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Offline Tiye

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Sponsor support letter - fiance visa application
« on: March 23, 2012, 10:30:43 AM »
I have a friend who went through a spousal visa application a couple of years ago, and asked her to go through my application and read my support letter. She said she thinks it's too impersonal  ???

I didn't want to get too sappy..

If anyone gets a moment, could you have a quick read through and let me know what you think? Personal details removed!

To the Entry Clearance Officer / To Whom it May Concern,
Re. Fiance visa application for (fiance), D.O.B XX/XX/XX
This letter is to confirm my support of (fiance) application to enter the UK as the fiance of a British Citizen.
I am a British Citizen, and have been living in the UK since birth.
I am currently employed under the title of 'HR & Admin' within a Cleaning and Facilities Management company called XXX. I have been with XXX since October 2009 and have a current salary of £XX per annum (plus a bonus structure with OTE of £XX).
I currently reside at (address) and have been residing there since August 2010.  I pay (XXX rent) per month which is inclusive of council tax and utility bills. It is a rented 5 bedroom property which I share with 4 other flatmates. The living room, bathroom and kitchen are shared, however I have sole use of my bedroom. This is where (fiance) will reside with me.
I have never been previously married or in a marriage-like long term relationship, and have no children.
(fiance) and I have known each other since the beginning of 2010 after meeting on an online game and quickly became good friends. We decided to persue a long distance relationship at the beginning of 2011, and kept in touch daily with the use of telephone calls, emails, MSN instant messenger, webcam and video calls. We eventually met for the first time in-person on 8th September 2011 (which we have named as the official anniversary of our relationship) when I travelled to Clarksville, Tennessee to spend 11 days with (fiance) at his place of residence. I travelled to the USA again on December 24th 2011,  and we spent a further 2 weeks together at his home in Clarksville, Tennessee. (fiance) proposed to myself on this second visit and we became engaged on 24th December 2011. We also continue to stay in contact daily with the use of telephone calls, emails, MSN, and video calls.
We have chosen to begin the process of settling together in the UK (as opposed to the USA) because of my stable employment and the career opportunities I have within the company I work for.
In support of (fiance) application, I have enclosed the following documents:
1) 2 recent passport photographs and my original current UK passport.
2) Email conversations between myself and Wandsworth Register Office regarding our intent to marry when (fiance) arrives in the UK.
- Wandsworth Register Office have advised me that we are unable to give notice of our intent to marry until (fiance) has been in the UK for 7 days and so have booked a provisional date of 9th June 2011
3) As evidence of meeting each other I have included boarding passes / flight itinerary of both of my visits to the USA and 4 photographs of us from our time spent together.
4) As evidence of our continuing relationship I have included:
- Partial pages from my mobile phone bills (4 different months). I have also previously been legally known as (my other name!) and my mobile phone bills are still registered in this name, so I have also included a copy of my deed poll for a name change to confirm this is indeed myself.
- For lengthy phonecalls we use calling cards which I purchase on the internet. Unfortunately these calling cards do not provide me with any kind of bill or itemised list of calls, and so I have enclosed a screenshot of email confirmations of purchase of these.
- Screenshots of a summary of emails between myself and (fiance).
5) As evidence of maintenance, I have included the most recent 6 months payslips, and 6 months bank statements, my employment contract, and a letter from my Employer as confirmation of my current salary and title.
6) As evidence of accomodation I have included my tenancy agreement (which confirms my rent is inclusive of council tax and utility bills section 6.1) and letters from my landlord to confirm he is happy for (fiance) to reside with me at (address).
I hope I have included all the neccessary information, please do not hesitate to contact me, should you require any confirmation or further information.
Yours faithfully,

Offline jenny_ell

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Re: Sponsor support letter - fiance visa application
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 01:30:11 PM »
Personally, your letter seems far too lengthy, detailed, and confusing. It needs to be more simple and to the point.

I haven't applied for a fiance visa yet, but I don't think you need to state the part about never being married or having any children. Doesn't it ask in the application if you have any children or dependents? If you were divorced you would need to include evidence but if you haven't been married before I don't think you need to prove it.

I also don't think you need to include that much detail about your relationship or visits in the cover letter. Doesn't it ask for your travel history in the application and if you have met your partner? I think all you need to include is a photo or two as evidence you met and a few chat logs.

I also think your "list" for what you have included should be more of a list! It's too detailed.

I hope this helps!

Offline ksand24

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Re: Sponsor support letter - fiance visa application
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 01:38:10 PM »
It looks okay to me, although possibly a bit long, as jenny_ell said :).

It's not supposed to be personal - it's supposed to be clear and concise, stating all the necessary information for the visa.

I'm not sure if you've seen it, but there's a sample sponsor letter on Transpondia's website website:

He may not need to include all the details about your documents though - just list what you are sending:

1) Emails from Wandsworth Register Office
2) Boarding passes, flight itineraries and 4 photographs
3) Phone bills and emails (although usually it's the applicant in the US who provides their phone bills and emails, not the UK sponsor)
4) Payslips
5) Bank statements
6) Employment contract and a letter from my employer
7) my tenancy agreement and letter from my landlord

He doesn't need to send any passport photos... so he can take these out of the documents.

You are the only person who needs to send passport photos because your visa will have a photograph of you on it. Your fiance is not applying for a visa, so he doesn't need to send any passport photos.

Offline Tiye

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Re: Sponsor support letter - fiance visa application
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 03:44:10 PM »
Oh ><; maybe I wasn't very clear. Sorry!

This is my letter of support for his Visa application.

I am based in the UK, and my fiance is based in the US. He will be filling in the application for a fiance visa for him to be able to come to the UK to live with me.

I guess that still means I don't need the passport photographs. But he will!

Also, although it asks for his travel history in the application, he has never visited me. I've always been the one to visit him, which is why there was so much about it in the support letter.

I can believe it's too detailed though. I get worried that I'm going to leave something out!

Thanks guys, that helps. I'll try and cut it down and be less neurotic  ::)