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Hi just after some help with a couple of questions please.....

I'm a British citizen living in Australia with my Aussie husband and two children who were born here.

We have decided to return to the UK and I have a job lined up that meets financial requirements to start in October. Our aim is to apply for the spouse visa after I have been in the job for 6 months.

Myself and the children are flying back in 4 weeks but I have just realised I have overlooked applying for the children's UK passports. I have read it takes 6 weeks so there is no time now. Is it ok for them to travel over on aus passports then apply for UK ones once we are there?

Also - my hubby is coming over at Xmas for a visit and hoping to stay 3 months. He will then return to aus and wait to apply for spouse visa. When he arrives at the border control should he say of his intention to apply for spouse visa later down the track? Is he likely to be able to come in for a 3 month visit ok?

Hope this made sense!
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Hi just after some help with a couple of questions please.....

I'm a British citizen living in Australia with my Aussie husband and two children who were born here.

We have decided to return to the UK and I have a job lined up that meets financial requirements to start in October. Our aim is to apply for the spouse visa after I have been in the job for 6 months.

Myself and the children are flying back in 4 weeks but I have just realised I have overlooked applying for the children's UK passports. I have read it takes 6 weeks so there is no time now. Is it ok for them to travel over on aus passports then apply for UK ones once we are there?
That shouldn't be a problem, though having British passports makes things a lot simpler. When they query at the border, which they will, just show their and your birth certificates and your marriage certificate, and as they are British, you are getting their passport in UK. I assume you are British otherwise than by descent, e.g. born in UK?

Also - my hubby is coming over at Xmas for a visit and hoping to stay 3 months. He will then return to aus and wait to apply for spouse visa. When he arrives at the border control should he say of his intention to apply for spouse visa later down the track? Is he likely to be able to come in for a 3 month visit ok?
I suggest he doesn't volunteer this information at first. Write on the immigration card his expected length of stay as 3 months. If they ask what he is going to do and where he is going to stay, he can then say he will be staying with you. If they then start asking questions about ties in Australia, his job etc, then disclose his plans about applying for spouse visa in Australia once you meet the financial requirement.
 

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Your children can travel to the UK on their Australian passports. They will be stamped in as visitors and until they obtain their UK passports they will not be able to enroll in school, use the NHS or have access to any other benefits they might be entitled to.

You should always be truthful when being questioned by a border agent. Will your husband have a job to return to and other responsibilities like a mortgage or rent? 3 months is quite a long visit and should probably consider something shorter.
 

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Thanks for your help Joppa and Nyclon.
Yes I was born in UK. So when I'm filling out the arrival cards for my children what would I write as intended length of stay etc?

Thanks again
 
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