Well Manjula does obviously! I’ll be in the UK on one of my three trips per annum in July and plans are in place to take Manj.
An application for a tourist visa has therefore been submitted to the British Government.
We used the opportunity, in yet another trip to Bangalore, to see the sites and grab some food. No micro-brewery as I’m off alcohol, partly to reduce the flab!
I’ve pretty much done all the work on the visa application. I’m not quite sure that Manjula completely understands about the process and rules. I’m not sure that I do myself. Does anyone?
I’ve explained, in the application, I hope, that Manjula as my fiancée, really is my dependent so I’ll be financing the whole trip. We have an established business here in Mysore and Manj has her mum to care for, so we will be returning. I think there are two main areas of concern they will have: that there is enough money available and that she has an established life here and will definitely be returning.
The excitement is palpable and I’m trying to tone it down a bit, explaining that we might fail and why the UK Govt might not give it.
Anyway it was submitted two weeks ago. We now await the result and we expect it VERY soon.