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Hey all,

I've had a search of the forums, as well as the internet and the UKBA website. What I'm trying to figure out is when is the latest date my wife and son can come join me in the UK? Our spouse visa has an issue and valid from date of April 3rd, from my research it looks like they have to enter the UK within 3 months, to be eligible for ILR in 2 years (27 month visa - 3 months)

Does doing this (waiting until July to come over) have an impact on our ILR application in 2 years?

The reason we are even considering it all, is because I am going back to the US for a vacation in June, so we didn't want to spend the air fare here for us all to go back in a month.

Thanks in advance for your answers.
 

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Did your wife and son state what date they expected to enter the UK when applying for the visa? If the date stated is less than 3 months different compared to the actual date they're going to enter the UK it's perfectly fine.
 

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Hey all,

I've had a search of the forums, as well as the internet and the UKBA website. What I'm trying to figure out is when is the latest date my wife and son can come join me in the UK? Our spouse visa has an issue and valid from date of April 3rd, from my research it looks like they have to enter the UK within 3 months, to be eligible for ILR in 2 years (27 month visa - 3 months)

Does doing this (waiting until July to come over) have an impact on our ILR application in 2 years?

The reason we are even considering it all, is because I am going back to the US for a vacation in June, so we didn't want to spend the air fare here for us all to go back in a month.

Thanks in advance for your answers.
Technically, your wife can enter anytime from the visa issue date til the visa expiry date. However, it she wants to be eligible for ILR in 24 months, then she needs to enter the UK 24 months before the expiration date. If she doesn't, then she'll have to apply to extend her current visa which of course is an added expense and she won't be able to apply for ILR until she satisfies the 2 year residency requirement.
 
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