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by Spark
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Four years as co-habiting couple, eligible for ILR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

vinny wrote:You may apply for ILR if you satisfy 295G.
Thanks, I've never seen that particular article before so we will have a ready through it this evening. :D
by Spark
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Four years as co-habiting couple, eligible for ILR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

See also Time spent outside the UK . Thanks, unfortunately it is as we expected and she wouldn't qualify as she has not spent long enough in the UK under that immigration category. Her actual time in the UK under FLR(M) was only around 3 months and the rest of her time there was spent on successive...
by Spark
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Four years as co-habiting couple, eligible for ILR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

The 4 years rule are for unmarried couples residing outside the UK for at least 4 years. If she was granted FLR(M) in 2010, then she could not have been outside of the UK at that time? Thanks Vinny, no she wasn't, it was applied for whilst we were in the UK and she went directly from student status...
by Spark
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Four years as co-habiting couple, eligible for ILR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Apply before April 2012 with the evidence you have. Its not 100% certain they will change the 4 year ruling in April 2012. But there will be changes. Some more knowledgable members here would be able to advise you further im sure. Thanks, I think we would struggle to provide evidence of being in a ...
by Spark
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: URGENT..Travelling on Biometric Resident Visa
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Yes, as long as your visa is valid you should be able to re-enter the country as you would not be in violation of any laws.
by Spark
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Four years as co-habiting couple, eligible for ILR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

I heard the 4 years rule is being changed in April 2012. If you qualify/apply before that then you will be ok, but after that if the rules are changed you will have to wait a further 5 years to apply for ILR. Thats what i heard. Damn, are we entitled to apply before then even though her FLR(M) does...
by Spark
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Four years as co-habiting couple, eligible for ILR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Four years as co-habiting couple, eligible for ILR?

My girlfriend was granted FLR(M) status in 2010 and then shortly afterwards we relocated to Canda for work. We are still in Canada and are considering moving back to the UK this year but are unsure regarding her immigration options. Her FLR(M) is valid until this September and before gaining that st...
by Spark
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Eligibility for ILR from FLR(M), 1 year + out of the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

She may still be eligible when (28 days prior) she completes her FLR(M), if she is in the UK and intends to settle, etc. She does intend to settle there, she is as much British as her original nationality now, has a UK degree and speaks English fluently we would be in the UK at the time of the appl...
by Spark
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Eligibility for ILR from FLR(M), 1 year + out of the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Time spent outside the UK Thanks Vinny, we had read that before but it seemed a little unclear. With regards to this section you have completed a period of 2 years in the UK, with a visa or permission to remain here in this category; Does that refer to any kind of visa or just a visa (including stu...
by Spark
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Eligibility for ILR from FLR(M), 1 year + out of the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Time spent outside the UK Thanks Vinny, we had read that before but it seemed a little unclear. With regards to this section you have completed a period of 2 years in the UK, with a visa or permission to remain here in this category; Does that refer to any kind of visa or just a visa (including stu...
by Spark
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Eligibility for ILR from FLR(M), 1 year + out of the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Eligibility for ILR from FLR(M), 1 year + out of the UK

My partner was granted FLR(M) late last year but we moved to Canada a few months after that on a temporary work permit. I understand that her FLR(M) is still valid for the normal 2 year duration as long as we have remained a couple and can provide proof of that (if required) however has her eligibil...
by Spark
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) - How much time out of the UK is permitted?
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

vinny wrote:If she's admitted as a visitor, then her status as an FLR(M) holder would be voided.
That is very good to know, we'd actually never even thought of that, thanks. :)
by Spark
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) - How much time out of the UK is permitted?
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

Carry both old and new passports . Note that visitors may not apply for settlement . That's great, thanks Vinny. She wouldn't be applying for settlement if travelling as a tourist, we would just be there for long enough to see some family and friends and sort out some of our belongings which are st...
by Spark
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Help! Need clarification on bringing American wife to UK.
Replies: 5
Views: 915

The working thing is an issue. 3-6 months is very very short. Since your wife is American, they might let you off the hook since they let a lot of things slide in fast track countries. Can you not find a job that's more permanent? Anything will do for now. Your main aim is to show you won't be usin...
by Spark
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) - How much time out of the UK is permitted?
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

Actually, as well whilst I have this thread open, her current passport expires prior to her visa expiry and we were going to have it renewed by the consulate in Toronto later this year. If we needed to re-enter the UK after the expiry date of her current passport, would we need to have the visa swit...
by Spark
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) - How much time out of the UK is permitted?
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

Awesome, thanks Vinny, much appreciated.

Going from that, the situation is nowhere nearly as drastic as we thought then so that should make things much easier for us. :)
by Spark
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: FLR(M) - How much time out of the UK is permitted?
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

FLR(M) - How much time out of the UK is permitted?

Hi, My girlfriend was granted FLR(M) as an unmarried partner last year but we then moved to Canada earlier this year to test the waters and see how we like it. Whilst it is nice here we don't think it is where we would really want to settle for several reasons and are considering a move either back ...
by Spark
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: FLR(M) eligible for UK backpacker travel insurance?
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Awesome, she'll be pleased to hear that, thanks man. :)

Apologies for posting this in the wrong forum by the way.
by Spark
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Newly Arrived in UK - General How To queries (NO immigration/visa/ILR queries)
Topic: FLR(M) eligible for UK backpacker travel insurance?
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

FLR(M) eligible for UK backpacker travel insurance?

My unmarried partner is now here on a 2 year FLR(M). Would she be eligible for a UK-based backpacker travel insurance policy or would she still need to subscribe to a policy designed for citizens of her home country. We only ask because travel insurance where she comes from is a lot more expensive b...
by Spark
Tue May 25, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Unsure of which application form for unmarried partner
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

Thanks for the advice guys, we would be back in the UK at least 10-14 days before her expiry date under our current plans and would have all the paperwork ready for our return so we would literally just need to add our passports to the envelope. I suppose our only worry was her getting back in withi...
by Spark
Tue May 25, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Unsure of which application form for unmarried partner
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

Just another question, sorry, theoretically could we go on holiday shortly before her current visa expires and how long do you generally need to apply for your new visa in advance of the expiry of your current one?

Thanks. :)
by Spark
Mon May 24, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Unsure of which application form for unmarried partner
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

The fact that you're 'caucasian' won't make any difference to your application either way. Unmarried Parner visas were originally granted for couples who were unable to marry as their native country did not allow divorce. All couples over the age of 21 can now apply for a UPV but they need to submi...
by Spark
Mon May 24, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Unsure of which application form for unmarried partner
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

Well I suppose the reason why we're going for this first is because we're both still young and we want to make sure that things will work out before taking the ultimate step. We were just going to book flights to go over and see her family for a couple of weeks in October but I think we'll probably ...
by Spark
Mon May 24, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Canada forum
Topic: resubmit my application from london visa office
Replies: 20
Views: 4862

Re: AM IN THE SAME BOAT AS YOU

does it worth taking the IELTS test or should i just write a letter in support of my english ability. Note : I did my MSc here in UK. Judging by the standard of English used in that sentence alone, I would advise that you avoid taking any type of English language test unless specifically requested....
by Spark
Mon May 24, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Unsure of which application form for unmarried partner
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

I think our case should be a considerably simple one really since I'm a caucasian British-born male with a clean history and she has been living in the UK as a student for 8 years now. We're both in our late 20's and we've been together as a couple for 2 1/2 of those and our documentation will all b...
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