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Time apart before applying for spousal visa

Old May 26th 2018, 11:29 am
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I am a UK national. I have been living overseas (outside of EU) for more than twenty years, and have been married for that same time too. I have recently bought a house off-plan in the UK. It will be completed this October/November and I intend to move to the UK to live in it. The intention is that my foreign spouse will join me next year, probably September (2019); we wish her to stay overseas to supervise our children who are attending college and to work to her retirement age in her home country.

My question is this: As my wife and I will be apart from each other for approximately nine months, will this affect our application for a spousal visa? That is, despite being married for over twenty years, will it appear suspicious that we are apart for this period of time? We have never been apart before.
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Old May 26th 2018, 10:04 pm
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Unlikely to cause a problem so long as you provide an explanation.
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Old May 27th 2018, 8:44 am
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I agree and I would suggest you keep good records of your communication with each other during the time you are apart, such as emails, WhatsApp, etc.
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Old May 27th 2018, 1:15 pm
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Many thanks, BritInParis.
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Many thanks,michali.
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