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I am currently living in Mersin with my wife. We now want to get her a visa to live with me in the UK.

In 2012 my mother in England became too ill to look after herself. I returned to care for her but my wife could only come to England on tourist visas for six months of the year. My mother died in 2015 and having sold her house last year I now meet the  meet the financial requirements for my wife to get a UK spouse visa. 

We have got as far as filling in the online form at https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk  when that is sent there are more forms to complete for the UK Visa Application Centre in Turkey (Adana)https://uk.tlscontact.com/tr/ada/index.php  There is also a VAF4A (APPENDIX 2) form to fill in to show we meet the financial requirements. I have printed a paper copy of this but am not sure if I need to send this in with the supporting documents or need to fill in an online copy.

Does anyone know of any where in Mersin to get help with the application process that is not going to be excessively expensive. 

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Hi Pete, I saw your post a few weeks back, sorry I didnt get back to you.  I can't think of anywhere off hand and after chatting with the expat group today everyone was at a bit of a loss.  There are only a few UK members in the group and none of them have made the application.  

There is a blogger that recently applied with her husband in Fethiye or Marmaris.  Its a little vague but you may be able to write to her direct for some advice..  She has a FB page - I think there is a link on her blog.



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My wife had her UK spouse visa interview on Friday 27 October, apparently it went well.  I had spent some months in Turkey but my residence permit was ending so I returned to the UK last Monday. We decided to pay a consultant in Istanbul to help with the visa application so hopefully everything will be OK.  I actually overstayed my residence permit by a couple of days as I was not medically fit for travel.

Our consultant said that it is not worth paying extra for the priority visa service as in her experience it makes no difference to the time it takes. It is usually around two months to grant the visa. On the advice of our consultant I took all the supporting documents back to England with me to post to the Sheffield visa centre, as the post service from Turkey is slow and unreliable, she said she has had post from Istanbul  to Sheffield visa centre take as long as a month to arrive.

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