I am XX and I have been in a relationship with my English partner XX for XX years and XX months. I have been living with him for 2 years and a month (XX months in Japan and the rest in England). I am applying for an unmarried partner visa to be with him here in the UK.
How we met
Our common friend introduced him to me. We first contacted each other XX XXXX. We met up in front of a bookshop called Kinokuniya in Shinjuku. We had dinner at a restaurant, went to a British pub and went to a park. We were hanging around together from 1:00 to 9:00 PM, which was quite a long time to be together for the first time as we both did not want to go home yet.
How our relationship evolved
After the first meet up, he asked me out again to go to a Japanese chicken barbeque restaurant in Ikebukuro for the following weekend XX XXXX. We enjoyed our meal and conversation. He took me to the nearest park and told me that he wants to see me as soon as possible. We arranged to meet up in the evening of XX XXXX after work for a film XX in Shinjuku. After the film he confessed his feeling towards me and asked me to be his girlfriend. It might have been too soon to ask me to be a girlfriend but I said yes as I liked him too and did not want to lose my chance to be with him. Since then we saw each other once two days as we could not tolerate to be apart for a long time. At that time I was living with my parents whilst he was living on his own, so I started staying over at his place often and going back to my parents’ house. Eventually I stayed in his place more than my parents’ house and I officially moved to his flat on XX. We lived in a flat in Japan together from XX to XX. We moved to England on XX, stayed in XX’s flat in London until XX, then moved to XX’s flat in XX and have been living here up to now. The flat I live in is XX’s property.
How we communicate
To communicate we use a Japanese app called Line. We use it quite often even though we live together. I always send him messages on Line at lunch time at work or when I am away to see my friends to make sure he is alright.
Things we enjoy together
Our favourite time is to watch Japanese/British TV programmes together to chill out. This is also a good way to improve each other languages since we both speak Japanese and English. We also like traveling together, we went to Korea in XX, England in XX, Hiroshima and Okayama (Japan) in XX , Osaka in XX, Malta in XX, Salcombe in XX, Ireland in XX and have just come back from holiday in Morocco in XX.
How we meet the financial requirement
I am applying under CAT A salaried as I have been with my employer for XX and the table below depicts my last 6 months’ earnings. Income varies due to unpaid leave I have taken for personal reasons.
£XXXX.XX (Including bonus£XXX)
Total gross in period of 6 months
£XXXXX.XX (Including bonus £XXX)
Based on the table above, my income meets the financial requirement.
1) The lowest monthly income: XXXX.XX multiplied by 12= £XXXXX.XX
2) Bonus: XXX divided by 6 multiplied by 12= £XXX
Total (1+2) £XXXXX.XX
In addition to my income above, my partner works as a part-time XX at XX.
We love each other so much and I can never think how the life would be without him. We have been supporting each other, and have never been this happy before. We have accomodation to live and I have a stable job to get money from and now we would like to build our life here in the UK.