Originally Posted by Badly Drawn Girl
On second thought (in reference to the address thing), perhaps I should just wait until we're actually in the States and then exclude our New Zealand address altogether. But the fact that we're just staying at my temporary US address (it's my parents' place) doesn't really reinforce the fact that we actually live together, so much as our shared NZ address does...
I way to give proof of cohabiting , is to provide signed and witnessed documentation for a shared house/apartment or hotel room in BOTH of your names . Civil marriage is/was the period of time you lived together on a continous basis , as apposed to a ceremony declaring your love . Wherever you move , you will need proof of living together with similar documentation , this is how British immigration explained it to me when i had thought of returning to the UK to establish my full pension rights .
I think i am correct in saying that , the continuance rule is to ensure you are aware of British culture and can converse in reasonable English .
Hope this gives a little more insight . Colin .