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Old 19th March 2014, 04:40 AM
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Hi there,

I'm a 29 y.o. Australian male. I am marrying my fiance in May and we then plan to live in the UK for 6-8 months from the end of June 2014. My wife-to-be has both an australian and a UK passport (her mother was born in England), but I'm around fifth generation Australian. I am a musician and music educator and would like to pick up a little bit of work while I'm over there. My fiance is a physiotherapist and plans to work locums (short 2-8 week contracts) while we're over there. She's already had interest from various recruitment agencies.

Is anyone able to tell me whether it is more worthwhile for me to apply for a spousal visa or the tier 5 (youth mobility scheme) visa? My work will be sporadic at best.

Many thanks in advance,

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Old 19th March 2014, 05:19 AM
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I would go for the YMS - it's cheaper and less paperwork. Especially if you don't intend to settle in the UK after your visa runs out, as the YMS does not allow you to do so.

Some one asked a similar question a few days ago. They were worried that the fact that they are travelling to and living in the UK with a partner while they are on a temporary visa may cause problems at the immigration so perhaps you may want to wait for an answer from someone else more qualified than I am!

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Old 19th March 2014, 09:05 AM
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There is no visa that allows you to be in the UK for eight months, and you are NOT allowed to work at all under a tourist visa.

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There is no visa that allows you to be in the UK for eight months, and you are NOT allowed to work at all under a tourist visa.
...the YMS visa will allow him up to two years. There's no reason he couldn't go home after 8 months...

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Jim, go for the YMS mate. Easy to get across the line and will allow you to work unrestricted for up to 2 years. The spousal visa = lots of paperwork, lots of money and a hefty waiting time. I'm on YMS as we speak and it was a breeze!

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YMS won't allow you to settle though. A spouse visa will work, but she needs to meet the financial, accommodation and relationship requirements.

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YMS won't allow you to settle though. A spouse visa will work, but she needs to meet the financial, accommodation and relationship requirements.
He doesn't want to settle though - he only plans to work for 6-8 months. His fiance has UK citizenship, so doesn't need a visa of any kind.

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Yes, I too would say Tier 5 YMS. It's a two-year multi-entry visa wit the right to work. You can only get the visa once, and it can't be extended.
If after living and working in UK, they decide to settle in UK, he can switch to partner/spouse leave if they have lived together for 2 years (partner) or are married (spouse), and can meet the financial requirement of 18,600 a year combined income.

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Thanks everyone! Loads of good advice. Wish me luck!

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