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Can you clarify the of advice you seek - do you wish to know what you have to do once you are married in order to bring him here to permanently reside here with you?
If not please specify.
initially i am seeking advice regarding how my individual rights and freedoms are affected by marrying an egyptian man in egypt. For example will i still have freedom to travel without my husbands permission? How can i protect my assets accrued before marriage? That kind of thing. If my rights are affected is there a legal way for me to protect these before marrying?
Can you confirm what nationality you are please? Are you based in the UK, if you are but are not a British citizen please state your immigration status.
Thanks for your reply.
Under UK law your husband would not be able to restrict your right to travel, your rights in this respect are unaltered by your marriage. You would have to check with an Egyptian solicitor as to how their law applies, this is a UK law website and there is no Egyptian Law section.
Once you have been married for a considerable length of time and then divorce there is an assumption that the matrimonial assets of the marriage (all of yours and all of his) are to be divided in equal 50:50 shares. This presumption can be rebutted so that one party receives a greater proportion if, usually, they are to look after the children of the marriage or (to a lesser extent) if they require more income/capital for health reasons or of their earning powers are significantly less than the other spouse.
In order to protect oneself you can each take advice and execute a pre-nuptual agreement which anticipates divorce and states what is to happen to the matrimonial assets in the event that you divorce. Although the Courts have recently attached more weight to these agreements there a not completely water-tight in terms of enforceability and a Court will consider it one of the factors to considering in determining what is a fair financial settlement. There are worth doing though and to ensure a greater level of enforceability you should both take independent legal advice before executing it.
If you are intending on living her post marriage then he will have to obtain a spouses visa for your husband.
You will have to show:-
You will need to apply for settlement (ie. spouses visa) by using form VAF4a Settlement, available for download from UKBA's website. It would be best for either a solicitor in the UK to prepare it in consultation with both of you before submitting it to the Embassy in Egypt.
If you make the application after the end of November then he will also have to pass an English language test to show that he has a basic command of spoken and listening English.
Your wife can find Uk immigration solicitors through the following Law Society Website search engine:-
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