Thanks for your question.
What visa do you have please? Tier 2 general? Tier 1 Entreprenuer or other?
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Hi, When was the visa granted from and to please? What dates?
Where is the father of the child please and what nationality is he?
Okay. Are you in a loving relationship with him please?
Okay. Does he earn more than £18600 per year from employment?
Thanks. Drafting your answer now. 5 mins please.
Thanks for your question. I will try to help.
Basically, I’m not sure what visa you are on. It might have been a “Domestic Worker Visa” which is for domestic workers of an employer who is visiting the UK. However, these are generally only granted for 6 months.
Basically, if you propose to marry your partner who is a UK citizen then you will ultimately need to be okay but (and this is very importnabnt) you should see a solicitor in person as soon as possible to instruct them to act on your behalf.
If you were to marry your partner then you could apply for a spouse visa. If your child was born in the UK to a UK father then you should be able to apply for a passport for the child.
The difficulty is that you cannot switch to a spouse visa from a domestic worker visa. This means that the quickest way to regularise your status in the UK is to possibly return home and make the application from there once you are married.
You will have to apply from a spouse visa.
The webpage on spouse visas is here:https://www.gov.uk/join-family-in-uk
The eligibility criteria is here:-https://www.gov.uk/join-family-in-uk/eligibility
If the application is well prepared and you meet the following eligibility criteria then it will make the application easy and quick to decide upon for the UKBA. To be eligible, you must show:-
You will need to apply for settlement (ie. spouses visa) by using form VAF4A Settlement if you end up applying from outside of the UK, but the application is actually made online
You can find Uk immigration solicitors through the following Law Society Website search engine:-
The visa will be granted for a period of 33 months. You will have to apply for further leave to remain at the end of this time. You can apply for indefinite leave to remain once you have been here for 5 years. After that he can apply to be naturalised as a UK citizen.
As I say the the MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE I can give you is that you must instruct a solicitor in person as soon as possible so that they can act on your behalf.
so you may wish to consider this as well.
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It doesn't clear things up, no. Basically, I'm still not sure what visa you are on.
However, the important thing is that you are likely to be married to a UK national shortly and so you should be eligible to apply for a spouse visa even though you may have to return home to make the application.
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