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How to get visa for your parent to come visit you in the UK

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Recently, I applied and got visa for my mom to visit me in the UK. Before I did, I had lots of questions that visa websites were not very helpful to answer. I relied on advice from friends who had done the same. I discovered I could apply for her online and all she needed to do was to attend her Biometrics appointment and wait. During the application process, I also learnt certain things which I think would have made my application easier if I had gotten a heads-up about them. I shall now take you through the process of obtaining a UK visitor visa for your parent. This also applies to obtaining visitor visa for any family member or friend. There are 6 basic steps which we will discus in detail. Stay tuned.
1. Apply online 2. Book biometrics appointment 3. Submit documents 4. Parent attends biometrics appointment 5. Wait 6. Visa ready for collection
I will be using Nigeria as a case study.
1. Apply online This involves going to the gov.uk website, choosing the visitor visa category and creating…

Documents to submit - UK visitor visa for your parent

I have written a step by step guide on how to apply and obtain visa for your parent to come visit you in the UK. You can read it here

Below are documents I submitted to support my mom's visa. Rule of thumb - the more evidence you provide, the better the chance of being granted the visa. I have written the headings as you will see them on the TLScontact website (the Visa Application Centre for Nigeria).

Accommodation temp or permanent - Daughter's and Son-in-law's council tax - Daughter's driver's licence (You can upload a utility bill instead)
Employment evidence - Letter from her employer
Family evidence This is to show relationship to the person they are visiting and ties to their home country. I uploaded Passports for those that had them and for those that did not have, I uploaded their driver's licence or birth certificates. - Daughter's wedding certificate (this is because I had some documents in my maiden name and some in my married name) - Daughter's bir…

WAFBEC 2020 Day 2 morning session - Bishop Wale Oke

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Prophecies before sermon - If you are not dead, the glory will crush you. Let God take you through your own funeral and resurrect you, then you can carry the glory.
- When God establishes a church, he gives it a piece of the land.
- The blessing you're looking for is beside you. You only need for your eyes to be open. Hagar, Gehazi.
- Pastors, God is giving you land. Receive your land. The place where you will blossom, from where you will fulfill your destiny.
Sermon Topic - Fasting
Fasting is one of the principal weapons of our warfare
- Engaging in fasting grows you in godliness. 1 Tim 4:8 - It humbles your soul. Ps 69:10 - It is an access to grace. God gives grace to the humble. - It teaches us discipline. It is a spiritual discipline that feeds your spirit. Kenneth Hagin said that whatever feeds your spirit starves your flesh and whatever feeds your flesh, starves your spirit. - It is an exercise in godliness. - It is engagement in spiritual warfare if used correctly. - Patriarchs of old u…