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Online Soccer4ja9

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Fiancé visa questions
« on: March 20, 2017, 12:31:58 PM »
So I'm putting together all my paperwork for my fiancé visa and just a few questions


1) my sponsors letter does it have to be all hand written or can it be typed and he just signs it at the bottom ?

2) do all the bank statements from the bank need to have a stamp from the bank ?

3) does his passport (British ) have to be notarised or just certified? Or are they the same thing ... And does it have to be every page or just the main page ?

4) are emails from the airlines OK to send in if we don't have all boarding passes 

5) also if we were divorced do we need to include the divorce decree .. it wasn't mentioned on the uk gov website but not sure if I should send them or not


Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Fiancé visa questions
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 12:39:23 PM »
1) it should be typed and he can just sign it. I don't think anyone hand-writes their letters :).

2) if the bank statements are official (mailed or printed by the bank) they do not need to be stamped. If you have printed them from online banking, they must either be stamped/signed by the bank on EVERY page OR accompanied by an official letter from the bank confirming authenticity.

3) you only need his passport photo page, nothing more. He can get it can be certified by a UK post office for about £8. Some people have been fine sending regular photocopies but if he can get certified/notarised that would be safer

4) yes... ideally you'll want to send the boarding passes as they show you actually got on the plane, but if you don't have them all then the e-tickets can be sent instead

5) yes, you MUST include divorce decrees from all previous marriages for either of you - to show you are legally free to marry again. The visa can be refused if you don't send it

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Re: Fiancé visa questions
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 12:53:18 PM »
Thank you so much for the help !!!! I was so confused about a lot of this !!!!!
US girl met UK guy
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Got engaged in Germany in July 2017
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Re: Fiancé visa questions
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 01:05:14 PM »
No problem :).

In regards to divorce decrees, it is actually mentioned twice on the UKVI website, though not explicitly.

From the Eligibility page:
You must prove that any previous relationships you or your partner had are permanently broken down.

And the suggested supporting documents file when proving your relationship, it mentions including a 'death or divorce certificate'


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Re: Fiancé visa questions
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 08:09:37 AM »
Will a copy be ok for the divorce decree or does it have to be the org ??
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Re: Fiancé visa questions
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 08:11:37 AM »
Will a copy be ok for the divorce decree or does it have to be the org ??

All documents must be either originals or certified copies.

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Re: Fiancé visa questions
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 12:39:59 PM »
If you contact the court that issued it, they can give you a certified copy for (I think) about £10, and post it out to you. As ksand24 says, this is what they're after!

We used a certified court copy for our original fiancée visa application and subsequent FLR(M) application, and that was just fine.

There are still options if you're missing bits of information (e.g. date or number):

https://www.gov.uk/copy-decree-absolute-final-order

Hope this helps! :)

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Re: Fiancé visa questions
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 12:46:15 PM »
Yup, you'll need it for every single visa application for the next many years.  It's fun to drag up your old marriage and divorce date each and every time....   ::)