        1. Hey Doreen! My application was easy. And i got multiple visa valid for 6 mos. Im in london now.You dont need show money if your bf will sponsor you. You just need his bank statement,Payslip for the last 6 mos and invitation letter stating his support in your visit. I also include my personal bank certificate from the philippines. Im sure if you provide all the requirements you get one too. Goodluck!

  16. Hey Ms BZFLAG.
    I am planning to visit my bf in the UK this September. I Been looking for any blog I can read about what requirement should we provide visitng bf (not unlike schegen visa they will give u checklist on different purpose of your travel) and also do i have to do the tubercolusis test? I am only planning to stay for 4 weeks maximum. He will be sponsoring my whole trip and wants me to meet his mum too. Also he will be sending me a letter of invitation and his mum is willing to write me a letter too hoping that will help my application. Do i need travel insurance too? Thanks for the response in advance. 🙂

    1. how’s your visa application im also coming to UK on Sept to visit my bf. but booking an online appointment is confusing. hows the experience so far?

      1. Hi kenn.
        Hinde pa ako nagsubmitt ng documents im still waiting for my bf’s docs to be sent to me. I have red somewhere that i dont need travel insurance and they say im not needing the test since i am just goin to visit. Goodluck to us for the application and maybe if we both lucky we can meet in the UK for a coffee!! cheers!

  17. Hi

    i just want to ask is it possible for a philipino woman to come to the uk on a visit visa and get married,if not. why.?

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  18. What if my friend will sponsor my trip in UK? I’m a fresh grad and no bank statement to show. Will it be possible to get a visa?

  19. I already have a Uk Visa? Problem is it’s too difficult for us to get OEC here in the Philippines if you area a direct hire and I should be deployed this first week of August. I feel so hopeless I’m planning to go cross country like maybe go to Singapore or Thailand? but i know immigration is very strict.

  20. Hi,

    Ano ang pinaka effective or masusuggest mo na documents para 99% sure na maapprove ang UK visa bukod sa usual requirements like bank statement, passport, etc..? And need pa ba ng COE and/or ITR? If yes, pano pag wala, ano pwedeng alternative? We’re planning to apply tourist visa. I have my brother living there. Hope you can answer all my questions! Thanks!

    1. Hi,

      Ano ang pinaka effective or masusuggest mo na documents para 99% sure na maapprove ang UK visa bukod sa usual requirements like bank statement, passport, etc..? And need pa ba ng COE and/or ITR? If yes, pano pag wala, ano pwedeng alternative? We’re planning to apply tourist visa. I have my brother living there. Hope you can answer all my questions! Thanks!

  21. Hi te kach ask ko lng po if pwde nabpo aq umalis ng july kahit ung intented date of travel q is august po nilagay q sa application? my visa is valid this july to january2018

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        1. Nag avail po aq ng 2go delivery then ung passport Lang po Deniliver sakin… Worried po sa documents kc ung iba original… Thank you po Te

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            1. Yes po I have my visa with me now… Worried lng po sa immigration bka hanapan po aKo wla po aqng copy kasi dun lhat sa embassy.. Salamat po te kach☺️

      1. Hello Ms BZFLAG my partner Want to bring me in UK his UK citizen were living here in Phillipines almost 2 years any suggestions Po kung ano pinaka best Namin gawin xa din Po mg sponsor sa akin can’t apply for fiancee visa coz both not yet divorce

  22. Hello Ms. BZFLAG,

    I just wanna ask you something.
    I and my partner are planning to get married in the UK next year.
    I currently hold a 5 year standard visitor visa and which will expire in 2021. I’ ve been to the UK 3 times already on standard visitor visa. Now it says on the website that we cannot register marriage in the UK under this type of visa but according the agent who had been helping us in getting my previous UK visa that it is fine. There is no need for me to apply for a Marriage Visitor Visa. Is it true?
    I just don’t want to be in a mess/trouble when the time comes that I want to apply for spouse visa.
    I have read in a forum that she got rejected with her spousal visa application for the grounds that they married in the UK using a standard visitor visa.
    Please I need your advice on this matter.
    Thank you.

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  23. Hi just want to share mine… I applied last june 19, 2017 and still waiting for the result hopefully visa approve😊 by the way no need to bring photo…bag and phone are allowed inside but phone must be silent mode… cross finger still.. waiting for 15days…Uk tourist Visa

    1. Hi Lhar,
      Do you have an idea if I can pay the premium application on the day of my appointment?
      Tried doing it online but its not giving me option to do it so I just paid for standard visa application.
      Premium application takes 3-5 days only. Thanks in advance.

  24. Great Day Miss BZFLAG,

    Tanong lang po ako maam cuz we’ve been looking for an answer po kasi for the past 3 months na po. My Fiancee is currently working in UK. We are both a filipino citizen. She’s a nurse and already have her working permit. Tanong lang po if she could apply for a fiance visa for me if she’s on a working visa status? allowed po ba yun maam kach?

      1. waiting for a response as well been looking for an answer for the past three months na kasi and some visa consultancy doesnt even give us the answer were been looking for unless u pay them an initial amount of 38k to start with…. so why pay if you’re not sure wat visa to apply..

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      If work permit lang medyo mahirap un.. also, there’s no such thing as fiance visa in the UK. Only “marriage visa” where you get married there and leave the UK after getting married of “Spouse visa” if you’re already married then you want to remain in the UK. Usually it is only permitted if she has a permanent residence, EU citizen or British citizen. In your case, just get married in the Philippines and wait until she get her permanent residence.

      1. hi can i share mine also! kasi po my bf is from london uwi cya sa pinas if uwi ako next year gusto nya pakasal kmi sa pinas tapos ska nya po ako dalhin sa uk. ask ko po mga ilang months po ba bago maaproved ur visa ko puntang uk ska anu anu po ung mga dapat iprocess na mga requirements. thanks po waiting for reply!

  25. Hi, may tanong lang po ako.
    Plan ko to travel July 17-24, 1 week lang kasi I have job waiting. OFW po ako sa Angola.
    Now, I was able to fill-up ung application online. However, it seems impossible for me to book an appointment, schedules shown are only from today until June 2 based on my travel dates. Arrive ko po nang PH from Angola is 28th June thats why I am planning to secure the 30th June appointment BUT greyed sya sa calendar.

    My plan po sana is appointment ng June 30 then avail ung Priority Service nila, if needed yung Super Priority para less waiting days and kung magrant ng visa ay makatravel by July 17.

    Question ko po is paano po kaya akong makasecure ng appointment nila? Kung mag walk-in naman ako, sa tingin nyo po ba they will accept my application. Kase there is a certain payment if you would like to do walk-in but only if you cannot make it on the day of appointment or you want earlier time or later time.

    Please any answer will help.

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  26. Hello,

    My boyfriend will visit again in here and he wants me to get a UK tourist visa but we’re not sure if when will I visit him in the UK. May I know if it is possible to apply for a Tourist Visa to the UK earlier than 3 months or a year or more?

    Thank you 🙂

  27. Hi BZFLAG,

    Just need advice on which visa i can apply.

    I am a Filipino currently staying and working in dubai just get married last year in dubai. My husband have a permanent visa in london and his an EEA passport holder. he ask some lawyer over there but this lawyer inform him that i ned to go back in phils. and stay over there for 3 months prof that i am dependent with him as i cant apply here in dubai as i am working.

    Is there any other way you know i can apply while im in dubai as my visa will finished in may and i want to go stay with my husband.

    PLease if you know anyone who have the same story with me or if u know any lawyer who can help us . I really appreciate if you can give there information ..

    thanks and regards,

    edz

  28. How can i get tourists Visa in UK i am here in Japan staying long term visa , what documents do i need to provide
    Is it ok to apply here in Japan? Or much better to go Philippines and apply there?

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  29. How can i get tourist visa in UK
    I like to visit in UK by myself
    What documents do i need to provide
    I am here in japan
    I have long term visa here in japan
    Do you think i can get UK visa here in Japan
    Or better to apply in the Philippines?

  30. Hello BZFLAG,

    I have few questions because I find very confusing:
    1. Do we really need a TB test upon applying for visa? The visa site () states that we need to do so but I don’t find it on blogs.
    2. A family member will provide for my accommodation and for additional expenses if needed, what sort of documents do I need to present? I have found outdated info about having letter of invitation, financial statements (Bank Statements and Certificate), and utility as proofs are those enough or the rules have changed?
    3. I’ll be working online during my stay in UK, do I need to provide documents like letter from my manager allowing me to do so? Or I don’t need to declare it? And do I need a leave of absence letter stating when will my leaves are?

    Sorry for having so many questions and thanks for answering them 🙂

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      Catherine, this is tricky.. What we highly suggest is ask the inviter to visit you first and have proof that you personally know each other!

  31. Is it possible to be able to work remotely (via internet) while I am in UK while on Standard Visitor Visa? Though I will be in UK my payroll would still be based here in PH. I was looking online for some answers some say no (but those posts 2014 and older) and some say yes. I have talked to my manger and approved that I’ll be working for a few number of days so that I can prolong my stay for a few more days I just wasn’t if the embassy would allow it though.

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      1. Hello BZFLAG,

        Are there any additional requirements like a letter from employer allowing to do so or will it be asked by the embassy or customs officer? Thanks for the help 🙂

    2. yes of course you can. You just can’t work for a UK employer and earn income from a job specifically for UK based employee’s… e.g a retail job.

      Think of it this way. In the UK we have paid vacation time… therefore when we travel abroad we are still paid our salary under the obligations of that contract.

      I can 100% tell you yes. And we specialize in filipino online based jobs!

      Michael

  32. Hi Ms BZFLAG. Is it possible to visit Paris for 3 days as a side trip when we are in London to visit our relatives? We have to apply a Schengen Visa separately? Hoping there is another way. 🙂

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  33. hello! i am just confused, my boyfriend (a US Navy) and i is planning to get married in London and settle there for the time he will be assigned (3 years) there. Do you have any idea which visa should i get? do you think i should go for tourist first or marriage visa? Thanks a bunch xx

  34. Hello Ms. Medina this is julie filipina po. Thank you for sharing these information. I will be applying for my UK spouse visa or family visa. I just wanted to know if you have any idea how to get started after I have completed the documents needed. Im confused if its possible to set an appointment directly to the British embassy or go through VFS as well for the processing?

  35. Hi there, I need help to understand my tourist uk visa. My visa issued on December 22, 2016. Also it says from December 21, 2016 until June 21, 2017. Number of entrees multiple and duration of stays is 180 days. My question – Is it June 21, 2017 is the validity of my visa and I have to leave the country before June 21, 2017 even I do not reach the duration stay of 180 days? Coz I’m planning to change my intended travel to April 1, 2017, so it means I have to leave June 21, 2017. What is 180 days then? I’m not sure with 180 days means duration of stay. Anyone can help me? Thank you.

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      Lynn, yep! It doesn’t care if you will enter on April 1, 2017 as long as you will leave on June 21,2017.. 180 days means you could stay up to 6 months in the country between the validity of your visa. So you could stay from December 21 to June 21 but if you will only arrive on April 1 then you have to make sure you get out of the country on June 21.

      1. Hi I just want to ask if ok lng po na bank certificate ppakita q sa vfs?? khit wala na po ang statement is it ok

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  36. I live in Bahrain at the moment. Just wanted to ask how and where to apply the visit visa here? Do you have a branch agency here?
    Thank you.

  37. Hello BZFLAG … Good Day!

    I have a British national BF who happens to travel frequently around Philippines, South Africa and UK.

    He is currently in SA as of the moment but will be back in UK to claim his working visa next year … We were planning to spent time in UK the moment he will claim his visa.

    I will be applying for standard visit visa through sponsorship, For the required document about the bills, It should be for UK right? is there any other documents that i can submit because he is currently on a tourist visa for SA?

  38. Hi I have a British bf we are4yrs and have a son we are planning to visit his family before he move here, and he is getting my son a British passport, what kind of requirements i will prepare for our tourist visa application?

  39. Hi po..i just want to ask how much po ang money needed sa bank account ko. I will be applying for my uk visa next yr and im trying to save money in my bank account for my uk vacation. Acctually mag sesend ng invitation letter ang bf ko but i also need to provide my bank statement. Im currently working overseas at wala po akong payslip is it ok if bank statement lang. Pls po i need to know how much i need for my bank account.. Thanl you

  40. hi,im a filipina resident in norway im a housewife,,my husband is british and presently working in england, iwant to visit him what are the requirements?or is it better for me to apply a resident permit?

  41. Hello Madam, I am very confuse. Pwede po mag ask ng question sa Tagalog na sagot po? Kasi po yung boyfriend ko po yung magsusuport ng visit ko sa UK. Nagwork po ako pero di malaki ang salaray at balak ko rin magresign. Ang tanong ko po. Ano po ang mga documents na kailangan ko isubmit? sa kanya po ba at sakin? Sana po specific po para mapaghandaan ko na at last na katanungan po, gaano po katagal ang hihintayin sa pag approve ng visa. Maraming salamat po at God bless~

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      Kelangan mo lahat ng documents nya in the last 3 months na salary statement, bank statement, council tax, electricity bills and letter na iniinvite ka nya at sasagutin nya ang gastos mo! Ikaw naman kelangan mo ng bank statement, work certificate, vacation certificate etc. And pagapprove depende pero pwede mo makuha in 1 week to 3 weeks time.

      1. Good evening Miss BZFLAG, What if po I’m not working? or even If I am working in a private institution, ok lang po ba na certificate of Employment lang? Ano po mga kailangan na documents kapag hindi ako nagwowork? Please, i need your reply po,

  42. Hi Ms.BZFLAG.. I just want to know how to apply for a UK visa abroad? I’m currently in the middle East holding A Philippine passport.. hope you can help me in My query.. 😊

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  43. Hi BZFLAG,

    Re sponsor(the name and address of your sponsor, if you have any), do I need to provide a letter of Invitation?

    Thanks in advance

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      Yes, you need to ask your sponsor to provide the invitation letter and some supporting documents from them – bank statement, work certificate, electricity bill and even the county tax bill.

  44. Hi! My mom and I are going to London this coming January. And I already started my Visa application online. Do I need to apply visa for my mom separately? or is there an option after I finish my application to add another family member?

    Because when I appled for our US Visa, there was that option that i can add another family member. just wondering. Thanks in advance!

    Elaine 🙂

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  45. My 9 yrs old girl was.born in UK on 2007 . We came back in the Phils. last 2009 and my daughter is asking or begging me that she want to go back to UK .Is there any advice that you can give me…?thank you..

  46. this is very helpful. i am married to an English man and We are planning on getting the Family Visa but the Residency visa that you mentioned sounds more cheaper and easy to get. what do you suggest we get? thanks and more power

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