Where he gets married isn't important to him. But he thought that getting married in Australia would help with his immigration process, of him, girlfriend, the child? (as well as having the baby in the UK)
He went to Australia on a work visa (12 months), but was unable to get any work. Therefore he hasn't a job in the UK or Australia.
He still has savings, but not a great amount.
You are right, that is a lot to take in. Can you summarise what he can do?
Basically get married in Australia, then return to England and have the baby.
We would have some forms to complete in Australia, but no big problems to fill in.
They return to the UK, where they fill out a spouse visa.
While in the UK, they would need to be working in the UK for no less than £18,600. Or have £62,000 in his own account for at least 6 months.
It doesn't seem to me that he comes up with any of the requirements. Therefore what else can he do?
So my sons wife would apply to get a UK visa (while in Australia).
Because my son doesn't have the savings or job to allow his wife back to the UK, He has to take her to any any European union state and work and live. Then she can apply to be a Eea in the UK.
Why do they have to goto a another European union (rather than the UK), for 6 months. Why not just the UK?
You said about the childs passport, but it won't be born until March 2014. He won't require one for a long time?
All I can say, is that can you please show me a list of the stages he should, that will be the best option or him?
If I understand correctly this is there choice:
1) He will marry his girlfriend in Australia.
2) Her apply to the UK for a Visa (while she is still in the Australia).
3) Go to another European country (like Ireland), live and work there for six months, then they will able to make her a British citizen.
If this is the best solution to her becoming a British citizen, it will be very difficult.
Is there any other choice to getting my married son & wife plus his child (being born early next year), into the UK?
Would the longer student/worker visa, give any exception in gaining her a spouse visa? (in the future).
Therefore his wife (Australian) could come to the UK on a working Visa (1 to 2 years). Then they could both work towards earning the £18,600 required for her to apply for her Spouse Visa.
How long does it take to get the £18,600 to qualify for her to receive a Spouse Visa? (eg, 6 month, 12 months 24 months) (even if £18600 is based on a year).
You mentioned before that with certain Visas they must be applied for, before she leaves Australia, does that include the working Visa?
One other thing, if they marry first in Australia (so they become Mr & Mrs Brown). Will that cause any complications, in such things like Visas, her working in the UK, or even having the baby in the UK?
I think thats about it, other than to clarify my sons options:
If I understand this correctly, his wife comes over here to work (on a work Visa) (1st tier), with the intention of applying for a spouse Visa (in about 6 months (2nd tier). Does she need to apply for both those Visas before she leaves Australia? Will customs allow her to stay under those conditions? Or will she need to apply for the work Visa, then be in the UK for 6 months, then apply for the Spouse Visa?
Please reply to answer these questions or to highlight any other relevant issues?