hi i am a uk citizen living in the uk my fiance lives in uzbekistan, we have just applied for a fiance/settlement visa, can anyone tell me how long it takes to get an answer and what the procedures are, thanks
A number of years ago, circa 2001, the British vice consul in UZ was 'Dave', a thoroughly pleasant and humorous guy, appointment for interview was within a reasonable (few weeks) time frame and visa issued same day as interview.
Things have changed since then with 'UK Border Agency', or whatever they call themselves, but in UZ shouldn't take too long.
Now would you care to explain to all these "I'm only considering 'visa free' Ukraine" individuals of your experiences in UZ, I haven't been in UZ since 2002 thus somewhat out of date.
P.S. Is the street corner Shashlik with Uzbek bread as good as it ever was? Boy, I get withdrawal symptoms over Uzbek Shashlik, onions and bread. :)
My fiance went to the Embassy in Tashkent yesterday and handed in all the relevant documents, just wanted to know if anyone had the same experience of how long this all takes, will she have to go for an interview?will the they call me? if anyone has gone through all this any information would be helpful.
P.S. i was to Tashkent last summer for a month, the shashlik and bread were very good but i miss the Plof (homemade)
Well I made myself known to the vice-consul, he had seen 'us' together etc, he and I were even having a banter, he was taking the piss, that I was in Tashkent for a week in the heat of the summer whilst my suitcase remained 'lost' in Istanbul care of Turkish Airlines, she flew through the interview (with hindsight wishing they'd refused the application :) and her visa was issued the same day, yes, she will have an interview and if I recall correctly the interview took 2 to 3 weeks from submitting the papers.
You never know what may happen, they may pass her, fail her, or contact you for clarification during the process, I once applied for a Russian to visit UK and the SPb consulate telephone interviewed me during that successful process.