Next steps after 5 year spouse visa

Old Dec 20th 2021, 5:18 pm
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Hey all!

My wife is coming up to the end of her second 2.5 year spouse visa and we are trying to figure out the best (and most affordable!) Options going forward. The simple question I have, does the next step have to be applying for ILR (at a fee of 2.3k) or can she go straight to citizenship which I think only costs like £900? Or are there any other temporary visa she can go onto for a year or so? I only ask because we are partway through a house move so 2.3k is landing at an awkward time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Dec 20th 2021, 7:01 pm
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ILR is next step - unless you want to go for another FLR(M) which is not much cheaper and more complicated.
No, no other temporary visa.
Naturalisation comes after ILR
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Old Dec 22nd 2021, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
ILR is next step - unless you want to go for another FLR(M) which is not much cheaper and more complicated.
No, no other temporary visa.
Naturalisation comes after ILR
so after the 5 years of spouse visas. Exactly how long do you have to wait to be naturalised? And become a British citizen.

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Old Dec 22nd 2021, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Hasanp2244 View Post
so after the 5 years of spouse visas. Exactly how long do you have to wait to be naturalised? And become a British citizen.
You can naturalise immediately if you’re married to a British citizen once you obtain ILR.
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