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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2017, 08:46:53 PM »
Thank you for mentioning that but that's something I was familiar with when my husband sponsored my immigration here.   ;)

OK, good!  :)
March 29th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).

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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2017, 07:50:08 PM »
I'm about ready to write my sponsorship letter for my husband,  just wondering who do I address it to...as in "Dear whoever"?
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2017, 07:58:40 PM »
I'm about ready to write my sponsorship letter for my husband,  just wondering who do I address it to...as in "Dear whoever"?

I addressed mine to "Dear Sir or Madam".
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2017, 08:03:26 PM »
Yes that seems to cover all bases lol  :)
Once again thank you for being there with such prompt answers Larrabee, you are much appreciated.
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2017, 08:12:05 PM »
Yes that seems to cover all bases lol  :)
Once again thank you for being there with such prompt answers Larrabee, you are much appreciated.

Haha! You're welcome! Happy to help!  ;D
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2017, 09:38:27 PM »
I addressed mine to "Dear Sir or Madam".

Yep, either that, or 'To The Entry Clearance Officer' - because that's the person who will process the application :).

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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2017, 09:46:07 PM »
Thanks so much for clarifying that and taking the trouble to let me know.  Now I'm all set . :D
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2017, 04:26:23 PM »
Ok so I'm going to ask a really silly question now  ::)

Can you please clarify which documents have to be originals and not notarised copies? Also with regard to passport size photographs, how many and is this just for my husband or do I need them also?
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2017, 04:40:42 PM »
Ok so I'm going to ask a really silly question now  ::)

Can you please clarify which documents have to be originals and not notarised copies? Also with regard to passport size photographs, how many and is this just for my husband or do I need them also?

The applicant's passport would have to be original but apart from that I can't think of anything that can't be a notarized copy.
You're always better to send as much as possible that is original or the original copy (thinking marriage and divorce documents here) though.

For the initial spouse visa you just need one for the applicant. The instructions say to UK specs but most people seem to use the US size and are fine because they don't use the photo on the visa anyway.
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2017, 04:42:17 PM »
By the way, there are no silly questions when it comes to visa applications!  :)
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2017, 04:50:11 PM »
Thank you Larrabee  :)

It makes sense to send as much as I can in original format, I just wasn't sure what was mandatory.
The passport size photograph issue is clear to me now, thankfully, as somehow I had got it in my head that my husband needed 3 photos lol  ::)
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2017, 04:59:19 PM »
Thank you Larrabee  :)

It makes sense to send as much as I can in original format, I just wasn't sure what was mandatory.
The passport size photograph issue is clear to me now, thankfully, as somehow I had got it in my head that my husband needed 3 photos lol  ::)

No problem!  :)
Are you getting close to being ready to apply?
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2017, 05:06:59 PM »
Yes, just waiting for my up to date pensions verification letter to arrive from the UK and for social security here to verify my husbands monthly sum.
The passport size photograph of him we can get done this week sometime,
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2017, 05:10:52 PM »
Yes, just waiting for my up to date pensions verification letter to arrive from the UK and for social security here to verify my husbands monthly sum.
The passport size photograph of him we can get done this week sometime,

Exciting!  ;D
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Re: Worried about getting back to the UK in our senior years
« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2017, 07:21:55 PM »
Just a quick question.
When you submit the online form do they contact you to make a biometrics appointment? because there isn't a telephone number for the biometrics centre here, I know this because bizarrely I'm still waiting for my new green card after having my update biometrics done April 11th....just a worry regarding my husbands immigration as I believe time is of the essence.
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Biometrics for husband 12th June
Package mailed priority  to Sheffield 13th June
Email confirmation from Sheffield 16th June.
Decision received 11th July 😀 17 BD