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My wife currently holds a UK 5 year visitor visa which allows her to stay for up to 6 months.
Can we change this to a spouse or settlement visa? Does this have to be completed from Egypt or can the process be completed while in the UK?
Will having a property in the UK assist in obtaining citizenship?
We are aware that to apply for the citizenship it has to be after being 5 years in the UK. How many days/months can my wife be out of the UK in any given year during the 5 year process.
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The solicitor link that you sent :
Can any of these organisations' change my wife's visitor visa to a settlement visa instead of having to complete the process from the beginning again.
Or is there any way that we can do this for ourselves in the British Embassy in Egypt.
Having just completed the documents for the 5 year visitor visa and paid the relevant 'fees' - These same documents are being asked for (again) for the 'Settlement Visa'
So is there anyway that we can transfer from the visitor visa to the settlement visa.? Any website link that maybe able to assist me?
Having looked through a number of the links you sent us. We read that you cannot apply for a settlement visa without having first lived in the UK for 5 years.
My wife has a 5 year visitor visa - but cannot stay for longer than 6 months at any one time?
So, is it the case that with the 5 year visitor visa - we then apply to extend while in the UK -this being the start point to obtaining the necessary time constraint in order to apply for the settlement visa.