Well in truth I would not simply be looking to avail myself of the restrictions on other work, ie filmmaking. I take my filmmaking path very seriously as am artist and it is a serious goal of mine to become successful in that career. I just do not know how I will be able to pursue that seriously if I am not able to work in that field. I need to figure out how to phrase the application to that it is very clear that my intentions are serious as an artist with GREAT aspirations of success and not just looking to avail myself of Visa restrictions from Tier 2.
Ok. Doesn't sound very promising which is extremely disappointing as I have been in a 6 year long distance relationship with someone in London so I really need to figure out how to make it work.
There are no current plans to marry. Part of the reason for wanting to move to London is to figure out the relationship by living in the same city to make a decision about whether to commit or to let it go. These types of decisions cannot be made long distance so I want to move there go give it a go but no decision will be made about that until after I move there and give it some time so I cannot rely on the relationship for a Visa. I need to get a Visa on my own for work in order to support the relationship not Vice Versa. So no, there is no current intention for that as of yet.
Carrying on with voluntary film work until a decision to marry is reached isn't a viable option. Firstly because its a same sex relationship and second because I just can't rely on something so unpredictable as that to determine my ability to pursue my career seriously. This all sounds pretty bleak and ridiculously rigid considering that I have the potential to bring a lot to the UK economy and arts if I have the freedom to exercise my abilities, so I will hire an immigration lawyer and see what I can do. Thank you.
Thank you for your time, Tom.
PS. There is no current intention for us to live together. Bottom line is that I do not want to put myself in a position where I am relying on the relationship for my ability to work on my career because if the relationship doesn't work out then I will really be in a bad spot. So 'civil partnership' is not yet part of the equation as a possibility. It might become a possibility but the whole point of getting the Visa and moving to London is to explore that. We aren't going to live together until after I live and work in London and establish myself over there in my own career independent of the relationship which sounds virtually impossible. But I think I have exhausted all the possible advice you have to offer me so I will sign off now. Thanks again.
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