Thanks for your reply.
She will have to apply for a spouses visa.
The eligibility criteria for a spouses visa (settlement) is as follows and I have put suggested documents to enclose with the application in brackets:-
1. That you are legally married to each other (marriage certificate)
2. You have met before (statements, correspondence)
- 3. You are not in breach of the immigration rules (your ILR)
- 4. You present and settled in the UK (eg. Passport, proof of accommodation)
- 5. You intend to live permanently together here in the UK as husband and wife (statements, evidence of her (statements, correspondences
- 6. You can support each other without the need for public funds (bank statements, evidence of income)
- 8. You have suitable accommodation which is owned or lived in only by you or your household and where you and your dependents can live without any help from public funds (tenancy agreement, land registry docs if you your own home)
She will need to pass an english language test showing she has a very basic command of written and spoken English. She can find out approved test providers in his area by contacting the UK embassy nearest to her.
You will need to apply for spouses visa using form VAF4 which is available for download from the UKBA website
You should consider instructing a immigration solicitor to prepare an application for you, it should cost around £800-1000+VAT.You can find local solicitors via:-
There is no requirement that you live together for a period of two years before applying for a spouses visa, there is this requirement if you are unmarried which I can only assume is what your friends have told you.
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