To qualify for a fiance visa you must satisfy the following criteria:
If all the baove requirements are met, she should proceed to apply for the fiancee visa as soon as possible.
Hope this helps
Thanks for the quick feedback. I can currently answer yes to all of those, except for the 18k income. I am actively seeking work and expect to find some in 2 or 3 weeks, based on past experience, which will well exceed that sum.
Based on that, are you sure that she will qualify for a visa? Would it make any difference if she applied from Singapore, where she is currently working, or from her home country, the Philippines?
And does her pregnancy have any affect on the application?
I think that if you can answer that then I have a satisfactory answer. Please feel free to add anything else which occurs to you.
Thanks for your help.
p.s I was worried about proving 2 years cohabitation because of https://www.gov.uk/join-family-in-uk/eligibility
p.p.s I sent a request for info to http://globalimmigrationsolutions.co.uk/ who replied (in part), "If you cannot show earnings overseas and do not have substantial savings (£62,500) then you will need to get a job in the UK, and be in that job for six months, before you can sponsor your partner to come to the UK."
Is that the case? Do I really have to wait 6 months, or can I apply as soon as I have a contract of employment? I dont see that anywhere on the application form, but I suppose they don't go into such "edge cases"
p.p.p.s an other replied " That you (as the UK Citizen) have had an income of at least £18,600 in the 12 months prior to application and have a job offer with at least that salary in the UK starting within 3 months of arrival". Which, since I drew no salary from my own company ( a minimal 1k / month), seems to imply that it will be a year before I see my finacee and child
Is there any way at all to get around that 6 months? Because at that point she will be too pregnant to fly, which would mean that I would miss her pregnancy & the birth & our child would be born in the Philippines.
Could I employ her as a domestic helper?
German law says one may not enter as a tourist with the intention to marry, but may, after so entering, "spontaneously decide" to marry.
Would it work the same way in the UK?
Ok, thanks so very much.
Can I be cheeky and ask one last thing? Do I still have the 6 month wait of I fly to Singapore tomorrow & marry her, then apply for a wife visa?
I really do appreciate your excellent help