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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I have Indefinite Leave to Enter, via a 5 year (husband in military) Settlement Visa. I talked to several different agenices with in the Home Office, as well as making several posts on here, before applying for the ILR, to determine if I really needed to do that after residing here for 5 years...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, Going to be trying for my spouse settlement visa in Miami in January. Is anyone familiar with the VFS Premium Option to go in without an appointment? Is this doable for a spouse settlement visa? What is the process like? Thank you in advance!
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello everyone! I'm preparing my application for ILR under SET(M) (5 year route) and was hoping that some of you fine folks would be willing to do a document check for me. I also have a few final questions, which is really just to calm my paranoia! Thank you all in advance. Background: My...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, My ILR (M) application was recently approved so I thought I would share my final checklist as I never got around to posting it here. I feel that my application was pretty straightforward as we applied under category A. In the end it took only 6 weeks for us to get it approved...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Right - life has been crazy to say the least. Hoping to get some answers! Reading a recent thread on here, someone mentioned a requirement for savings. Please can someone answer some questions, here are the facts: - Spouse visa until April 2019 - Have been here 5 years as of December 2018 on...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello dear friends I am already applied as sponsor the non-priority visa for wife in india back in april this year and all biometrics and supporting docs have been submitted. UKVI also send me back the supporting docs. I am waiting for almost 2.5 months, and I am wondering how they will tell...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello! My name is Nicole [31/f] and I currently live in New York, USA. My husband, Rhys [38/m], and I were married two weeks ago in America. We have known each other since the beginning of 2014 and began our relationship in December 2015. Aside from daily communication, we have visited each...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the site but have already found lots of great info and wanted to see if anyone could point us in the right direction on how to get over to the UK (I hope im posting in the right section lol) I am a British citizen and my fiancé is from Canada where we have both been...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello All! I submitted my application and supporting documents for a Spouse Settlement visa at VAC in Toronto last week Mar 14, 2017. we paid the extra for priority service, and I just received an email today saying my passport has been dispatched with tracking to my home??!!! Is this too good...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone! I've been a long time lurker here and am so grateful for all the information that has been shared on this forum! It's been super helpful. I am applying for a settlement visa to join my husband in the UK (I'm currently in California). As we are both anxious about this and need to...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there! So a bit of good news: today I received my approved entry clearance visa for my Spouse Settlement visa to the UK. The problem: Today is October 5th, and the entry visa is only valid until October 31st. I really need to extend this :Cry: ... While it's still a decent amount of turn...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I'm An. I am in a situation that need advice of you all, ASAP please! Me: 2010-2016: Living in the UK as TIER 4 STUDENT Visa expires on 29th Aug 2016 My boyfriend: IRISH nationality, living in UK since 1992 (year i was born ;D) Occupation: Lawyer 35k pa own a mortgage We met...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, i am so glad to found this forum. Thanks for sharing! Here are our background below: I am a British citizen passport descent from my father. I m living in Hong Kong and was married 8 years ago. I have 2kids 3&5yo. they were born in Hong Kong and the kids any my wife holding Hong...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I am applying for my spouse settlement visa next week and just realised her Ielts (7.5) which was done in London, Greenford 4 months back, is not from Approved Test centre. She gave one Ielts test in 2009 in Pakistan, in British Council, with 7.0 band which is on approved test centres...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, May I start by saying just how much this forum has helped me and my fiance with our immigration matters! It's been a godsend and I want to thank everyone involved. Now, I'm an Aussie who is wanting to apply for a fiance visa to join and eventually marry my girl in the UK. I've...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I got my ILR last March and has been in full-time employment since. My wife will be applying to join me with our 11 months old son. So far I understand: She needs to apply for herself as well as the for the son on a separate application and pay separate fee and NHS surcharge. The Appendix...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello everyone. My wife and I have just received the soul destroying and devastating news that her settlement visa has been refused on Financial Requirement. We are both in despair at the moment and we have found out we can't re-apply for another 7 months. We met the other criteria, however...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I'm a US citizen and my wife is a UK resident with Tier 1 Settlement Visa. I'm applying to be living with her and be eligible to work in UK. Which Visa route/type should I apply? I've chosen the Settlement - Husband path but I ran into questions regarding her visa status (Her Settlement...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Basically, I've just started work 3 weeks ago, and I've also just started Carer's Allowance, ( Looking after my Mother. ) I earn £110 per week (Work), plus £62.10 per week (Carer's Allowance. ) Which is 172.10 per week total.. I got proof of where I work and what my yearly salary is and I will...
  20. 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...
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