yes that is correct, they wish to settle here permanently with our son.
Thanks for your question.
She will need to apply for a spouses visa (ie. Settlement) if she is to come here to settle with you permanently. He son will have to listed as a dependent of her application for a spouse visa. This is obviously subject to any rights the father may seek to enforce under Russian Law.
If the application is well prepared and you meet the following eligibility criteria then it will make the application easy and quick to decide upon for the UKBA. To be eligible, you must show:-
You have to produce to the UKBA documentation that proves the above. This would be some of the following:-
Further information here:-
Se will also have to pass and English language test showing she has a basic command of spoken and listening English. You can contact the UKBA for details of test centres in her area.
She will need to apply for settlement (ie. spouses visa) by using form VAF4 Settlement, available for download from UKBA's website. It would be best for either a solicitor in the UK to prepare it in consultation with both your son and his wife 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. She can apply for indefinite leave to remain once she has been here for 24 months. 12 months later she can apply to be naturalised as a UK citizen provided she has not spent a lot of time outside the UK during the 36 months total.
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