How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Thomas Your Own Question
Thomas
Thomas, Lawyer
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 7617
Experience:  UK Lawyer holding practising certficate for England & Wales.
28732269
Type Your Immigration Law Question Here...
Thomas is online now

i am a british citizen my wife is indian holding a spouse visa

Resolved Question:

i am a british citizen my wife is indian holding a spouse visa when can i apply for her indefinate leave of stay
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thanks for your question.
When did you wife apply for her spouse visa?
Kind regards.
Tom
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

she applied last year november

Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thanks.
Drafting your answer now. 5 mins please.
Tom
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks

Ketan

Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi Ketan,
Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.
If your wife applied last November then her status will be decided under the “new” rules, which have been in place since July 2012. This means that your wife will have to extend her spouse visa by submitting her application to extend about a month before her current visa expires.
She will be granted a further visa which will run up to the point at which she has been on a spouse visa for 5 years. Before her extended visa expires she can apply for indefinite leave to remain. So, if her spouse visa was granted in November 2013 then she will be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain in November 2018.
My goal is to provide you with a good service. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up issues specifically relating to your question.
Kind regards,
Tom
Thomas and other Immigration Law Specialists are ready to help you