UK Tourist Visa for Khmer Girlfriend

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Re: UK Tourist Visa for Khmer Girlfriend

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Cam Nivag wrote: Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:28 pm Eight months ago, chorlton posted this about his plans for Cambodia:
After just over 1 year travelling around Asia, Oz & NZ I'm returning to Siem Reap that I visited on a tourist visa back in March.

Planning to get a business visa on arrival, rent an apartment for 6-months, buy a motorbike, sniff around for new/existing business opportunities, get a tan, loose a stone & join tinder
So the question becomes, if chorlton and his girlfriend enter the UK, what compelling reason would he have to return with her to Cambodia? If she can't show why they would return, her application may be denied.
I don't think they see it quite like that.
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Why wouldn't they see it like that? Isn't their primary assessment whether she will overstay, and isn't her romance with a British citizen who has no strong ties to Cambodia a good reason for her to overstay in the UK?
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Re: UK Tourist Visa for Khmer Girlfriend

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AndyKK wrote: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:47 am
chorlton wrote: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:43 pm
AndyKK wrote: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:36 pm I don't know if it works the same way here as it does in Thailand? I personally only have the experience of the same situation some years ago.
Do you yourself own or rent property in the UK.
Are you employed or a business owner, Retirement with private or government pension in the UK.
Are you a resident of the UK
im a uk passport holder
I sold my house 11/17
I sold my business 2/15
not retired or pension

I have vehicles in storage I intend to sell on return and some work I intend to do
in still registered as self employed and been paying uk tax & NI 6-monthly since left uk 1/11/16

I could get letters from the place I store vehicles & how I intend to do work with
if need be I could sort accommodation in advance with family

think that's enough?
Ask yourself first. Could she get a visa without you?
maybe for a week or 2 holiday
im planning a month if that's allowed and she couldn't fund that long
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Re: UK Tourist Visa for Khmer Girlfriend

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chorlton wrote: Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:31 pm
AndyKK wrote: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:47 am
chorlton wrote: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:43 pm
AndyKK wrote: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:36 pm I don't know if it works the same way here as it does in Thailand? I personally only have the experience of the same situation some years ago.
Do you yourself own or rent property in the UK.
Are you employed or a business owner, Retirement with private or government pension in the UK.
Are you a resident of the UK
im a uk passport holder
I sold my house 11/17
I sold my business 2/15
not retired or pension

I have vehicles in storage I intend to sell on return and some work I intend to do
in still registered as self employed and been paying uk tax & NI 6-monthly since left uk 1/11/16

I could get letters from the place I store vehicles & how I intend to do work with
if need be I could sort accommodation in advance with family

think that's enough?
Ask yourself first. Could she get a visa without you?
maybe for a week or 2 holiday
im planning a month if that's allowed and she couldn't fund that long
*she couldn't fund that long*
Your missing the point! You give her the funds so she can.
Always "hope" but never "expect".
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chorlton wrote: Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:31 pm
maybe for a week or 2 holiday
im planning a month if that's allowed and she couldn't fund that long
A visitor visa can be upto 6 months. If you ask for less they'll make it for less and you may have a better chance of getting it.

Either prime her accounts with more than enough funds or make clear you'll be paying and in that case why you'll BOTH be returning to Cambodia.
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Re: UK Tourist Visa for Khmer Girlfriend

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walkjivefly wrote: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:57 pm why you'll BOTH be returning to Cambodia.
This is what I'm saying.
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Re: UK Tourist Visa for Khmer Girlfriend

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Pay for the return flight and help her with the visa. Give her £1000 for a weeks stay. So 4 weeks £4000 plus an hotel booking in her name! No problem with visa.
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Re: UK Tourist Visa for Khmer Girlfriend

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she doesn't need my money

I had assumed sponsor was a requirement
my mistake

we are joint on lease of house and I have vehicles here albeit not in my name......

return flights were the plan

thanks for all the positive advice
this trips not for several months, thinking ahead only
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