UK Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

UK Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

It was a week ago that I revealed my RTW plans and the beginning of my quest for visas.  Every Filipino who have experienced applying visas to Japan, US and Europe (Schengen, UK) can relate to this agony.  I went through both before but it doesn’t get easier. Since I’m going through the whole process again, I thought I’d make an outline to give future Filipino applicants a starting point. Digging through pages and pages of requirements can truly cause nausea, no kidding. So here you go, a blow by blow account on how to apply for UK Visa for Philippine Passport Holders.



The United Kingdom (UK) is composed of the following 4 countries: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.  As a Filipino passport holder, let it be a default to assume we needed visa to travel anywhere outside Southeast Asia. UK is no exception. There are several visa types but I’ll be focusing on Tourist Visa.  UK visa is applied through official partner VFS Global.

My focus will only be the application of UK Visa For Philippine Passport holders applying for TOURIST VISA. If you’re studying, working, marrying, or visiting family, I’m sure there’s a whole other bunch of stuff you need to prepare. I can’t help you with it, sorry.

Restrictions in visiting UK as a tourist:

  1. Visit to UK cannot be for more than six (6) months;
  2. Leave the UK at the end of your visit;
  3. Have enough money to support yourself during your stay in the UK without working or needing help from public funds.
  4. Will not take paid or unpaid employment.
  5. Will not marry or register a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership.
  6. Will not get private medical treatment.


When to Apply for UK Visa?

As with most countries, UK visa can be applied maximum of 3 months before intended entry.


Where to Apply for UK Visa?

There are 2 parts in UK Visa Application: (1) Online Application  (2) Appointment to submit biometric and supporting documents.

You’ll need to have in hand your passport, UK address (hotel booking or friend’s address), email address and begin your  online visa application.  You’ll need to go through the following:

  • register for an account
  • fill in the application form in English
  • pay for the visa fee online (in most cases)
  • print out your form
  • book and attend an appointment at a visa application centre

You also need to:

  • have all the supporting documents you need for your visa
  • translate any supporting documents and include them with the originals if they aren’t in English


What to bring to the Appointment?

  • A printed and signed copy of your online visa application form
  • Your current valid passport  Note: The UK Border Agency will retain your passport until they have reached a decision on your visa application. Bear in mind if you have travel plans before going to UK.
  • Previous passports
  • Original supporting documents, with photocopies and translations
  • Printed copy of the supporting document checklist
  • Payment or proof of payment of visa application fee.
  • 1 recent photograph (not more than 6 months old) according to below specification.

Photograph Strict Specification

  • Taken against a light grey or cream background;
  • Clear and of good quality;
  • Printed on normal photographic paper;
  • 45 mm high x 35 mm wide in size
  • Taken with nothing covering the face, without sunglasses or tinted spectacles, or a head covering unless worn for religious or medical reasons. The subject should have their mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows) and the applicant should be facing forwarding, looking straight ahead.


What are supporting documents?

Simply put, these are documents that show evidence that you have ties in the Philippines and that you are coming back–job, family ties, properties, etc.

Also documents that shows you are capable of supporting yourself while in UK without the need to find employment–Bank statements, certificates, employment payslip, credit cards, etc.

You also need to submit details of accommodation plans and trip itinerary. However, please don’t pay for your accommodation until visa is issued.

All these should be submitted during the appointment. No further documents will be accepted after. Now, while the absence of these documents may result in unsuccessful visa application, submission does not guarantee visa issuance. More info on UK Visa Supporting Document

If you’re not paying for your own way, or have friend(s) in UK who will support you, you should present them with the following documents:

  • Valid Citizen/Residence ID or Passport
  • Bank Statement
  • Address and contact details
  • Invitation letter stating their support


How much is UK Visa for Philippine Passport Holders? Where to pay for UK Visa? (Updated 2-Sept-2014)

Tourist Visa {short term up to 6 months} costs £83 to apply.

Since December 17, 2012, visa fee can only be made online. It will form as part of the online application process. When all items are filled up, you will be directed to the website of WorldPay where you have the choice to pay with Visa or Mastercard.  They no longer accept payment in person like I did before.


Waiting for Result

If there are no further delays (lacking or unverifiable document), you should have result in approximately 4-5 working days. Track your application through the free Application Status Tool.  You can collect documents personally or have the option to have it delivered to your home by paying Php 450. You also get an SMS saying it’s on its way.

Update: So lesson learned, if you are planning to visit in summer, you have to apply earlier. March and April is really hectic. I received mine in 15 days. This is also because of the Royal Wedding coming up on April 29, 2011.


UK Visa Application Centre

VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc., MANILA
Mezzanine Floor Unit M01, Ecoplaza Building, 
2305 Pasong Tamo Extension Makati City, Metro Manila 1231
VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc., CEBU
9th Floor, Keppel Center, Unit 905, Samar Loop
cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue, 
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City 6000

Note – Applicants who wish to lodge their UK visa application at the visa application centre in Cebu will be required to pay an additional service fee of Php 4, 425 in cash at the visa application centre. 


UK Visa for Filipino Passport Holders kicks off the Visa for Pinoy Series I’m starting in this blog. Here’s hoping it will be a good starting point in your application. I had to go through labyrinth of information to get here.  I don’t have my visa yet but I’ll update often!  Now, moving on to a totally unrelated topic, this is my 100th post! :)


NOTES & UPDATE: I just came back from a very easy application submission. My schedule was for 9:40am and I was there 9:30am as the website suggested.  You have to reschedule if you’re more than 20 minutes late. Total wait time is about 2 hours but once my number is called, it took less than 5 minutes for them to check my documents and then another 5 minutes for them to take my biometric data.

Like I said I was there for 2 hours with about 80 people ahead of me. I saw a lot of people being sent back and forth to rearrange their document, or having to fill up more forms, or worse, being asked to come back. Here are few notes to guarantee you out in a jiffy!

  1. No need to submit photocopy your application form and passports. They’ll ask you to take it out. Save trees too!
  2. Paste the photo on to the application form. Not stapled, not taped, but pasted.
  3. Print copy of the supporting document checklist and check (tick) those supporting document that you’re submitting.  Some people didn’t, so they have to fill this up when there.
  4. Arrange document in the order presented on the checklist.
  5. Bring original supporting documents and have a photocopy of them.  I don’t know how many people had to go out and have their document photocopied. Note that you will leave with them ALL your original document (land title, lease document, business registration, bank statements, financial statement, etc.) to be returned with your visa.
  6. You can only go in with your documents placed in an envelope. Bags and phones will have to be left at their package counter (at the guard).  So much more consideration than the US Embassy.


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How to Apply South African Visa in the Philippines
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1,259 Responses to UK Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

  1. CHRIS COX 07/19/2016 at 12:25 am #

    Please can you tell me in regards to submitting bank statements on behalf of my girlfriend from Manilla for a tourist visa –

    1. how many months bank statements need to be provided?

    2. do they need to be original i.e do I have to send by post to her or can i just email her pdf for her to print?

    3. how much needs to be in my account to satisfy?

    Also in regards to after the online application – how does one get the appointment with vfs and how long does it take to get the appointment to submit documents?



    • Pearly 07/19/2016 at 3:23 am #

      Hi Chris

      we had the same question before with my husband but in my experience as we applied for
      EEA FAMILY PERMIT my husband had his previous 6 months bank statements up to the month when we apply..he just scan and send it to me by email via PDF. and i just print it out. I believe they usually ask a photocopy only all documents .. but you have the option to give original.most of the documents i submitted is photocopy except for my Birth certificate and our marriage contract which has both red ribbon on it and authenticacted.

      with question number 3 Im not sure how much your bank account should meet for tourist visa because every type of visas has this finacial criteria . i think the amount should be enough to support your girlfriend for the whole duration of her trip .

      and last one is your girlfriend should have the option to choose her appointment date and time if its availble too or not .right after she completely filled up the online application she just need to follow the steps and she will have the page where she choose her appointment schecdule. submitting of docs might be take 10-15 mins including the bio metric scans however it also take up to 3-5 hours or more on waiting depends of how many applicants ..

      I hope i was able to help you :)

      • CHRIS COX 07/19/2016 at 4:53 am #


        Thats super helpful. Thx.

  2. Aimee 07/12/2016 at 5:27 pm #

    @Cristina – what are the other options? Thank you!

  3. Lovely 07/06/2016 at 11:07 pm #

    Hi po ask q lang po kung ok po b ung sasabhn q s cover letter q n uuwi nmn po tlga aq ng pinas after 6months kasi dto kmi ppakasal s pinas ipapasa q rin po ung round trip ticket q at ticket nya .. (Resevation) .. Ksi po sabay kmi uuwi nextyear dto s pinas papasa q dn po ung leave paper nya ok n po kaya un n patunay n uuwi nmn tlga aq ng pinas wala po kasi q work dto ee at wala dn nmn aq bank statement .. Sya nmn po ksi gagasTos s lahat .. Ok na po kaya un? Thanks po s sasagot ..
    July 28 n sched ko 😌

    • Eva 07/12/2016 at 5:42 am #

      Hi,can ask something regarding visa,ngwowork kasi ako dito sa singapore,e my nghihired sakin sa UK,as nanny,ano pong visa ang aplayan ko if dito na po ako mgapply ng visa in UK,kasi po pag uuwi pa po ko ng pinas baka mas mabagal pa don…at ano pong mga requirements???hope u can help me..thanks godbless

  4. Shelane 07/05/2016 at 10:32 pm #

    Hi, i just want to ask if VFS is an agency. Will it require another payment? Or the £83 visa payment you mentioned is all? Thank you

  5. izninz 07/05/2016 at 9:19 pm #

    hi,,hope someone could hepl me some ideas..pwd po magtanong if we are already maried here in philipines and my husband wanted me to come to uk,,Is it necesarry the requirements 18600 pounds?do it needs in the requiremnts?help me pls what other idea please thanks Izninz

    • Cristina 07/05/2016 at 9:25 pm #

      Hello Izninz

      You can apply for the spouse visa and your husband (sponsor) will be the one to meet the financial requirements you need to have the 6 months pay slips , 6 months bank statements and P60 as a proof.

      All good things,


    • Cristina 07/05/2016 at 9:27 pm #

      And yes its £18,600

      • izninz 07/06/2016 at 12:48 pm #

        #Cristina Hi cristana thanks you so much for the info…but sad to say my bf cannot reach the 18600,,still think Positive,nothing is imposible and to be patience. thanks:)

        • Cristina 07/06/2016 at 1:21 pm #

          Hi there

          I forgot to tell you that there are other options in financial requirements to meet. Can i have your email address and we can talk more.

          • izninz 07/07/2016 at 2:30 am #

            hi cristina thank you for giving me a hope..nothing is imposible:)i realy hope you can help me..

          • Mitchelley 07/12/2016 at 3:13 am #

            Hi Cristina, Hope all is well with you.

            Just a question, My husband is an EEA National and just started in working in london for 3 months now, and we are trying to complete my requirements for me to go there. my question is is the 3 months payslip, and bank statement, would be enough??

            Thank you in advance..God Bless…

          • Aimee 07/12/2016 at 8:28 pm #

            Hi Cristina, what are the other options?? Thank you!!

  6. Lovely 07/02/2016 at 10:45 am #

    Hi ask ko lang po pwede ko po bang sabhn n 6months tlga q mg stay s uk for tourist visa mg bibigy ng invitation letter ung boyfriend ko at father nya para skn at sgot n bf lahat ng kailangn ko ksi after nang 6 months babalik nmn tlga aq kasi papaksl kmi dto s pinas kasby q sya umuwi .. Ongayon july 28 n schd ko s makati at balak ko umalis is oct 30 balik ng pinas april2017 ok lang po b un n mg apply n ako ngaun july palang.? Or s oct nlng aq mg aaply? Thanks sana po matulungan nyo ako

    • Richard 07/03/2016 at 8:54 pm #

      helli anyone who could help me to make a cover letter? you have any sample please? thank you po. I will be applying here in Abu Dhabi soon. My aunt in Manchester will sponsor me. Thank you & Godbless.

  7. Kristina Dizon 06/25/2016 at 12:58 pm #

    Hi guys ask lang ako last. 😊 Kase yung nakalagay sa invitation ko 1 month lang ako dun. Pero dahil yung visa ko is for 6months consume ko laht yun. Is it ok?

    • Roxanne 07/01/2016 at 9:33 pm #

      Hi. Guys, tomorrow is my 15th day ng pag ng visa ko, wala akong na text or mail, first messsage na nreceinamenreceivedA ko is yung The visa application for GWF was forwarded to UKVI on 6/17/2016.After nyan wala na. Sana ma approved. Anyways congrats sa mga, im so happy for you guys.

    • Lovely 07/04/2016 at 6:44 pm #

      Ok lang dw po un bsta wag ka mg overstay

  8. jen 06/25/2016 at 9:09 am #

    sa june 28 n po interview ko sa apllication ano po dapat kong gawin ??please po asap :(HAVE YOU EVER TRAVELLED OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY
    NO po answer ko e dapat YES coz i travelled 4 countries n po . na stress npo ako dont know what to do ?
    please help po thank you:)

  9. jen 06/25/2016 at 9:05 am #

    hi po. ask ko lng po pano ang ggwin ko if nagkaron ako ng error sa uk filling ko, upon printing po kase, mali po ang sagot ko sa HAVE YOU EVER TRAVELLED OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY
    OF RESIDENCE, EXCLUDING THE UK, IN THE LAST 10 years? no po kase nasagot pero it must be yes po .. ano po advice para hnde ako mdenied?/ thank you

    • Lovely 07/04/2016 at 6:46 pm #

      Edit m

  10. Rezzia Janelle Verroya 06/24/2016 at 11:47 pm #

    Hi, I am intending to visit the UK this year. Medyo complicated lang yung situation ko. i have a British boyfriend, 6 years na kami, we have a 1 year old daughter and he had visited the Philippines for about 6 times na since our first meeting. He can sponsor me, but his house kasi is under government, he pays rent weekly, of course, pero kasi nabasa ko na parang hindi pwede na yung sponsor is tied to public funds or government? So im thinking anong visa ba dapat ang iapply ko? tourist na sponsor nya, tourist where i sponsor myself (believable ba sa kanila na u will travel alone?) mind you, i dont think i have sufficient funds in my bank account to let them know na i can take care of my needs (and i have gathered from a friend na red flag yung biglang may malaking amount ka sa bank account mo in a span of a week of two) kasi I can always ask my boyfriend to send me money to deposit sa bank account ko to show in my bank statement but it will look fishy dba? so my other option is fiance visa, but i have no idea how it will work?

    Please advised thank you

  11. steph 06/24/2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Hi everyone!

    Thank you sa mga comments niyo..learned alot,pro just want to ask.. if how many slots ba ang usually available sa visa appointment sa UK or kunti lang bah every month like US? next week pa kasi kmi makakapgbook have no idea if gaano ka frequent in a week..may target sched kasi ako sana maka habol…

    sino rin po dito ng apply ng settlement visa sa Uk…2 weeks din ba ang decision malalaman?

    thank you po.

    • Cristina 06/24/2016 at 10:29 pm #

      Hello steph,

      About the slots u will find out pag nasa page kana sa visa4uk website to book your appointment and youll choose date and time. For settlement depende if mg aavail kayo ng priority service syempre youll receive the results earlier my 5 days to 3 weeks than standard time na 1-4 months. In my case I got my marriage visa in 6 weeks it was standard.

      All good things


      • steph 06/24/2016 at 10:47 pm #

        thank you for answering cristina! one last question…when you booked your appointment… how frequent were the slots available o scarce din?

        kinda worried kasi if our required docs will be out of date na..then my husband has to send another docs ulet., like bank cert which is only valid for 28days dw. i hope may available pa sa july. we are waiting for bank to clear then we can pay and book.

        6weeks pala tlga….anyone here got earlier approval sa spouse visa?

        thanks cristina!

  12. Rezzia Janelle Verroya 06/24/2016 at 12:15 am #

    Hi, I am intending to visit the UK this year. Medyo complicated lang yung situation ko. i have a British boyfriend, 6 years na kami, we have a 1 year old daughter and he had visited the Philippines for about 6 times na since our first meeting. He can sponsor me, but his house kasi is under government, he pays rent weekly, of course, pero kasi nabasa ko na parang hindi pwede na yung sponsor is tied to public funds or government? So im thinking anong visa ba dapat ang iapply ko? tourist na sponsor nya, tourist where i sponsor myself (believable ba sa kanila na u will travel alone?) mind you, i dont think i have sufficient funds in my bank account to let them know na i can take care of my needs (and i have gathered from a friend na red flag yung biglang may malaking amount ka sa bank account mo in a span of a week of two) kasi I can always ask my boyfriend to send me money to deposit sa bank account ko to show in my bank statement but it will look fishy dba? so my other option is fiance visa, but i have no idea how it will work?

    Please advised thank you

  13. Kristina Dizon 06/23/2016 at 7:15 pm #

    Wala pa dumating. Hay kinakabahan ako. 😷🙏🏼

    • Kristina Dizon 06/23/2016 at 7:19 pm #

      Hi guys. Heto still waiting. Kinda nervous kase its my first time to apply.

    • Kristina Dizon 06/24/2016 at 10:13 am #

      Nervous no more. I got my visa today. Good luck to urs guys. Cheers 😊🙏🏼☝🏼️

      • julie 06/24/2016 at 10:19 am #

        Hi kristina! Congrats! 👏😊😊😊 nag-pacourier service ka? Manila base ka ba?

      • julie 06/24/2016 at 10:30 am #

        hi kristina, ano natanggap mo? text or emails bah before mo na receive back ur docs? Please share naman hehehe ur just one day ahead of me. Sobrang kabado na ako pleasee share

      • Karen D 06/24/2016 at 11:39 am #


        congrats!!! As in dumating Na lang sa house? Did you get an email or SMS? Your application is only 1 day ahead of me eh… I haven’t received any email from UKVI and VFS? :(

        • Julie 06/24/2016 at 11:55 am #

          Hi Karen! Same tayo, june 10 din ako nagsubmit and after sa first text and email saying that they forwarded it already to UKVI, aftet nun wala na updates. Manila ka ba base?

          • Karen D 06/24/2016 at 12:05 pm #

            Hi Julie! Yeah Manila Ako base. As in Wala Na rin Ako iba natanggap aside from their first email Na mali pa surname Ko! Hahahaha Kaya nga…
            Gusto Ko malaman if may email ba muna bago ma receive ANG documents Sa bahay or bigla na lang siyang darating ng walang pasabi. San Ka ba nakatira? Please let me know if you received any SMS or Email.

          • dorothy 06/24/2016 at 12:09 pm #

            can anybody help
            how to contact / email vfs philippines for uk visa .i have appointmnt on july 4 . i have used their user pay services to avail priority and premium
            lounge. my transaction was successfull but then suddenly screen went under maintenance … when i log in again it says cannot find paymnet record . i have called my bank and they confirmed payment was made for vFs.

            or if cannot contact them
            will my billing statement be enough for them honor it and proceed with the services i have made?

            FYI already emailed uk visa and british embassy phil all no reply .

            hope to hear from any of you guys


          • Kristina Dizon 06/24/2016 at 4:23 pm #

            Hi karen and julie! I didn’t receive a email or a text. Bigla nalang dumating yung courier kanina and ang saya lang nung nkita ko na yung visa. For sure bukas dadating na din yung sa inyo tomorrow. Positive lang. From tarlac pala ako 😊 Good luck guys and thank you. 😊🙏🏼☝🏼️

          • Diii 06/24/2016 at 6:11 pm #

            Approved yan guys :) think positive lang. Congrats kristina, kailan departure mo?

          • Karen D 06/25/2016 at 11:34 am #

            Hi Julie and Kristina!

            Passport arrived today with my original documents via 2go. I received an email from VFS at 1 am this morning tapos kaninang 11 am dumating Na siya Sa bahay! So happy for my 5 year Multiple entry Visit Visa!!! 😊 expensive ang visa Fee but I think it’s worth it because I don’t have to apply over and over again! Kaka stress pa naman! You can apply for a long term visit visa as long as you can prove that you have to visit the UK regularly.

            Good luck to all the applicants! This is my 3rd visa Kaya alam ko rin ang Mga nararamdaman niyo! Thank you rin sa lahat ng mga naka chikahan dito sa thread!

            God bless us all!

          • Karen D 07/07/2016 at 3:14 am #

            Hi Dorothy!

            Same thing happened to me 2 years ago… I was charged the first time I paid for the visa application but it wasnt acknowledged by their system. Nag-error yata or something… So I had to pay again! After submitting my application to VFS, I went to the “refund” section on their website and wrote an email- stating what happened with my GWF number, etc. After 4-5 weeks, they refunded my first payment. I insisted that There was a double charge… Binalik naman nila… But it would take time. Remember, you cannot proceed with your application unless the system acknowledges your payment. if you want more information, you can always call their helpline.

            All the best!

        • Karen D 06/25/2016 at 4:16 pm #

          Hi Julie and Kristina!

          Passport arrived today with my original documents via 2go. I received an email from VFS at 1 am this morning tapos kaninang 11 am dumating Na siya Sa bahay! So happy for my 5 year Multiple entry Visit Visa!!! 😊 expensive ang visa Fee but I think it’s worth it because I don’t have to apply over and over again! Kaka stress pa naman! You can apply for a long term visit visa as long as you can prove that you have to visit the UK regularly.

          Good luck to all the applicants! This is my 3rd visa Kaya alam ko rin ang Mga nararamdaman niyo! Thanks sa lahat ng mga naka-chikahan dito! God bless us all!

          • Julie 06/25/2016 at 6:25 pm #

            Hi karen! Congrats! CHEERS! Sa akin din dumating today after lunch . First time ko and short term visa lang sa akin coz i have work. soooo grateful ! Goodluck to all of us guys!!!!! 😘😘😘

          • Kristina Dizon 06/25/2016 at 11:16 pm #

            Hi karen and julie congrats i told you. Karen Can i have ur email or facebook. So that I’ll keep in touch with you. I have concerns. Please? Thank you. 😊🙏🏼☝🏼️

          • Karen D 06/26/2016 at 6:20 pm #

            Hi Kristina! Wala bang option ng PM dito? Baka you can post your concerns here and then I will try to answer na lang din here.

          • Lovely 06/27/2016 at 6:15 pm #

            Pa help firsttime ko po mg apply visit visa to uk ano po b requir. Pls help me po

          • Mitch Galela 06/28/2016 at 12:38 am #

            Hi Karen D, Congrats sayo at dumating na yung visa mo. May tatanung sana ako kung anung pinasa mong requirements pra makakuha ka ng 5 years multiple visa? help me nman gusto ko rin sana makakuha ng visa tulad nung sayo. nagreready na ako ng mga requirement ko specially yung Bank account statement ko, plano ko rin kc yearly visit sa uk pra mabisita ang bf ko. Tourist visa lng ang apply ko kc mahirap daw kapag fiance mas complicated kesa tourist mas madali lng.. Please help me nman bigyan mo ko ng Tips pra makakuha ng visa gaya nang sayo first time ko kc mag apply ng visa. please help me. thank you.:)

          • Kristina Dizon 06/30/2016 at 7:35 am #

            Hi karen. Same question kay mitch. 😊 Walang PM dito e.

          • Karen D 07/01/2016 at 2:14 pm #

            Hi, Kristina and Mitch!

            Actually this is my 4th UK visa na…

            2012- 6 months Mult
            2013- 6 months Mult
            2014- 2 years Mult
            2016- 5 years Mult

            I guess, for you to be able to have the 5 years Multiple entry visit visa, Dapat na prove mo na Sa UKVI na trustworthy Ka. That you won’t abuse your visit visa, and you go home doon Sa indicated date na pag-alis mo after your visit. They suggest na kumuha muna ng short term visit visas (at least 2-3) bago ka mag avail NG long term visit visa. Kasi Kahit 10 years pa ang inapply mo, they can only give you 1 year or even 6 months! Discretion yan ng UKVI.

            One more thing, You also have to prove that you have to regularly visit the UK. Dapat may strong and compelling reason- like in my case, partner- or family member.

            Same requirements din lang naman. Dapat Siguro may stable job, kasi your situation must remain the same during the validity of your visa. I and my partner also wrote a letter stating the reason why we want a long term visit visa. Tapos proof of our genuine and subsisting relationship- like photos together, his visits sa Pinas, emails etc. malaking factor din na may sigurado kang tutuluyan whenever you are in the UK.

            Hope that helps.

          • Mitch Galela 07/01/2016 at 8:41 pm #

            laking tulong sakin to first time ko mag apply nang UK visa and first time ko rin mag tour, now i know na klangan ko muna mag start sa short term visit visa…Hopefully next Year makaalis nako plan ko mga end of February kaya for now need to prepare all of my documents specially Bank statement.sponsor ko sasagot sa lahat ang klangan ko lng mag renew ng mga permits ko sa business ko to prove na babalik ako dto.
            Thank you so much Karen D. :)

          • cay1130 07/01/2016 at 11:14 pm #

            hi karen, what proof did u send in to get the 5year visa?i want to get it sana kasi im still processing my annulment so i cant go for marriage/fiance visa yet, and we plan to meet every month, him coming here and me going there….

          • mary 07/13/2016 at 7:53 am #

            Hi karen ask ko lng kung magkano visa fee pglongterm visa.hindi parin ba pwede mgwork khit my long term visit visa kana?please reply.thanks and godbless

  14. Christine 06/23/2016 at 5:27 pm #


    I have also received a SMS today that the processed visa for GWF was received. What does it means? Should I go to VFS tomorrow to get personally my passport and documents? I didn’t avail the courier service. Or should I wait for another SMS or email stating that I can proceed to VFS to collect my passport and other documents? Thanks in advance

  15. Kristina Dizon 06/22/2016 at 6:45 pm #

    Hi. Ask ko lang po if exactly 15days mo pa malalaman result? I’ve passed my documents last june 9 pa and still waiting for the result. Sana ma approved. Actually this is my first time. Wedding kasi ng close cousin ko on August 27. So ng leave ako sa work for a month. Kasi 1 month yung nilagay ko sa itinerary. Sana ma approved 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

    • Diiii 06/22/2016 at 7:02 pm #

      Hello I got mine 10 days :) sana ma approve din yung sayo 🙏🏻

      • Kristina Dizon 06/22/2016 at 7:13 pm #

        Ur so lucky. Sana nga pang 10 days ko na din tomorrow malay ntn dmtng na din yun sakn the approved din like urs. 😍🙏🏼

        • Karen D 06/23/2016 at 1:39 pm #

          Hi, Kristina! Have you heard anything from your application? I also lodged my documents last June 10, but until today, I haven’t heard anything from them…

        • julie 06/23/2016 at 2:18 pm #


          Hi kristina.. Andyan na result mo? Pang 10th day mo na ngayon right? Hehe sa akin pang 10th day bukas… 🙏🏻😇

          • julie 06/23/2016 at 2:25 pm #


            Hi kristina.. Andyan na result mo? Pang 10th day mo na ngayon right? Hehe sa akin pang 10th day bukas… 🙏🏻😇 update ka ha please. Thanks

    • Karen D 06/23/2016 at 11:56 am #

      Hi, Kristina!

      I also submitted my application in VFS last June 10. But until now, after 13 normal days or 9 working days– I haven’t heard anything from them? This will be my third UK visa if ever. How’s your application? May Email na?


      I also received an email from them na mali iyong surname ko pero tama ang GWF number. They said they have a technical problem daw with their automated messages.

  16. jAMES 06/18/2016 at 10:50 am #

    Hi, i already HAVE a US, Chinese, Canadian, Japan, Korean, Schengen VISAs. Will it be easier to apply for a UK VISA?

  17. K 06/17/2016 at 9:46 am #

    hello everyone,
    il be submitting my application next month,when i receive the documents from my dad in law who will sponsor me.

    i just want to ask if all documents should be photocopied?!? even the bank statements and payslips? coz its ok for them to take the originals coz its just been printed out online,or only the IDs and certificates that needs to be photocopied?!?

    thank you for the help

    • Cara 06/21/2016 at 1:38 pm #

      Yes. Photocopied documents are encouraged. Usually yun lang kinukuha nila except for the bank statement/certificate, if you have with you the original copy kukunin din nila pero pagka release ng decision, ibabalik din sayo.

      • K 06/24/2016 at 3:04 pm #

        hi cara! thanks for the reply :) im just waiting for the documents fr my sponsor so i can book my appoinyment, thank you tlga s blog n to,really big help esp s mga first timers like me hehehe

      • Aiza 07/14/2016 at 1:47 am #

        Hi cara. Ask ko lng. Ok lng ba na lahat na document from sponsor is print? Kasi scan lng ginawa niya sa lahat ng docs so print ko n lng gagawin. Ok lng ba yun or kelangan orig? My 2weeks pa ako para mag submit so kung kelangan orig para mapadala niya agad. Salamat.

        • Lovely 07/14/2016 at 8:42 pm #

          Hi aiza sa mga nabasa q dito ok naman dw un kasi ganyn dn sakin scan lang ng jowa q tas papaprint ko lang dn kelan appoinment m makati ako thanks

          • aiza 07/15/2016 at 9:41 pm #

            hi lovely, sa 22 appointment ko, dito din sa makati lng. pina rush namin for 3 to 5 days un akin. hinahabol kasi namin un aniversary namin. kinakabahan na nga ako e.

          • Lovely 07/15/2016 at 10:21 pm #

            Wowww goodluck sau sis .. S 28 p sched ko . . Possitive lang ..

          • Aiza 07/22/2016 at 6:01 pm #

            Napasa ko na un docs ko knina. Next week ko pa malalaman un result. Goodluck sakin. Ngaun pa lng kinakabahan na ako. Wendsday to friday ko daw malalaman result.

          • Lovely 07/23/2016 at 3:23 pm #

            Scan b lahat ng pinasa mo ..

  18. Diiii 06/16/2016 at 4:30 pm #

    Hello guys, ask ko lang po what if 20 days yung linagay mo na visit sa application mo then na approved yung visa. Tas yung nabili mong plane ticket ay good for 1 month, pag dating ba sa uk immigration ma qquestion yun kung bakit 1 month ticket yung nabili hindi for 20 days? Nagchange kasi ako ng trip itinerary instead of june 30 alis ko to july 21 ginawa ko ng july 2 to aug 9.

    • Abi 06/17/2016 at 9:12 am #

      Hindi. Basta pasok sa duration ng validity nung visa mo yung dates, ok lang yun. :)

      • chie 07/16/2016 at 5:03 pm #

        ask ko lang..sa cover letter ko inilagay ko dun na mayroon akong nbi at brgy clearance na isina submit..kaso binalik sa agency sa akin,.ok lang ba yung cover letter kona nilagay dun yung nbi at brgy clearance tapos hindi dun isinama na isubmit?

  19. james 06/16/2016 at 10:16 am #

    Hi, i already a US, Chinese, Canadian, Japan, Korean, Schengen VISAs. Will it be easier to apply for a UK VISA?

  20. Cher 06/15/2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Hi all! I have a question. I already received an e-mail a while ago mga 8am saying that they already have a decision for my visa. So meaning tomorrow pwede na siya pick-up? It will be the 14th day out of 15. Baka kasi mamaya sa 15th day talaga ipipick up? Any thoughts?

    Thank you so much!!

    • Rhea 06/20/2016 at 11:08 am #

      Hi po! Need urgent help here
      I applies for UK visa last june 2 pa. May nareceived akong sms na my application was processed on june 6. I availed the priority visa kasi my mother had a stroke and no immediate family is with her, for that, naging compassionate status din ung application ko. Until now, no response. I tried callig vfs global, pero ung helpline nila na 855 8472, only ringing.. Tried emailing then sa helpline pero failure raw. 10 working days have passed already. Dba 3-5days lang? Please help me what shall i do?:(

      • Pearly 06/20/2016 at 5:59 pm #

        hi Rhea

        thats means they already have decision for you application and you will have it the following day if you choose the courier service kung hindi naman pwedi mo pick up sa VFS global i believe Pick up collection -Monday to Friday 14:00 – 16:00 :)

    • Pearly 06/20/2016 at 6:07 pm #


      i mean to say once you recieve that sms or email you will have it anytime soon (not the following day hehe ) depends if you choose the courier service then youll need to wait to be sent it to your doorstep via 2GO or pwedi mo rin naman kunin sa 2GO office once nalaman mo dumating na minsan kasi kahit na sa 2GO office na nla yung package after 1 or 2 days pa nila yan hahatid sa bahay niyo :)

  21. Pauline 06/14/2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Hi! We passed our requirements last May 27 (Friday) then diba 15 working days maximum waiting time haha! Today, June 14, will be the 12th day of waiting. Kinakabahan ako bakit wala pa or ganun lang talaga? Usually mga pang ilang days? Thank you po!!

    • Cara 06/15/2016 at 9:28 pm #

      Yung akin and sa hubby ko, we both got the decision on the 10th day. He was approved last Monday after his second try :)

    • Kristina Dizon 06/24/2016 at 12:22 am #

      Hi pauline. Ask ko lng kung dmtng na yung application mo?

  22. Abi 06/14/2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Hi All,

    I submitted my documents last May 30th and until now I have not received anything from them but I sent an email to the immigration yesterday and they responded around 3AM telling me that the document has not been assessed by an Entry Clearance Officer. Im still patiently waiting.. Hopefully result will be available within a week as I also plan to apply for a Schengen visa to Paris, France. Honeymoon kasi namen ng fiance’ ko. I hope talaga ma approve yung UK visa ko kasi naka book na yung flight ko. :(

    • Pearly 06/14/2016 at 2:33 pm #

      Hi Abi

      if you submitted your application on May 30th it usually take up to 10-15 working days to process your applicaton however is still depends and its case to case basis.in my experience I submitted my application on May 11,2016and on may 26 i only recieve one sms stating that my application has been processed *which means the decision has been made for my application * no emails ,no follow up txt they dont even say kung approve ka or hindi sa via sms or email malalaman mo lang once you get your passport back kung may visa sticker or wala :) so after 2 days na recieve ko yung sms may 29 i got a call from 2go sayin na ready to pick up na yung docs ko from UK VFS VAC because i choose to have it by courier and thats the time na nalaman ko when i open my passport and with the precious visa sticker . wish you Goodluck Abi feeling ko approve yan!

      • Nev 06/14/2016 at 3:46 pm #

        hello mga sis need your insight..I received email from vfs said they sent my docs to ukvisa centre prob ko they stated it in a wrong surname dun sa email ko like dear nev( my surname) iba surname nilagay nila.Do u think it will affect s application k?Sa application form naman correct surname naman sinulat ko. Any info how to contact them for the correction?thanks

        • Abi 06/14/2016 at 5:16 pm #

          Not sure pero yung email ba nila may GW reference? You might want to compare. Not sure din kasi kng system generated ung email or manual sya eh.

          • Nev 06/14/2016 at 5:38 pm #

            yes sis its system generated and I compare my GWF tugma naman dun s pinadala nila..Do u know san ako pwede mag email?

        • Abi 06/14/2016 at 5:54 pm #

          Sis, email ka dito https//ukvi-international.faq-help.com/
          Mismong immigration yan. Check mo lng kng correct ba yung info na naka forward sa knila. Provide them the GW reference. Kahapon I emailed them and they responded naman.

          • Nev 06/16/2016 at 11:11 am #

            thank you so much sis.I emailed them na waiting for the reply nalang. Godbless

          • Julie 06/24/2016 at 1:22 pm #

            hi Nev… Ask lang ako kumusta na application mo? Thanks

          • Nev 06/24/2016 at 3:55 pm #

            hi Julie haven’t heard from them I’m patiently waiting I applied june 10 and until now no news ;( Nervous here it will be 15 days tomorrow hopefully it will arrive.How’s yours?

          • Julie 06/24/2016 at 4:18 pm #

            hi Nev! Same tayo , june 10 din ako nag-submit so pang 10th day natin ngayon (working days) but i compared sa iba.. Most likely 10 working days nila natanggap result… Sa atin kaya when hehe saturday na bukas 😊Whew! Kaba sobra! Taga cebu ka?

          • Nev 06/24/2016 at 4:27 pm #

            tense na tense n ako hahaha..I cannot even leave the house kc baka bgla dumating.Nkkpraning.Anyway Taga Maynila ako I mean Laguna :)

          • Julie 06/24/2016 at 4:37 pm #

            Oo nakaka-tense… May delivery ba ang 2go saturdays? 😊

          • Julie 06/26/2016 at 11:28 pm #

            Hi Nev! Kamusta? Got ur visa na? 😊

          • Nev 06/26/2016 at 11:33 pm #

            hello julie..wala p nga eh kaloka naman buti kau dumating na :(

          • julie 06/26/2016 at 11:45 pm #

            Hi Nev, eto ginawa ko. Up to now got NO emails or sms from vfs or ukvi. What i did i call 2go office here in cebu and inquiring using my full name kasi got no reference to give them. I called saturday 8:30 am sa office nila and say my full name at pina check ko. They said il call back lunchtime coz they will also ask sa may alam. Kasi sabi ko sa kanila one girl in manila got hers without receiving beforehand any sms or emails from vfs or ukvi. Sumulpot lng yung taga 2go bigla hehehe so sabi nung taga 2go e che-check nila gamit name ko. When i called again fortunately they confirmed docs just arrived on that day and they gave me reference number na. And thats it was able to track it down. Until now no emails received from ukvi or vfs. 😊 Try mo tumawag 2go office near ur area Nev. Ok… God bless . Think POSITIVE 😊

          • Julie 06/27/2016 at 3:31 pm #

            Hi Nev! Dumating na sayo? Ngayon lng dumating text ko from vfs hehe

          • Nev 06/27/2016 at 4:01 pm #

            Hello JulieI received email 5his morning sb the decisiom has been made and the documents has been returned to vfs something like that pero wala p 2go sa house.

          • Julie 06/28/2016 at 4:04 pm #

            Hello Nev… Kamusta na? 🙂

        • Mhe Ann 06/15/2016 at 11:29 am #

          Hi Nev,

          I have the same issue. They emailed me to notify that my application is already forwarded to the immigration but with the wrong surname but correct application number. I’m really worried, does it affects my application?

          Please help!

          thanks ahead

        • Cara 06/15/2016 at 9:36 pm #

          Hi Nev. You can find the link for follow ups/concerns. I posted it below sa thread.

      • Abi 06/14/2016 at 3:54 pm #

        Thanks Pearly! I was surprised to know though na they will only process the application on the 3rd week. So parang nakatengga yung papers mo for 2 weeks. Possibly maraming pending application. Today is the 11th day. Sana ma approve Pearly.. May AU visa nko plus SG and HK travels. Nag checheck din ako sa 2GO website using my GW ref. Syempre wala pa din diba. hahaha.

        • Daat 06/14/2016 at 4:21 pm #

          Hello abi,
          Nag re apply ako nung april 27, na refuse kase yung unang application ko. Nag avail ako ng courier lang then dumating kanina visa ko without email nila. Basta nag check lang din ako sa 2go tracking kaninang umaga mga 7am, ayun out for delivery na pala. Thank God approved na visa ko. Think positive lang approved yan :)

          • Abi 06/14/2016 at 5:20 pm #

            Awww. Congrats! Bakit pala na refuse nung una if you dont mind me asking? :)

          • Abi 06/14/2016 at 5:21 pm #

            Sis, bkt ang tagal pala? April 27 pa so more than a month?

          • Daat 06/14/2016 at 5:29 pm #

            Ay mali haha april 27 ako na refused, tas may 27 ako nag apply ulit. Yung reason ng refusal ko is sponsor’s documents sa uk. Na pass ko lang yung copy ng passport haha

          • Abi 06/14/2016 at 5:31 pm #

            ah I see. buti na approve ka na. :) few days apart lang pala tau. sana makuha ko na ung sken agad para maka apply na din ako schengen. :)

          • alex 06/14/2016 at 8:01 pm #

            Hello Daat,
            Can you help me about which visa dd you choose? Famili visitor visa or toutist visa? Because what i have read Family visitor visa needs an invitation letter. I will visit my friend next month. Thank you looking forward your answer.

          • Daat 06/16/2016 at 12:41 pm #

            Hello alex, yes family vistor visa inaapplyan ko and yes humingi ako ng invitation letter :) email me nalang kung need mo ng help

          • Abi 06/14/2016 at 9:03 pm #

            Sis, what does this mean? The processed visa application for GWF************ was received on 6/14/2016.

          • Cristina 06/14/2016 at 10:16 pm #

            It means that you can pick up on the following day if you didnt avail the courier..:) got a msg just like yours 13/06/16 and got my visa today.


          • alex 06/30/2016 at 1:24 pm #

            Hello Daat,
            Thank you, Pwede makuha email add mo para maitanong ko lahat ung tungkol sa visa. tnx

        • steph 06/24/2016 at 10:36 pm #

          Hi abi! congrats sa visa mo. just wanted to ask…ung ng book ka ng appointment… how frequent ung available slots bah? usually everyday or ilan lang sa isang week o month? tahnk u!

      • Abi 06/14/2016 at 9:01 pm #

        Pearly, I received this sms today The processed visa application for GWF************ was received on 6/14/2016. What does this mean?

        • Pearly05 06/14/2016 at 10:30 pm #

          Hi abi thats mean they already have the decision for your application and you can pick up anytine soon if you avail thr courier service. Marami ka naman pala stamps sa passport mo before im pretty sure approved yan ?? excited to know.. wuuu ?

          • Daat 06/15/2016 at 10:19 am #

            Already have the decision na sis :) approved na yan. Kaka email lang kagabi ng 11 pm sa akin ng vfs super late nila nag message sira cguro system nila, eh nasa akin na yung visa ko morning pa

          • Abi 06/15/2016 at 11:23 am #

            Waiting for 2GO.. :D

          • Abi 06/15/2016 at 4:48 pm #

            Pearly, Cristina and Daat,

            Got the passport today. It’s multiple entry. Decision was made on June 13. Im sooooo happy! Schengen naman!!!!! hahaha.

          • Christine 06/23/2016 at 4:50 pm #

            Hi all,

            I have also received a SMS today that the processed visa for GWF was received. What does it means? Should I go to VFS tomorrow to get personally my passport and documents? I didn’t avail the courier service. Or should I wait for another SMS or email stating that I can proceed to VFS to collect my passport and other documents? Thanks in advance

          • Christine 06/23/2016 at 5:19 pm #

            Hi all,

            I have also received a SMS today that the processed visa for GWF was received. What does it means? Should I go to VFS tomorrow to get personally my passport and documents? I didn’t avail the courier service. Or should I wait for another SMS or email stating that I can proceed to VFS to collect my passport and other documents? Thanks in advance

  23. jessy 06/13/2016 at 2:39 pm #

    hi good day sa inyo. mag ask lang din sana ako kung ano po ba ang pede ko gawin reason sa family ties sure na babalik ng pinas. iniinvite kasi ako ng sis inlaw ko manganganak kasi sya wala sya kasama khit isa family member sa uk hindi naman makasama ang byenan ko at may sakit. sya po ang magsponsor lahat. may isa po ako anak. pede po ba un ang maging reason ko ang asawat anak? panu ko po ba iiexplain un?? ska ano po ba ang mga kakailanganin ko requirement from my sis inlaw? salamat ng madami.. first time po kasi kaya wala talaga idea

    • JennyC 06/14/2016 at 10:44 am #

      Proof of ties n ung anak mo n babalik ka. Hingi invitation letter from your sponsor state nya dn na guarrantee babalik k ng pinas na mag stay k lang s ganon buwan and cover nya all expenses s trip mo. Provide nya bank statement and bank certificate for the last 6 months, kung ano work nya dun. Proof of home onwership nya if not tenancy agreement kung nag rent cya. At sau need mo din proof of income nde nman need ng napalaki amount. Provide also birh certificate ng anak mo

      • Richard 06/18/2016 at 11:53 am #

        Hello. I’m working here in UAE for almost 3 years. My aunt in Manchester is sponsoring me there but I dont have much savings. Is there a chance for me to get approved just incase? I’m just bit worried about it. thank you.

  24. myrice 06/13/2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi I’m a filipina and engaged with British man working here in the Philippines for more than a year now and we have a 6 month old daughter. We’re planning to visit UK in October but will apply by august in the embassy. Would it be easier for me to get Tourist visa approved knowing that we have a child and engaged? Plus i don’t have a job nor business, would it affect my background?

  25. Anna 06/09/2016 at 1:19 am #

    Hi! May nasagot pa kaya sa thread na toh? I’m just having thoughts kung ano ilalagay ko sa Employment status. Im working full time and part time student pilot ako. I dont know if I will choose working full time then explain sa consideration Box na im also a part time student. Or choose un student (working) na option. Ano kaya un mas maganda na makikita nila na i have to come back here. I have all the documents. And with the bank statement pala. I just opened a bank acct here, so hindi sya abot ng 6 mos. Pwede bang bank Certificate ko na lang? And yung ITR ko is from other country kasi I just came back from a secondment last March for work. HELP pls.
    Also my boyfriend is also sponsoring me. Except the plane tickets. Help please!!!

    • JennyC 06/11/2016 at 1:55 pm #

      if your working fulltime mas ok. Then provide bank statement and bank cetificate for the last 3 months. your sponsor should provide same documents

  26. Kristina Dizon 06/08/2016 at 7:05 pm #

    Hi guys I’m tin. Tomorrow ako mgpapass ng requirements ask ko lang kase sa August ung alis ko sana pero bukas ko plang ipapass is it ok? Wedding kasi ng cousin ko on August 27 so ng leave ako ng 1 month sa work ko. Sana ma approved this is my first time to travel if ever.

    • Anna 06/12/2016 at 8:52 pm #

      Balitaan mo naman kami sis. Im planning din to leave this aug. Pero july ako mag papasa i use my passport kasi sa work

      • Kristina Dizon 06/22/2016 at 6:38 pm #

        Waiting for result pa. Sana ma grant na kasi everyday akong kinakabahan. Hay pray pray 🙏🏼

        • Julie 06/23/2016 at 2:54 pm #


          Hi kristina.. Andyan na result mo? Pang 10th day mo na ngayon right? Hehe sa akin pang 10th day bukas… 🙏🏻😇 update ka ha please. Thanks

      • steph 06/24/2016 at 10:32 pm #

        Hi anna! have u booked ur appointment na ba? just wanna ask if gano karami available sa july? next week pa kc kmi makPgbook..worried lng ako if baka wala na slots sa july..then maexpire na ung mga docs namin na naprepare like bank certa… thank u

  27. Arnold Basada 06/03/2016 at 12:15 pm #

    Hi guys! Anyone here applied for a spouse visa going to the UK? Thanks

    • IAM 06/04/2016 at 1:38 am #

      Hi Arnold, yes we do all the time.

    • Lesrec 06/14/2016 at 9:54 pm #

      Hello Arnold,I’m planning to apply the Spouse visa this year. :)

  28. Justine Paed 05/31/2016 at 5:38 am #

    hi guys i went to uk already on a tourist visa sponsored by my boyfriend. from march 18-april18 actually i wrote on my visa 2 weeks lang haha pero nag extend ako ng 2 weeks pa tho extra bayad sa PAL. anyway going sa NAIA it was hassle free! immigration people wont really question much since u got the visa na aask lang nila sayo how long ull stay and ilang weeks then sino vivisit mo. then wait ka na till ur flight.. so when i landed sa heathrow t2 i was really really nervous sa immigration nila. haha but then it was all ok, he just asked me about my stay and sino visit ko and ano relationship saka how do we communicate everyday ba? (1st time in uk so medyo tanungin ka pa) i showed him my invitation letter from my boyfriend(pero nakastate muna na friend ko siya since 1st meeting palang) tas he asked me my occupation i said college student and he was surprised about me being 21 and travelling alone but i just smiled back and he was nice in the end ayun okay na pinapasok nya na ako for the arrivals! wohooo ang saya… super lamig sa uk hahaha nag enjoy ako and pabalik naman wala ng immigration na magchecheck sayo deretso sa waiting area ka na for ur flight pabalik :) hihi

    • mae 05/31/2016 at 1:51 pm #

      Hi justine Paed,
      I’m going to have the same situation as you are but I’ll process my papers on december. I would just like to ask if what documents ang sinubmit mo? my boyfriends family is the one who’s going to sponsor for my whole trip from fare to accommodation and other expenses. i’ll be staying there maybe for a month or 2. Did u submit your own account statements like your bank money and all? thank you in advance ☺️

      • Justine Paed 06/01/2016 at 5:48 pm #

        i didnt submit any account of mine since im dependent sa parents ko so what i did was i submitted an affidavit of support from my parents stating support. then showed my parents bank statements and so my bf’s. then proof na ill be back sa ph which will determine na youll really be coming back. since the school doesnt allow 1 month of leave of absence i reduce it to 2 wks to have it approved and had my cert of enrollment. but then di tlga 2 wks ang stay ko sa uk hahaha. anyway i made a cover letter din to explain my situation of using my parents bank accounts and all the details i want to clarify which helps a lot to have my visa approve :) plus i have travel history na din coz my family been travelling so maybe it helped a bit:)

        • Justine Paed 06/01/2016 at 5:55 pm #

          docs i submitted: (SPONSORED) im a college student!
          -travel history
          -cover letter
          -parents affidavit of support
          -dad’s 6 mos bank statement
          -dad’s latest itr
          -parents business permit
          -dad’s bank certificate
          -school id photocopy
          -cert of enrollment
          -leave of absence sa school
          -bf’s last yr and latest tax return
          -bf’s invitation letter with signature
          -bf’s british passport
          -bf’s 3-6 mos bankstatements
          -travel insurance( coz i thought needed!) inechos ako ng travel agency haha
          -flight reservation ticket (note: not all travel agency does this u have to search sa internet anong agency nag gaganito. i spent 3500 sa flight reservation)
          -travel itinerary(places and things u want to do) so it will look convincing na ure really going to visit and may as well tour around

          hope this helps

          • aiza 06/03/2016 at 10:37 pm #

            hi justine.. ano un travel agency mo for reservation ng ticket? need ko din kasi para incase ma approve ako meron nko nareserve. salamat..

        • Felish Mae M Muyco 06/12/2016 at 11:36 pm #

          hi , how much does it cost you to rebook your ticket? since you extended your visa? thank you

      • mary 06/03/2016 at 10:37 pm #

        Hi mae i am in uk now.i got my visa last april 13.for tourist visa and stay here for 6months.regarding your question if need ba ang bank statement.yes u really need to submit bank statement for six months,bank cert.you also need ties to show to them na may babalikan ka sa pinas,like land title,family ties,business,Work.and need mo rin hingin ung invitation letter kung my sponsor ka.council tax,morgage,6months bank statement,accomodation,property ng jowa mo kung meron.utilities,

        • Cara 06/04/2016 at 12:50 am #

          Mary, can i ask what was the start ng validity ng visa mo? Was is the same dun sa intended travel date mo that you put in your application?

          • Abi 06/07/2016 at 4:47 pm #

            Hi Cara. I submitted my documents lasy May 30 and I have not received any emails nor text from VFS. I couldn’t even follow up because the cellphone number they provided is always out of reach. :(

          • mary 06/07/2016 at 10:59 pm #

            April 13 ko narecieved visa ko then ang intended travel ko is april 14 or 18 ata un.pero april 20 na ako ngtravel papunta dito sa uk.

          • Cara 06/12/2016 at 9:31 am #

            Hello Abi,

            The only way to find out is to go to VFS again. If you pay for the sms added services, you can inquire through email. You can see the link below sa thread. I posted it there somewhere. Nag rereply sila kagad.

        • danleighyan 06/04/2016 at 5:49 pm #

          hi there ,, just want to ask
          what kind of proof sa family ties .. if you are single

        • Roxanne 06/13/2016 at 7:07 pm #

          hi sis pwede ko ba makuha yung sample ng cover letter na ginawa mo to apply for uk visa, sa friday na kase yung appointment ko sa manila, eto pala yung email address ko peruroxannevillezca@yahoo.com. thank you and God Bless :)

        • alex 06/14/2016 at 8:09 pm #

          Hi Mary,
          I would like to know about what visas i have to take. My friend will sponsor me all with his expense.. Is it Family visitor visa or Tourist visitor visa? Thank you

    • Roxanne 06/13/2016 at 7:03 pm #

      hi sis ask ko lang pwede ko ba makita yung sample ng cover letter na pinasa mo wala kase ko idea sa cover letter, hehe sa Friday na yung appointment ko sa VFS MANILA, sana maapproved din visa ko.

    • Lovely Aiselgi 06/14/2016 at 12:13 pm #

      Paano k ng apply

    • Lovely Aiselgi 06/14/2016 at 12:37 pm #

      Hello justine , paano mo n proved n babalik k ng pinas thank u

  29. Jez 05/30/2016 at 11:15 pm #

    Hi Ai!

    Very helpful blog! :) My husband and I are planning to visit UK in November, when’s the best time to apply for a Visa? September okay?


    • Ai 06/01/2016 at 1:05 pm #

      Hi Jez,
      You can apply 3 months prior to your intended date of travel. But bear in mind, results are after 12-15 working days.

      • steph 06/24/2016 at 10:30 pm #

        hi Ai! just wanted to ask..how often ba ung slots ng appointment nila? kasi sa US halos puno na july… sa uk bah…ganun din ka kunti o halos everyday may slot? thanks!

      • alex 06/30/2016 at 1:50 pm #

        Hello Ms. Ai,
        I have friend in Uk, He will be the one shoulder all cost. I dont have work and not enough money. Im still married but processing my annulment . Could i put separated in the application. Do i have to show the paper that im processing my annulment. What i have to apply to put the visa is it Family visitor visa or Tourist visitor visa? My friend have told me he will send me an invitation letter, and his bank statement. Is that original copy of his invitation needed and bank certification to pass in vfs?is that enough supporting documents? is that strong ties that i will ask my lawyer a leeter to return and have hearing? I would like to stay for 2 to 3 months in uk and when i return there is work waiting for me as well. Is that also strong ties to return. Looking forward your answer. Thank you

  30. Pearly05 05/26/2016 at 7:55 pm #

    Hello meron ba dito nag apply ng EEA FAMILY PERMIT ? i already submit my docs last may 11,2016 and i received a sms stating that

    The processed visa application for GWF******** was received on 5/26/2016.

    Is this means there is a decision already been made? For my application?

    Hope u can help me guys. Many thanks.

    • Nectar Alimorong Dotimas 05/29/2016 at 3:14 pm #


      Now i am worried about mine. I applied the 12th of May but i have not received any sms or email yet. This is my second time to apply for Tourist visa to UK. The first one was easier. I have availed the VIP service and the lady really did everything for me although there was nothing more to do with my papers. Also got sms and email after 5 days then another email 6 days after for the decision.
      It was quite confusing this time kse nakaseparate na sa old building un application centre and also iba na din patakaran sa VIP room kaya i got confused. Also, wala pa akong narereceive na info regarding sa progresss ng application ko.

      Anyway To feed your curiosity regarding yours, yes the decision has been made and it was received by the vfs if it was vfs who sent u an sms. You can only see it if you have been granted when you see your passport. However, with my experience, that sounds like it is granted. Good luck x

      • Pearly 06/01/2016 at 10:31 am #


        Thank you :)

        isang days lang pala agwat natin for submitting docs at VFS UK VAC I submitted mine on MAY 11,2016 and i recieve an sms on MAY 24 got a call from 2GO on MAY 26 saying na dumating na yung DOCS ko galing UK VAC syempre cant wait for them to deliver it to my exact address so i went personaly to their office to get my package. I got my passport back with the visa sticker my Birth cert my husband Birth cert and our marriage contract (NSO) I really got only 1 sms since from them no emails etc.

        by the way ikaw lang ba yung nag process ? oh you have agent na nag process tapus ikaw lang yung nag submit ? sa UK VAC ? i believe isa lang yung building ng standard visa section at vip section however magkaiba ng room .. and you can actually track or follow up the status of your application using your GWF ref number by emailng to this site https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration/about/a

        just follow the steps and they will respond in 1 working day :)

        feel ko approved yan ! :)

        • Pearly 06/01/2016 at 10:33 am #

          ohh sorry i forgot to menion that i submited mine in VFS VAC MANILA ECO PLAZA BUILDING :)

          • Mitchelley 07/12/2016 at 3:38 am #

            Hi Pearly,

            Finally I found the same application like mine.

            Just want to ask if what are the documents you submit for the EEA Family Permit??

            Im on a stage of gathering some of my docs, cuz im planning to send my application by the end of this month.

            Your feedback will be a great help.:)

            Thank you,

  31. Cara 05/20/2016 at 9:13 pm #

    Got my visa today and it was approved. It took 10 days for the decision :)

    • Benditta 05/20/2016 at 9:32 pm #


    • Christie Anette Agatep 05/21/2016 at 7:19 pm #

      Hi cara when ka nag apply and ung pang 10 days mo kasama na yung pick up ba or courier doon? kasi ako pang 9 days naku…kinakabahan tuloy ako…

    • Aimee 05/21/2016 at 8:25 pm #

      Congrats!! Me too :) Thanks to everyone here!! God bless us all!! xx

      • Cara 05/22/2016 at 10:27 am #

        Yes congrats too us! These blogs surely help. Now on my next application for Schengen :)

        • Nev 06/06/2016 at 9:20 am #

          Hi Cara just wanna ask I’m also applying visa to uk with my 14 months old baby do u have any idea if i still get her visa coz were just waiting for the result of his english passport that her dad applied for.tnx Godbless

          • Cara 06/11/2016 at 9:19 pm #

            yes. separate application pa din :)

          • Nev 06/12/2016 at 10:23 am #

            hello again cara..kahit may british passport n sya she still need to obtain visa here? Im her mum are they allowed me to visit my partners family kahit i was married before s ex k n pinoy( not annulled pa)

      • Cara 06/01/2016 at 1:35 pm #


        What was your intended travel date na nilagay mo sa application mo? And what date ang inissue nila sayo?

        I need some enlightenment ?

    • Pearly05 05/28/2016 at 2:02 pm #

      Hi Cara ;)

      Ask ko lang kung alam mo. Last may 11,2016 ko ni lodge yung mga documents ko sa Vfs VAC Global manila VAC for EEA FAMILY PERMIT APPLICATION may na received ako sms stating my application has been processed however wala akong na received na email or follow up text but after 2 days i got all my documents as well as my passport back with the sticker ? but wondering should i also received some approval letter or granted letter??

      • Cara 05/29/2016 at 11:55 am #

        Hi pearly! As long as you have the visa in your passport thats fine. No letter whatsoever is needed na.Ako nga walang text na nakuha, just 1 email lang na ready to collect n sya :))

        Btw, did you had it couriered or pick up?

        • Pearly05 05/31/2016 at 11:21 pm #


          ohh i see ? thank you cara i had couriered ? nakaka lito lang kasing isang txt lang na received ko tapus after 2 days tumawag yung 2go ksi ready for pick up na ying docs ko galing VFS VAC and when i open my passport tada! ?????? got the precious sticker visa sticker wuuu.. however we was wondering kung kailangan ba talaga namin sundin yung validity nung visa kasi we gusto namin magkita asap. Pero yung visa ko july 5,2016

          • Cara 06/01/2016 at 9:09 am #

            Seryoso? July 5 pa? I reviewed my visa last night. may 13 pa pala valid yung akin so pwede na ako umalis anytime i want. hehehe. I concluded na the time they made a decision out of it (should you be approved) that’s the date din na valid ang visa mo. Mine was approved may 13. Kaya yun din ang validity ng visa ko.

          • cay1130 06/01/2016 at 9:39 am #

            validity of the visa starts on the first date of intended travel usually, so kahit na late na naapprove ung intended travel pa rin ginagamit nila…

          • Pearly 06/01/2016 at 10:05 am #

            opo july 5 kasi yung intended date ko sa application kaya cguro july 5 din yung validity sa visa ko na naka indicate.but anyway i realize okay nalang kasi may kukunin pa pala ako CFO sticker sa CEBU haha.. buti nalang .

          • Cara 06/01/2016 at 1:18 pm #

            Yung intended travel date that i put sa application ko was June 12. Pero the validity date they issued was may 13.

      • Nectar Alimorong Dotimas 05/29/2016 at 3:53 pm #

        Hi Pearly. Sorry to butt in ha. I know u are not asking me but i hope u dont mind me answering ur question. Yung UK visa stamped sa passport mo, yun na ung proof na granted ka. They do not give approval letter nor granted letter as such. You are good to go.=)

        • Pearly05 05/31/2016 at 11:29 pm #


          Hi thank you po ? yes i got my passport back after 2 days ko na recieve yung sms with the precious sticker ?

    • nikka 05/29/2016 at 7:01 pm #

      Hi cara, I would like to ask cause it’s going to be my first time to travel abroad and someone will support my whole stay there. im going to get a visitors visa do i still need to bring a bank statement like my own bank statement or is it ok if i just bring a bank statement of the one who is going to support me? thank you very much.

      • Cara 05/31/2016 at 8:45 pm #

        Nikka, if you have a sponsor, bank statement and invitation letter are some of the docs that you need to submit. But if you have your own bank statement, isama mo na din. Now if boyfriend mo ang mag sponsor sayo, mas tricky kasi you have to establish na matagal na kayong magkakilala :)

        • nikka 05/31/2016 at 8:53 pm #

          Thanks for the response cara :)
          Well we’ve known eachother for more than 3years now and his been here in the PH twice. I’m still a student and I don’t really own any bank accounts. Do you think it’s okay if it’s his account? or his mom? thank you so much :)

          • Cara 05/31/2016 at 10:22 pm #

            Kung si boyfriend ang mag sponsor sayo (if he is capable) statement niya. If not, his parents will do. Provide ka na lang din ng cover letter re your purpose of visit, bakit parents niya ang mag sponsor, your pictures together, your personal ties to the country etc. Basta you just need to be precise with all the docs that you will present.

          • Lovely Aiselgi 06/14/2016 at 12:25 pm #

            Hi cara paano po mg apply thank u

  32. Glenn123 05/17/2016 at 7:06 pm #


    My husband applied for Tier 2 dependant visa last 29 April 2016 and he received an SMS (not sure kanino galing) but it states: “The processed visa application for GWFxxxx was received on 5/17/2016.” We did not receive any emails from the immigration or VFS and I’m a little bit worried what would be the outcome. Can you please share your experience? Are we able to collect the documents tomorrow? Thanks.

    • Pearly05 05/28/2016 at 1:56 pm #

      Hi Glen
      I received thesame message (sms) and was not able to receive any emails. However i got all my documents back as well as my passport after 2 days of recieving that sms.. Lucky! I got sticker on my passport ? but I’m wondering too if i would need to receive some approval letter or granted letter.. ?

  33. chris cox 05/10/2016 at 11:35 pm #

    hi my gf is applying for a visa to the uk. do we have to pre book a return ticket to show for application or just state approx intended travel dates? Also can I provide bank statements to say I am supporting her trip? thx

    • Cristina 05/11/2016 at 5:36 pm #

      Hi Chris,

      You don’t have to book a return ticket yet just pass some documents that prove that your gf will go back to the Philippines before the visa expires. You have to provide your bank statements as well since you’re the sponsor.

      All good things,


      • Mitch Galela 05/19/2016 at 3:22 pm #

        Hi cristina,
        first time ko po ito mag apply ng tourist visa and my filipino boyfriend is my sponsor and he want me to visit him by next year for 1 month at ngayon inaasikaso ko na lahat ng requirements ko. ang tanung ko po possible ba ma aproved ako kahit na wala pa akong experience to travel outside at magtatagal ako ng 1 month sa UK.at babalik naman tlaga ako dto dahil meron akong negosyong pinapatakbo dto sa atin.
        please answer me i just want to feel confident na ma approve ako at pra mapaghandaan na rin kung anung dapat gawin.
        maraming salamat po. :)

        • Lovely 05/19/2016 at 9:29 pm #

          Hi te same tau paano at ano po b need n requirments ..

        • Lovely 05/19/2016 at 9:47 pm #

          Hi mitch firsttime m dn po ba paano b mg start ng proseso ng ganto ? My sponsor dn ako ksi need dw muna tourist visa . Wala tlga q idea s ganto please help me thanks po

          • Mitch Galela 05/21/2016 at 11:13 pm #

            hi Lovely your welcome,

            Yes First time pa lng pero sa november pa ako magsubmit ng document ko.. wala pa din akong idea sundin ko lng yung advice ni wanderlass at tlaga nakakatulong nman yung mga commen dto kc sila may experience na ako susubok pa lng… kya Goodluck sa atin importante lng submit all they needs and just prove to them na babalik ka pinas..

        • Cristina 05/20/2016 at 6:31 am #

          Hi Mitch,

          Of course there is a chance that your application will be successful even if you haven’t have a travel history yet. Make sure that you have enough documents as a proof that you are going back to the Philippines and your sponsor will be the one to pay for your trip and while staying in the UK.

          – Cristina

          • Mitch Galela 05/21/2016 at 11:24 pm #

            Thank you so much cristina. :)

          • Cristina 05/21/2016 at 11:34 pm #

            You’re welcome Mitch, sa November kapa pala mg a apply. Goodluck ha
            You can pm me thru email if you wanna ask more about the tourist visa. Ill go back in the UK next month. Where will you stay in the UK?

          • Lovely Aiselgi 06/14/2016 at 12:27 pm #

            Hi Mitch nkpag process knba

          • Mitch Galela 06/22/2016 at 8:58 pm #

            Hi Lovely, hindi pa ako nakapagpasa ng mga docs. settle ko pa kc yung bank account ko next year pa ang plan ko visit sa UK. ikaw nakapagprocess ka na?

          • Lovely 07/22/2016 at 1:06 pm #

            Hi mitch ,
            Sa july 28 ko ipasa docum.
            Ko iadd mo ako sa fb pra matulungan kita mg tanong tanong ako doon.. Lovely Aiselgi fb ko thanks ..goodluck satin..

  34. Ms. Mc 05/09/2016 at 9:48 pm #

    Hi I’d just like to ask if I can expedite my UK visa on the spot? if yes, how much will it cost?

    • Aimee 05/10/2016 at 1:24 pm #

      You can check UKVI website for that, I think there’s Super Priority (24 hours) and Priority (5 days) processing.. The approval of the visa is still not guaranteed though. :)

    • Cara 05/10/2016 at 2:59 pm #

      Super priority is I think 54k :)

      • Ai 05/10/2016 at 3:03 pm #

        Wow, that’s quite a lot of money. Haven’t tried it before but I know for sure, you’ll only be able to apply for it if you have been to EU or AU before. Otherwise, you just have to stick with normal processing which takes 12-15 working days.?

    • JennyC 06/02/2016 at 7:54 pm #

      Hi Mc, yes you can expedite your uk visa pay additional fee of 10,800 for priority. I got my visa witihin 3 workings days. Mine i submit my docs may 26. Following day i received a text they already forwarded my application to ukvi then monday may 30 got sms from vfs the processed application has been received then may 31 got my passport with approved visa. By the way i applied for family visit visa.

      • Faye 06/15/2016 at 7:08 am #

        Hi Jenny! I’m planning to avail of the priority visa service. So aside from the UK visa application fee, I have to pay for an additional fee of 10, 800? Is that right?

  35. Kimberly 05/07/2016 at 8:55 pm #

    Hi! Huge thanks to this blog and of course the blogger since this is the site I most frequented during our UK Visa application. Even the comments were so helpful. So I want to sort of give back by sharing my family’s experience. :)

    We are a family of 4 and I created separate accounts for each of us. (So you need separate working email addresses as well). Our planned date of travel is around mid-June so I started filling out the forms around mid-April. It took me 2 days to finish filling out our forms, checking and rechecking if there are any discrepancies. You have to be super OC! Paid online and booked an appointment. Tip: In our experience, it is easier to use debit cards than credit cards. If you use your credit card, a certain PIN will be sent to your personal mobile number that you need to enter during the payment process. In our case, both my parents’ accounts were not updated so they sent the PINs to their previous numbers. :( Hence the use of debit cards. Then we went to VFS in Makati during our scheduled appointment to submit our application forms, passport, and supporting documents which are the following:
    > Cover Letter
    > Previous Passports
    > Marriage Contract of my parents
    > Certificate of Employment
    > Certificate of Enrollment (I am still a student)
    > Income Tax Returns
    > Bank Statements
    > Bank Certificates
    > Payslips
    > Land Title
    > Insurance Policies and Stocks
    > Credit Card Statements
    > Invitation letter from our accommodation sponsor and a copy of their passport’s bio-data page, house mortgage, and bank statements
    > Planned itinerary

    Then 10 working days after, we received an email stating that a decision has been made on our visa application. Yes, it was that vague. But we were hoping for a positive response so the following day, my mom went to VFS in Makati to personally get our passports. (We did not avail of the courier since it will take longer to reach us.) AND WE WERE ALL GRANTED UK VISA MULTIPLE ENTRY WITH 6 MONTHS VALIDITY!

    You just have to be very honest in your application and assure them that you will go back to the Philippines. :) God bless you in your UK Visa applications!

    • Rose Cao 05/13/2016 at 6:15 am #

      Hi ask ko lang 4 kming mag apply ng visa , visit visa at may invitation letter from my sister,, upon submission ng documents isang pila lang ba kmi? At yung documnnts na pinadla ng sister ko isang photo copy lang ba for all of us?

      • Kimberly 05/21/2016 at 9:36 pm #

        Hi Rose! Yes, you will only be given one number so you will be submitting all your requirements to just one counter. And yes, only one photocopy for all your documents will be needed. All your documents will be placed in one bag, and will be returned to you along with your passports also in one bag. :) God bless in your application!

    • JennyC 05/21/2016 at 6:17 am #

      Hi, in regards with the bank statements is it necessary 6 months period coz my bank only give 3 months they said if 6months period i will get it after 1 week cant wait for that coz i’m filing my application on monday.

  36. Lil_me 05/07/2016 at 2:22 pm #

    Hi good day I hope somebody can help me about my status my application got refuse las April 28 then I’m just curious if I can re apply right away?tnx God bless

    • Aimee 05/10/2016 at 1:27 pm #

      I think you can re-apply right away as long as there’s a change on your application with regard to the reason why it got refused. If not, you might just have the same outcome..

      • Jocel 05/10/2016 at 1:31 pm #

        Hi Aimee,
        I have submitted my application last Friday, done my Bio metrics too.. I also availed SMS and courier service pero wala pa akong na receive na text if napadala na sa UK embassy yung application ko. Do you know a site where I can track my application?

        Thank you

        • Cara 05/10/2016 at 2:58 pm #

          Hi Jocel. You can read my post below. Had the same experience with you. i posted the website there :)

        • Aimee 05/20/2016 at 8:22 pm #

          Hello Jocel,
          Sorry hndi na ako makareply dun sa isa eh. Nakuha ko na passport ko, thank God approved!! im so happy! I applied 05/04. so ikaw baka next week.. approved yan! :)

      • Lil_me 05/11/2016 at 1:10 am #

        Tnx u I got refuse coz they over look my bank account instead of dollar account they think it’s peso account so they think I only have few money to support my flights and also I just photo copy my bank book and then $sign they can’t see and I didn’t know I need to have invitation letter from my British bf he said to me I don’t need it Na so I don’t have any evidence that he’s waiting for me and my so my bf make he’s invitation letter and our iterinary and also because he still leaving with he’s mom he got a letter as well from he’s mom that he’s allowing me that I’m gonna stay there for few 2wks and I need to come back on my work as soon as I finished my vacay and last thing bout my salary amount it’s not match on my pay slip because I just included my tips and bonuses and I forgot to mention it to them but now still waiting for my pay slip and few more things to be settled so I’m not gonna refuse.anyways Anything to say about my problem that u can help me I really much appreciated for my 2nd try tnx u and God bless po!??

        • sarah1989 05/11/2016 at 1:21 pm #


          Yes you can re apply but give it 2 or 3days or more but make sure complete na docs mo. Sayang talaga time at pera. Double check or triple check mo lahat docs before you submit.

          _MORTGAGE LETTER from sponsor or Tenancy
          _BANK STATEMENTS ni sponsor
          _PAYSLIP ni sponsor
          _Screenshot chat or convesations nyo

          ^wala ako masyado alam sa bank statement kc wala ako nyan…pero may passbook ako 1k laman pero submit ko parin to show my honesty.
          Just be honest lang tlaga sa intentions nyo :)

          Gawa ka din letter of intent..explain mo dun na magbabakasyon ka lang…spend quality time with bf and meet the family. State mo rin babalik ka because of studies mo. (Provide ka proof that youre enrolled etc)

          • nikka 05/29/2016 at 8:52 pm #

            Hi Sara1989
            I am going to apply for A visitors visa for 5 months i’m going to be supported by my british boyfriend and his mom. Do I need to bring my own bankstayements since they’re the one who will be paying all the expenses from fare to accomodation and everything. what else do I need to bring? This is my first time going abroad.

            thank you in advance :)

    • Lil_me 06/06/2016 at 8:14 pm #

      Hi guys I just want to let u know that I got my visa last June 3 ???(tnx God) hehe I’m really nervous me and my British bf got so nervous that day but it was worth it when I saw my passport but anyways just want to let u know this page helps me a lot so just wanna share my experience my 1st attempt it was refuse I don’t have anything from my bf don’t have copy of passport of him and also he’s Id because I really don’t have any idea bout this things so my bf advice me to get another one so We work this thing out together and provide all these things well so here’s all the docs that we provide to my 6 mos visit visa -✔️/ Original previous and current passport
      – ✔️/Certificate of employment detailing salary, tenure, position, and leaves
      – /✔️Copy of company ID and PRC ID
      6 months payslips not yet
      ✔️- Recent bank statements and bank certificate, in the correct currency
      – /Any other bank statements, savings you and your partner
      -✔️ /NBI clearance
      -✔️ /Completed application form
      – Photos of u and him bf invitation letter if your gonna stay in he’s house her moms invitation letter ✔️he’s passport scan also he’s I’d drivers license iterinary your tour with him in UK good luck to y’all! God bless and more prayers!??

      • Diii 06/07/2016 at 9:10 am #

        Wow happy for you! Same tayo na refused din ako nung april 28 and re-apply nung may 27. Kailan ka nag re-apply ulit? I’m still waiting for my result

      • Jeanie 06/23/2016 at 3:41 pm #

        Hi we actually haven’t meet my boyfriend in personal so how was this part of presenting a photos of me and him together? is there any proof that i can show that we are in relationship? showing that his my boyfriend and inviting me to visit there place in UK for a couple of week.

        Please i need your advice and thanks very much:)

        • Lovely 07/04/2016 at 6:56 pm #

          E screenshot m ung usapan nyo

  37. Richard 05/03/2016 at 6:35 pm #

    Hi. I was able to create an account on the web of VFS, and trying to create an application but can not locate or find the REFERENCE NUMBER to input on the field. Can anyone please tell me where to find the reference number for my application? Thanks a lot in advance

    • Cara 05/05/2016 at 4:06 pm #

      It should be at the upper portion. GW…………

  38. Cara 05/02/2016 at 1:38 pm #

    So I submitted my application last Friday morning. Around 7pm all of my colleagues received an sms that their application has been forwarded to UKVI. I also paid for the sms update but didnt received any sms. Using this site https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk I made an enquiry about my application. Voila in just 15 minutes they replied.

    Thank you for contacting the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration
    International Enquiry Service.

    In response to your enquiry, please rest assured that your visa application
    has been forwarded to the UKV&I in Manila decision making centre.

    They are really reliable. Nakaka panic mode lang talaga! Either walang signal sa bahay or na erase ng anak ko yung sms. Hmm Ill find out on the next. hahaha

    • Aimee 05/17/2016 at 8:08 am #


      Did you get your visa na? How long has it been for you?



      • Cara 05/18/2016 at 8:05 am #

        Hi Aimee. Not yet. But I received this email yesterday so I suppose decision has been made nung 16 pa. Sa friday ko pa ma
        Pick up since out of town ako. Hopefully approved!

        Dear **********,

        The processed visa application for GWF reference number – GWF******** was received at the UK Visa Application Centre on 5/16/2016 .
        If a courier service was purchased from VFS Global, your processed application will be delivered to the chosen address.

        If not, your documents can be collected during the designated passport collection times.

        Please note this is an auto generated e-mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.

        • Aimee 05/19/2016 at 2:26 pm #

          Ahh ganon? Did you receive texts from them? kasi ako din walang text or email man lang. :/

          • Jocel 05/19/2016 at 2:34 pm #

            Hi Aimee, kelan ka nag lodge ng application mo? ako din walang na receive na text or email.. I lodge mine last May 6, 2016…

  39. K 05/02/2016 at 2:11 am #

    hi sarah ask ko nman anu format ng cover letter? im confused kung panu ko ggawin un eh ? thank u

    • Mitch Galela 05/03/2016 at 12:52 am #

      Hi everyone,
      first time ko po ito mag apply ng tourist visa and my filipino boyfriend is my sponsor and he want me to visit him by next year for 1 month at ngayon inaasikaso ko na lahat ng requirements ko. ang tanung ko po possible ba ma aproved ako kahit na wala pa akong experience to travel outside at magtatagal ako ng 1 month sa UK.at babalik naman tlaga ako dto dahil meron akong negosyong pinapatakbo dto sa atin.
      please sagotin nyo ako kahit sino pwede sumagot gusto ko lng maging confident ako na ma approve ako at pra mapaghandaan na rin kung anung dapat gawin.
      maraming salamat po. :)

      • Sasa 05/03/2016 at 6:09 pm #

        Hi im going to apply family visit visa soon. My 1st question is do i need to provide bank statement sa part ko while sagot naman ng mag sponsor sakin ang travel tickets,accomodation etc.?.2nd is di po ba magka problem if yun in laws ko ang mag invite sakin sa uk at hindi si hubby pero same roof lang nman sila nag stay. I am currently studying and cguro pde nman yun school ko ang reason ko to go back here sa pinas.. Your answers are highly appreciated.

        • sarah1989 05/03/2016 at 9:29 pm #


          Hello! I really dont know whats the difference ng Family Visit Visa at Tourist visa feel ko pareho lang cguro yun? Ewan! Hehe

          In my experience (Tourist Visa) I also have a sponsor but I really dont have huge amount in my passbook (recently 1k lang laman!hehe) but I did submit it kahit na maliit ang laman…plus nalang yun if malaki ang laman. But mostly they will refer to your sponsors bank account dapat ma proof nya na kaya ka nya e sponsor.

          About sa in-laws I have a friend, in-laws yung nag invite…they have to submit Invitation Letter, Bank Statements, Mortgage statement.

          Yung ties naman dapat ma prove mo talaga na babalik ka dito..your study will do pero dapat may maipakita kang mga papers at ma convince cla na may reason kang bumalik dito.

          Goodluck sayo ^_^

          • Sasa 05/03/2016 at 9:46 pm #

            Yep same lang sya under the category of general tourist visa ang fv.. Sarah do i need to submit like 6months bank statement ba?.kasi plan ng hubby ko ideposit bfore ko submit lahat ng docs ko..inlaws ko ksi may health prob so they cant be able to travel here sa pinas.isulat nya din yun sa invitation nya.

          • Jocel 05/05/2016 at 11:20 am #

            Kelan po ba mag start yung processing ng visa? Upon online application submission? or upon submission of documents (appointment)?

          • Ella 05/29/2016 at 2:32 pm #

            Hi, can I ask questions din po?? gusto ko din po may tourists sa uk and may sasagot naman, pero student pa din ako ,what are the requirements that I needed?? passbook din ba eventhough may sasagot naman??

  40. Pauline 05/01/2016 at 9:48 am #

    Hi friends! May alam ba kayo na travel agency or what na nagooffer ng ticket reservation for a low price? (2k below). Thanks a lot!! ♥

  41. Kaye 05/01/2016 at 1:44 am #

    hi everyone! ☺️

    i would like to ask if anyone had submittws a cover letter for a tourist visa application? and has anyone have a sample?!

    thank you ?

  42. Ella 04/29/2016 at 2:47 am #

    Hello everyone! I really need your help/advise about our visa application. I together my Mother and Father will visit my sister in London, ang problem nalang naming is ang Passport ng Father ko kasi nag renew plang siya and it is to be released on May 2nd. Ang travel date namin is May 23. Kung makuha naming ang passport on May 2nd most probably mga may 3-5 makasubmit na kami ng documents naming sa VFS. Hindi ba masyadong alanganin ang date ng pag apply naming sa travel date? Or do we need to adjust the travel date para merong sapat natime para sa paghintay ng decision?

    • Cara 04/30/2016 at 6:51 pm #

      Hi Ella! I guess its better to be safe than sorry. Decision is given at least 15 working days. So kung May 5 kayo maka submit, by May 26 you have a decision na.

      • Ella 05/01/2016 at 1:13 am #

        Hi Cara thanks for responding! I’m having second thoughts kasi kung imomove ko yung intended date of departure kasi may 23 yung alis sana namin. Will it be a problem or a reason for our application to be denied if may 5 kami nag lodge ng application and date of intended travel namin is may 23? Thanks.

        • Cara 05/01/2016 at 9:51 am #

          I don’t know if it will be a reason for you to be denied. What Im sure is about their advice to lodge the application between 3mos before your intended travel or at least give 15 days grace period. Kasi for example kung i maximize nila yung 15 days, its impossible for you to leave ng may 23. I saw here somewhere yung kanya 12 days na wala pang result.

          • Ella 05/19/2016 at 5:19 pm #

            Hi Cara we already lodged our application last May 9th. Still waiting for updates thru text/email. Sana approved. Thanks!

        • Cara 05/26/2016 at 1:39 pm #

          Hi Ella! Kamusta yung visa niyo? Did you change pa yung travel date?

          • Ella 05/29/2016 at 11:04 am #

            Hi Cara! We didn’t change the travel date na. We got our passports yesterday and the embassy granted us a visa kahit ang travel date na nakaindicate sa application namin ay May 23. Thank God! ?

        • Cara 05/29/2016 at 12:08 pm #

          Congrats!! I had to ask kasi my husband is in the same situation. Hay.. he was denied with his initial application kasi he applied for a wrong visa. Now on his 2nd try. we need to leave ng June 15. We lodge the application last may 25. Looking at the calendar, kung max 15 days, june 15 din namin makuha passport niya. So its good to hear na hindi problema if the intended travel plan is in bet the dates na magkakaron sila ng decision.

          Btw, kung may 23 ang intended travel date niyo, what date did they allowed you to use it?

          • Ella 05/29/2016 at 11:11 pm #

            Kinabahan din ako kasi hindi talaga aabutin ng intended date of travel namin kasi late na kami nag lodge. Yung date of issuance sa visa namin Is may 24, tapos valid ang passport namin from may 23-nov23.

        • Cara 05/31/2016 at 12:44 pm #


          Are you in UK na? Were you able to leave Manila ng May 23 kahit na ang validity ng visa is May 24? Most of the flights that I see will for ex. leave ng May 23 then get you to Heathrow ng May 24. Is that fine?

          • Cara 05/31/2016 at 10:26 pm #

            I just figured out na nung may 13 pa pala valid ang visa ko. Haha. So ang start date pala ng visa is from the time they approve you. Not on your intended date. Haay now i have peace of mind ?

          • Ella 06/03/2016 at 5:05 pm #

            Hi Cara! We’ll be leaving tomorrow. Our visa was approved may 25 pero ang binigay sa amin na visa is valid from may 23-nov23. :)

    • Akemi 05/02/2016 at 1:43 am #

      Hi ella better to adjust travel date for more time sometimes kase hindi mo masasabe na 15 days lng tlga minsan kse 15 days na wala pring update

    • sarah1989 05/03/2016 at 9:04 pm #

      Hi ella*

      Like they said better safe than sorry. Adjust mo nalang yung intended travel date niyo..sa inyong lahat dapat magka tugma :)
      Kasi 10-15working days yung decision making nila… goodluck!

    • Sasa 05/31/2016 at 10:47 pm #

      Hi Ella ikaw ba Yun student din?. May fb kba, can i add u?

      • Ella 06/03/2016 at 5:03 pm #

        Hi Sasa! Nope I’m working already.. :)

  43. sarah1989 04/27/2016 at 11:03 pm #


    Ganito first email na nareceived ko.

    Sarah ****** (full name)

    Application Reference : GWF****

    A decision has been made on your application and your documents are being returned to the Visa Application Centre (VAC). You will be contacted again by the VAC once these documents have been received and they are ready for you to collect. If you have chosen to have your documents couriered to you, these will be despatched by the VAC once they have been received.

    ●hindi cla magsasabi if approve ba or refuse. Malalaman mo lang once dumating docs mo..at bubuksan mo Passport mo. If may visa nakadikit approve yun but if wala refuse..may letter daw cla e-aatach kasama ng mga docs mo and they wil explain why na refuse●

    • sylvia 04/28/2016 at 12:12 am #

      thank you so much ms.sarah sana approve?

      • Akemi 04/28/2016 at 7:40 am #

        hI sylvia nakareceive kana po ng update? Thank you

        • sylvia 04/28/2016 at 1:16 pm #

          hi akemi
          nakalagay lang your visa status is completed
          what does it mean? kaya? i dont know bka malapit na nla ibalik sa ukvi

          • Akemi 04/28/2016 at 8:20 pm #

            Hi sylvia baka approved not sure ah wait mo nalang delivery ba sayo? if delivery pwede mo check sa site ng 2go tracking number yung ref number mo. Kailan ka po ba nag apply?

      • sarah1989 04/28/2016 at 3:32 pm #


        APPROVED YAN! :)
        Think positive lage

        • sylvia 04/30/2016 at 7:31 pm #

          thank you sa inyo akemi and sarah,wla pa cla txt eh april15 aq nagapply mga kelan kaya lalabas ang decision?
          and nag avail ako ng sms nla
          for pick up ako kc malapit lng hauz ko.?

          • Akemi 05/02/2016 at 1:36 am #

            Hello sylvia baka 12 days or before 15 days may update na april 19 ako nag apply 9 days palang today nakakakaba

    • Julie 04/28/2016 at 12:28 pm #

      Hi sarah pasensya, read all ur threads here and send ako message sa iyo sa fb mo.. Hope u can find time to check pleaseeee. Salamat

    • Julie 04/28/2016 at 5:55 pm #


      Pwede ask advice mga docs u submitted please? Need ur help. Thanks in advance ?

      • sarah1989 04/29/2016 at 10:14 pm #


        Hi girl sorry late response. Can i get your email? I will email you the docs I submitted.

        • chie 05/26/2016 at 2:01 pm #

          hi Ms. sarah..pwede ako din pa email ng documents na sina submit mo please..mag aaply sana ako ng tourist visa for uk..tapos yung bf ko ang sponsor..thanks po…

      • sarah1989 05/03/2016 at 9:06 pm #

        Check your email I sent you email :) hope it helps. Goodluck

    • Julie 05/01/2016 at 10:58 am #

      Hope u got mt reply ? This is my email add : jul_302000@yahoo.com

      Hope to hear u soon. Thanks and God bless ! ?

    • Shy Stimpson 05/26/2016 at 9:41 pm #

      So true got refused on my first visa application,nung binuksan ko passport walang visa na nakadikit refusal letter instead my God i feel so sad that day..But anyway that refusal letter from them could be really really helpful for your next intend visa application kasi ini explain nila doon kung bakit ka na refused.Anyway nag apply ako ulit last may 6 and i might get the result tomorrow my God i am having a mixed feeling right now,i am so worried that it could be refusal letter again but still feeling confident that it could be positive becoz i really tried my best to comply all the requirements that they have asked for from that refusal visa.I have no problems on finances,just proofs to come back here in phil when oblige to do so and sponsors citizenship.Now i feel so anxious,worried,excited,i don’t know.sana ma aprrove na this time

      • Cara 05/29/2016 at 12:13 pm #

        Hello Shy! Whats the result of your 2nd application?

  44. addie 04/24/2016 at 2:28 pm #

    hello :)
    ask ko lang, magkano lahat ng magagastos or magkano yung kailangan kong iprepare?
    like just for three-four days stay lang.
    including the ticket, showmoney etc.

    • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 10:35 am #

      Are you paying for your own travel ? Or may sponsor ka? If own, i think a 100k or more would do plus you should also show how/why you have that amount.

      If you have sponsor wont really matter as long as ma prove lang ng sponsor mo na kaya ka nyang sustintohan sa lahat. Submit ka lang ng strong ties to prove na babalik ka dito sa atin

      • Akemi 04/26/2016 at 11:50 am #

        Hi sarah approve po ba visa mo? Thank you

        • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 3:38 pm #


          Yes approved cya last year. Nag apply ulit ako ngayon waiting pa ako.

          • Alyssa 04/27/2016 at 10:23 am #

            Hello Sarah Good Day. Ask ko kung may idea ka about sa extension ng visa. For example meron na akong roundtrip na ticket for 3 months tpos gusto ko pa mag extend ng another 3 months, are they going to charge me kapag pinalipat ko ung date nung nasa ticket ko? Thank U.

          • Akemi 04/27/2016 at 9:36 pm #

            Hi sarah kailan ka nag apply?

          • sarah1989 04/28/2016 at 3:29 pm #


            Sorry i am not so sure regarding extension of visa but yes you can. If you are granted 3months, yes you can apply for extension another 3months because what i know we are allowed 6months to stay.

            Regarding tickets, wala talaga akong world kc yung bf ko ang nagpu-purchase ng lahat. Pero pwedi mo cguro tawagan yung airline.

        • sarah1989 04/27/2016 at 10:03 pm #


          Nag apply ako april7, got the APPROVED visa today. :)

          • sylvia 04/27/2016 at 10:06 pm #

            wow congrats sarah may nag email na sakin now na sa your visa status is completed.
            pano ko malalaman sarah if approved or denied?and panu ko malaman if kelan q xa pwd pick up?thanks

          • sylvia 04/27/2016 at 10:11 pm #

            sarah anu ibig sbhn nla na your visa status is completed?is that mean malapit ko na xa makuha?panu ko malaman if approve or not? thank u

          • sarah1989 04/27/2016 at 11:18 pm #


            Usually they will email 1day apart at pwedi mo na makuha yung docs mo the next working day.

            *natagalan yung next email sa amin kc nag re apply ako sa baby ko kc nga wrong application. Re apply kami Thursday night then friday afternoon nag email cla..then yesterday Tuesday i received 2nd email

            ●The processed visa application for GWF****** was received on 4/26/2016.

            Which means pwedi mo na pick-up tomorrow 2-3pm lang pick-up times

          • Daat 04/28/2016 at 6:15 am #

            Hi sarah it’s me again daat :) nagtext or email ba sila sayo or deliver agad sa bahay niyo? Wala parin kasing email sa akin 12th day na ngayon

          • Akemi 04/28/2016 at 7:43 am #

            wow congrats po :D waiting pa ako 7 days palang ngayon medyo nakakakaba

          • sarah1989 04/28/2016 at 3:11 pm #


            I availed the SMS pero not couried. Pumunta talaga ako sa VFS dito sa cebu kc malapit lang at save din sa money :)

            They texted and emailed me.

          • sarah1989 04/28/2016 at 3:13 pm #


            Salamat! Goodluck din sayo. APPROVED YAN! Claim na natin sa universe ^_^

          • sarah1989 04/28/2016 at 3:22 pm #


            You will probably receive email/text today or tomorrow :)

          • Daat 04/28/2016 at 6:38 pm #

            Finally nag message na ? Wish me luck fingers crossed hehe

          • sarah1989 04/28/2016 at 8:21 pm #


            Told ya :)

      • Terresa 04/28/2016 at 11:45 pm #

        Hello I’m terresa my question sana ako what particular strong ties po example???

        • Cara 04/30/2016 at 6:47 pm #

          I submitted my daughter’s birth certificate plus land title of my parents. If you’re married, you can submit a copy of your marriage contract.

          • sarah1989 04/30/2016 at 9:01 pm #

            In my previous application last year, as far as i could remember I only submitted
            *letter from my mama saying that I will come back because I am helping the family
            *I also made a letter explaining the purpose and convincing the Consul that you are coming back
            *I submitted my COE (previous)

            We dont have any property kaya yung FAMILY ko ang reason to come back. Thankfully na approve naman last year. You just have to be honest thats all.

        • sarah1989 04/30/2016 at 8:51 pm #


          Strong ties like:
          ●Land Title
          ●Yung work mo (you can ask your employer to make a letter)

          Mine I submitted *Lease of Contract of the house because we are renting right now*

          • lil_me 05/07/2016 at 12:36 am #

            Hi good eve sana po ntulungan nyo po ako my visa got refuse lay 28 of April my bf is British and I got refusal letter and it said I don’t have any evidence of my bf that he’s living in UK and also my bank account only photo copy LNG and un pay slip ko doubt cla pero my bf says I need to re apply soon as soon as N provide ko n lht ng req can I reapply soon? Thank you very much

  45. kits diaz 04/24/2016 at 12:14 pm #

    Hi! Would you know to whom do I address the letter? Im making a certification letter kasi. Thanks guys!

    • Akemi 04/26/2016 at 9:41 am #

      Hi kits certification for what po?

      • kits diaz 04/27/2016 at 12:11 pm #

        Im a wedding planner by profession kasi. So another proof of tie is to present them my line up of events this coming months. My company can prepare the certification letter for that.

    • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 9:51 am #

      What is certification letter? What i know is cover letter and intent letter wherein you explain the purpose of your visit. I just wrote “To whom it may concern”

      • Cara 04/29/2016 at 8:54 pm #

        Yeah I used na lang to whom it may concern. I submitted my docs today together with my colleagues (theyre applying for permitted paid engagement naman since theyll be covering a british wedding) Hopefully lahat kami approved. Took us 3hrs to finish! ang daming tao :))

        • sarah1989 04/30/2016 at 9:04 pm #


          Hi. Goodluck!! APPROVED YAN thats for sure ^_^

  46. Ladynels01 04/24/2016 at 12:59 am #

    Hi Tanung ko lang pwede po ba magpa book ng appoinment i mean tatawag ka sa hotline nila para magpa book or need talaga na pumunta ka directly sa PIASI para mag inquire. Thank you sana may makatulong saken.

    • Akemi 04/24/2016 at 11:46 am #

      Hello Ladynels01 you need to do is online application po then sasagutan nyo yung mga tanong doon sa online form after that pili na po kayo ng appointment date and time and bayad online

  47. izninz 04/15/2016 at 10:23 am #

    good day miss Ai..
    thank you for that info…na.a nako bank account..but gamay ra jud to sulod…kinahanglan ba na.a to sulod na dako money?dili ba sad ko ma question kung na.a pud dako na kantidad nya wala ko work?salamat jud kaayo sa imu site wala ko ne search ug lain kay nakahatg jud ug dako na info nko..unsa angay nko eapply standard visa or general visa?kay two weeks ra man ko for holiday…..thank you so much

    • mary 04/20/2016 at 12:57 am #

      Hi i just got my visa.flight ko na sa thursday.regarding to your question maam.about the show money or kung pila dapat sulod na amount.dapat my enough money ka sa banko and kung malaki amount na nilagay mo sa banko dapat my maipakita ka proof.like kung my business ka or nagarecieve kba ng pera friends,family or sa partner mo.

      • Ladynels01 04/24/2016 at 1:03 am #

        hello share naman po ng ginawa niyo. nagpa book ka po ba ng appoinment or need direct? naghahanap sila ng resibo kung totoo nagpapadala sayo BF mo?

        • Akemi 04/24/2016 at 11:49 am #

          Hi Ladynels01 can i have your email or facebook? I will share kung ano ginawa ko?

          • Ladynels01 04/24/2016 at 7:29 pm #

            Helli Akemi this is my email address nelsiedelremedios@gmai.com you can search on Fb Nels Sheng Thank you! :)

          • zai 05/01/2016 at 10:29 pm #

            hi, pwd ko malaman un ginawa mo about dun sa pag suport sayo nun bf mo? kasi un sakin ganun din. no work ako. kasi siya nag suport na sakin.

          • Akemi 05/02/2016 at 10:25 am #

            Hi zai what is your email address i will send you mail regarding sa question mo mahirap kse dito haha salamat

          • zai 05/02/2016 at 4:23 pm #

            Hi akemi eto email add ko. aiza.mendoza0814@gmail.com, wait ko msg mo. para mahanda ko un mge need ko hehe. salamat :)

        • Akemi 04/24/2016 at 11:53 am #

          Ladynels01 yes lahat po nagbook online check nyo po bandang taas meron pong link nakalagay doon. Yung sa akin kse pinasa ko yung mga receipts at mga katibayan na sinusupport ako ng bf ko. Ang importante lang maipakita mong babalik ka sa pinas kung tourist ka lang ah.

        • mary 06/03/2016 at 11:58 pm #

          Yes u need to book and appointment.yes hahanapin nila resibo to proof in your relationship.nasa uk ako now uwe ako october pa.sinagad ko 6months visa.

  48. Pauline 04/14/2016 at 6:28 pm #

    Hi! I’ll be eternally grateful if someone will answer my questions again. ☺

    1. If technically unemployed (contract ended 2 weeks ago), they told me kasi na not to include COE on the docs since I am unemployed na nga so para saan pa?. Pero my question is should I still include my bank statement (nakaipon naman kahit papaano) even if I am unemployed? My tita and his British husband told me not to provide since they’ll be sponsoring naman daw everything but I am not confident eh hehe so SHOULD I STILL INCLUDE MY BANK STATEMENT EVEN IF I AM RECENTLY UNEMPLOYED?

    2. The minor (16 y/o) that I am accompanying to this trip has her own savings as well (iniipon yung mga pinapadala sa kanya) and she has her own bank account for it. Do you think she should submit her own bank statement as well? Will that help?

    Thank you in advance! I’ll be grateful for who’ll be answering my questions. ☺

    • Dee 04/15/2016 at 3:07 pm #

      Hi pauline! Galing din ako UK lastyear September until January 2016. Sponsor din ako ng british husband ng aunty ko, since im only 20 years old and Im applying tourist visa I need to provide bank statements and also bank cert may certain amount ako dun almost 100k para nadin syang showmoney ko then my parents wrote a letter bakit may ganun akong kalaking pera since student palang ako that time.. Sinabi nila sa letter na galing sakanila ang pera na yun as my pocket money.. You really need to show your strong ties here in philippines.. If you dont have work just show your bank statements or bank cert and last payslip

      • Pauline 04/19/2016 at 5:21 pm #

        Hi Dee! Thanks a lot. Last payslip? Di kaya suspicious pag magpass ako ng last pay slip since I am already unemployed starting April 1? What do you think? Thank you so much! ☺

        • dee 04/19/2016 at 5:44 pm #

          Hi again pauline! Siguro supporting documents mo nadin yun para di sila magtaka kung bakit may pera sa account mo kung magpapasa ka ng bank cert or bank statements

          • Pauline 04/19/2016 at 9:03 pm #

            Hello Dee! Appreciated your response quickly. Question, sa visa application so should I declare na I was working before? ☺

          • Dee 04/19/2016 at 9:33 pm #

            Yup sabihin mo kasi nga magpapasa ka tlaga ng bank statement niyan. Para isipin nila di kalang aasa sa sponsor mo may sarili kadin money para enjoy yung travel mo sa UK kung may mga assets ka dito sa pinas or sa family mo submit mo din yun saka declare mo din kung nasa pilipinas lahat ng family. Ako nga nag submit pa ng family picture namin ng family ko para maniwala sila intact talaga kme sa pinas then nag submit din ako ng copy ng titulo ng house namin, kasi family ties din yun ayun ang hinahanap nila :) before kasi bago ko mag approve na deny din visa ko kasi kulang kulang documents ko so sa pangalawang try ko ayun sinubmit ko lahat ayun approved na. Hehehe saka make sure marami kadin documents ng sponsor mo like bank statements nila kasi need mo yun and pano kayo naging related pakita mo birth cert ng aunty mo and sayo para makita nilang related talaga kayo. About dun sa kasama mong minor hingi kalang ng school certificate galing sa school nila ;) Goodluck

          • Pauline 04/19/2016 at 9:55 pm #

            Hello Dee! Your response is really helpful haha. Question, since we’re living at my lola’s (mother ng dad ko) house, so I should also include yung titulo kahit sa lola ko kami nakatira (original and photocopy?) :D

        • Dee 04/19/2016 at 10:02 pm #

          Oo pwde yun aslong na may hawak kang ganun kasi strong ties yun eh.. Na may inuuwian ka dito sa pinas photocopy lang, sakin lahat ng sinumbit ko photocopy kasi dna nila babalik yun eh heheheh!

      • sylvia 04/19/2016 at 9:53 pm #

        hi Dee? can u help me please? possible kaya ma grant ang application ko for UK TOURIST VISA? na wla ako sponsor sa UK and ang sponsor q lang is my sister here in phillipines and i used her bank statement to present to embassy(90,000pesos)only ang laman wala po kc aq bank. but we passed our COE and payslips from our work. thanks

        • dee 04/19/2016 at 10:08 pm #

          Hi pwede din ma grant yan basta strong din mga documents mo., hehe! Pwde nadin yung 90,000 pero ang problema pag hindi nakapangaln sayo… Magtataka kung bat ganun.. Cert of employment mo okay yun kasi economy ties mo yan, nagwowork kb ngayon?

          • sylvia 04/19/2016 at 10:15 pm #

            thanks Dee,
            yap im working now as OIC in Computer store,
            6months palang ako dito, kc OFW ako before umuwi aq nung Oct.2015 kaya pinasa q din ang COE ko sa taiwan at 6months payslips. sana nga ma grant.
            nagbigay naman ng letter yung kapatid ko na pinapagamit nya ang bank records nya for my travel and she wrote on the paper na shes my sponsor. ang totoo kc nyan dun ko din hinuhulog ang pera ko. kaya wala ako bank acount. thanks Dee you are so kind?

          • deanaly 04/21/2016 at 11:18 am #

            Hi Dee Good day. Nag fi fill up ksi ako ng form visa4uk (online)and dun sa accommodation section. Do I actually need to make a reservation. As advised I am certainly not booking a flight until visa is in hand. Thank you Dee.Di ko alam saan ako mag post kya dito na lng ako sa comment sec. hahaha

          • Aimee 04/27/2016 at 9:54 am #

            hello Dee, ask ko lang.. since yung pera mo is from your parents.. did you put sa application form na someone else is paying for your trip? Thanks!

      • deanaly 04/21/2016 at 11:12 am #

        Hi Dee Good day. Nag fi fill up ksi ako ng form visa4uk (online)and dun sa accommodation section. Do I actually need to make a reservation. As advised I am certainly not booking a flight until visa is in hand. Thank you Dee.Di ko alam saan ako mag post kya dito na lng ako sa comment sec. hahaha

        • dee 04/21/2016 at 11:28 am #

          Hi hello. Ako kasi nun nag pasa talaga ako ng flight details ko! Return ticket na siya para makita din nila balak mo tlaga bmalik pinas. :) saka dapat pag nagpasa ka ng flight details mo sakto un sa intended travel mo kasi kahit yun kini-question nila.. Example gusto mo umalis ng april 15.. Mag pasa ka ng applicatin ng april 1 kasi 10-15days processing eh. Mag laan ka tlaga .. Kasi tinitgnan tlaga nila yun. Nung una ko kasi apply nun nung na deny ako na question din nla un parang nagpasa kasi ako ng application ng kunwaring april 5 tas intended travel is 10. Parang sinabi nila dun di aabot sa pagdeliver ng visa lalo na hindi ko pina expedite ung visa.

          • deanaly 04/21/2016 at 11:37 am #

            Thanks Dee sa reply back. I am planning to visit UK for 3 months. and kukunin kong ticket is round trip na. I mean di ba hindi muna kukuha ng ticket unless na grant na po ung visa. Nalilito ako. Haha and pati sa accomodation do I need to make a reservation na ba? Pls. help

          • Ella 05/01/2016 at 1:20 am #

            Hi Ms. Dee! Iwas reading the comments and saw yours. Malapit kasi sa problem ko ang comment mo. As of now we are waiting for my father’s passport to be released kasi nag renew siya, on may 2nd makukuha namin.mafter that maglalodge na kami ng application and hopefully makasubmit kami ng documents on the 5th of May. Ang intended date of travel namin is May 23rd. Will there be a chance for our applictaion to be denied dahil diyan? Kasi parang maliit nalang ang time para mareview ang application namin ng embassy. I really need your advise, thanks!

          • Lil_me 05/07/2016 at 12:51 am #

            Hi dee sory dto nko ng msg nun ndeny k mg re apply kb Agad?tnx u at ano gnwa mo Pra Na approved

        • Dee 04/21/2016 at 12:12 pm #

          Hello makakakuha ka nun sa mga travel agency parang reservation mo ung flight details mo na un di naman un yung totally na flight ticket mo.. Book reservation lang un!

          • deanaly 04/21/2016 at 12:29 pm #

            Ah I see do I need to pay for the reservation po. ? :)

        • dee 04/21/2016 at 12:14 pm #

          About sa accomodation mo yup need mo din ata un kung wala kang sponsor., hotel reservation ganun.

        • Dee 04/21/2016 at 12:31 pm #

          Hello again! 500 pesos ata then ikakaltas naman nila yun pag binayadan mo na ung flight mo na yun:)

          • deanaly 04/21/2016 at 12:40 pm #

            Ah okay. Thank U so much Dee. :) last question na lng pla ung sa bank statements meron me 100k sa bank account ko pero di galing sa akin kay mommy. Okay lang ba un. Oh need nila ng prooff na galing sa mum ko. ?

        • Dee 04/21/2016 at 12:45 pm #

          Hello! Yes ung pera ko din galing sa parents ko eh.. Mag sulat nalang silang letter na galing sakanila un kung may work kanaman palabas mo nalang half of it galing sayo,,

          • deanaly 04/21/2016 at 12:48 pm #

            Thank you ng marami Dee. :-) :-) :-) Pwede me ulit magtanung kung sakali. Hahaha <3 <3 <3

        • Dee 04/21/2016 at 12:50 pm #

          Oo naman hahaha sayang naman kasi kung madedeny tayo,, kaya tanong ko lang :) Goodluck

          • deanaly 04/21/2016 at 5:28 pm #

            Dee yung sa flight details mo. Di ba nag pa reserve ka? Nilagay mo ba sa application mo kung kelan ka aalis(date of intended travel) and kelan ka babalik.

        • Dee 04/21/2016 at 5:32 pm #

          Hi oo dapat kung ano yung nakalagay sa intended travel mo ayun din yung sa flight details mo..

          • deanaly 04/21/2016 at 5:48 pm #

            Dee yung flight details ba after mo sinubmit ung online application? And for example meron mag sponsor sa kin sa accomodation pwede po ba yun? Thank you. sensya na marami me questions. :)

      • sasa 04/26/2016 at 5:59 pm #

        Hi dee pde ko ba malaman kung anu mga docs from school ang pinasa mo since you are student?

    • John 04/15/2016 at 6:17 pm #

      Hello pauline…

      Yes its okay to submit them your bank statement and bank certificate just a proof na residence ka here..and if you have any ties here sa pinas much better kasi hindi sila magdududa na hindi ka babalik..the important thing is proof them lang na babalik ka ng pinas..

      • Pauline 04/19/2016 at 5:25 pm #

        Hi John! Thank you for responding. I was thinking of submitting also a dental certificate from my dentist. I read the comments below and there was someone who submitted a dental certificate too. I still have my braces pa kasi and every month I return to mydentist for my monthly adjustment. Do you think I should submit my last payslip too? My contract ended Mar. 31, 2016. What are your thoughts on these? Thanks and God bless!

        • John 04/19/2016 at 5:43 pm #

          Hello pauline..yeah dental certificate will help..submit your past paysleep nalang din then coe..basta the importang thing is proove them na babalik ka ng pinas…ask your sponsor din for 2years itr, 6months bank statement and invitation letter..then gawa ka ng cover letter mo stating what is your purpose visiting london..then iterinary for the whole travel..add me in viber if you have more questions.09163847505

  49. Jocel 04/14/2016 at 6:27 pm #

    Hello Guys, Good day to all,
    Anyone can answer my query please.
    I will vouch my application this month, ALL my expenses will be sponsored by my boyfriend. I also have my money in the bank which is around 50K pesos. What if my application is approved, then I will have my visa.. Can I use my money in the bank after my Visa is approved? I mean use it before my travel? then during my travel period 20K is left.. Will it trigger? Will it stop me from boarding? Will it cause any problems?

    Thank you in advance
    God Bless us all..


    • sarah1989 04/19/2016 at 12:18 pm #

      Yes its ok. Anyways they really wont matter on your how much money you have, they matter on your sponsor

    • Akemi 04/23/2016 at 2:00 pm #

      Hi Did you apply already?

  50. izninz 04/14/2016 at 8:36 am #

    miss Ai….good day!habang binabasa ko yung mga coments its gives me a positive thinking to experience to be abroad, wishing one day..nakapaka sayang basahin na sa site pong ito ay madami pong natulungan..I hope na sana ako din po ay matulongan…i meet this guy from datingsite dec.16,2015 and decide to come here in philis,,so it was on real he arrived on feb.2,2016 and meet him on real that day,, he spent for one month and now he is my boyfriend,,,now he wanted me to visit him to uk,,,even just for two weeks,,,,my question is what are the requirement?,,i will just visit him for two weeks,,i dont have work ,,no savings,,am a single mom and my parents who was the one support me.
    do i need to get passport first?or is it ok to apply visa online before to get passport?i hope you can help me pls..i need info about it…and from cebu…thanks hope to hear from you soon:)

    • Ai 04/14/2016 at 5:31 pm #

      Maam kuha sa ug passport and open ug bank Acct. Importante man gud na naa Kay Acct na imoa. If you have properties mas maau.

      • Jocel 04/14/2016 at 6:06 pm #

        Hello Guys, Good day to all,
        Anyone can answer my query please.
        I will vouch my application this month, ALL my expenses will be sponsored by my boyfriend. I also have my money in the bank which is around 50K pesos. What if my application is approved, then I will have my visa.. Can I use my money in the bank after my Visa is approved? I mean use it before my travel? then during my travel period 20K is left.. Will it trigger? Will it stop me from boarding? Will it cause any problems?

        Thank you in advance
        God Bless us all..


        • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 10:43 am #

          Hi jocel#

          Yes ok lang na gamitin mo money mo anyways money naman ng bf mo ang tinitignan nila. Ako nga lastyear 4k lang laman ng passbook ko..pagka approve i withdraw it. Hehe

    • mary 04/20/2016 at 1:17 am #

      Hi izninnzwe almost have the same story.my visa was granted and my sked.for departure to uk.ngaun nang thursday.nagapply ako sa vfs Cebu application centre but im from davao city.but before that.pinaagency ko .nagpacater ako ng docs sa cebu.and thanks God 13days naaproved visa ko.need mo kumuha muna passport.goodluck to you.and keep on praying

      • Mary 04/22/2016 at 4:18 am #

        Hi Mary!. Mary here too. Ask ko lang anong mga requirements ang sinubmit mo and how about your ties? I have the almost the same as yours and Izninnzwe, I’m currently unemployed but I have savings etc. and all details docs my fiancee (sponsor) has provided already. I;m really curious about the ties, as I dont know what should I include there. My appointment is on May 2 already. soo kinda pressured. Thanks

        • sylvia 04/22/2016 at 9:36 am #

          hi mary? about phillipine ties its your
          COE frm work your 6months payslip,
          land title
          family ties if may anak ka
          example yung anak mo you need to provide his/her birth certificate to prove na may anak kang iniwan sa pinas at babalik ka tlga dito. his/her school records
          heres my viber:09478083042

        • Akemi 04/23/2016 at 2:04 pm #

          Hello Mary did i get your email or fb account can i share my experience :)

          • Mary 04/25/2016 at 1:17 pm #

            I’ll be glad for you tp share your experience. Need it alot.
            its maryfloriis@yahoo.com

    • Lovely 05/19/2016 at 10:25 pm #

      Kuha k po muna passport pra mas ma ayos pag proseso

  51. Suzette 04/13/2016 at 3:24 pm #

    Hi Wanderlass! Thanks to your blog, for being one of my source while preparing the applications, documents required for 11 persons UK Visa and Schengen Visa. All the application has been approved. Yehey!

    • Siopao 04/19/2016 at 8:27 am #

      Hi Ma’am Suzette!

      Did you apply for a 15 day standard visa processing? How many days before they sent an email to you? I am waiting for the decision of my Visa. Today is 10th day already. Thanks in advance for your response.


      • Daat 04/21/2016 at 7:45 am #

        Hi siopao, me too it’s my 7th day (working days) and I availed both the sms and courier services pero hanggang ngayon wala pang text. Nakakakaba talaga na panay antay nalang sa email/text nila..

        • Akemi 04/24/2016 at 12:01 pm #

          Hi guys my appointment last april 19 2016. I only got 1 message after my appointment afternoon lang nga na nasa ukvi na sya. Before kase nag apply ako deny wala ring update update first application ko 8 days may result na deny lang nga

          • sylvia 04/24/2016 at 6:22 pm #

            hi pwd malaman bkt ka na denay? para ma avoid ng iba

          • Akemi 04/24/2016 at 9:11 pm #

            Hi slyvia sorry now ko lang nakita comment mo. Nag apply kase ako last 2014 pa 2 beses ako na refuse dahil nung una lock of evidence talaga ako at sympre first time ko lang mag apply hindi ko alam yung sasagot ko sa application form. So dapat yung answer mo sa application itugma mo rin sa mga evidences mo. 2nd apply ako naayos ko namn na sagot ko ang kaso refuse nanamn dahil nga no assets properties strong family ties. Kahit madami kang pera sa account kahit sagot na ng sponsor mo lahat kase ang importante yung mga documents mo talaga. Now nag apply ako last tuesday waiting namn ako ulit for the third time

          • sylvia 04/24/2016 at 10:07 pm #

            oh? dahil jan sa sinabi mo parang i feel nervous now because i dont have any asset na pinasa last april15
            COE lng ang pinasa q at payslip kc wla ako bank acount kaya sponsor q is my sister. my bank statement kb pinasa?

          • sarah1989 04/24/2016 at 10:33 pm #

            Hi #sylvia

            Yung work pwedi ma consider na strong ties mo to come back to Philippines. Payslip at Coe lang din ang pinasa ko as strong ties last year at letter na din from my parents stating that im coming back home for work and to help them.

          • Akemi 04/25/2016 at 10:20 am #

            Wala rin kase ako work e as in fully supported ako pero now madami na akong pinasa at dahilan rin pagkarefuse ko last time hindi pa ako nakakapag out of country. Now pang 4 days ko na wait wait for 3rd time hehe goodluck po

          • sylvia 04/25/2016 at 1:56 pm #

            hi Sarah? na approve ba visa m? wla kc ako sponsor, ikaw ba meron?

          • sarah1989 04/25/2016 at 5:19 pm #

            Hi #sylvia

            Yes approved ako last year. Yes may sponsor ako bf ko.

            Ngayon nag apply ulit ako, kasama na baby namin. Sana nga ma approve kami. Think positive lang! Sana approved yung application natin ^_~

          • Akemi 04/25/2016 at 7:00 pm #

            Pwede makuha fb nyo sarah and slyvia hirap kase dito hehe

        • sarah1989 04/25/2016 at 10:14 pm #

          I feel you! Relate much talaga. Nakaka paranoid at nakaka stress mag hintay.Hahay.

          • Daat 04/25/2016 at 10:20 pm #

            Hi sarah pang 10th day na bukas haha at wala parin text and vfs. Feel free to msg me at d.jingco@yahoo.com ano nga pla visa inapplyan mo?

          • sylvia 04/25/2016 at 10:55 pm #

            akemi keep on touch here sylvia04_gonzales@yahoo.com

          • Siopao 04/25/2016 at 11:33 pm #

            Dumating na decision namin nung pang-11 working days. Naghintay kami sa delivery ng 2go mga 2 days. Sobrang kaba habang binubuksan pero worth it lahat! APPROVED! Sana kayo din makuha niyo na and approved din! Alis na kami sa May. ?? Goodluck!

          • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 9:58 am #

            Akemi search mo ako sa fb Sarah Mae Repaja :)

        • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 10:07 am #


          12th day na ngayon wala pang email. Nababaliw na ako every now and then i open my email. Hehehe. Lets just think positive lang ^_^

          • Jocel 04/26/2016 at 10:11 am #

            Hello Sarah 1989.
            I sent a message to you on facebook.
            Did you also applied for Visa? Sorry ha, medyo mahaba na ang thread na to. your baby is cute..

          • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 10:26 am #

            Hi jocel#

            Uu nag apply ako ng visa for me and my baby. Ganun bah? Wala ako message na received..baka delayed! Hehe. Thank you. Kakagigil nga eh^_^

      • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 10:02 am #


        Congrats sayo! Im still waiting. Goodluck! Ingat sa byahe :)
        Where in UK ka pupunta?

        • Lovely 05/19/2016 at 10:36 pm #

          Sana my isang facebook account tau na pde mg joi doon pra doon nlng mg usap usap hehe hirap dto lile s friend k meron tlga ung mga ng aaply pa u.s.a n site facebook doon sila ng uusap usap at ng share ng mga experience hehe!! Thanks po ..

      • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 10:14 am #


        Tourist visa yung sa akin while Child Visa yung sa baby ko [●pero nag email ang Manila last week na wrong application daw sa baby ko, dapat RoA(right of abode)daw kc british ang daddy nya kaya nag reApply agad kami●] Feel ko yun ang reason kung bakit natagalan.

        Pero think positive lang kami. Bawal negativity :)

        • Jocel 04/26/2016 at 10:34 am #

          Hi Sarah, Are you from Cebu? I am from Mandaue City. But I am currently working in Manila. wala pako ni submit sa akong docs, do you have a sample of Cover Letter and invitation Letter (draft) pwede makakuha ug reference? hehehe.. my emial is jocel1224@gmailcom

          daghang salamat gurl.

          • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 3:49 pm #


            Yes from mandaue city pod ko gurl. Cover letter and invitation letter imoha bf ang magbuhat ana. Just state “how the relationship started, how long you been together, where did you meet, place where you personally meet. He shoukd also state where & what is his work, how long he been wotking, where he live.

          • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 4:20 pm #


            You should also state the purpose of the visit, how long the duration of visit. Dapat e-convince nyo rin cla kung bakit kailangan nilang e grant ang visa mo. :)

          • sarah1989 04/26/2016 at 4:22 pm #


            Email sent sis. Check mo gmail mo ^_^

        • sarah1989 04/27/2016 at 9:57 pm #

          UPDATE GUYS*

          Dumating na visa namin kanina at thanks God approved kami ni Baby ko ^_^

          I almost had a heart attack at nanginginig ako pagbukas ko sa passports namin. Thank you Lord God!!! You trully amazing :)

          • Daat 04/28/2016 at 6:19 am #

            Congrats sarah! Happy for both of you ?

          • K 05/02/2016 at 1:48 am #

            hi sarah ☺️ ive been reading the thread congrats sau and ur baby ☺️?

          • K 05/02/2016 at 2:19 am #

            hi sarah ask ko nman anu format ng cover letter? im confused kung panu ko ggawin un eh ? thank u

  52. izra 04/10/2016 at 9:37 pm #

    hi ..i hope you can help me an advice..my boyfriend invite me for a holiday in uk.i am single mom for two kids…but am only one to visit my boyfirend..he wil shoulder all my expenses,,,i have bank account but smal amount of savings,,i dont know what would be the first step..i hope you can help me..am lil confused coz i work as a barangay health worker(government)is there would be requirement from the government where i presently work?..just for two weeks holiday…what should i need to do..i need to apply online?or what?and am from cebu,,hope to hear from you.. thanks po:)

    • sylvia 04/18/2016 at 7:26 pm #

      yes, maam you need to provide your COE from work stating how much your salary in a year, how many years you working on that company, including your vacation leave of absence

    • sarah1989 04/24/2016 at 10:45 pm #

      Hello #Izra

      All you have to do is read the blog and visit the website follow the instructions or dig down the comments who shared their experiences because thats what i did. And yes! You should provide a COE (if possible) , payslip, or could be leave of absence stating the duration of your leave. I believed you really dont need to have a huge savings as long as your Bf can prove that he can really sponsor you. If you have a property could be a land title will do. I think you can also make a letter stating that you are coming back because of your children who is depending on you. Dili kaayo ko sweto about anang naay anak gud pero naa koy friend nga same situation sa imoha. Dali rman cya basta magkugi lang jud kag basa. Hassle jud cya as in!! Goodluck!! God bless us all

  53. benie 04/02/2016 at 11:23 pm #

    hi miss Wanderlass; i want to share my journey also for applying visa. this not only visa, it a child visa for 15 yrs. old, illigitimate child, under my surname. hopefully maka relate or makapag bigay ng hope at lesson para sa mga lahat dyan…….. and sponsor ay yung father. last november namin natangap yung visa at happy kami of course. yes may matatanggap kang email from embassy kung granted ka base on our experience. departure date nalaman namin na may mali sa visa, yung person companion passport no. ay mali pala. kung dapay 866 ang nilagay nila 886 ito ay sa dulo ng passport number. all the documents ay 866 how come ginawa nila 886. till now hindi pa namin naaayos, kaya nag email kami sa ukvi pero wala pa reply. miss Wanderlass meron po ba kayung pwedeng mai bigay na advice or way para mapa correct yun sa kanila. pagkakamali po kasi yun nung encharge sa printing ng visa. kaya kau mahal kong mga taga subaybay ng site na ito. WAG KAYUNG MAGING KAMPANTI KASI ANG BRITISH EMBASSY AY NAGKAKAMALI DIN PALA. not in may dream na sila pa pla ang magkakamali samantalang ilang beses naming inulit ulit ang mga supporting documents namin during appointment, pls, kung sino man po ang nanarelate malugod naming gagawin kung ano man ang corrective action regarding dito.

  54. Kaye 04/01/2016 at 6:10 am #

    hi to everyone

    • i wanted to know if its ok if i submit online bookinh with an old passport number,(will expire in oct) then will renew it after ?!? (booked appointment for renewal will still be in June) im looking to book an appointment by May ?

    • is it alright if all government IDs are in Maiden name but cert of employment is the only document thats under my maried name?!? will there be any problems in application or uk border agency?!?

    thank you,really do appreciate your insights

  55. Mark 03/11/2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Hi I would like to share my experience in acquiring South Korean Visa. I planned to travel with my mother who is a senior citizen, jobless and only have 39,000php on her bank account, and my younger brother, still studying in a university. I work as an OFW, and I did get a S. Korean in the country of my current residence. Then since my mother does not have ITR and job employment certificate to support my younger brothers application, I have sent all my bank account details, bank certificate, and job certificate to support his documents. I already purchased a flight ticket and hotel for the 3 of us because they were asking for those documents when I applied for my visa. They went to embassy in Manila with all the supporting documents that I sent to them, but apparently they only took the passport, application form and bank details (certificate/account) of my mother, then school ID and certificate from school (+passport & application form) of my brother. Then after a week they were denied of entry permit. So I queried this to the embassy and they told me that they cannot verify documents issued from abroad, although they have not actually taken any of those papers. It so sad because I am really hopeful that I will be traveling with my family as this is their first out of the country. Now I am having second thought of traveling on my own… sad… sniff..sniff :(

    • Hazel 04/07/2016 at 12:50 am #

      Hi wanderlass, i’m planning to apply a tourist visa in uk, my boyfriend is romanian national who is working in england now for 2 yrs and he is the one who will handle all my expenses since i am unemployed now because i just came home from japan. Anong requirements ang kailangan nyang iprovide and kailangan ko dn iprovide i really need your help po kasi plan ko sana makapunta ng june sa birthday nya. Thank you and Godbless.

    • Hazel 04/08/2016 at 12:34 am #

      Hi ms. Ai, i need help pls. I’m planning kasi to apply as tourist visa sa uk and i have a friend there who will handle everything was docs po kaya do we need to provide, i’m jobless now, no bank acct. kasi kagagaling ko lng sa japan las month. Pls pakisagot nman hindi ko kasi alam pano umpisahan. Thank you and Godbless!

    • sachi 04/09/2016 at 10:28 pm #

      I say go. Some things happen for a reason. You won’t find out until you go. :)

  56. FAJ 02/29/2016 at 1:24 am #

    Hi Wanderlass, I’m a US RESIDENT (greencard holder) but for the mean time i’m here in the phils. I’m employed by our church here in the phils as a youth leader. I always go back and forth To US. I will be applying for a visit visa to accompany my bestfriend in her studies for 2weeks and also have a tour. I will be applying here in the phils.

    My question is:

    1.is there a big chance of getting a UK visa since I’m a US resident?

    2. will they question that my COE because the signatory is my dad? (President/pastor)

    3. what can you suggest? Since i’m just a youth leader my salary is not that big but there are people who gives support monthly.

    Thanks! Hope you can help me with this!

    • Ania 03/08/2016 at 9:46 pm #

      Hi wanderlass. My boyfriend invited me to visit him in london,. He is a polish and working in London for 5yrs. I am now collecting documents this march as I have an appointment on April and fly (hopefully if visa granted) on May. Now my question is, do he really need to send me original copy of invitation letter, passport, and other documents that might need? Looking forward to your reply.. Anyway, your blog enlightened me well.. Gracias :)

      • Ai 03/16/2016 at 3:31 pm #

        Hi Ania,

        A scanned copy would do. Best of luck!

      • Akemi 03/19/2016 at 9:35 pm #

        Hi Ania nag apply rin ako before its okay if scan copy lang ng passport and some documents kase yung akin nag send rin sya ng original copy of some documents pero nalate ng dating e tapos na interview ko, so wala naman problema if scan or what as long as na may prove ka na may babalikan ka dito sa pinas

    • Fair rees 03/16/2016 at 9:13 am #

      Hi.. if you’re a greencard holder yoi dont nees a visa… you are allowed to come in and out the uk. :)

  57. Allison 02/28/2016 at 2:41 pm #

    Hello! My college classmates and I are accepted to present a paper in a conference in London. We are scheduled to attend the conference on August 15-17, 2016. When is the earliest time that we could apply for a visa? Thanks!

  58. NikkiTan 02/24/2016 at 7:56 pm #

    Hello, I’m Nikki! I’m going an exchange program in France next year and of course I’d be wanting to visit London too. I’m a full time University student here (and there in France). I’ll be planning weekends to London since my school is 1 & 30 minutes away from London. With that, how do I go about this. Like what I’ve said, I’m still dependent to my parents and I’m a student with no extra means of getting cash. So, what do suggest? :) Should I present my University Catholique Lille acceptance? :) Thank you!

  59. Deedee 02/20/2016 at 7:03 pm #

    Hi wanderlass. Really need help here. My bf envite me to visit uk for like a month. I have few questions before i start the application.
    I work in abpo company, i am a sing mom of so meaning yong sahod ko enough lang samin at wala tagala ako savings.
    My bf will shoulder all expenses. He will send his bank statement and other stated docs.
    Now question:
    1. Magkano po dapat laman ng bank acvount niya.
    2. Is it okay if i will NOT submit bank account of mine. Since wala nga ako savings.
    3. Invitation letter should be hand written? Is it okay if email lang?

    I hope you can help me and your team.
    God bless
    Thank you

  60. zette 02/18/2016 at 5:41 pm #

    Hi Wanderlass! Baka pwede mo akong masagot. Ako kasi yung nag aayos ng 16 visa application ng Auntie/Boss ko, kasama nya mga anak (parents na din) nya at saka mga grandchildren. Ang tanong ko:
    -pwede ba silang maschedule ng sabay sabay? hindi ba tight ang pagpapaschedule?
    -yung requirements ba ng isang family pwedeng sharing or dapat bawat isa may photocopy kahit yung sa mga bata?
    -kpag isupport/sponsor ng grandparent, dapat ba ng requirements galing sa grandparents or need pa rin magprovide ng mga anak nya?
    -tpos eto pa yung isa nyang anak na may family na din, yung mother in law nya nasa london. nagpunta na sila dati dun tpos ang visa is visit family, tpos daming submit ng docs from mother in law s london. ngayon sana ang gusto nung boss/auntie ko family vacation sila kasama nya kaya visit visa lang (6 months) tpos ideclare lang nila na may relative pero hindi na magsubmit ng docs nung mother in law, pwede kaya yun? ano kayang magandang gawin?

    nalilito na talaga ko..hehehe..ang dami kasi, ako lang gumagawa mag isa. salamat in adavance ha..kahit anong input mong maibibigay, ok sa akin..maramaing salamat ulit :) zette

    • Care 03/01/2016 at 11:27 am #

      Yoy need then documentatation staff kungagisa ka ong nagaayos or go to the nearest travel agency :) pag yan pumalya lahat yan madedeny just saying

  61. Gee Talz 02/14/2016 at 8:48 pm #

    Hi wanderlass, I’m going to visit my sister in London on December, she’s a staff nurse in a govt. hospital in Crawley. I was worried that they might denied my application. I’m currently a student but my father provided me money every month since he’s a seafarer so financially i am stable even without the help of my sister. Do i have a better chances if I apply without my sister support? Ayokong ma-deny kasi ang mahal ng application. Thank you!

  62. RAIN Yap 02/10/2016 at 9:45 am #

    Hi good day! Thanks for your blog, I’m planning to visit the U.K. this summer, I only have some questions. As a Supporting document, Regarding the flight itinerary, do I need to buy an airline ticket already or just an Itinierary Flight plan that I will construct?

    And also the Hotel accomodation, Do I need to Book a hotel already to show confirmation as supporting document, or just an accomodation plan of where I am thinking of staying on the days of my visit.

    Thanks alot in advance!


    • Ai 02/18/2016 at 1:04 am #

      Hi Rain,
      Itinerary schedule is totally fine. They actually advise not to book any airline ticket not until you get the visa.
      As for the accommodation, you might have to book a refundable hotel accommodation just to be safe. Or use your sponsor/friend’s address if you have any or where you are intending to stay when in UK.
      Hope that helps,

      • jhoy 02/27/2016 at 5:10 pm #

        Hello ai, good afternoon ask ko lang po sana mam kung pano process ng invitation letter, kung isesend nya po ba saken to show in embassy in manila or he needs it to show in embassy in uk? Pls hope to hear from u, thank u in advance!

  63. T 02/08/2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Hi there
    A very good article indeed and very helpful(including all the comments) Anyone here could advice or help me with my query. I am going to apply for a visitor visa, will travel with my boyfriend and he will support all the expenses. He is a British citizen who is working in Manila. I do have work however I am not sure how much would I need to have in my account for them to consider(any idea or estimate amount) and what other documents do I need to submit that could help

    Thanking you in advance guys :)

  64. alice 02/06/2016 at 7:46 am #

    Hello Miss Ai,
    Im single mum here seperated for long time not yet annulled and now i have a British bf who wanted me to get a Uk visa does it affect, do u think being married would affect me in getting a visa? And one thing more is im using my maiden name in my passport but some of my valid id’s r still my ex hubbys name would still affect also? Pls help me Miss Ai, thank u have a nice day!

  65. jennie villanueva 01/31/2016 at 1:36 am #

    hi tnx for this very helpful post. here’s my case though, my 2 yr old daughter is a US citizen like her dad (we are not yet married), dad is planning to treat us to a tour at UK to visit his brother (who has not seen our daughter yet), right now my daughter and i are here in manila, dad is in the US (working), if I apply for uk visa, what is my approval rate if my primary reason is to accompany my minor child? i am currently a full time mom, doing freelance work from time to time, but i get regular remittance fr her dad who will sponsor the entire trip.

    • Ai 02/04/2016 at 3:37 am #

      It’s always a 50-50 chance applying for a UK visa. Just make sure you comply all the requirements as their decision would depend on the documents you are providing to them. Best of luck! X

      • FAJ 02/22/2016 at 12:03 pm #

        Hi Ai, I’m a US RESIDENT (greencard holder) but for the mean time i’m here in the phils. I’m employed by our church here in the phils as a youth leader. I always go back and forth To US. I will be applying for a visit visa to accompany my bestfriend in her studies for 2weeks and also have a tour. I will be applying here in the phils.

        My question is:

        1.is there a big chance of getting a UK visa since I’m a US resident?

        2. will they question that my COE because the signatory is my dad? (President/pastor)

        3. what can you suggest? Since i’m just a youth leader my salary is not that big but there are people who gives support monthly.

        Thanks! Hope you can help me with this!

  66. Karlo 01/29/2016 at 9:27 am #

    Hi! My partner got her UK tourist visa approved (6 months). Can she book a ticket departing from PH this February and return to PH on June? So that she could prepare for the immigration queries.

    *Her parents are UK Citizen.
    *1st time to travel in UK.
    *31 yrs. old

    Thank you!

    • Ai 02/04/2016 at 3:29 am #

      Hi Karlo,
      I can’t see why not. She’s got her visa already as you mentioned, so it shouldn’t be a problem getting to UK.

  67. Justine Paed 01/19/2016 at 4:57 pm #

    Hi there. from the day i started thinking of getting a visit visa for UK coz my boyfriend wanted me to visit him(we never met yet) and he will support my whole stay…i would like to share my experience guys:) to start this… i am really worried from the start if i could even obtain a visa from UK coz im still a COLLEGE student purely dependent to my parents hahaha and bankless( meaning got no accounts whatever in the bank or savings) so totally no money kasi dependent nga. what the good thing is i got other stamps on my passport also had australia visit visa too coz of my parents when we go travel during holidays.. thats the catch for me. anyway so ive been researching intensely. day and night NO TULOG from the day i lodge my application onine.. just to make sure my questions are being answered and what right docus i need to gather. i even research about refusals so i could have idea what i can avoid. so there you go. i saw this blog from the very start and it was helpful indeed… i started reading the comments from top to bottom to get a more thoughts. ive been stressing my bf also hahaha kulit ko kasi sa sobrang stressed. so anyway here are the docus i submitted sa VFS.. btw i availed their priority service and super fast service, i availed the vip premium lounge too coz i hate waiting loads.

    btw my boyfriend doesnt want to use our relationship in the visa processing he just told me ill tell in my application he is just a friend so we wont be gathering more docus just to prove our relationship and less suspicion na din from uk consulate kasi mas paghihinalaan nila pag couples as far as i know.

    docus i had passed:
    -passport w/ visas and stamp
    -cover letter
    -affidavit of support from my parents
    -birthcertificate just to prove theyre my parents
    -my parents bank certificate
    -parents 5 months bank statement
    -parents ITR
    -parents business permit
    -school i.d(photocopy)
    -proof of enrollment
    -leave of absence from my school
    -dentist certificate coz i got monthly appointment for my braces
    -my boyfriend scanned passport
    -boyfriend invitation letter stating support
    -boyfriend scanned bankstatement 6 months
    -boyfriend scanned 2 years tax return
    -flight reservation (roundtrip) with itinerary
    -travel insurance
    -travel itinerary plans

    and guess what. when i got the message that my passport can be picked up.. i rushed to vfs and yeah i got my VISA STAMPED for 6 months multiple entry. answered prayer talaga. isa pa yang weapon! faith in GOD. effective!
    imagine wala akong funds pero i showed everything i can my intentions, and that i will comeback sa ph. just prove to them that and you will definitely get yours too… Goodluck guys.

    • cherpauibnz 01/28/2016 at 11:42 am #

      Hi Justine! What does a dentist certificate look like? Hand written? Printed? Thanks!!

      • Justine Paed 01/31/2016 at 10:14 pm #

        its just a normal certificate or letter from my dentist. printed letter :) with dentist clinic letter head

    • Meg Danieles 02/03/2016 at 1:19 pm #

      Hi i need help. I applied for UK visa and subscribed to their sms feature
      The last text i got was this.

      The processed visa application for GWF038548664 was received on 2/1/2016.

      Does this mean i can collect my passport na?


      • wanderlass 02/05/2016 at 9:13 pm #

        it means they received it.

        • Michael 02/26/2016 at 9:21 am #

          Hello Wanderlass,

          Good day to you!! Could you please help/advice me what to do with my visa application situation? I have applied for a UK VISITOR VISA for 6 months and my appointment is in Feb. 24, 2016 @ the visa application centre in Cebu. But, the problem is I was late with my appointment! What will I do?? Today is FEB. 26. I think I need to reschedule my appointment but how? Please help me .. Thanks in advance! God bless us all .. ✴

        • Kitty Kit 04/23/2016 at 6:36 am #

          Hello wanderlass! :) I applied for UK tourist visa last April 7 and I received text yesterday : The processed visa application for GWF******* was received on 4/22/2016.

          Does it mean I can collect my passport na?
          Thank you in adavance as reply :)

          • wanderlass 04/24/2016 at 11:08 am #

            I’m not sure. Please give them a call.

          • Ai 04/24/2016 at 11:37 am #

            No, that means they have received your docs and it’s bound to be reviewed by an officer anytime soon. Please bear in mind, visa would results would take 12-15 working days.

          • sarah1989 04/24/2016 at 5:54 pm #

            Hello kitty kit*

            I applied the same date april7 here in cebu, I received a text from Vfs an hour after
            “The visa application for GWF*** was forwarded to UKVI on 4/7/2016

            And then Friday I received an email from Manila
            “A decision has been made on your application and your documents are being returned to the Visa Application Center(VAC). You will be contacted again by the VAC once these documents have been received and they are ready for you to collect”

            Usually it will take 10-15working days. At exactly 10days they emailed me. Hoping na this monday mag eemail ulit cla.

          • sarah1989 04/24/2016 at 7:10 pm #

            Hopefully approve! Hope approve tayong lahat :) Amen!

          • Dianne 04/24/2016 at 7:12 pm #

            Amen to that sarah :)

    • Dee 02/12/2016 at 10:58 pm #

      Hi Justine,

      Does the invitation letter you provided is original? Or email or scanned copy? Thanks ?

      • cay130 03/04/2016 at 1:54 am #

        mine was emailed by my sponsor, i just printed it and made a copy of it too….i had 6months multiple visa approved

        • Ania 03/08/2016 at 9:57 pm #

          Hi Cay130, so emailed copy from sponsors such as invitation letter, passport and etc . doesn’t have a problems!? They will accept it still? What if the sponsor is your boyfriend. Do I need to provide all necessary documents(email, pictures, messenger)? Please help me and looking forward your answer. I have an appointment next two weeks,, thank you and godbless

          • cay130 03/16/2016 at 3:43 pm #

            all my sponsor’s documents were scanned copy and printed, except for the bank statements where it were in MS word, all were accepted….bout the relationship though i have no idea if they will require you proof that he is your boyfriend….

        • Dee 03/11/2016 at 6:06 pm #

          Thanks cay130, I’m submitting my requirements on Monday. =)

        • mhay 04/12/2016 at 5:54 pm #

          Hi cay130 do I still need to submit a bank statement even if my entire trip will be sponsored by my bf…

          Hoping for your reply☺

          • cay130 04/15/2016 at 7:03 am #

            yep, yours and your boyfriend’s financial docs ?. sorry for the late reply, im here in UK now ??????

          • sarah1989 04/24/2016 at 6:04 pm #

            Hello. I would say Its not really necessary because you have sponsor as long as ma prove nya lang na kaya ka nyang e sponsor thr whole trip..dapat may savings cya atay maipakita na huge amount. I applied last year I did submit my passbook which contains 4k only kc hindi na nahuhulogan pero na approved naman. As long as may maipakita kang ties dito. :)

          • sarah1989 04/24/2016 at 6:06 pm #

            *at may maipakita I mean

    • pj 02/15/2016 at 10:06 am #

      hello justine,
      just wondered maybe you could give me any advice .
      i am planning to apply for a marriage visitor visa and it is most likely as the visitor visa with 6 months validity. My intention is to get married to my british citizen GF and definitely go back to philippines after 6 months. I am a seafarer and i have travelled u.k many times already. I even stayed there for 7 days after when i disemabrked the ship as a transit with a letter from Bristol Boarder Force. In all my travel to the U.K i have complied all the visa rules. And we have a baby too born in the U.K.
      My only problem now since i am now here in the Philippines, how can i prove them that i will really go back to philippines ? what evidences and docx do i need ?
      Since i am a seafarer i am a contractual worker, my company would only issue me a contract letter if i go back to d ship on their discretion.I dont have properties here in the phil, neither a family ties. my parents are not rich and they only have sari-sari store,. hehe
      What i only have is a Bank Savings more than enough to pay for my airfare, prevoius job contracts, and proof of our genuine relationship, mg gf bank statements and etc.

      In your own opinion in regards to my situation, do u think i have the chance to be given a Visitor Visa ?

      Thank You,

      • Justine Paed 03/07/2016 at 10:30 pm #

        hello, im not sure about your circumstances, case to case basis kasi ang pag apply. kasi mine is i have my parents as my dependant which is a strong tie already sa ph and school stuffs. then i didnt told that my BF is sponsoring me as it will quite alarm the consulate na baka may tendency na mag overstay ako especially dalaga pa. just complete all the necessary requirements yun lang and do a cover letter (explaining details of why u want to uk, how u met ur gf, how many days ull stay and u wont be overstaying, ur job description etc) hope this helps

        • Raven 03/26/2016 at 11:35 am #

          Hi, I really need some advice about this. Pareho tayo kaya lang pati ticket sponsored sakin. I’d appreciate kung magreply ka thru my email ravendedios@icloud.com thanks!

      • sarah1989 04/24/2016 at 6:14 pm #

        Hello this may be too late..but I dont think its a good idea. Tourist visa is only for tourism which means you are not allowed to work nor get married. I would advice you apply for fiance visa.

    • lowellah 02/19/2016 at 7:05 pm #

      justine what do you mean by cover letter? and passport with visa stamps? paki sagot nman po ooh.. need lang talaga ng help. thank you

      • Justine Paed 03/07/2016 at 10:34 pm #

        cover letter is a letter addressing to the uk consulate na igrant ang tourist visa mo. and you have to explain your circumstances or anything u want to clarify in ur letter(lalo na if may prob ka sa job mo etc) since walang interview ang pag apply ng visa. and eg. pa na pwede mo iadd sa cover letter.. “why do u want to visit uk, how u met ur sponsor, how many days will u stay, do u have ties in the ph?” (just a brief summary/ clarification of ur circumstances) it doesnt need to be a NOBELA. just summarize it parang it will help the consulate understand ur intention to visit clearly

    • jhoy 02/28/2016 at 3:30 pm #

      Hello sis justin paed, pls need to hear ur advice is it fine if all hes documents like invitation letter to financial documents and properties is all scan and sent by email and i will print it all! Pls sana po mapansin nyo ako, thank u in advance, kipsafe and godbless, xxx

      • Bella 02/28/2016 at 7:35 pm #

        They prefer if you’ll submit all the original documents. They will sent it back to you after . Good luck!

      • Justine Paed 03/07/2016 at 10:35 pm #

        hi, yep printed copies are fine and acceptable;)

    • Raven 03/24/2016 at 1:31 am #

      Hi! I’m really stressing out too dahil dito HAHAHA napaparanoid ako masyado baka mareject ako sa visa, ang kinaibahan lang nating ang sponsor ko si bf. Can I contact you? Para lang manghingi ng advice kung ano dapat kong gawin at I submit. I’d appreciate if u reply asap. :)

    • ApriL 03/27/2016 at 7:20 pm #

      My scheduled appointment will be on Wednesday, i think ive got all the docs so i hope maapprove. Fingers crossed. Wish me luck x

    • Maria 04/04/2016 at 6:12 pm #

      Hi Justine, congrats . can I as ask how and where can I avail travel insurance and the travel itinerary plans was printed or hand written?

      • Maria 04/04/2016 at 8:01 pm #

        Hi Justine, do I need a travel insurance when applying visitor’s visa to UK? is it a must? and how can I pay the visa on line if I have no credit card? I have only savings acct. card. And flight reservation, do they allow from the airline company without payment pending on the visa approval? Please I need clarifications on these. Thanks.

  68. cherry 01/17/2016 at 4:56 pm #

    Hello Wanderlass, i am planning to apply for a uk short visit visa. i would like to know if there’s a standard Documents Checklist Form to be filled up? where can i get it? or i will do my own checklist?

    • Jeune 01/25/2016 at 8:32 am #

      Is there a List of Documents Submitted format? We are trying to fill up the application online yesterday Jan 24, it was so hard to access. Is it really this hard?Thanks for your help

      • Lhab 01/25/2016 at 2:08 pm #

        I didn’t encounter problem with their website during my application last month. Just keep saving every minute when you fill up the online form and review your data before submitting/confirming. But they will give you checklist at VFS. Good luck!

    • Ai 02/04/2016 at 3:43 am #

      Hi Cherry,
      You need to get on to the official website of UK visa. (Can’t remember the website but you should be able to look for it online via Google). Infos are all there and you should be able to see the documents/checklist you need to submit. Checklist are normally given only on the day of your appointment date at the Consulate. They give it to you after signing up at the Reception. Hope that helps. X

  69. cciophaf 01/09/2016 at 9:35 pm #

    This blog was such a great help to me. I am a permanent resident of UK and sponsored my sister and her children to visit me in April. They now received their UK Visa after 4 days having submitted their application. Surprisingly it was very quick! You are a blessing to a lot of Filipinos who are wanting to visit UK or other countries. I have learned a lot from your post. Thank you for sharing your experience with UK visit visa.

    • Joy2theworld 01/15/2016 at 5:39 am #

      Been wondering how much does my bank account need to have in order to be approved of a visa. And how much does my English boyfriend need to have?
      Do they need proof of relationship? (Which I guess not coz it’s just a tourist visa)

    • Risa 01/15/2016 at 1:56 pm #

      Hello po. Did you use priority service or standard service ?

    • Maria 01/16/2016 at 2:59 pm #

      Hi ask ko lang need pa ba ng another valid ID or kahit passport nlang??

    • Haze 01/18/2016 at 7:55 pm #

      Hi! Im thinking to invite my mother in law here in u.k and I would like to sponsor her as she doesnt have job.
      Please tell me what are the documents that your sister need to submit when she and her children apply for their visa

    • cherpauibnz 01/20/2016 at 10:18 pm #

      Hi cciophaf (or whoever knows the answers to my questions):

      So here is our scenario: My cousin (who btw is a minor) and I (I am 22 by that time; I am the travelling companion of a minor) will be travelling to UK. We will be completely sponsored (from air fares to everything) by my aunt (my cousin’s mom) and his British husband.

      1. Do we need to avail travel insurance even if we will be completely sponsored?
      2. Do we need proof that we are cousins and we’re related to each other including my aunt (do they need to send a copy of their marriage certificate or both of our sponsors’s birth certificate etc)
      3. Do I still need to produce COE and bank statement (I just recently started working and my saving are not yet really big) even if again we are being completely sponsored?

      Whoever will be answering my questions, God bless you! Currently processing our requirements already. Please help! I don’t want our application to get rejected.

      • cciophaf 01/21/2016 at 3:48 am #

        Answer to your questions:

        1 – You don’t need to get a travel Insurance.
        2- Yes it would be if you provide both birth certificate, to show that you actually related. And if your Aunt is a British Citizen then provide passport or any document that shows she is British.

        3 – Yes produce a COE and bank statements/ certificate – not important to how much money you have, the important would be from your sponsors, They need to provide last 6 months Bank Statements, Payslips, Land/ Property Title – just to show that they can afford to look after you, can accommodate you without claiming benefits from the government.

        You need to tell your sponsor to write an Invitation Letter stating that they will pay everything i.e air fare, accommodation or any expenses that will occur, This way you will completely be covered.

        Since you are travelling with a minor, somewhere on the Online Application form you need to state there that she/ he travelling there with you.

        Hope that’s help. Good luck.

        • cherpauibnz 01/21/2016 at 4:00 am #

          Hi cciophaf! Really appreciated your quick response :) Follow up questions lol (i’ll be screenshot-ing this for my future reference haha,

          1. Aunt is not yet a British citizen (but on the process tho). Do I still need to provide like their marriage contract or birth certificate of her or his husband etc just to prove that we are related to her/them?

          2. Since both of us will be travelling, do we need to secure two copies of our sponsor’s financial statements, letter of invitation, etc?

          Thanks again!

          • cciophaf 01/21/2016 at 4:22 am #

            1 – If this is the case provide her husband British Passport plus their Marriage Certificate, no need to provide her husband birth certificate.

            2 – If you’re submitting your application on one envelope then 1 copy each supporting document would be fine.

            Make it sure when filling in the Online Application; fill in correctly this is important! i.e that you travelling together.

          • cherpauibnz 01/21/2016 at 4:37 am #

            Hi cciphaf! Don’t know why the reply button was not appearing on your last comment but anyway thank you so much.

            1. So most probably scanned copy of the marriage contract and my tito (lol) will do right? Should we also include the original ones?
            2. Really? Can we apply pero one envelope lang? (well based on your experience when you sponsored a trip is it okay? Like two applications for visa (both my cousin and I’s) plus a single copy of supporting docs from them)

            Thanks again!

        • leng 01/21/2016 at 8:53 am #

          HI YA, sorry to interrupt, but I’m having a hard time to find a flight deal for my mother which is planning to go for a visit with me here in uk. i know the rule that a tourist visa should have a return flight ticket booked but is it necessary that its the same airlines or i can book her different airline like one way in emirates and return in klm? pls advise! best wishes!many thanks x

          • Ai 01/22/2016 at 5:06 pm #

            Hi, yes it’s fine.

  70. Grace 01/09/2016 at 12:32 pm #

    hello po sa inyo. ask ko lang anong visa po kapag 10 days lang mag sstay para mamasyal at bumisita sa U.K? standard visitor visa parin po ba? at ano pong mga requirements ? salamat po sana matulungan nyo po ako.

  71. RV 01/07/2016 at 2:43 am #

    Hello, I just got hired-my employer in London asked me to look into the fastest process for me to get a visa. DO you think I should apply for Tourist Visa then have my employer sponsor or a work permit is a must at this point? Thanks for your help.

    • Enna 01/18/2016 at 5:44 am #

      If you go to UK with a tourist visa, by law, you are not allowed to change it to any other kind of visa, Unless you go back to Philippines and re apply for a different category

  72. Ben 01/06/2016 at 8:39 am #

    Hello miss, magkano po ung bayad niyo sa application? Ayun na ba po yung bayad sa visa mismo? thanks po

  73. Sandy 12/19/2015 at 6:32 pm #


    I came across your blog and I have got more information I need. I have questions though. I hope you can help me as I have a slightly complicated situation. I will be applying for the same visa to be sponsored by my British cousin (we are first cousins. His mom and my dad are siblings):

    1. My sister applied for a UK visa (was sponsored by our British cousin) but she was rejected because she does not have a proof that they were cousins. She advised to submit birth certificates of our aunt (our British cousin’s mother); our British cousin’s; hers and our dad’s. The problem is, our aunt (his mom) does not have a birth certificate. Question, do you any other proof that we can present to show that we’re indeed related? We have pictures together whenever he visits the country. Would that suffice?

    2. How can I possibly establish my family and socio-economic ties when I am technically unemployed and doesn’t have any business nor lands owned? I left my job last May 2015 because I have to watch over my dad (who is a senior citizen) coz all my siblings are staying in the university dorm during school days. I have regular source of income every month by doing a research job ( appearing as remittance to my bank account) from my British cousin.

    3. I have only traveled in six countries in the Southeast Asian region, all of them are visa-free. I will just go to UK because my cousin wants to tour me around. I’m staying there for one or two weeks only. Do you think I have a chance to be approved?

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    • Justine Paed 01/20/2016 at 11:07 am #

      put on a cover letter explaining that u have gathered the birth certificates and that your aunt doesnt have one because etc etc. just be detailed. maybe if your cousin has birth certificate and her name appears to theirs its enough proof that ur aunt is their legitimate mother. i myself is not employed and does not have biz lands owned plus no bank accounts! but if you are going to school its enough evidence youre going to come back you have to just provide a proof and leave for them to conclude you will come back. i showed to them im financially independent to my parents so i just provided affidavit of support and my parents financial docus coz i aint got one but my boyfriend is my sponsor to begin with and he’s a british citizen. hmmm i also have travelled outside w/ fam in sg malaysia indonesia then australia. if u have been outside our country its already good. :) its not subject to refusal if you haven’t travelled yet just prove them your intention to visit UK is genuine thats all.

      • Justine Paed 01/20/2016 at 11:09 am #

        financially dependent to my parents *

      • Sandy 02/11/2016 at 2:04 pm #

        Thanks Justine! I have not started applying yet. Hopefully I will get approved soon.

  74. Lhab 12/17/2015 at 11:30 pm #

    Hi Miss Ai!

    This blog was such a big help to me. Thank you for sharing your experience with UK Visit Visa as I got mine stamped on my passport (multiple entries). God bless you! Happy holidays ?

    • Ai 12/18/2015 at 12:22 am #

      Hi Lhab,
      Great news! Enjoy UK!??
      Please thank Wanderlass and not me. Her blog has helped me so much as well and I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you Wanderlass!?
      Light and love to you all folks! Happy Holidays!
      Follow me on IG, Latexcorsetph if you want to get hold of me ?

  75. Via 12/11/2015 at 8:07 pm #

    Hi Ms. Wanderlass. You are a blessing to a lot of people because of your blog. I have learned a lot from your post.
    I thought of asking you about my dilemma hoping you have some ideas that you can share to me. My parents and sister applied for a UK visa and it was approved 6 months multiple. Our dilemma is that the validity date written was dec 5 2015 to jun 6 2016. In their application.. intended date to enter UK is on May 5 2016. They applied in advance (submitted the application nov 25) because they plan to also apply for canadian visa. It was stated in the application that they intend to go to canada in august 2016 and then back to UK again after a month then go back to phil on oct 2016. We are wondering why the validity date given was dec 2015. My question is.. is there a way to request for a change of the validity date? Planned dates are all declared naman in the application. And in case we request for a change of date (in case it is feasible) i just feel scared that they might reacted negatively on our request (paranoid lang) and might mess up the approved visa? Hope you have an idea on how we can deal with our dilemma. Thanks in advance.
    By the way, we still wanted sana the original plan which is may 2016.. instead of changing our plan and leaning to the validity date they have given. This is because of the weather.. at least by May hindi na masyado malamig and secondly.. we have enough time pa sana to apply for canadian visa.

  76. Joanna 12/09/2015 at 3:28 pm #

    Hi! Just came across your blog because I’m helping my boyfriend apply for his visa and I’m seriously confused.
    I’m a dual citizen (British & Filipino) so I’m clueless when it comes to applying for a visa and I’ve searched everywhere for help. I’m unsure whether my boyfriend should be applying for a tourist visa or family visa. We’ll just be going for 2 weeks, but at the end of the application, the question that asks ‘will you be staying with a close relative’ bla bla comes up. We’ll be staying at my family’s residence, but we aren’t legally considered ‘family’ as we aren’t married yet.
    Any thoughts?

    Thanks for any suggestions and advise in advance, it would be of great help!


    P.S I did try to call their hotline, but I felt a bit iffy when they asked me for my credit card number. They said they had to charge a fee before they could answer my question -_-

  77. Jennifer 11/30/2015 at 10:58 am #

    Hello, I just want to ask if it is allowed that my friend will sponsor me for my settlement because my husband is under disability and can not work?

  78. Danielle N. 11/27/2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Hello po! I love your blog. Your posts are very informative and helpful. :)
    I have a few questions though. My British boyfriend of almost 10 months now is inviting me to join him and his family this Christmas and he’ll be sponsoring me (from airfare to accommodations). I haven’t met him yet but he’s flying in for a weeks stay here in the country tomorrow and he’ll be accompanying me when i process my visa. My situation is I’m 22, I’ve never traveled abroad and still a student. I don’t have credit cards, only a savings account (which doesn’t have much inside). My problem is I’ll be leaving during Christmas break but I will be back for the next semester this January since I’ll be graduating this June or July. And I don’t have everything on the checklist (i lack bank statements, bills under my name, etc). Will my boyfriend’s documents and presence be enough to support my application? If not, what do I provide? And can he apply for the visa on my behalf when he’s here?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Anyone willing to share their experience with me or offer any advice, I’d gladly appreciate it. Just email me: ellenaciongayo@school@gmail.com

    • Ai 12/04/2015 at 4:58 pm #

      Hi Danielle,
      Please note, your BF cannot accompany you inside the UK Consulate. Application is all done via online and the only time you are going to UK Consulate is when you submit your docs+biometrics and when you collect back your docs after the decision from UK IO is done.

      Link below should help you what documents you needed to be able to apply for a UK Tourist Visa.



      Am on IG, latexcorsetph if you want to get hold of me.


    • Janella 12/30/2015 at 4:04 pm #

      Hi Danielle & Ai! Was checking Google on how long it’ll take to get a UK tourist visa. My online boyfriend from Scotland & his sister wants to petition me for a visit this coming March 20 to be with my boyfriend on his birthday ( March 21 ). I’m starting to do the processing now, just waiting for the release of my passport renewal ( January 14, 2016 ) then will start the visa application online. My questions are, 1) how long will it take for a visa to be granted?, 2) I am not working at the moment, previously worked in Manila ( 2003 ) & tried to get a company’s certificate of employment but the said company was closed already, so I can’t show any of certificate of employment coz it’s impossible to secure any, 3) my boyfriend wish that if it’s possible I could come earlier there ( February 2016 ) but I’m worried & not sure about how long visa will be granted, 4) if I can’t show any certificate of employment, does having a letter of invitation from my boyfriend & his sister is enough basis that I won’t be denied on the interview?… pls I am worrying for a lot of things. It’s my first time to travel outside the country & not really sure if we can make it… I’m going to Cebu city on the 4th of January for my CFO seminar to get a certificateof attendance which my friend said is required to all Filipino spouses/fiance’s before they exit. Just waiting for my passport & then will start visa application online.

      Any info is highly appreciated. Anyone from Scotland?


      • Jhoann Villarmia 01/09/2016 at 10:00 pm #

        HI Janella, Just wanna ask if you were able to apply and did you get a visa? Like you, am also wondering how it works as I don’t have a savings myself but my scottish bf is sponsoring me. I would appreciate your comment a lot

        • Janella 01/11/2016 at 6:39 pm #

          Hi Jhoann… I appreciate your msg.. I’m still working on my visa processing at the moment but hoping I can travel on feb25 if all papers are done & hopefully visa will be granted. Pls do write me, it would be nice to correspond from there! Thanks, Janella

          • Mary 04/19/2016 at 11:50 pm #

            Hi Janella, how was your application? I have almost the same situation. Has your visa been granted? My appointment is 2 weeks from now. I just wanna know what happened to yours,

  79. mansuetude 11/21/2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Hello! I already got my visa thanks to your blog post. Now I just need to know where to get the GBP best.

    • Ai 11/21/2015 at 4:54 pm #

      Yayy! Congrats babe. I normally go to a bank and just buy there. No hassle but at least I’ll get it within the day. Rate might be a weeny bit expensive compared to FX outside but really no difference at all. ☺️

      • Peps 11/22/2015 at 3:11 pm #

        Hello Ai,

        I have a visit visa for 6 months…now what I need to know is, apart from the passport, visa, ticket and boarding pass, what other documents do our Philippine Immigration asks when you go through the passport control.


        • Ai 11/23/2015 at 3:40 pm #

          Hi Peps,
          You’re all good. Our Phils IO don’t ask much really. UK IO would definitely need ask some documents/proofs when you get to UK. Just make sure you got them with you just incase they ask (normally for first time UK travellers).
          Have fun!

      • Ann 11/30/2015 at 10:40 am #

        Hello miss Ai,

        I just want to ask if how to apply for transit visa?
        Actually my british boyfriend wants us to spend vacation in Morocco, but before going there, we will meet first together at UK heathrow, then together we fly to Morocco,
        And thats what i want to know about how to apply transit visa? And what are the requirements?
        also, my boyfriend will be the one to pay all the expenses for the visa , for the trip, for everything.
        Hope you will reply. Thanks in advance.

        • Ai 12/04/2015 at 4:29 pm #

          HI Ann,
          Pls see link on how to obtain a Transit Visa. I personally haven’t tried to apply this type of visa so my information is very limited, my apologies. But the link below should give you all the information you needed. There are quite few options depending on your flight itineraries.
          Keep on researching! Hit me up a msg at IG, latexcorsetph



  80. oxfordUK 11/17/2015 at 1:22 am #

    Hi, your blog is very helpful.. I’m just wondering whether you could advise me. I lived in UK with my EU husband. I want to invite my sister to come over to UK however all my documents are with the immigrations as I am processing my residence card. Would it be possible if my husband will sponsor my sister? Does my husband needs to send all his original documents like his passport or EU card in the Philippines? and would it be possible if I can process my sisters visa on line so I can make a payment on behalf of her? Thank you in advance.

    • Ai 11/21/2015 at 5:03 pm #

      It think he can sponsor your sister. No need to send his original pp or IDs. letter of invitation and photocopies of his pp, IDs and supporting docs would be totally fine.
      You need to go to UK visa online website and register. Your husband can actually apply the visa on behalf of her if that’s easier for you. Hope that helps!?
      Am on IG as latexcorsetph if you want to get hold of me. :)
      Best of luck! X

      • Dee 02/12/2016 at 11:54 pm #

        Hi Ms. Ai,

        Im just confuse on the letter on invitation, does it have to be an original copy? Or signed scanned copy sent through email is enough? Thanks?

  81. cay1130 11/13/2015 at 7:41 pm #

    thanks wanderlass for this reliable info…was able to get multiple entry visa for 6 months because of you….lodged the application online 10/2, submitted the docs 10/6, got the passport with visa and supporting docs 10/20 afternoon and I flew to heathrow 10/23 and stayed there till 11/9….been stressed though bout the fin docs coz I was not financially capable, however my bf was able to produce business registrations, fin docs and invitation….thanks and more power….do you have Austria visa application too?

    • OxfordLass 11/16/2015 at 2:19 am #

      Hi, cay1130! I will also be sponsored by my boyfriend. My question is, what evidences did you submit to prove that you and your boyfriend are in a relationship? (photos together? emails?) How long was your application processed? Hope I can get a reply asap because we are planning to submit the documents next week! Thank you and more power!

      • cay1130 11/16/2015 at 3:42 pm #

        hi, no need to disclose it, his letter only said I am his friend and that we’ve met months ago….in the immigration thou they will ask you what your relation to the sponsoring person and there you should be honest….they wont ask you for pics or email details or message or conversations as far as I experienced. processing is more or less 15 days, during the submission you will be asked if you would want to fasten (priority) both during the submission online and in VFS….the only thing they were concerned, as my boyfriend said, is that I don’t have intention to live / settle there if I am getting a tourist visa….no sweat actually….just submit the documents arranged as listed….wanderlass has been detailed about it….there is not even an interview….idk about the 2nd visa thou, we’ll see…any ideas @wanderlass?

        • Jocel 12/08/2015 at 12:52 pm #

          Hello cay1130, I am also planning to visit UK by Summer 2016, my botfriend will sponsor my expenses, I would like to know if you also provided Bank statements and how much money did you had in your account?

          Hope to hear from you soon.

          Thanks a lot

          • cay1130 12/09/2015 at 5:25 pm #

            hi, yep they will require financial documents (bank certs, bus reg,etc as stated by wanderlass) both from you and your sponsor….I only had total of P80k in my 2 accounts….

        • Raven 03/24/2016 at 2:23 am #

          Hi I’m really stressing out dahil sa requirements, same tayo ng case. Gusto ko sanang makausap ka for advice etc. here’s my email ravendedios@icloud.com I’d appreciate if you’ll reply back through my email. Thanks!

    • Ai 11/21/2015 at 5:08 pm #

      Hiya! Austria is part of Schengen. I guess any of those Europe cities that Wanderlass has posted before would be a great help!
      Haven’t tried myself but yes would like to know as well.? Have you done some research yet?
      Love to go to Italy and Paris!

    • Jhoann 12/22/2015 at 1:03 pm #

      hi Ms. Cay, thanks for your post. I have a question po sana. under what category did you apply? general visitor visa po ba ? I am planning to.apply for a visitor visa kc to visit my bf and his family. thanks

  82. josephhayes457patrick58 11/11/2015 at 6:09 am #

    on what day does my visa start when i arrive in phillipines is it day of arrival or the next day thank you patrick

    • Ai 11/21/2015 at 5:14 pm #

      Hey Patrick,
      Did you get some answers yet?
      Totally be honest with you, I didn’t know as well!? Would be nice to know from our fellow travellers if they know this.

      I Was in UK last year and earlier this year bearing a 6month multiple visa. On my 2nd trip, I just left UK 2days before my visa expires.

      In other countries like UAE, they give you a tourist visa (1-3month) and they start counting after you get in to UAE. So totally basing it from your date of entry.
      Not sure if UK is the same? Prolly not?
      Anyone know about this?

    • Ai 11/21/2015 at 5:17 pm #

      Okay am totally stupid. Thought you were asking about uK visa. Lol. My fault.
      But to answer your question, day of arrival. They give you now 30days. And you can extend it for couple of months if you want to. Just go to nearest Bureau of Immigration, one in Makati and in Intramuros. Hope that helps.?

  83. Stephanie 11/04/2015 at 8:00 am #

    Hi. to apply for uk visa tourist . What is the best thing to do ? What if me and my British partner we get married first in philipines before we apply for uk visa ? Is that still means tourist visa or there is other visa to use when married ? Or apply visa tourist as gf and bf first? What is good to do in situation to apply for. Please advice .thnx

    • edie 12/02/2015 at 10:24 am #

      I’ve heard to have to apply a Spouse Visa not a Tourist Visa.

  84. Emc 10/30/2015 at 4:35 am #

    Hi Ms. Ai. Im applying for 6mos tourist visa for UK. Itatanong ko lang po sa part na if i will travel with someone. YES a friend of mine pero kasabay ko siyang kukuha ng visa so ilalagay ko dun db wala pa siang VIsa hindi po ba makakaapekto sa application yun? Thanks

  85. Gaiana 10/29/2015 at 4:21 pm #


    My boyfriend is Filipino with Spanish citizenship living in the UK and he’s sponsoring me for a general visit visa. The UK visa site says every single document I provide must be original. Does that include my boyfriend’s passport? I don’t think he has a residence ID din since Spain is part of the EU and I heard they have special privileges in England. When I asked him about it, he wasn’t sure din if he has one. Haha! Anyway, he’s in England now. Is it safe to say that I can’t apply for a visa unless he comes home here sa Pinas?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    • rege rafael 11/08/2015 at 12:25 am #

      Hi Gaiana! I have the same case as yours, my bf (filipino) who’s in London will be sponsoring my trip, I just provided them a printed copy of my bf’s visa and passport.

      • Gaiana 11/14/2015 at 11:01 pm #

        Where did you apply, Reg? Manila, or Cebu? Thanks for replying ?

    • cee 11/10/2015 at 11:13 am #

      Yes u have to photocopy his passport,bank statement,itr and invitation letter

      • Gaiana 11/14/2015 at 10:58 pm #

        What’s an ITR? Teehee ?

        • Ai 11/21/2015 at 5:19 pm #

          Hi Gaiana,

          ITR is Income Tax Return from BIR. :)

          How’s your application doing?x

  86. Perch 10/27/2015 at 8:16 pm #

    Hello po..Im planning to get Family visit visa. My husband is British and living with me here in Philippines.WE are planning to visit his family in the uk. I have enough money to fund my travel and a small business too but He’s paying part of my expenses like transportation and hotel. does he need to write a letter of support for me?or his bank details,source of income, tax returns,passport copy will suffice?And one more thing..our main stay in uk is in his sister’s house does invitation letter, mortgage statement and passport copy will suffice?We will be funding our trip in UK we will just stay mostly in my sister in law.

  87. Andi 10/27/2015 at 1:38 pm #

    Hi Ms. Ai,

    Usually how long does it takes to get back your passport after the application has been submitted to VFS?

    • Ai 10/28/2015 at 10:51 am #

      Hi Andi,

      • ANDI 10/28/2015 at 2:43 pm #

        Hi Ai,

        12-15 working days? or 12-15 days literally?

        Many Thanks

        • Ai 10/28/2015 at 3:27 pm #

          Sorry, working days.

          • Andi 10/28/2015 at 8:11 pm #

            Thank you Ms. Ai, I am bit worried since the travel dates that I have is on Nov 25. Hopefully, I will get the visa.. fingers crossed!

      • fredmachine 11/02/2015 at 2:33 pm #

        Hi ms ai. Im applying for tier 2 gen visa. Do i need to submit copy of my tor, coe, diploma etc for the visa appearance?

        • Ai 11/21/2015 at 5:23 pm #

          Apologies for the delay.
          Submit all supporting docs that you think are needed. :)
          Not sure about the Diploma/TOR but yes, COE and other docs that they required. :)

  88. Pauline 10/22/2015 at 7:29 pm #

    Good day ma’am! I am college student, and my parents will be going to UK for business purposes at the end of October. Sembreak is coming, and my mom wants me to visit UK as my break for two-three weeks. I have concerns regarding applying for UK visa and traveling to UK. I would like to know if the documents that you stated are also required for under-ages (I’m 17 years old), like the bank statement (since my parents will be sponsoring me) or is the certification of enrollment be necessary? And what are the specific supporting documents? Will there be an interview during the appointment or just submitting of documents? Is it approved if they take your application and biometric? What is the minimum week/s or month/s for visiting UK? What are the possible questions to be asked in the interview and in the airport? And what kind of visa should I apply for? I’m thinking the standard visa for tourists, but I’m not sure. I’m also currently registering the online application form, what is the primary phone number and the secondary phone number? Sorry for asking too many questions. :)

    My sembreak would be starting at November 13, and my parents keeps pushing me to book an appointment because they said the process of approving the visa might take long. And it’s almost the end of October, is it too late to book an apoointment? :)

    I hope you can read this, and reply. :) Thank you in advance for your help. :)

    • Pauline 10/22/2015 at 7:38 pm #

      *Supporting documents for students or under-age? Or same documents for standard visa? Tourist visa?

      • wanderlass 10/28/2015 at 10:55 am #

        minors should be attached to parent’s or guardian’s application.

    • wanderlass 10/28/2015 at 10:55 am #

      you should start applying.

  89. Ana Leviste 10/22/2015 at 7:22 am #

    HI wanderlass,

    I have not completed my online application yet because I still have to know some other things before i proceed, If i present bank statement, will it matter if peso or dollar account? If I plan to visit London, how much money should they expect in my account? My british bf will shoulder everything, my accommodations and ticket. Would i still present my bank statement or his bank statement? What would be the important information should he put in his invitation letter and will they honor it if just sent using email and not using post office.

  90. john 10/17/2015 at 6:57 pm #

    hi miss ai

    just wanna ask if i can get the visa within 2 to 5 working days only even though ill pay for it ?

    • Cristina 10/19/2015 at 2:22 pm #

      Hi John, normally 15 working days but for me I got it for 9 days.

      • sheila 10/23/2015 at 11:14 am #

        Hi, can you please provide the email address or phone number of VFS for uk. I paid for my documents to be delivered to my house through their courier service but until now I havent received it yet. They sent me a message saying that they got the docs from uk embassy on 15th October and that’s it. They haven’t updated me about it since then. I can’t seem to find any phone number nor an email address for VFS-uk. I woild appreciate it if anyone can provide me an email address wherein an actual person from vfs would respond.

    • Ai 10/21/2015 at 10:28 am #

      Hi John,
      I believe Express application takes a week. But you can only apply for it if you have travelled to Europe before, otherwise, you stick to regular processing which takes normally 12-15days or longer.

      • Carla 10/23/2015 at 7:18 pm #

        Hello everyone i have question about my application regarding sa spouse details nagkamali ako doon paano ko kaya maiba yon . Ano ang dapat kung gawain pls help.thank you

    • ariane 10/23/2015 at 7:40 pm #

      hello everyone, im planning to apply for tourist visa but my bf’s mum is the one who will sponsor me. can anybody tell me the complete requirements pls? do i have a to get a reserved plane ticket? and about the invitation letter do i have to call the british embassy manila/phil embassy in london for that? because my bfs mum received a call from them asking if i grt in touch with the embassy here in manila. pls feel free to contact me arianeabby_23@yahoo.com i need your help guys. thankyou God bless you all!

  91. john 10/17/2015 at 11:17 am #

    hi miss ai
    pls i need your advise on this ..
    the flight that i put on the application form is on nov 20
    and the flght that my bf reserved is nov 25
    is that ok ?

    pls a
    thank you

    • Ai 10/17/2015 at 11:30 am #

      Hi John,

      Airline tickets is not necessary yet at this point. Arrange it when you already have a visa. But if you have one already, dates of your intended flight should remain the same. Two different dates won’t make any sense at all.

      • john 10/17/2015 at 11:34 am #

        hi miss ai
        its just for the reservation
        its not yet confirmed that its my real flight .
        a reservation just to present on the embassy ..
        is that ok ?
        i told him to change but he cant change it.

        pls answer
        thank you

  92. steph 10/17/2015 at 11:15 am #

    Hi! your post is very informative. thanks! I would just to ask..I’m applying from Davao…after making an online application…do I really have to go to Manila for the appearance and appointment or will just send them my documents. i’m applyibng for dependent visa by the way… thank you. you can contact me thru Ig as well @tifenlu

    • Perch 10/27/2015 at 8:24 pm #

      Hello u can apply at vfs global in cebu or manila..and you have to appear personally..you need to submit all the needed documents and they will take ur biometrics.

  93. john 10/16/2015 at 12:29 pm #

    hello po
    ok lng po ba kahit wala akong cover letter?

  94. Ana Leviste 10/16/2015 at 9:15 am #

    Ms, Ai

    I have a British bf who wants me to visit UK. I am jobless. no business, no properties but was an ofw for 17 years in Palau and visited the USA twice in 2011 and just came back recently from USA. My bf will pay for everything. Do u think i can get a visa? if my bf can apply a visa in my behalf, do i have better chances?

    • Irine 10/16/2015 at 6:31 pm #

      Hi Ana,

      Apologies for the delay.

      Applying for a UK visa is always a 50-50 chance.

      A good travel history is a plus but it all depends to the documents you are submitting to UK Consulate. If you or your boyfriend have all the required documents then all you can do is hope everything turns out positive and hopefully you’ll be granted a visa. :)

      Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you. You can also get hold of me on instagram: @latexcorsetph


      • jane 12/19/2015 at 6:40 am #

        Hi.irine…..i have also bf working in uk…he want to sponsor me….and i am jobless here in Philippines. ..u think i can get vis?

  95. john 10/05/2015 at 5:21 pm #

    just want to ask if i still need a travel insurance ?
    thank you

    • Ai 10/05/2015 at 5:24 pm #

      Hey John.
      No you don’t need a travel insurance.

      • john 10/05/2015 at 5:36 pm #

        thank you :)
        just want to ask if i still need to make a letter of intent?

        • Ai 10/05/2015 at 6:08 pm #

          It would be handy if you have one. :)

          • john 10/05/2015 at 6:28 pm #

            thank you .. :)
            im jsut affraid that they will not grant me because im gay and my bf is the one who will support me i ve heard there are some issues about it .. :(

          • ahrsman 10/15/2015 at 1:09 pm #

            Hi Ms. Ai,

            Just want to know if I can able to join my wife in UK directly from Middle East. I’m currently working here in Middle East (Saudi Arabia) as an OFW but I want to know if I’d rather submit my application here in Middle East or better in the Philippines!

            Hope you can help me :)

          • Ai 10/15/2015 at 1:14 pm #

            If you have a residence visa then you can apply your UK visa from the KSA consulate. Hope that helps. :)


          • ahrsman 10/15/2015 at 8:43 pm #

            Ms. Ai,

            Yup, I have residence visa here since I’ve been working here as an OFW but I’m not sure if they would entertain me since i’m not a Saudi citizen…

            Do you think Ms. Ai they would allow me to apply here in KSA? If so, should I apply here or better to submit my application in Philippines.?
            Which of the two country is the best to submit application KSA or Philippines?
            I’m really sorry but I got confused. :(


          • Ai 10/15/2015 at 10:16 pm #

            Hi. Yes you can apply from where you are since you are a resident and have proper documentation. You don’t need to be a Saudi citizen, don’t worry. ;) UK consulate in Philippines takes 12-15days to get the results. Don’t know how long it takes in KSA. Better to check with them. hope that helps. X

      • Carla 10/06/2015 at 11:41 am #

        Hello miss ai how are you ,im very thankful sa blog nyo kasi nakakatulong sa pag apply ko ng uk tourist visa and they give me multiple visa .ask ko lang when i can re apply again kasi sinagad ko yong 5 months ko sa uk nag expire yong viisa ko last sept 2015.but umuwi ako bago mag expire yong visa ko

        .hindi kaya ako mahirapan mag apply ulit,hope you reply thanks and more power to you

        • Delkhaye 10/14/2015 at 10:46 pm #

          Hi Carla .I felt the same way. was nervous to apply again but successfully granted.
          His payslip
          Council tax bill
          Invitation letter stated hes support me while I’m in the uk
          Pics together
          My dad’s medical abstract as I’m his carer
          My bank statement .
          As long as you did not breach any contract while you’re in the UK .
          My purpose is to visit him and his family .can’t stay longer in UK as my family needs me here.
          They will know if you telling the truth as they do investigate as far as I know.just tell the truth. No lies .my opinion you have chance to be granted again.so why don’t you apply again.
          Good luck !

          • Jancy 10/20/2015 at 2:53 pm #

            Hi Delkhaye! I am Jen from Cebu. I have a bf from UK and he wanted me to visit him with his expenses…he will support me. I am unemployed, no business either and I also don’t have a bank account. What are the necessary documents needed for the UK Visitor Visa with a sponsor. I’ve never met yet my before. Kindly send your reply to my email: jancypugoy@yahoo.com

          • Carla 10/23/2015 at 7:15 pm #

            Thank you much delkhaye

    • ahrsman 10/05/2015 at 7:07 pm #

      Hi John, Did you submit already your application?

      • john 10/14/2015 at 10:38 pm #

        i already did the online application and the booking of appointment :)
        my interview is next week :)

        • ahrsman 10/15/2015 at 1:03 pm #

          Good to hear that, Good Luck! :) But can you keep me update on your status :) if it is possible…. If there’s a chance, can you ask them for me if I can able to join my wife in UK but directly from Middle East (Saudi Arabia) bound to UK. I’m ofw kasi and currently working here in Middle East. Good Luck


    • San 10/06/2015 at 3:08 pm #

      Hi, Does anyone knows the contact number of VFS Manila? Thanks

    • Love 10/07/2015 at 2:12 pm #

      Hi John!

      Can we keep in touch? I’m applying for a tourist visa too. Here’s my email… lovelyjaimeer@gmail.com
      Hope to hear from you soon.


  96. ahrsmanAhr 10/05/2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Hello everyone,

    I just found out this blog by browsing in web, and thanks coz I think this is very resourceful. Actually I have a dozen of question on how to enter UK (London). but the important question is how can I join my wife in UK. because she actually don’t know where we’re gonna start..

    if you don’t mind, would you please send your feedback on this email add. given ( ahresh00@gmail.com ) please…
    Hope you can help us… please… it will be really appreciated kabayan :)

    I’m a Filipino :)

  97. john 10/03/2015 at 2:48 pm #

    hi good morning
    i just want ask if theres an option by paying paypal on paying the online application ?
    thank you

  98. Jennifer 10/02/2015 at 10:29 pm #

    Hi good luck for applying the visa, currently i am here in UK using tourist visa. Visiting my bf families before our wedding in the Philippines.

    • Flav 11/07/2015 at 7:30 pm #

      I need help …we are planning to apply for my tourist visa …merting my fiancé’s family…where should I start?

  99. Joy 09/28/2015 at 10:09 pm #

    You need to bring all the original docs as they will give it back to you when u get your visa or not

    • Delkhaye 09/28/2015 at 10:25 pm #

      I think a copy will do,submitted scanned documents .he sent to my email . second time granted multiple visa never submit original except my bank statement.then when I received my envelope .they only returned our pics and passport .my opinion it depends how you convince them your true intention ,and you goin back.

      • Carla 10/06/2015 at 11:14 pm #

        Hi Delkhaye can i ask what is your documents you submitted for applying uk for second time .gusto ko lang malaman .kasi balak kung mag apply ulit kaya lang takot ako. My first apply they give multiple visa but i stay in uk for 5 months then bago mag expired ang visa ko last month umuwi na ako . Balak kung mag spend ng xmas doon i have friend bali cya ang sagot sa lahat. Pls i need advice ..thank you

  100. Glenn Amper 09/24/2015 at 2:00 pm #

    Hello Ms. Ai, I wanted to visit UK right after my graduation in March, I never traveled before and frightened of getting a visa myself, hehe. Ill be staying in the UK for a month so Ill get a holiday visa. I have a friend there who will support me with everything. Could he apply for a visa for me? I would much appreciate your response. Thanks. Have a goo day.

    • Ai 10/05/2015 at 5:04 pm #

      Hi Glenn. Apologies for the delay.
      Your friend can apply on behalf of you.
      Kindly go to UK visa official website and register. Once registered, your friend can then start the application online. :)
      Pls follow me at Instagram, @latexcorsetph if you need more details. Thanks!?

      • Jancy 10/20/2015 at 3:03 pm #

        Hi Ms.Ai! I am Jen from Cebu. I have a bf from UK and he wanted me to visit him with his expense. I am an unemployed, no business either as well as no bank account. Another thing, I’ve never met yet my bf. So, Ms.Ai, what are the necessary documents needed for UK Visitor Visa with a sponsor? Kindly send your reply to my email: jancypugoy@yahoo.com
        Thank you Ms.Ai!

      • Ieftamtog Tog 01/02/2016 at 9:13 pm #

        Hi glen and ms.ai …i have same question ,we are planning to travel to england also with a friend from dubai we are both working as ofw. i have my aunt there married to a british resident of england many years ago, moms cousins will shoulder everything including accomodation. Is it possible to apply for a visa even we dont have any show money in the bank? And is it okay if my friend will come also even i only have a relative there?. Were planning to have a 1month vacation because we are allowed to have one month leave from our work.what visa should we apply?
        hope you can help thanks

  101. mitz 09/23/2015 at 8:56 am #

    Miss Ai I need email address of the Embassy and telephone numbers. My case is different and I need to talk about it with an adviser.

    • ela 09/24/2015 at 6:14 pm #

      Philippines Telephone

      Opening times: 8.00am – 4.00pm (Philippine time)

      You can call us on:

      00 44 1243 217 890

      If you would prefer to dial a UK number direct please call:

      00 44 1243 218 104

      This is a paid service and there is a cost of £1.37 UK Sterling per minute in addition to your standard network charges. Please have a valid credit or debit card ready to process your payment. We can accept MasterCard credit and debit cards, and Visa credit and debit cards. You will not be charged until you are connected to an adviser. Calls may be recorded for training purposes. We are able to handle your calls in English.


  102. Sel 09/19/2015 at 1:51 pm #

    Hi Ms Analyn.. ;)

    Mam, can i ask some help from you regarding for the requirements for a General Visa?

    Heres my email po

    Pls. Hope to hear back from you ;)

    • Analyn 10/15/2015 at 11:43 am #

      hello sorry for the delayed,,i just came back from UK.will email u soon..

  103. cciophaf 09/15/2015 at 1:48 am #

    Hi Ms Ai, I am a Filipina leaving in the UK, My husband and I would like my sister and her 3 boys (9,12 & 14 yrs old) for a short holiday. And would like them to visit us in the UK during the school summer holidays in the Philippines. We will pay all their travel expenses, visa fees etc… and they will be staying with me.
    My question are:-
    1. Supporting documents – Is it possible to just provide photocopy ( scanned and email it )

    I will provide:- Invitation Letter, British Passports, 6mths Bank/payslips statement, Utility Bills, Property ownership.

    2. Can she submit the application including her 3 boys in one envelope. Since I will be providing the same supporting documents.

    3. Can my sister book an appointment herself and just bring her 3 boys as they are underage.

    Thank you and hope you can answer my queries!

    • Ai 09/17/2015 at 3:07 pm #

      1) Prints off/scanned copies from email are fine.
      2) Yes. Admin folks will remove the documents from the envelope anyway when they’re called plus Consulate are into green. Less paper, the better?
      There should be a question somewhere on the application where they ask if she’s travelling alone or with company. Supporting documents should then cover everybody.
      3) Yes ask her to book their appointment and bring the boys when submitting the docs for biometrics.

      Hope that helps. X
      Follow me on Instagram: @latexcorsetph for more details.

      • cciophaf 09/17/2015 at 8:05 pm #

        Thank you so much..it’s a great help!

      • Ts-ella 09/18/2015 at 8:04 pm #

        Hi poh maam ai at sa mga wanderlass
        ..pwede po bang magtanong kung pwede akong makapag apply ng visa kahit un employed ako at wala akong land paper or own house?
        Cause im just 22 poh and transgender
        May na iisponsor po kc sakin,from uk residince but hes from america,but now living in uk..
        Anu-ano po ba ang mga requirements na hihingien ko sa sponsor ko?
        At ano din po ba ung mga requirements na hihingiin sakin?
        At sino po ba ang mag filled up ng applying visa,siya po ba o ako?…

        Please let me know poh..thanks

      • Flor 09/24/2015 at 9:32 am #

        Hello miss ai. I just wanna ask if I need to book my flight and have my itenerary

      • ela 09/24/2015 at 6:43 pm #

        Hi guys! I just want to ask if there’s any way to contact VFS UK in Manila? I just want to cancel the courier service that I signed before I submitted my documents. I heard that it will take a while to receive my documents thru courier. I would like to pick it up instead in VFS which is quicker and reliable. Please help me po.

  104. michelle 09/11/2015 at 2:23 pm #

    hi mam!
    i have a plan of working to UK but the problem I don’t have any employer, how can i get a working visa w/o employer, but i have a close friend living in london..
    any response mam!
    thankyou and more power!!

  105. Grace 09/02/2015 at 3:36 pm #

    Hello Ai i wanna ask if its possible that my sponsor from the uk will get a uk visitor visa for me? or he can apply for me? thank you i hope you will response soon God bless!

    • Ai 09/12/2015 at 3:15 pm #

      Yep he can. Pls visit the official UK visa online. He has to sign up and take it from there.
      Add me on Instagram: @latexcorsetph for more details. ?

      • Ela 09/24/2015 at 10:46 am #

        Hi Miss Ai! I just want to ask if there’s any way to track the status of my uk visit visa application? It’s been 12 days since I submitted my application. I hope everything is fine. Worried lang po ko kasi meron sana akong aattendan na activity on 2nd of October. Sana maapprove visa ko..

        • Ai 09/26/2015 at 10:13 pm #

          Hi Ela. Apologies for the delay. Results should be ready and available soon. They normally have the decision ready within 12days! keep an eye to your email inbox, you should get an email anytime soon. :)
          Best of luck! Xx
          Follow me on Instagram! @latexcorsetph

  106. RapRap 08/30/2015 at 10:42 pm #

    Hi, I’m planning to visit UK and will do a short side trip to Amsterdam,Brussels and Paris and go back again to UK to fly back to PH, my question is do I have to consider UK multiple entry visa as I am going to Schengen countries? Any response is highly appreciated.

    • Ai 09/12/2015 at 3:24 pm #

      Hiya! As long as you’ve got both visas then you’re good to go! I’m jealous. Wish I’m travelling too these days.?
      Add me on Instagram @latexcorsetph for more details.

  107. Cleo 08/25/2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Does UKVI require you to pay the visa application fee thru money gram international transfer to payment receiving officer?please help me.

    • jerwin_cop@yahoo.co.uk 08/29/2015 at 6:58 am #

      No.. they only accept online payment.

    • puca 09/06/2015 at 4:13 pm #

      you can pay it via visa, mastercard, worldpay and paypal