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Member # 2266
|Posted November 23, 2002 08:41 PM |
I'd be really grateful if someone could shed some light on these matters:
My fiance is Israeli and we are about to start preparing to apply for a fiance Visa for him to come here and join me...
I have a flat of my own (rented recently) and I will soon begin work (we have been traveling abroad together up until now). There are no financial problems as we will receive help from my father. Does it look suspicious that I've just started work and moved out of home? I'm at the age where people do this so it shouldn't...
Is it OK to show proof of funds under my fathers name if he attaches a letter saying he's willing to support us, or should he give the money to me as a gift, what would look best?
When my fiance provides all the paper work to the embassy, how long will it take for them to process it, arrange an interview, we are apart all this time and I want to know when he's coming here! A rough indication would help!
When he enters here on a fiance visa we are to get married in that time, quickly, as we both want him to work (he'll get bored otherwise)do we go to the foreign office and present our marriage certificate? Will they process it there and then, or is there more waiting? Anyone done this? How long does it generally take?
Do you reccomend a lawyer for advice?
One last thing! The woman at the embassy in Tel Aviv said she wants to see evidence of a booking of marriage, this is problematic as we have to do that together at the registry office, so does he need to come here on a toursit visa just to do that and then go back and apply for fiance?
Member # 5977
|Posted November 23, 2002 11:03 PM |
hi sorry there isnt much light i can shed on your questions as you may have seen i have posted almost the exact same questions as you in another post its nice to see im not the only one over whelmed by this whole process!
Member # 128
|Posted November 24, 2002 07:23 PM |
That's fine, you're just freaking out .
A letter is more than enough.
Processing times vary according to the particular consulate's backlog. Ask them and they'll give you an estimate.
He has to apply for a spouse visa at the Home Office. By post, it takes 6-10 weeks. If applying in person, by arriving extremely early they might issue it on the same day, otherwise they'll acknowledge receipt of the application and send the visa by post.
Yes, if that would put your mind at ease. See <<this page>>.
Get documentation (letter, leaflet, etc.) where the registry office indicates that both of you would have to be present to make a booking. Show it in the consulate as explanation and instead provide the venue booking, wedding invitations, dress invoice, etc., anything that shows you're preparing for a wedding.
Only if you let it be. All you have to do is apply common sense and a little ingenuity.
Member # 2266
|Posted November 24, 2002 08:36 PM |
You're a mind of information and I'm very grateful for your response. You've helped put my mind at ease, it's tough to estimate how hard it will all be, hence all the panic. I hope one day I can help people out on here when the ghastly process is over with...!
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