2 years living together proof

Old Jun 14th 2019, 6:04 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2
Blueb1rd is an unknown quantity at this point
Default 2 years living together proof

Hi,

I am an Australian citizen with a British citizen partner, we are unmarried. We are in the process of applying for the unmarried partner visa so I can move back to the UK. We have not been able to find information on whether the two years living together has to be in consecutive years or can be broken up?

I went to the UK in April of 2017 on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa to be with my partner. We lived at his parents place until January of 2018 of which we have no utilities or council tax proof for this time. In January 2018 we moved into a house he bought, I was placed on the Council Tax in January 2018. My visa ran out and I had to come back to Australia in April 2019. The proof we have for living together is therefore only 1 year and 3 months not 2 years.

I was wondering if I went back to the UK on a visitor visa and got put back on the Council Tax for another 6 months, ducked out of the country and then back for another 3 or so months, would this be accepted as 2 years proof of living together?

We also do not have proof of other living expenses. He is solely on all utility bills for our time together. We had an agreement that he paid for utilities and I would pay for groceries and other incidentals, this has left us with no proof of shared living expenses. Do we need to put me on some utility bills and can these be just recent ones or will the need to cover the 2 years of living together?

I am also a little worried that being on a visitor visa that I would not be allowed on the council tax or that it would count as 'living together' as it is only a holiday/visitor visa.

Another idea we had was to apply for the fiance visa, get married and then switch to the spouse visa. With this, I haven't found much on fees for switching to the spouse visa. Will we have to pay the fee of £1,033 for switching from fiance visa to spouse visa, or is there just a switching fee I haven't been able to find? It seems like we will have to pay double going this route.

Thank you,
Ash
Blueb1rd is offline  
Old Jun 14th 2019, 10:41 am
  #2  
Forum Regular
 
Nora_'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 95
Nora_ is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: 2 years living together proof

Hi

Fiance visa, then switching to spouse visa is expensive process and requires same amount of documents and proof of finances and intention to get married in the UK.

Cheapest way would be, get married in Australia and apply as wife.even the cost of priority will be lower than switching visa.


but on your original question, I don't think separate few months here and there counts as 2 years. I believe it needs to be consecutive, but I might be wrong. And you need to be able to prove that you have lived together at the same address. Home Office usually don't take your word for it.
Nora_ is offline  
Old Jun 14th 2019, 4:07 pm
  #3  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 6,550
SanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2 years living together proof

You have to be living together for a continuous period of 2 years in a relationship akin to marriage and have the documentation to prove it.

Visiting for another 6 months will not be relevant.

Getting a fiance visa, then a spouse visa means paying twice for visa fees.

As advised, get married in Australia and then apply for a spouse visa.
SanDiegogirl is offline  
Old Jun 14th 2019, 4:26 pm
  #4  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 46,057
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2 years living together proof

If you are intending to get married anyway, why are you farting around with cohabiting domestic partner and fiancée visas?

A CDP visa was never an option for my (American) wife. We got married, having never lived together, and she obtained her visa to live in the UK about a month after we married (it takes longer these days), with two of the weeks of the time in between being our honeymoon.
Pulaski is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.