Originally Posted by manny.j
Stressful time for all of us in the same situation.
One thing that was not clear to me was if, for example, the rules are proposed to change in June 2012 but if the announcement is made about what changes are to be implemented, say for example in April 2012 does this imply that anyone applying in May 2012 will be treated with current rules OR rules that are to be implemented from June 2012....I know I sound confusing but I get concerned if they publish the changes in prior months but also start applying those rules at the same time.
My wife has KOL endorsement on the visa hence giving her flexibility of applying for ILR as soon as she passes LITUK test when we are in the UK.
We lost nearly $2000 because we already bought our tickets and for personal reasons we decided to stay till Aug and hence cancelled our travel plans because we found out that Settlement rules are not changing for family visa in April and most likely in Oct 2012...but now we find out that they may change in June...for crying out loud...don't these Govt people realize how to be professional
We are now considering buying another ticket but we much rather stay here till August 2012 but tired of the lengthy delays and unsurety of what these rules are.
You should be ok in May. What we don't know is the effect the changes will have on those who are applying for settlement from June on. This includes those who already have spouse visa and those coming to the end of probationary period. We'll just have to wait and see.