UK Immigration Law
Ask an UK Immigration Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Thanks for your question.
Can you confirm your immigration status in this country please. Citizen with passport, Visa, indefinite leave to remain?
Thanks for your reply.
She will need to apply apply for settlement here as your spouse before she actually comes here. She will need to do so using Form SET(F) available Home Office UK Border Agency Website and send to British Consulate/Embassy
Essentially you would have to prove that you are legally married (marriage certificate), that you are settled here (passport etc), that you intend to live together as man and wife, that you have met before, that you can support each other without the need to use any form of public funds and that you are both over 21 years of age.
I would suggest that you either instruct an immigration solicitor/practitioner to prepare the application for your or that you give it to them to check before you submit it, things can get fairly messy on appeal if you send in an incomplete application
Finally, congratulation on your marriage, I wish you the best of luck with your application.
If this is useful please kindly click accept so that I may be rewarded for my time. It will be gratefully received and you will be free to ask follow up questions.
She will have to apply from China to the embassy/consulate there (whichever it is), but the application itself should be prepared by whichever of you is more suited to these things. Obviously it will be a collaborative thing and practically it may be best for you to have the final version to hand here to pass to a solicitor to check.
It's a real moveable feast but it usually takes anywhere between 6 weeks to 5 months.
I hope this clarifies, if so please kindly click accept.
Very sorry, small oversight - if she is applying out of country the form you require is in fact form VAF4A for settlement:-
Same criteria as above applies.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).