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Hi - Im a full UK citizen from birth (32 now) and I have recently

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Hi - I'm a full UK citizen from birth (32 now) and I have recently married a japanese woman and we have also just had our first child together (neither of us have previous children). she is currently Tokyo based with our baby and i am on a one month visit but need to return to the UK shortly to continue with my current employment.

We meet the criterea for a UK spouse visa from everything i have read on UKBA website (including my earnings exceeding the minimum income threshold). However I am only intending to be in the UK for another 12 months whilst I clear some small debt (<£3k) and save to emmigrate to Japan permanently, so we don't want the expense and hassle of the spouse visa application as we have no intention to settle in the UK for good.

If we instead apply for a multi-entry familiy visitor visa, and make it clear during the process what our intentions are, is it likely that we will run into any problems on her re-entry to the UK if she travels back to Japan for a period of say one month following an initial 5 or 6 month stay (to ensure we don't contravene the maximum 6 month at a time limit on stays in this visa category)?

We obviously don't want to be apart for longer than necessary as I don't want to miss my son growing up and leave the parental care just to her (financially i am supporting us but I'd like to be a physically present parent also).

huge thanks in advance
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
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