you met your perfect match, but don't know how to arrange a visa?
While all countries
have their own fiancée and spouse visa requirements, there are many
similarities and the process is usually fairly straightforward. The
following general information is provided to assist you. We recommend
that you also check with your own immigration department to ensure that
you have all the information that you need. There is a list of
appropriate links at the bottom of this page.
Most countries will
have 3 categories of visa that may be useful for you or your partner:
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A Tourist Visa
allows a foreign national entry into a country for the purposes of
tourism. Visiting family or friends is usually covered under this
category. There are usually conditions attached to this class of visa
that require the applicant to supply a return air ticket (round-trip air
ticket), and proof of sufficient funds for their stay. Most immigration
officials from rich countries will carefully scrutinize any tourist visa
applications from citizens of poor or developing countries, as they are
particularly worried about people over staying or working illegally. IMPORTANT:
It is practically impossible for most ladies from the Philippines to
obtain a US Tourist Visa. Under no circumstances should you ever send
money to a lady who you have not met in person to purchase a plane
ticket or passport to visit you on a tourist visa.
A Fiancée Visa
allows a foreign national entry into a country for the purpose of
marrying a citizen of the host country. There are usually conditions
attached to the class of visa that require you to prove that you
genuinely intend to marry your fiancé(e) within a specified time limit
from the date you are granted a visa, and that you intend to then live
with your partner as their spouse. Once you marry your spouse will
probably have a 1 or 2 year probationary period before permanent
residency is granted. IMPORTANT: Most countries
including USA, UK, Australia and Canada require that you must have met
your fiancée in person before you can apply for a fiancée visa.
A Spouse Visa
allows a foreign national who is married to a citizen of the host
country to enter the host country as the wife or husband of the sponsor.
You will have to provide evidence that you have married and that you
intend to remain together as a genuine husband and wife. Your spouse
will probably have a 1 or 2 year probationary period before permanent
residency is granted.
The above links
have further detail in the visa process. Please feel free in contacting
us with your questions. We will do our best to answer any and all