Spouse visa old marriage concerns

Old Dec 26th 2018, 4:50 am
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I'm British and married a foreign national in London in 1996. She deserted me a year later. I was living abroad and couldn't contact her, but 2.5 years ago managed to get a UK divorce based on desertion. I married my current spouse after that, and now I want to get a spouse visa for her. We have an 8-year old child, and have been together 15 years. Will having another relationship and a child whilst still technically married to someone else affect our application for a spouse visa? Thanks.
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I'm British and married a foreign national in London in 1996. She deserted me a year later. I was living abroad and couldn't contact her, but 2.5 years ago managed to get a UK divorce based on desertion. I married my current spouse after that, and now I want to get a spouse visa for her. We have an 8-year old child, and have been together 15 years. Will having another relationship and a child whilst still technically married to someone else affect our application for a spouse visa? Thanks.
Hi Woody. No, the situation you describe won't affect your current spouse's application for a spouse visa.
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Thanks a lot for the quick response. My divorce certificate/ decree absolute doesn't actually state 'desertion' so I thought it could look like I was being unfaithful and might raise some eyebrows. Should I explain what I said in my first post when writing my sponsor's letter, or just leave it be?
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Thanks a lot for the quick response. My divorce certificate/ decree absolute doesn't actually state 'desertion' so I thought it could look like I was being unfaithful and might raise some eyebrows. Should I explain what I said in my first post when writing my sponsor's letter, or just leave it be?
Absolutely no need for explanations, your back story simply isn't relevant to the visa application. All the ECO will be looking at is if you/your wife have provided the necessary evidence to meet the financial, relationship and other requirements. Stop worrying
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