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Question Regarding Spousal Application Process

Post by BurtMacklin89 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:33 am

Good morning everyone!

I have a quick question regarding the spousal application. My wife (US) is currently visiting the UK and we are going through the visa spousal application process together. I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on the implications of this, and perhaps could explain (to avoid confusion) the next steps. We've read a lot of documents but are still a bit confused as to what steps will come after the application.

Will it be:
1) online application
2) approval / dismissal
3) Biometrics appointment
4) approval / dismissal

or
1) Online application
2) Biometrics appointment
3) approval/dismissal?

We're a bit confused by the steps within this process- any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

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Re: Question Regarding Spousal Application Process

Post by geoeng » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:57 am

This one.
BurtMacklin89 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:33 am
1) Online application
2) Biometrics appointment
3) approval/dismissal?
Keep in mind she is not able to apply in the UK and only from somewhere she legally resides.
I'm just a guy on the Internet who immigrated to the UK. My opinions are based on my experience and interpretation of the immigration rules and should not be considered legal or immigration advice; your mileage may vary.

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Re: Question Regarding Spousal Application Process

Post by CR001 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:59 am

Why are you applying for the more expensive and cumbersome spouse visa if you are a Dutch citizen??

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Re: Question Regarding Spousal Application Process

Post by BurtMacklin89 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:09 pm

Frustrating, but because I am both Dutch and English citizen (through my mother) I hold both passports and legally it would reset to my English status, so I am unable to sponsor through the EEA route.

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Re: Question Regarding Spousal Application Process

Post by BurtMacklin89 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:09 pm

geoeng wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:57 am
This one.
BurtMacklin89 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:33 am
1) Online application
2) Biometrics appointment
3) approval/dismissal?
Keep in mind she is not able to apply in the UK and only from somewhere she legally resides.
So when we finalise the application form - she will not be able to be in the UK?

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Re: Question Regarding Spousal Application Process

Post by CR001 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:22 pm

BurtMacklin89 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:09 pm
geoeng wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:57 am
This one.
BurtMacklin89 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:33 am
1) Online application
2) Biometrics appointment
3) approval/dismissal?
Keep in mind she is not able to apply in the UK and only from somewhere she legally resides.
So when we finalise the application form - she will not be able to be in the UK?
She must apply and submit her application in her home country. She cannot do it in the UK whatsoever.
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Re: Question Regarding Spousal Application Process

Post by BurtMacklin89 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:44 pm

Thank you for the swift clarification :)

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