I want my Palestinian partner to visit me in the UK, I am a UK citizen who is unemployed and living in the UK. My partner is not officially working and only receives commission so does not have bank statements for the application process. Can my parents invite him and pay for his trip to the UK? Or what other way can he get a visa to visit me?
You have to convince the visa officials that your partner can pay for the trip and that he will return home at the end of the visit. Unfortunately there are many people who would overstay if they were given an opportunity, so it is not enough to state that one would of course follow the law.
So they will ask your partner to show ties to his homeland.
- Among the best possible ties is a stable, well-paid job.
- Owning real estate would help.
- It would also help if he had dependents at home which do not come along on a (business) trip.
- Having a partner in the UK does not help, since it creates incentives to overstay.