I am a Canadian citizen wanting to come to the UK under Tier 5 Youth Mobility, (I meet all the criteria needed,) but will be married to a British citizen at point of entry. Will I automatically be rejected because of this? At the point of application I am 'single' but after our wedding in Canada this July we shall be going to the UK mid August. We are not wanting to settle permanently in the UK and will both be relocating back to Canada before my visa would expire.
Do I have to declare my intention to marry a UK citizen on my application? Is it with holding relevant info if I don't? And if I do have to declare it, how do I make UKBA convinced that I will not outstay my visa terms. We are honest people and are trying to navigate this red tape in the best way possible.
Thank you for you time and assistance.
Ok, yes I understand this. We were aware that any change in circumstances must be disclosed and I would much rather only disclose it once married but this is the problem. We get married July 27th in Canada and travel to the UK 2-3 weeks later.
How do we inform the UKBA of the change in my marital status in this short space of time and by what means? I have no idea how! We are assuming that by May we will have a response to the initial application and therefore I will most likely already have my YMS visa by the wedding day.
Another potential issue is that Canada grants you a temporary marriage certificate and you do not get your legal document for 6 weeks. So when entering the UK I would not have any legal evidence of marriage.
One more question, Who do I address the letter updating my status to? I am sure there are infinite offices in the UKBA system, so I want to make sure I send the information to the right person.
I can't find anything on the UKBA website that tells you how to add to your application. It just says 'you should inform the UKBA of any changes or relevant information.'
And would they be likely to receive this information within 2 weeks? I'm assuming you cannot ring/email?
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