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sushdmehta wrote:Whoever told you that at the PEO was definitely a complete moron. And Croydon PEO seems to have loads of them!! The worst bit is that your wife ends up paying dearly for the mistake of an ignorant UKBA employee.
I assume your wife must have left UK since then. And will need to apply for entry clearance as spouse of settled person. She will be subject to the new immigration rules introduced on 09-Jul-12, one of which is 5 years residency before becoming eligible for settlement.
Family life as a partner
sushdmehta wrote:Ah! So a "lawyer" was involved too! In such case, I must say he is a bigger moron than any of the UKBA employees. And I have my doubts if what he told you was the true version of what happened on the day. Anyways, no point in pondering over what happened and why. What is done is done!
The TB requirement for applications in India was announced in May 2012 and detailed information published in August 2012. If you / your wife became aware of the requirement only now then unfortunately it is ignorance at your end and not UKBA's fault.