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No we aren't married and do not intend to be. Being partners is what suits us best and our relationship is solid as it is. Would not want to do a marriage for the sake of living papers. It would spoil our psychological dynamics and I am not prepared to explore that.physicskate wrote: ↑Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:16 amAre you married to your partner? If not, I would suggest marrying in Nigeria (or a third country) and simply applying for entry clearance as a spouse. You are making your life incredibly difficult (and the FLR(FP) path is insanely expensive) by attempting to circumvent the immigration rules (as it appears to me by entering with the intention of settling).
Yes I used legal representation. Marrying is out of the question, based on personal principle. The visitor visa expired in May but I had submitted the application before that so I doubt that I am considered an overstayer, unless and until I am refused the FLR, which hopefully will not be the case.Londoner007 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:35 pmDid you have any legal representation for your FLR (FP)? Would have been much easier for you to get married in Nigeria and return to UK and apply as you were going back and forth their anyway, instead of now overstaying the Visitor Visa right which I presume is the case?
Yes I have stumbled on your story on the board, it was quite encouraging. Still is.Amelia4784 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:18 pmHi,
My Flr fp June 2017 was first rejected after 4 months in November 2017 then I appealed and my hearing was after 6 months in June 2018 and my BRP was issued on August 6 2018, i came with tourist visa, we all lived in Mexico until January 2017 when my husband (British) was diagnosed with multiple
Sclerosis and we then came seeking treatment, HO did reject my application first stating that my husband with his disability that it was pretty bad at that time now he is better because of the treatment he is undergoing and my daughter (8 British ) could be looked after by the extended family so i had to prove that it wasn’t the case because of my mother in law’s illness anyway I’m sorry to read about your daughter but be prepared cause they might reject you (hopefully not) even if they do you have a strong case with a judge but it’s quite a long process I was quite lucky to be rejected after 4 months people wait for a rejection or approval for up to 13 months, all in all it took 1 year one week from the day I applied until I held my BRP so don’t be anxious relax it’s long but you’ll get it at the end. Look after yourself and don’t overthink negative stuff nothing bad will happen you will eventually get it.
Thanks a lot!bathanza wrote: ↑Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:40 amFLR FP Human Rights cases are always long and complex in nature. Surprising good turn around time for fellow member Amelia too, so that was a great success story.
I think you do have a great ground based on your daughter's well being and best interest for the child, since you are the primary carer.
I hope the Home Office to take the point of compassion and do issue a visa for you, but it may end up as a refusal at first and at the appeal stage you 'll be okay. Expect anything up to a year for a response.
As for timelines/complexities, my husband was an overstayer for 11 years and we finally got a visa via Premium Appointment, via exceptional circumstances under a partner route. Our initial application took 18 months for the Home Office to consider as a very, very lengthy refusal letter, that was under FLR FP Private Life 10 year route, varied to Partner after marriage which they seem to acknowledge but didn't want to align to the partner route!
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You may well be approved as a private life route as language and income and marriage is not a requirement.
However, you may end up with a refusal outright as you are not a married couple.. which would have paved the way for the partner route.
In any scenario, keep us informed with your progress, best of luck.