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Thanks for your reply. I was fairly certain i was correct but wanted to be absolutely certain since it appeared that for the purpose of applying for leave to remain then marriage was not essential merely 'being partners'. I had assumed, it seems correctly, that my not being in a position to marry her would preclude this potential route.
The information is indeed helpful. As it happens I think we could easily satisfy the current, long term relationship requirement and we have had joint tenancies and council tax and utility bills in the past although now that she is studying away that is no longer the case, although I do effectively pay for her accommodation.
There are no children so that wouldn't apply, but because of her studies we would undoubtedly fail the currently living together requirement.
I would just point out that all parties here (including my wife) are aware of what is going on but it does seem that loyalty to my wife and my refusal to divorce her may act against us.
I just hope the girlfriend can find suitable post study employment. Although so many of the potential employers seem to be asking for specific levels of pre-university UK based qualifications we are somewhat concerned.
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