Originally Posted by icuraqt70
My partner and I are moving to the Uk over the next few months. I have a british passport and I'm a British citizen although I've never lived in the Uk. I'm also an Australian citizen and I've lived in Australia my whole life.
My partner is also an Australian citizen but is not a British citizen. We will both be working in the Uk but he will already have a job in the Uk when we leave.
I'm hoping someone can tell me if he is better off applying for a working visa or a spouse visa as he is my partner. Which process would be quicker/easier/allow him to stay in the Uk the longest without renewing/any trouble. I should probably make note that we are not currently married but will be living together in the Uk, we currently live separately in Australia.
Would appreciate your input!!
I don't know too much about the working visas. Here are a few of the questions which will help you figure out which is the correct course for you.
Does your partner already have a job offer where the company will offer to get him a visa?
Is your partner in a profession on the jobs shortage list on the UKBA site (I'm sure someone will post a link, or you can google it)?
are you planning on getting married?
*The reason I ask this is that an unmarried partner visa requires that you have already been living together for 2 years. So if you are not planning on getting married, then this option might not be available to you.
does your partner have UK born grandparents? if so an ancestry visa might be the way to go.