Getting UK Citizenship or Residency

Old Jul 23rd 2002, 12:20 am
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I have recently married a US citizen and am in the process of getting permanent
residency, my AOS interview is tomorrow. Does anyone know how I can go about getting
permanent residency in the UK for my wife?

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Old Jul 23rd 2002, 12:20 am
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Adam Phillips wrote:
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    > I have recently married a US citizen and am in the process of getting permanent
    > residency, my AOS interview is tomorrow. Does anyone know how I can go about
    > getting permanent residency in the UK for my wife?

I assume the consulate might have info. Is it possible for her to be a permanent
resident of the UK if you are living in the US? For the most part, a US permanent
resident is expected to reside in the US.
 
Old Jul 23rd 2002, 2:26 am
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You'd both need to be living in the UK. The USC would have to apply for a marriage settlement visa from the British Consulate in the USA before entering the UK. This grants "leave to enter" for up to a year. Before the year is up, she stands in a long queue at Loony House in Croydon in order to be granted "leave to remain" (permanent residency).

Details from http://www.britainusa.com
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Old Jul 23rd 2002, 2:30 am
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Is it possible for her to be a permanent resident of the UK if you are living in the US?
Yes it is. My husband has leave to remain in the UK, and I am a permanent resident of the US. We are both living in the US. PR status doesn't lapse in the UK until you have not set foot there for two years, and even then it can, in typical British style, be flexible.
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How does one obtain this, my wife is american, i live in the US, I take it she would have to return there to complete the process?
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Old Jul 23rd 2002, 9:17 am
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Hi ptarmigan,
my wife has pr status and all we did is send off the relivent forms along with Bills,bank statements,passport and ten months or so later it was aproved No queue`s, No medical, No interview and no criminal record check. But i do recall it clearly stating that you have to be resident in the Uk to apply.
This is our personal experience and hope it helps.
You are welcome to email us direct and my wife will give you all the fine detail of the experience if you wish.


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Keith & Debs

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Thanks, Ill do that, thats really kind of you, I notice you liv in Lincolnshire, I spent 5 years living there, I used to be a police officer in Grimsby
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Thanks, Ill do that, thats really kind of you, I notice you liv in Lincolnshire, I spent 5 years living there, I used to be a police officer in Grimsby
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Old Jul 23rd 2002, 3:20 pm
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Ptarmigan wrote:
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    > How does one obtain this, my wife is american, i live in the US, I take it she
    > would have to return there to complete the process?

For either ILR (permanent residency) or to naturalise as a British citizen there are
UK residence requirements that have to be met.

See http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/

If your wife had not lived in the UK long enough to obtain ILR I do not believe she
could receive it now. She cannot simply become a British citizen simply by being
married to you.
 

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