Thanks for the reply!
My partner is currently considering applying for a youth mobility visa so she can be back here.
I suppose what I need to know now is:
If my partner leaves the UK to go to HK and apply for a youth mobility visa, would they grant her one on the basis of her living with a long term partner(because youth mobility is for temporary working not for settlement) And secondly would they class it as her leaving the UK so the 2 year time line for unmarried partner visa starts again? Or could we apply for unmarried visa in 11 months time (It's been 1 year 1 month since she's been back from HK and living with me).
We do have plans to live together permanently, I've just never been one for marriage and if we do it id like it to be done right and at the right time.
Any advice will be appreciated! Thanks