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D Visa applications

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D Visa applications

Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:24 pm

Hi
We are planning to live in Bulgaria early next year and are about to apply for D visas.
Have anyother families applied and can anyone tell me if all family members have to go to the Embassy in London.
My husband has the company and we are all going as part of his application although I know we have to fill in the forms etc,do we all have to make separate appointments as all the paperwork is in his name.
Have tried other forums but no one has replied and as I cannot get an answer from the Embassy I thought someone must have done this before HELP.
PaulinGee


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:59 pm

Hi,
You can never get through to the Embassy. We moved to BG in September and the Embassy part was the worst . My hubby and I both presented ourselves when we got our appointment through. Make sure you have your marriage certificate legalised by the British Foreign Office (£19) before you go as this will delay your application if not.
It doesn't matter that the company is in your hubby's name, you all need the visa putting on each passport, as to if you all have to go, perhaps someone else can help you, as I do not know the answer to that.
We had to wait three weeks for our first interview, then the visa took six weeks to complete.
We have had no problems this end getting our ID cards, a few forms to fill in and of course the fee 1000 lev for both plus taxes. Good luck, keep in touch, I have one phone no somewhere that I rang in desperation, and they put me through to the relevant person the the BG Embassy in London.
Where are you moving too, we live near Pamporovo, it great.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:45 pm

Hi Allandy
Pleased to meet you.
We are all applying but wondered if we needed to take the children also down to London, or if we could apply when we go to the embassy.
Did you have 2 appointments or both go on one appointment.We have C visas already and did not have to have the marriage certificate legalished just sent in the original,but if you say this is required then will do.How is that done and who do we apply to.Sorry to ask so many questions.
We have a house in Aprilsi in a village called Ostrets near the national park.south west of Gabrovo about 30 miles or so.We have sold our house here in the UK and hope to move in the early part of next year.I will look up to see where you are.
Pollypepper


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:43 am

Hi Allandy
Have found the web site for the British foreign Office can pay by credit card so will get on with this.
Many thanks PaulineGee


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:03 am

hi folks
do you know if you have to go to the embassy in London or can you do it in Bulgaria? where we , bg is actually easier believe it or not.
regards
jan


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:00 am

Hi janhargreen
If you are applying for a D visa you have to take it in person to the Embassy in London.
For a C visa you can post your application
I was not sure if we had to take the children also,but no ones replied to that question as yet.
You cannot apply in Bulgaria.
We live on the English/Scottish border so I know what you mean about the distance.What about Ireland,Im looking into the cost of going there.
PaulineGee


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:46 pm

The first appointment was to take the relevent paperwork needed to actually apply, and we went together.When you give the paperwork to the lady, she checks everything, gives you a raffle ticket!{ I am not joking}, and tells you what date your visa will be ready. She gives you a phone no to call one week before the due date to check if it is ready7. You can't get through of course, but they are always there waiting for collection.We met three people in the Embassy who went through the same. Phone the no given for the actual Embassy not the visa section, when it is a week before it is due to be collected, and tell them you can't get through, that is what I did and she put us through.
When you get here, you apply for your I.D. cards one month before at your local Imigration Office. This is so easy, only a couple of forms to filled in, pay the fee, have two photo's and its done. We picked ours up on Monday. I hope you manage to sort it out


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