Thanks for your question.
He will need to apply for a spouses visa (ie. Settlement)
If the application is well prepared and you meet the following eligibility criteria then it may make the application easy and quick to decide upon for the UKBA. To be eligible, you must show:-
- 1. That you are legally married to each other (marriage certificate)
- 2. You are present and settled in the UK (eg. Passport, proof of accommodation)
- 3. You intend to live permanently together here in the UK as husband and wife (statements, evidence of her (statements, correspondence(
- 4. You can support each other without the need for public funds (bank statements, evidence of income)
- 5. You have suitable accommodation which is owned or lived in only by you or your household and where you and your dependents can live without any help from public funds (tenancy agreement, land registry docs if you your own home)
- 6. That neither of you are younger than 21 years of age. (birth certificates, passports)
The application will have to be supported by evidence proving the above eligibility criteria. I have suggested basic documents above, but the list is not exhaustive.
He will also have to pass and English language test showing he has a basic command of spoken and listening English. You can contact the UKBA for details of test centres in his area.
He will need to apply for settlement (ie. spouses visa) by using form VAF4 Settlement, available for download from UKBA's website. There are guidance notes on the website which state what documents you need to provide. It would be best for either a solicitor in the UK to prepare it in consultation with both you and your husband before submitting it to ensure the best possible chance of success upon determination by the UKBA.
You can find Uk immigration solicitors through the following Law Society Website search engine:-
The visa will be granted for a period of 27 months. You husband can apply for indefinite leave to remain once he has been here for 24 months. 12 months later he can apply to be naturalised as a UK citizen provided he has not spent a lot of time outside the UK during the 36 months total.
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