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  1. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello everyone. I hope some in this forum can share their experiences with me. I live in Cape Town on a spousal visa. I have recently submitted my PR application and know that I have a long wait ahead. I would like to work from home and try to earn some kind of income from online work or local...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Application date is the day you submit your online application. If you are here on family route (as spouse or unmarried partner), and you entered UK on 33-month visa, then the earliest you can apply to renew your leave on form FLR(M) is on the 30-month anniversary of your UK entry (not from...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, my wife is in the UK on a spouse visa. We will be applying for the ILR soon as her BRP expires on tbe 01/07/22. (5 year route) I understand the process can take 5-6 months, maybe even longer due to Ukraine refugees getting priority. My question is, if her application for ILR is...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I hope everyone is doing well. Please may someone advise on my unfavorable situation. Situation I am on the 5 year spouse visa route Further Leave to Remain (FLR) will expire this April 2022 For the majority of the last two years due to Covid and the passing away of several family members I...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all! I have all my work proof, pay slips and bank statements to support my wife's application. I earn the most out of the two of us and my wife only started earning over the threshold less than 6 months ago, so I am financially sponsoring her application. However my wife has gathered her...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    To cut a long story short - my wife joined me in the UK in august 2019 on her current spouse visa. In january 2020 she went back to China for chinese new year with the plan to stay out there for 8 weeks for a visit and travelling with friends to Thailand etc. before she settle into a permanent...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I’m really stressed out! After submitting our application and documents, we have noticed that we made an error on our application form. We stated in our cover letters that our relationship began 25/06/2018, (which is correct) however we have accidentally put that our relationship began...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I'm from India and have applied for master's in Australia for July 2022 intake. I wish to come with husband who will work in Australia through the tenure of my course. I have got an offer letter (subject to GTE approval) for Master's in computers, session starting this July. My concern is...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I'm currently back in the US after my last short-term visitor visa for France expired. I am now engaged to my French partner (yay!) and I want to marry him and live with him in France. I have been researching options with incredibly varied answers about how we can make this happen and as...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, In Aus immi website (https://online.immi.gov.au/), my dependent (Spouse) has been getting below message. It has been 1 month now but no change in the status. This is blocking the dependent visa completion process. Can anyone please advise why this is happening only to my dependent...
  11. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi, I am looking to plan for the future here and this forum has been amazing in the past. I am British and my husband is American. We’ve been married for 4 years and live in the uk. My husband is on an ILR but will likely apply for UK citizenship. We are thinking about moving back to the US...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello Everyone, Nice to meet you all, I just finished my masters of Computer science from Sydney this week, I will be starting to do the job search and Prepare for the PTE and NAATI exams which will help me to increase the points for Aus PR. I just had couple of questions , is it necessary to...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I am about to apply for SET (M) on the five-year route. My current visa expires on 6th December and we are planning to submit the online application this weekend (13-14th November). I'm hoping to do the super priority/1 day service but I gather it is difficult to find appointments and...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    For a spouse visa, will i be able to show im living at a family friends house, rent- free? With a letter from the owner saying they will keep me rent free? Ofcourse with enough space for me and my husband Will there be any pther requierments?
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, Im a british citizen studying in uni 3rd year doing BSc and just got married. I want to bring my husband over on a spouse visa but not sure how to show my working hojrs along with my full time study. If anyone has experience or knows how i can go about this please let me know Thanks
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi there! I'm an Australian citizen and I've been with my French partner for about 12 years. We've been living in Australia for the last 9 years and she's now an Australian citizen as well. Have two kids together, lived together forever but not married. We're looking to move to France and I...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hiya, So long story short, bullet points style. - I'm British, sponsor, husband. - Had solicitor to apply for wife visa on Jan 2019. - Saw the main application form at that time. - Wife came on April 2019. - Few months after, lost my job so claimed Universal Credit benefit but I only got...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, My mum lives with her boyfriend in a two bedroom council house. Both are claiming universal credit and a reduction on council tax as they are currently not working. I plan to move back to the UK with my wife who requires a spouse visa at my parents address in the spare room via the...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all , I am having PR Visa for the past 4 years. Currently I am in India. I am married for 3 years and I have a child of 10 Months. So my question is how to bring my wife and child to Australia before getting the PR. What is the procedure to do get PR for my family. Kindly help me. By various...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, I'm British and became an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) a few years ago (we live in the UK). My eligibility was based on my spouse's Indian Citizenship. Now my spouse has become a British Citizen and she has had to surrender her Indian Citizenship. She is currently waiting for her...
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