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Expired in Dec 2013.
At the time of application I (Spouse) had Right-of-Abode, but due to a law change (in 2008) I resigeterd as a Bristish citizen (By descent) in May 2012. So at the time of application I was not a citizen, but as you are probably aware I had all the rights of one.
I just want to make sure everything is understood. Currently my wife had a Spouse Visa (Settlement) ref 281, as did 5 of my 5 children (all under the age of 13 years). I realise the time is excessive, but I can't do anything about that now, we have only just realised the situation. I didn't quite follow your comment on leaving then returning and appeal, which visa does it apply to. We are not asking for a switch of visa, or are we?
Clearly the objective is to stay in the UK so as not to disrupt the family, while this process is carried out.
Sorry to drag this out but...
Just to follow this through correctly then. You are sugesting that I submit the FLR(M), not the SET(M), and upon likely refusal, I then instruct a solicitor, but not necesarily at this point?