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How long did you overstay for?
You can apply to the UK Border Agency for permission to marry. The fact that you have overstayed will not mean that they will automatically refuse you. They are more concerned about whether you have a genuine relationship or not. If you do not have much by the way of evidence, if you have friends who know that you have been together, you can get them to do statements to confirm your relationship. Alternatively, once you a
have better evidence confirming you living together ie utility bills, bank statements etc you could apply then. If you decide to return to Brazil and if you marry there and apply for entry clearance then your overstaying cannot be used against you because you are returning in a capacity which will lead to settlement
Hope this answers your question.
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Hi Yvonne, this is your answer to my question a couple of weeks ago. I understood overall, however, there is a bit missing. Could your rewrite it for me, please? Thanks.
The missing part is basically, once you have better evidence to prove your relationship you can apply for a Certificate of Approval.
Good luck with what you choose to do.
Hi Yvone, thanks to your help much needed at the time. Now I am already married, however, I have got a problem, I ve taken the required English test for spouse, TOEFL, on 26th Feb, until now I haven´t received the test report with the score. I know I scored enough, as they display the result at the website. I would like to know if I print the result from the internet with all the information and explain that I haven t received the score report, the officer clearence would accept it as evidence that I do speak and understand the language???
You should really provide your certificate as this will be authentic evidence. I suggest that you contact the test provider and find out when they will be providing you with the certificate to confirm that you have passed. Depending on their reply, you can try and print off the information as you suggest, but it will be up to the Entry Clearance Officer whether or not they are prepared to accept this evidence along with your explanation.
Let me know how you get on.
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