I'll be eligible to apply for naturalization as a spouse of a British national in November. I have been reviewing the application and have a question regarding referees. The instructions say to choose 2 people who have known me for at least 3 years. However, I will be applying on or around the 3 year anniversary of my arrival. The only eligible people I have known for over 3 years are related to my husband, so I can't use them. I was planning on asking a minister and possibly a teacher who is a friend of ours. I met these people sometime between November 2010 and January 2011, so it would be technically under 3 years. Would this be a problem, or are reasonable allowances allowed for those applying under the spousal route? Thank you for any advice you can give!