I have known this lady for several months and have been to Ghana to see her. I am employed and have a steady income of around £20,000 per year but have just inherited an estate of approx £450,000. We will live at my current address which isXXXXX Luton LU4 9EW
No university qualifications that I am aware of although she has done some training in the world of beauty (cosmetics, hair, etc) and wishes to earn her own way when here if possible.
Just advice from yourself Alex, I just wanted to know what the procedures are and what pifalls are likely to be put in my way..............and of course, how long does it all take.
Alex.If I were to use the services of an immigration solicitor to assist me in this process, would it make the job easier and how much, roughly, would it be likely to cost me.
Thank you Alex.
So I would expect to have to pay the thick end of £2000 then....wow.
It would be worth it if it made the process quicker and more or less guaranteed success though.
Doing it without legal assistance is complex and looks as if it would take around 3 months especially as the lady concerned is very worried about having to try and deal with the application on her own. Although she does speak fairly good English she doesn't understand what she is required to do or how she has to do it..
Communication is not that good as most of it has to be done via a social media application (Yahoo or Skype) and phone calls are not reliable or very clear.
Thank you again for your advice.