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Is your friend going to divorce the man or are they to remain living as man and wife?
If she has been a victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband then she may be able for permission to settle permanently on this basis.
She would have to prove:-
She will have to prove the violence by submitting copy police reports, social services report (if any) and medical reports. She must also make a statement though she has not divorce she consdier that the married relationship is now at an end. She will have to apply using Form SET (DV) to the UKBA.
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If she does not go when summonsed she will be in contempt of court and could be fined up to £1000.00 I'm afraid so she would be taking her chances not going.
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The UKBA aims to reach determination on all such applications within 6-8 weeks from the date of submission.
Thanks for your kind accept.
If you're asking about your application then I'm afaid that would be a separate question.