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Hi! Future immigrant to the U.S....fingers crossed!

Old Aug 25th 2019, 3:05 am
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Doing the right thing and researching loads into moving to the U.S.A from England and found these forums, so doing some reading and thought i'd say hi to everyone. My wife is American and been living in England 7 years, we've been married a year and decided that we want to go back. So investigating the right channels, costs, whats involved at the moment, so fingers crossed will be smooth sailing Need to do that before looking into exporting a car too, but that's for another day
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Old Aug 25th 2019, 3:26 am
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Hi Stu, welcome to BE

I'm not up on US immigration but as you're married to a US citizen I'm guessing this is the sub-forum where you'll get the best advice https://britishexpats.com/forum/marr...ased-visas-35/ Lots of very knowledgeable people there to steer you in the right direction.

On another note, has your wife naturalised as a British citizen? If not and she's eligible to do so, it would be a very good idea to sort that out before moving to the US. If you do ever decide to move back to the UK getting a spouse visa is a right faff and very expensive.

If you haven't done so already, please have a read of the forum's rules here https://britishexpats.com/site-rules They're pretty standard and just make life easier for all members.

Cheers to you and best of luck with your plans!
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Yus i intend to spend a bit of time in there reading up on info haha! - She has indefinite leave to remain and all being well in the next few months will start the process of becoming a British citizen, she's told me she's not throwing away all lthat time which is completley understandable. Reading up on the official websites such as the USA immigration pages etc.. seems good to go for us, but it's always nice to read and see peoples personal experiences.

And thank you muchly for the welcome and luck with the plans, hopefully things will go to plan without too much of a hiccup (touch wood!)
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Default Re: Hi! Future immigrant to the U.S....fingers crossed!

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Yus i intend to spend a bit of time in there reading up on info haha! - She has indefinite leave to remain and all being well in the next few months will start the process of becoming a British citizen, she's told me she's not throwing away all lthat time which is completley understandable. Reading up on the official websites such as the USA immigration pages etc.. seems good to go for us, but it's always nice to read and see peoples personal experiences.

And thank you muchly for the welcome and luck with the plans, hopefully things will go to plan without too much of a hiccup (touch wood!)

Indefinite leave to Remain will lapse once she has been out of the UK for 2 years or more - to return to the UK to live will mean starting the immigration process from scratch.

She should definitely obtain British citizenship before she leaves; 'all being well in the next few months' sounds as though she might not do it......
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Old Aug 26th 2019, 4:42 am
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Indefinite leave to Remain will lapse once she has been out of the UK for 2 years or more - to return to the UK to live will mean starting the immigration process from scratch.

She should definitely obtain British citizenship before she leaves; 'all being well in the next few months' sounds as though she might not do it......
Yup that's why she is going to do it, and the 'all being well in the next few months' means just that, it's the getting the £1330 first before we do Just came back from the U.S visiting family and this Brexit thing has wacked the exchange rate!

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Only taking around six weeks at the moment if you apply online. Also as the spouse of a British citizen she doesn’t have to commit to living in the UK after naturalisation.
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