UK Spouse Visa from Dubai
I would be really grateful for some advice.
My husband is a Pakistani residing in Dubai and wants to apply for a Spouse visa from Dubai. I am a Pakistani, settled (got my ILR in November 2016) and working in UK. We got married in March 2016 in Dubai.
I have a couple of questions:
1)I understand my husband needs to submit his own documents,passport &application at VFS Dubai but I want to know where do I need to submit my documents(p60, payslips,bank statements,employer letter,passport,BRP)- at VFS Dubai or at Sheffield, UK?
This question cropped up in my mind after I saw that people applying from Pakistan need to submit all evidence directly to Sheffield by post. Is the same procedure applicable for people applying from Dubai as well?
2) I was on a Tier 2 General visa until I got my ILR in November 2016. I read the following on the UK visa website.
"Your partner originally had a temporary visa as a worker
If your partner was in the UK on a temporary visa before settling or becoming a British citizen, you may have to apply as a ‘dependant’ (partner) in their original visa category.
Find out how to apply as a ‘dependant’ (partner or child under 18) if your partner or parent settled as someone with a:
Tier 1 (General) visa
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa
Tier 1 (Investor) visa
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa
Tier 2 (General) skilled worker visa
Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa
Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa
Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) visa
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – International Agreement) visa"
Does this mean my husband can't apply for a spouse visa and has to apply for a Tier2 Dependant visa? If yes, then with regards to him being able to work in the UK, is there any difference in both the visas?
3) Our original marriage certificate was in Arabic, got it legally translated to English, then attested by Ministry of Justice Dubai and Ministry of Foreign affairs Dubai. Does it need anymore attestation like either from British Embassy UAE as it needs to be submitted for UK Visa? Or further attestation from Pakistan Embassy in Dubai as we are both Pakistani nationals?
I would be really grateful for your help.