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Hi All,

Ive been browsing the website for a while now and have been unable to find anything that relates to my specific situation. Most of it just confuses me. The UK Border Agency website really annoys me. So I have turned to you all for some help!

First off, let me say thanks for some of the basic information that has been provided. Now onto the details.

I am an Irish citizen living in London. I am employed and have got all the bank accounts, lease agreements etc in place.
My fiancee (USA citizen) recently "moved" over to join me. She is here on a 6 month visitors visa.
We are getting married in June in the USA, and then will return to the UK to continue to stay.

Now onto the questions:
1 - Does she have to apply for an EEA family permit from outside the UK (in the USA when we get married), or can she join me on the return and apply from within the UK? (this is unclear on the border website)
2 - If she joins me from the USA (without the application being completed there), can she seek work immediately? Or would she re-enter on a visitors visa?
3 - Will there be border issues if we just return?

Thanks in advance for any help! :D
 

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Hi All,

Ive been browsing the website for a while now and have been unable to find anything that relates to my specific situation. Most of it just confuses me. The UK Border Agency website really annoys me. So I have turned to you all for some help!

First off, let me say thanks for some of the basic information that has been provided. Now onto the details.

I am an Irish citizen living in London. I am employed and have got all the bank accounts, lease agreements etc in place.
My fiancee (USA citizen) recently "moved" over to join me. She is here on a 6 month visitors visa.
We are getting married in June in the USA, and then will return to the UK to continue to stay.

Now onto the questions:
1 - Does she have to apply for an EEA family permit from outside the UK (in the USA when we get married), or can she join me on the return and apply from within the UK? (this is unclear on the border website)
2 - If she joins me from the USA (without the application being completed there), can she seek work immediately? Or would she re-enter on a visitors visa?
3 - Will there be border issues if we just return?
Welcome to the forum!
Your questions are easily answered.

1 - Does she have to apply for an EEA family permit from outside the UK (in the USA when we get married), or can she join me on the return and apply from within the UK? (this is unclear on the border website)
She has to get EEA family permit in US from UK consulate in NY before coming over.

2 - If she joins me from the USA (without the application being completed there), can she seek work immediately? Or would she re-enter on a visitors visa?
3 - Will there be border issues if we just return?
She shouldn't really try to come to UK without her permit. She will be stopped at the border and grilled, and can be refused entry and put on the next flight home.

Applying for EEA permit is fairly straightforward, but you need some supporting documents, as listed on UKBA site.
UK Border Agency | Supporting documents for an EEA family permit
It will be issued free, and the current processing time is only 3 days, so including courier service for documents both ways and biometrics and possibly weekend and holidays, it should be sorted in 10 to 14 days.
 
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