Thanks a lot sir,
Your answer was most helpful and concise. However a related and important question is : what proof do I need to present to UKBA to show them that my wife really did "applied" for her visa before 8 July 2012?
As far as I know this date of application does not appear in any document?
Thanks again, She applied using an online system and therefore she has not received any acknowledgement as such.
Is it worth me asking for an acknowledgement from UKBA now? as its only been 8 months since she applied?
Thanks again for all your help. One final request, I wrote a letter to Home Office using the following address. Can you please confirm if this is the correct address or if there is another address I should have used:
Home Office Direct Communications Unit2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF
I indicated my wife's visa ref number to help them locate her details. Not sure if this is enough?
I have also asked them if I can apply for ILR after two years for my wife. Not sure if they can answer this but I thought it was worth a try.
Please let me know if the address I used is the correct one?
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