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After getting married

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Ellen, May 13, 2019.

  1. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    All that you've posted I know however in your second post of this thread 1st paragraph last sentence you say you save a FLR fee but you don't you save the fiancee visa fee which is not FLR
  2. bigmac
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    its an unusual way of doing it--most apply for a fiancee visa--get married--then apply for the first of 2 Further Leave to Remain so they dont need to go back home. but--then your way means you can apply for a settlement : spouse visa later on--which will be valid for 30 months---so saving you a second FLR fee--useful saving ££ there.

    your UK marriage certificate is issued straight away--ask for a few copies---and no need to notify any government department. i dont know if it will affect his insurance premium, or tax allowance.


    of course she saves the fiancee fee--she pays the spouse visa fee instead---which is exactly the same--dohh.

    and as its going to be a spouse visa--there is just one flr fee to pay--hence the saving of £1000.
  3. Mattecube
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    She will not pay the fiancee visa but will pay 2 FLR fees
    The points I make is it's the description of where she will save money.
    Fiancee visa is outside FLR but inside the settlement process stages
    What does dohh mean
  4. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Have a look at this link
    https://www.gov.uk/marriage-allowance
  5. bigmac
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    why will she pay 2 flr fees ? she intends to apply for a spouse visa at some future date--hence the £1500 visa fee. then just one flr 30 months later.

    dohh is an expression of exasperation.
  6. bigmac
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    yes--i am aware of that. but it only applies if either partner earns less than the threshold. its not like many years back when a new husband received a higher code number. thats why many couples got married just before the end of a tax year.
  7. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Stages of FLR
    1.FLR (e.g. spouse visa)
    2 FLR(m)
  8. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    I responded to the ops question/ comment on the subject.
  9. Br28016
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    Still don't have PSA certificate although was limited opportunity to get before we left in Feb. If you need it to change name or get passport in new name then will take a lot of time to get.

    Don't believe required for visa application as you will be using UK marriage certificate. Managed to get the CFO certificate and sticker without it so you should be ok.

    We went to embassy to register as opposed to doing by post. Did not realise that could do by post as we assumed we had to turn up in person.

    Still don't know if has been registered so will put in application to get it after about a year. Don't think you get any confirmation from PSA that it has been registered and once submitted at Embassy have to wait until process completes. Sure my wife chased about the six month point and could not get it at that point.
  10. bigmac
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    to quote @Ellen
    "Hello guys, I’m Ellen and soon to get married next week. I am here in hastings for a month only. Im going to file a settlement next year."

    so Ellen wont need a fiancee visa to apply next year--as she is getting married here shortly, with a marriage visit visa. therefore she will need a spouse visa next year for settlement---hence just one FLR will be required. not two.

    had she been here--right now--with a fiancee visa--she would then need 2X FLR's.
    hence my concern about how UKVI will view it when she applies next year. do you think UKVI will insist she pays for 2 FLR ?

    do we know of any other member who got married here with a marriage visit visa----and then successfully applied for settlement at a later date ?
  11. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    @Br28016 did and has.
    Everything you've written down as you know I am aware of.
  12. Br28016
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    As @Mattecube said we did marriage visa and then applied from Philippines and got the spouse visa which has validity of 33 months as includes provision of 3 months to travel to UK although vignette only has 30 days validity from start of 33 months. Will be requirement for FLR(m) after that which will extend for another 30 months and give the five years which allows ILR application.

    ILR rules are driven by duration in UK not the number of FLR so no concerns over when will qualify to apply for ILR.

    We returned to philippines at end of the six month marriage visa and applied straight away so would not have any concerns over @Ellen plans especially as she has complied with visa rules and left after marriage.
  13. Ellen
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    Ellen New Member

    Oh nice to hear that, I am a banker in PH I hope i could still work in a bank here. I know UK has a different qualification when it comes to bank. What is your wife’s profession?
  14. bigmac
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    she was recently promoted to deputy manager in a near by care home..within walking distance. however in the philippines she was a qualified midwife--20 years experience.

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