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She will have to apply for an unmarried partners visa in order to settle her as your partner. You length of cohabitation and relationship is sufficient.
The eligibility criteria is as follows, You must show
The application will have to be supported by evidence proving the above eligiblity criteria. I have suggested basic documents above, but the list is not exhaustive.
You will have to apply using form VAF4 (available for download from UKBA website and it would be best for a solicitor to prepare it for you to make sure that you give yourself the best chance of approval without the need to appeal.
She will have to pass an English language test showing that you have very basic spoken and listening English skills and can contact the embassy to find out where test centres are
You can find Uk immigration solicitors through the following Law Society Website search engine:-
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How did you acquire your UK citizenship - where and when were you born?
If she was born in Russia then she is not eligible at present to apply for a British Passport because you acquired UK citizenship after she was born. If she was born elsewhere then please advise.
If she moves to the UK then she will be eligible to naturlise eventually as a UK citizen.
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Provided you meet the eligibility criteria and evidence it appropriately and sufficiently it will be successful. Instruct a UK solicitor if you wish for a high chance of success.
The criteria is the same if married save that you need not prove the period of cohabitation, you only need to show that your are married by producing your marriage certificate.
Both unmarried partners and spouses need to remain in that catefory in the UK for 2 years then they can apply for indefinite leave to remain. 12 months after that they can naturlise.
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