We got married only just before my wife's visa ran out, this could be a reason. Also, they were worried a lack of evidence that my wife speas fluent English,we didn't sunbmit any formal English language qualifications as our solicitor had informed us that passing the "Life in the UK" test would be sufficient evidence.
But, in all honesty, we are not sure why she was not awarded the normal spousal visa! We only became aware that this was not normal, when we returned from a holiday in the summer, and the man checking our passports on return into the UK, informed us that it was unusual and would mean it would take my wife longer to get indefinite leave. I then re-contacted my solicitor, who informed me that we had no right od appeal until the end of the descretionary leave to remain visa in December 2014.
I hope that helps you to some extent!!
Also, I am a UK citizen.
We would leave the UK on 5th April 2013,my wife's visa expires 2th Decmber 2014.
Sorry-28th December 2014
Thanks very much
Do you know what the conditions would be for her to get a spouse visa? I am also assuming that even if we were to stay in the UK, we would be unlikely to win an appeal to change the descretionary leave to remain into a spousal visa??
Just a couple more things.Thank-you
1.Should we inform anyone that my wife will be leaving the UK?
2. At end of descretionary leave to remain visa in December 2014, would we have a good chanve of converting visa to a spouse visa, as we have been told that we would probably just get another 3 years descretionary leave.
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