Thank you so much for your help so far. May I explain just one other thing to you? It is easier to just paste in the additional information we provided to the immigration department. Katie did not try to deceive anyone upon her arrival into the country.
"I am currently in the UK on a 6 month’s visitor’s visa which expires on 3rd December 2010.
I met Grant on holiday with his family in Florida in November 2008 and have had daily contact with him since then via E-mail, Facebook and recently Skype; a fact my father, Derek Patrin, Attorney at Law,XXXXX NW, Oak Grove, Minnesota 55303 and my mother, Shannon Lewerke, Supervisor, United States Postal Services,XXXXX Apartment 206, St Paul, Minnesota 55116 will attest.
He has met my extended family, including my grandparents, and has continued contact with them also via Skype.
My visit to England initially commenced on 3rd May this year and was for a 2 weeks vacation; however on this visit Grant, having discussed the matter with my father, proposed to me.
I returned to Minnesota on 18th May 2010 but upon my return it immediately became apparent to my parents that Grant and I were pining for each other.
My father discussed the matter with Grants parents and it was agreed that I could remain and reside with them for the remainder of my 6 months visitors’ visa. My father therefore paid for a return ticket on 2nd June 2010.
I currently live at my Fiancé’s family’s residence with the full blessing of both our parents.
Grant is currently interviewing to secure a position with a firm who specialise in repairing ATM machines (NCR Ltd) a company with which his father holds a senior position.
Our hope is for him to complete this training within the next 4 years after which time we would both like for him to apply for a position within the company in the USA to allow us to return and reside closer to my family.
I trust this information will assist you with your decision for our Certificate of Approval, however, if you would like to contact either my parents or Grant’s please feel free to do so."
You see there was not, at any time, any attempt to deceive the authorities and there is nothing untoward going on. Katie's parents are both professionals and have given their full blessing.
If Grant and Katie were to marry in the USA would Katie be allowed a spouse visa prior to her being 21 if they were already married?
Thanks again for your help.