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Old 23rd July 2019, 05:33 AM
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Hi everyone,
Would like to hear from those who have applied for this visa please.
This is the 2 years 6 months ‘wife’ visa, that probably changed name quite recently.
We need to move to UK in Summer 2020, for our son to start A levels in September 2020.
I am British, like my son. My wife is Thai passport, and has visited UK many times as visitor.
I have worked overseas for a long time, and not been resident in UK for more than 20 years, but regularly visit.
Our son was born overseas.
We have UK property we can live in, and overseas bank savings to fulfill visa requirements.

1. I have researched gov.uk website....When to start applying online?
There is a TLS visa centre in the country we live in now, and we can do the tuberculosis test and English test there. My wife passed the English test before in another country, but will need to redo as it will expire around 15 January 2020.
We are worried about things expiring if we start to early.
We can move to the UK from June 25th 2020, when my overseas work ends as a teacher.

2. Please share any experiences applying overseas, and things we should consider applying.

More later,
Thanks in advance, appreciate any support,
JNJEXPATS.

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You can only apply for our wife's spouse vis up to 6 months prior to your intention to travel to the UK

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Visit your nearest British Consulate for advice, things can change on a weekly basis and it will be them that process any visa application.

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Visit your nearest British Consulate for advice, things can change on a weekly basis and it will be them that process any visa application.
Thanks...but this is no longer how things are done.

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You can only apply for our wife's spouse vis up to 6 months prior to your intention to travel to the UK

I think it’s 3 months.

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I think it’s 3 months.
On the relevant website regarding applying for a family visa, it used to say 3 months.

It now no longer has that information on the website and in other forums, people have said they have applied as much as 6 months out due to the long decision times.

Cannot find any 'official' ruling on this though.

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You can apply 6 months out but you'll get an entry clearance window which is a lot earlier than your intended travel date
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You can apply 6 months out but you'll get an entry clearance window which is a lot earlier than your intended travel date
Thanks for this.......

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Thanks Crawford and Clever Octopus.
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You can apply 6 months out but you'll get an entry clearance window which is a lot earlier than your intended travel date
We will most likely apply 4 months before....
If you tell them your intended availability and travel date, can they issue visa to make sure it is not issued too early?
The earliest we can move to UK is June 24, 2020, due to work commitments.
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