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FLR(M) visa - Living seperately

Post by teddy113 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:55 pm

Hi there, would like a bit of advice regarding my current situation.

My husband and I got married in the UK on the 13th of Jan 2020, I am currently on a tier 2 work visa and in the midst of preparing to switch over to FLR(M) visa.

We have been in a relationship for over 3 years, and have been living separately as we both work in different locations. Although my husband has been 'technically' commuting and living at both his own rental flat and my rental flat since July 2019. But in terms of any official documents such as my tenancy agreement and council tax bill, his name has only been added since Oct 2019.

I came across a section on the online application form which asked if we currently live together, if so, when and where. After entering the details it wanted us to confirm submission of the following

'Items of correspondence addressed to Ms XXX and Mr XXX at the same address as evidence you have been living together since your last grant of leave in this category, or from the date you first started living together, covering the last 2 years'

given our situation, just wondering if it would be sufficient providing these documents despite not meeting the 2 years requirement? or would it be best to complete the application as 'not currently living together'?

Apologies for any confusion from the above.

Look forward to hearing your feedback

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teddy113

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Re: FLR(M) visa - Living seperately

Post by seagul » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:28 pm

2 years of cohabitation evidences aren't needed for initial spouse visa application.
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Post by tangocharlieroger » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:41 am

Since this seem first application, general idea would be that you need to show some different type of mutual engagement, like photos, proof of any visit, watsap chat etc. which can show your connection (like getting intouch), since ur relationship began. Thanks

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Re: FLR(M) visa - Living seperately

Post by Korekt » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 pm

tangocharlieroger wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:41 am
like photos, proof of any visit, watsap chat etc.
Not required to prove subsisting relationship in the UK.
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Re: FLR(M) visa - Living seperately

Post by teddy113 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:01 pm

Thank you everyone for your advice!

Much appreciated :D

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Re: FLR(M) visa - Living seperately

Post by rssfed23 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:24 pm

Just make sure you get at least 3 different sources of paperwork changed over to the same address in the next 6 months as that's when the 2 year clock will start for the 2 year cohabitation evidence you'll need for your next FLR(M) if that's your plan.
Making a couple of changes now can save you a world of pain in 2.5 years time.

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Re: FLR(M) visa - Living seperately

Post by geoeng » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:01 am

Korekt wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Not required to prove subsisting relationship in the UK.
E-LTRP.1.7. of Appendix FM would seem to suggest otherwise. Additionally, E-LTRP.1.10. requires the applicant and their partner must intend to live together permanently in the UK. While the 2 years cohabitation evidence would not be a requirement if switching to a spouse visa in the UK, some evidence of cohabitation would speak both to an ongoing intent to live together in the UK as well as a genuine and subsisting relationship. If the application were completed as though the applicant and their partner were not currently living together, it would seem prudent to provide other evidence as to how each of those requirements is met.
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