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Hi.
I am a British citizen and married my girlfriend from senegal April 17
I gave notice of marriage in February.
She has been in England for 20 months on a visitor visa which will expire on n October.
She has one British child with her ex partner currently living in Italy and she has an Italian residence permit.
From what I understand the home office don't like non eu nationals marrying on a visitor visa in UK.
What do I need to do now to obtain a spouse visa. Can she apply the in Italy rather than go back to senegal? Or can this be done in UK.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
Thank you!
Nicola
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I'm fine to wait. Just hadn't heard anything. Thank you for your time. I'll wait patiently! :-)
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
For clarity - your wife did not come to the Uk with the fixed intention of marrying you, is that correct?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes that is correct
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Are you able to meet the Financial requirements regarding Income /savings?
Can your wife pass the Language test?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I can meet the financial requirements and she would pass the test.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HI
Unfortunately your wife cannot transfer to a Spouse Visa here in the UK.
However she can return to Italy and make the application there rather than returning to Senegal.
I hope that this is of assistance- please ask if you need further details
Clare

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