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I am about to get married to a Macedonian citizen and I want

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I am about to get married to a Macedonian citizen and I want to know how my future husband can gain citizenship to the UK. Can we travel to the UK after we are married? If so what documents do we need? How long can we stay in the UK? Can he work in the UK after we are married? Currently we are living in Spain where I am a Spanish resident. After we are married my future husband will also be registered as a Spanish resident.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi

Thanks for your question.

If you are an EEA member state national then he will have to obtain an EEA family permit first. In order to do this you must first either be married.

He will have to apply for and obtain an EEA family permit in order to secure leave to remain in the UK to work. He will need to apply for it before he can travel and must submit the appropriate documentation to the UK embassy closest to him:-
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/eea-family-permit/

Once he has come to the UK on her family permit she will be eligible to apply to the UKBA for a residence card which confirms her right of residence in the UK on the basis of your marriage:-
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/documents-family/applying/

It will either take the form of an endorsement in her passport or as a separate immigration status documents confirming her right to reside here for 5 years.

At the end of this time she will be able to apply for a Permanent Residence here if she wishes and has not spent significant time outside the UK (also see the above link).

Once he has held PR for 12 months then he can apply for naturalisation as a UK citzen provided he meets the criteria on the following page:-
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/eligibility/naturalisation/standardrequirements/


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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My future husband is from Macedonia and I am a UK citizen. He would like to transfer some funds from the sale of a property in Skopje to his account in Spain. Are there any currency regulations that we should know about. The amount will be in excess of 100,000 Euros.
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