thank you for your supports and sorry for taking me a long while to reply as been busy preparing for the 2nd. interview which is this morning !!!
my Settlement Visa as an unmarried partner has granted !!! surprise huh....yes Khun Fon it's about luck but it's not all, it needs to base on the truth and well prepared with documents.
yes I have had such unfair experience and I didnt give up...because I know I am a genuine
applicant. some applicants gave up from the first start which makes them miss a pleasant moment...
In my case, I was informed by the today's ECO (different lady) that this type of visa is the most difficult to be granted unless I can satisfiy her with the evidences that I and my partner have been together for 2 years which I am aware of that point....and I'm sucessful today....which is TOTALLY different from the last interview......because today's ECO was listenning carefully, didnt steer the questions, polite and wasnt in a hurry like the ECO's last time.
I have made my point that it's not about getting the visa , but it's about the way the ECOs of UK Embassy treat people....Yes, they're proud of themselves working for the embassy and that makes you become a previllage person (I know it as once I used to apply for this job coz I felt that way but luckily they didnt take me otherwise I might become arrogant like some of them!) but it's not an excuse to be able to look down on people or rude to anybody !!!
I'm sure the embassy is trying to improve the ability and EQ of their staff, hopefully it's getting better and better.
I'm sorry for those who were refused the visa and upset today, but I couldnt do much to help.....hopefully they dont give up.
If anyone want information on applying for a visa I am more than pleased to help (without charge hahahaha)
Of course I can understand why they set so many regulations and documents require. We have to accept the truth that there’re many cases Thai people tried to get into those countries, then stay and work illegally.
What the embassy looking for is, not you’re a grad or not, the financial and employment documents i.e. bank account, letter of confirmation issued by the company you’re working for, things like that. All these coz they just want to see something to prove that you have enough to stay there and you’ll come back to stay here, not planning to run away in those countries. Sadly, but that’s how it is.
So the upcome of this is that I will be back again early next year, hoping that it will be judged that the relationship is of sufficient longevity. Personally I thought that the 18 months we had together in january was enough.
Strangely when I arrived at Heathrow with my first wife and two kids, all US subjects, in '89, they were given tempory leave to reside on the spot. The rest was done by mail.
Outside the embassy we were acosted by visa touts, they promise 100% success with the fiance visa scam. I do not know if this works, but may be tempted if we are refused in the future,
I particularly disliked the notion of the government dictating to me who I may or may not have as a guest. As they seem hell bent on allowing anyone from eastern europe etc free access to our welfare system.Whilst I sign a declaration that my guest will not be a drain on the public purse. Thank you for the chance to get this off my chest.
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