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jojogata
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Getting a mortgage while waiting for PR

Post by jojogata » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:08 pm

Hi i wondered if someone can help.
I'm a spanish citizen and my husband is Argentinean, we have been in the UK for just over 5 years so we made the application for my husband to obtain his PR.
We are trying to get a mortgage but we have been asked if he has the right to remain.
For what I've read and undestood in the immigration pages a non eea direct family member has the right to remain automatically after 5 consecutive years living here. His status does not change even if he's 5 year residency has expired
The PR is not mandatory and it's more needed for travelling and in case his employer doubts his rights.
We have received a letter for immigration confirming his ritgh to live and work while his PR comes through.
Can someone please let me know if he's still a legal resident with remain to stay?
If so why are lenders requesting his PR ?

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Re: Getting a mortgage while waiting for PR

Post by Casa » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:38 pm

jojogata wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:08 pm
Hi i wondered if someone can help.
I'm a spanish citizen and my husband is Argentinean, we have been in the UK for just over 5 years so we made the application for my husband to obtain his PR.
We are trying to get a mortgage but we have been asked if he has the right to remain.
For what I've read and undestood in the immigration pages a non eea direct family member has the right to remain automatically after 5 consecutive years living here. His status does not change even if he's 5 year residency has expired
The PR is not mandatory and it's more needed for travelling and in case his employer doubts his rights.
We have received a letter for immigration confirming his ritgh to live and work while his PR comes through.
Can someone please let me know if he's still a legal resident with remain to stay? Yes
If so why are lenders requesting his PR ? Because the mortgage provider needs to see visual proof of his residency. They won't simply take his word. :idea:
(Casa, not CR001)
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Re: Getting a mortgage while waiting for PR

Post by kamoe » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:53 am

jojogata wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:08 pm
we have been in the UK for just over 5 years
During all those years, has ever had a residence card issued?

We obtained a mortgage last year, me being a Colombian citizen with a 5-year residence card (not permanent residence yet), and French unmarried partner. Barclays accepted this.

Different lenders demand different things, for example, we both had to be EU nationals for qualifying for a mortgage with HSBC. We did not even bother.

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Re: Getting a mortgage while waiting for PR

Post by jojogata » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:20 pm

Hi
Thank you for your reply
Yes he's had the initial 5 year.
I've been searching through mortgage advisors because they have access to the whole market ans 2 said n.

What you are saying gives me hope ;)
I will speak with Barclays.
Muchas gracias!!

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