Hi UK Lawyer,Thank you very much for your answer, its been good help!
I have a couple of other questions on the visa subject if you don't mind.
I have spoken to my girlfriend and she is under the impression that a tier 2 visa would take along time to get sorted because of various exams and registrations,, so I have suggested the route of marriage, which we're both daunted by but happy with!
Could you please tell me, how easy is it to be able to work on a prospective marriage visa and what restrictions if any there are, how straight forward is it??
Hi UK Lawyer,
Thanks for the reply, I wish I was in a position to be marrying abroad, it looks like I'll be going for option 1.
I have a couple of other questions I need answering if you wouldn't mind.
If we got married before the 6 months was up, would my girlfriend/wife still have to wait the full 6 months before being able to work? Or is there a bridging visa?
Is it just a fiancee visa or is there a prospective or civil partnership visa option?
Could you post a link to the correct forms for a fiancee visa just to make sure we're filling the right forms out.
Thanks for that UK Lawyer.
I hope I'm not repeating myself, but I could do with some clarity.
I've visited the link you posted but I just seem to end up going around in circles, which is not fun!!
At the minute the website seems to be down. It crashes when I enter "Australia" into the - country finder. Is there any chance you could link to the fiancee visa form directly or even if you gave me the form number, it would be a great help!!
Here's a couple of other questions-
If we're married before the 6 months is up can we apply for spouse visa sooner?How long, roughly does a spouse visa take to process?Is there a bridging visa whilst we wait for the spouse visa to go through?What are the financial requirements for my girlfriend to be able to stay for the 6 months. We'll be living at my parents house for the 6 months.
Apologies if I'm repeating questions, just wanna make sure I've got things right.. And also the UKBA site is a real pig to use!!
Cheers for that, it's appreciated, and so much easier with the info laid out like that. I was under the impression there were 2 seperate forms for appying online or in writing, and ended up going round in circles. grrrrrr.lol.
But now all that leads to another. Could it be worth or possible for my girlfriend to come into the country on a tourist visa, and get a spouse visa later on down the line?
Thanks for your time.
Thanks for that UK Lawyer, Just a couple of others..
I got a print out from an estate agents detailing the amount of rooms in the house and what they are..
Or, my dad still has the estate agents particulars from when he bought the house.. Would either of these do as a home report??On Part 5 of appendix 2, there is a section for- Continuation and Additional Information.. Is it worth putting in about any small amounts of savings we might have? Before they only wanted to know about savings over £16,000..
Also,, the financial requirements state that I must be earning £18,600 pa,, at the moment I'm on a casual contract earning about £15,000pa, but middle of May I am due to start a new job that I start on about £22,000pa.. Will this be an issue as they want 6 months of wage slips??Thanks for your time.
Thanks for clearing that up.
As for the issue with payslips, ok I don't have the funding but could my girlfriends savings be taken into account and used to balance things out, and also the fact that she is a qualified nurse and has been doing a job in oz that is in high demand over here must account for something!? My point being she has money saved to cover herself for 6 months as well as my money and the fact I don't really have any out-goings! She'll also be desperate to start work asap (after the 6 month thing)..
Space isn't an issue, I have 2 bedrooms and so does my dad!.. Everyones moved out, its just me thats ended up back at home..Thanks for your time UK Lawyer.RegardsRob
OK, well thats put a bit of a spanner in the works!I've just spoken to UKBA and they were about as useful as a chocolate tea pot!!The person I spoke to wouldn't say if it was a definite fail not meeting the wages criteria or not.. Part of me thinks I should still go for it because they look at things by a case by case,, I think? and anyone with half a brain would see that we've got things covered and not a threat to the benefits system!In your professional opinion, do you think it would be worth a risk putting the paperwork together and making payment to get the ball rolling for the visa??
Or option 2,, we marry outside the uk and directly apply for a spouse visa before we return? Would you mind answering some questions on this please.Is there any time limits on how long we have to be together before we apply to come in to the country after getting married?How does her being Australian and not european effect the visa process?
Basically, is it as straight forward as it is in my head.. we meet up in Paris, we get married, and in the next few days we get visa forms sent off. Some time later (a couple of weeks?) we get an email granting us our visa, we then book tickets to come home and live happily ever after??But, if I need to come back to the UK before the visa is granted so I can start my new job, would my wife be able to come in on a holiday visa and wait for the spouse visa to be granted as it was applied for whilst we were outside the uk??Just as I thought this was coming to an end it all unravels!!...
Thanks for your time UK Lawyer!
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