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My apologies ahead as I realize this is probably a ridiculous question but... tonight is the night. I have all the paperwork laid out and I am trying to assemble the binder, get the documents in, etc. I'm going to fill out the online application as soon as I go over it all on paper again and I suddenly got this horrible feeling that I have the wrong one.

I have the VAF4A printed out (to practice on paper.) Somebody please verify for me that this is the correct form. And I apologize again if my question is just ridiculous.

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My apologies ahead as I realize this is probably a ridiculous question but... tonight is the night. I have all the paperwork laid out and I am trying to assemble the binder, get the documents in, etc. I'm going to fill out the online application as soon as I go over it all on paper again and I suddenly got this horrible feeling that I have the wrong one.

I have the VAF4A printed out (to practice on paper.) Somebody please verify for me that this is the correct form. And I apologize again if my question is just ridiculous.
VAF4A is the form that covers a number of family migration routes, such as spouse, fiancé(e), civil partner, unmarried partner etc. They are all settlement visas because they can lead eventually to settlement - permanent residency, as opposed to other types of visas that do not, such as visitor, student etc.
 

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Thank you Joppa. I thought so but had a panic attack when the version that my husband sent looked different than the one I'd done. Working through it on paper now. It's a big project!
 

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You can write in to request KOL REQ if you and your husband have been living together outside the UK for 4 years. (I believe, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong). There's not a space for this on the application, but you can put it at the end in the add'l info section. Normally you'd have to wait an additional 2 years of living together in UK before applying for ILR. Good luck and think about expediting it through Worldbridge if you can afford it.
 

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You can write in to request KOL REQ if you and your husband have been living together outside the UK for 4 years. (I believe, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong). There's not a space for this on the application, but you can put it at the end in the add'l info section. Normally you'd have to wait an additional 2 years of living together in UK before applying for ILR. Good luck and think about expediting it through Worldbridge if you can afford it.
There is no need to request KOL REQ, and in any case it's at the discretion of UKBA. For 4+ years of marriage outside UK, you normally get it.

Expediting through WorldBridge (see its website under Additional Services) may be worth while as processing time is now extended to 9 business days, and will probably grow longer.
 
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