UK Immigration Law
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What is your immigration status in this country?
Are you yourself apply for settlement on the basis of your relationship with unmarried partner, or perhaps your spouse?
Do they have ILR or UK citizenship?
I will apply for settlement on the basis of my relationship with my spouse (isn't this the same thing as applying for a partner visa?). He has UK Citizenship.
Provided you were granted leave to remain here for longer than 6 months on your Tier 1 Visa and this visa is still valid then there is no reason why you cannot switch to a spouses visa.
You will need to submit form FLR(M) to the UKBA and you must meet the following eligibility criteria:-
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There is no advantage to be had by applying from the US instead of the UK, or vice versa, in the sense that your application is more likely to get approved by the UKBA. They will make their choice on the basis of your eligibility and how that is evidenced by your supporting documents.
The practical advantage is that you need not burden yourself with the practical matters and administrative hassle of arranging flights, etc back to the states
It would take marginally longer to reach determination on your application if it were submitted in the US because of the transit of the application itself, but the analysis of the application would not differ at all depending on where it is submitted.
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