but why would ukvi grant her a visa in the first place--if her husband had been out of the country for 10 years ? because he said it was his intention to stay in the UK ?----or--more likely--he was never asked about his employment history ! the OP says they used savings to meet the requirement ! what possible point would it be to deny her FLR just because her husband works overseas? as i said earlier..if she applies using savings--and pays for same day service---its job done. why would anyone at ukvi delve deeper restrospectively ? john--i think your over complicating it.