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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I have read many threads on here about the process of the UK spouse visa and found all of them extremely helpful. Me and my husband will hopefully, be submitting his supporting documents in the next 2 weeks. My mother has written an accommodation letter and just wanted some advice...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I was hoping someone could help please- my wife and I applied for a settlement visa- she is an American Citizen and I am a British Citizen. the visa is for her to come settle in the UK. Her biometrics was on 11th of April 2018. We were given a Not straight forward email on the 56 working...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, just filling in the online family settlement form (going to UK as fiancee to marry and settle) and have a couple of quick questions already: 1. Do I choose 'settlement' > 'settlement' > 'marriage' for visa type? 2. Do I choose 33 days for length of stay? (read is this forum that you put...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Friends, Has anyone waiting for settlement visa since Dec 2016 or Jan 2017 onwards ? I have applied Settlement visa for my Wife on 14-Dec-2016 but still now no response from home office. When I called up UKVI they said my application is not straight forward. As per the UKVI the SLA is 24...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I, like many found this forum too late and only came across it AFTER my husband submitted his application. However, we were granted the visa on the first try within 7 working days (priority) so I thought I would share my experience in the hopes of helping someone else. My timeline...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, Fairly urgent request, I will buy anyone who can answer a drink or twelve! As I was going through and highlighting salary payments into my bank statements I remembered that I had a lower salary one month due to taking unpaid leave for 5 days. As of Feb 1st I have earned 20000 for the...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    So my husband and I have started my settlement visa using the visa4uk portal and after completing all the steps (including paying the $780 IHS fee) we are now trying to secure my biometrics appt by paying for the final application. The problem is, every time I try to pay via the WorldPay site I...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I am an Indian and my husband is a British citizen. I am going to apply for a settlement visa sometime this month. Me and my husband have to live in my in-law's house in the UK which is a 3 bedroom one. My father-in-law has written a letter permitting us to stay in his house along with...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I was just about to apply for a spouse visa under category A until I realized that altought my husband (sponsor) is in his current job for the past 6 months, his employers forgot to pay him for his 1st month work, so they paid him double on the 2nd payslip. As it says "6 months worth...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I have submitted my settlement visa application in January from the US. Wondering whether the Home Office sends any sort of notification of receipt? Also, what are the expected time frames for visa processing if the visa is to join the UK spouse? Crossing fingers it will be a short wait...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, I'm from the UK and I spent 2014 in Uganda and met a lovely woman. We were married in 2014. Our son was born in Dec 2015, in Uganda, due to my wife not having a VISA for the UK. On return to the UK early Jan 2016 I immediately applied for my son's British passport to the Overseas...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey guys, I'm currently applying for a UK settlement visa and I'm worried I've paid a lot of money online and I've made a few mistakes. I recently married a British citizen after dating for 3 years. I was in the UK on a student visa for a year and 3 months for a masters degree, so this whole...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I am going to apply for my Spouse visa very soon. We got married on August 2015 and my spouse is UK citizen. I have some queries regarding tax and Earnings. We are going to apply under Category A and will submit Payslips and Bank statements for the last 6 months (April - September)...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Dear all, I have been referring to this site whilst waiting for our visa outcome and now I think I might need help... First timer so I hope I do it right> My fiancée is an Uzbek national and we applied for a settlement / fiancée visa in June. There was a slight delay and the standard issue 'we...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am currently in the UK on a Marriage Visa, and will be returning to the US in late September. My husband and I have made the decision to live in the UK, so I will be applying to "Join family permanently living in the UK" or a Spouse Visa (if I am correct?) when I return to the US. I will...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Guys.. i have just finished applying , booking the appt and PAYING for my settlement (fiance) visa. however never got an option to pay the IMMIGRATION HEALTH SURCHARGE anywhere during the application. infact I even went on to the IHS website and its still not giving me an option to pay there...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey everyone. A couple of weeks ago I posted about my worries on the possibility of my visa application being rejected since I didn't share any Skype or Whatsapp convo logs, or possible flight details as most successful applicants did. My husband is a British citizen. I am a Malaysian and we...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, Having read all the docs related to settlement visa (FM SE, FM 1.7 and Appendix FM) for my wife (two children passports are under application with HO and I am a UK citizen)and now booked on appt at a teleperformance centre next week and paid for premium service, I have some questions...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am uk citizen living in Delhi with my Husband who is indian citizen for last 12 years, we have a job here in india. Now i have a good offer for a job in UK, and i want to shift there quickly with my kids (as my husband cant come now), i am confused with the papers and visa forms for settlement...
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