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Old 10th November 2015, 03:19 PM
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That's what I was hoping! I used Expatforum before I came to the UK in 2013 and hence coming back again! So my calculation of January 18 2016 is indeed correct?

I was also worried about sending off all my application material around the Christmas rush - so knowing it's now January - at least I have a few weeks breathing space!

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Hi Joppa,

Thank you for all the helpful information.

May I just run something by you? My husband's spouse visa is valid from 6/5/15 and we came back to the UK a few days after this.

However, the actual visa wasn't stamped until we recently arrived back from a different trip, October 10th.

I suppose this may be because his previous tier 5 visa was yet to expire. Not sure why else.

Does the stamp 'open' the visa so to speak? What date should we be timing our renewal from?

There are stamps in there on the old visa such as May 17th, after the spouse visa was there, but they are on the page of the previous visa.

Many thanks.

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Did you at that time point out to the immigration officer that you now had a new visa? As you can't have two leaves active at the same time - Tier 5 and spouse, it's possible that they regard the start of your spouse leave from the expiry of your Tier 5. This obviously has implication for when you can apply to renew your leave.

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Yes, each time we came to the UK (twice) when the old visa was still active and we pointed out we now had a Spouse visa.

Where can we find advise regarding this? Unsure what to do next, and are aware things need to be followed to the detail!

Thank you

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hello Joppa

im sorry to keep bothering with this question. i tried using the rule to calculate when earliest to submit my application for FLR from spouse visa and i just need confirmation if that is a correct date. i entered the country on the 29th of September 2013 and my visa expires on the 05/06/2016 . ive estimated that i can submit my application on the 1st of March is this correct?

Also please help me with the use of the premium service... ive had 1 previous denial so am i eligible to use the premium service ? Thank you for your time and patience

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Yes, each time we came to the UK (twice) when the old visa was still active and we pointed out we now had a Spouse visa.

Where can we find advise regarding this? Unsure what to do next, and are aware things need to be followed to the detail!
I suppose you can make an enquiry to UKVI through https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi/visas-and-settlement. Or contact your MP and find out about your exact immigration status.

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hello Joppa

im sorry to keep bothering with this question. i tried using the rule to calculate when earliest to submit my application for FLR from spouse visa and i just need confirmation if that is a correct date. i entered the country on the 29th of September 2013 and my visa expires on the 05/06/2016 . ive estimated that i can submit my application on the 1st of March is this correct?

Also please help me with the use of the premium service... ive had 1 previous denial so am i eligible to use the premium service ? Thank you for your time and patience
30-month anniversary of your UK entry is 29th March 2016. 28 days before is 1st March 2016, so you are correct.
They tell you not to, as you will be subject to further scrutiny and they will not have enough time to complete their enquiry within a day.

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Hello, sorry to revive this thread. I completely did not realise that I can renew my visa 28 days before the 30th month since my UK entry! I'm assuming that this is the EARLIEST date that I CAN apply; not the MANDATORY period in which I SHOULD apply...right?

My visa was issued May 2013.
I entered UK June 2013.
30th months since entry is December 2015.
28 days minus 30th month is November 2015.
Visa expiry is February 2016.

I plan to renew on January 2016. That's okay, right?

(I lost my passport with original visa on April 2014, but have gotten a BRP ever since. I'm assuming this does not have any impact.)

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Yes 28 days before your 30 month anniversary of arriving in the UK is the earliest you can apply.

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Thanks nyclon! In page 13 of this guidance (https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...ugust_2015.pdf), their wording is confusing. The guidance says "...you SHOULD apply..." rather than you CAN apply, so thought it might be a mandatory thing.

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