Thanks, JB007JB007 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:36 pmThen your choices seem to be:-nishants85 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:17 amThanks for your quick response.JB007 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:01 amnishants85 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:06 amWe have got Pre-Settled status and as per the rules, we will not lose it if we are out of the country for a maximum period of 2 years. Now, if we leave the UK and decide to return after 18 months(for example), I assume that we would not be able to apply for settled status as there is a break in the continuous residence clause and in this case but can we apply for Pre-Settled status again which would be valid for further 5 years?
You can't apply for pre-settled staus after June 2021, which means pre-settled status cannot be renewed.
Settled status has to be applied for before your pre-settled status has ended and you cannot have settled status if you have resided outside the UK for more than 6 months in any 12.
You and your EEA citizen wife can return to the UK on a valid pre-settled status but to live in the UK when your pre-settlerd status expires, one of you would need to look for sponsor for a UK visa and the other be their dependant.
It is a shame that we will not be able to apply for settled status as my wife will need to relocate back to her country to continue her teaching job as school sessions will start soon. We have completed 4 years 2 months and will fall short of only 4 months .
- your EEA wife delays her return to her country until you both have Settled-Status
- she takes you to her country
-she moves to another EEA country with you for teaching under Free Movement.
-you look for a Tier 2 (General) work sponsor, which I assume would start your 5 years to ILR again?
- she moves to your country and teaches there.
-any other you can think of.
I checked the above options and all of them are not possible currently. I cannot find a job in her country because of language restrictions and she is not able to find any suitable job in UK and nothing in my country. My company might sponsor me but I think they would sponsor only for 5 years (will still check with them). I prefer to proceed with the EEA route only as we are short only by 4 months but difficult to convince my partner and she just wants to leave the UK and start teaching job in her country.
Anyways, thanks a lot for your advice, the situation is much clear now.