Hi, I apologise in advance for this long inquiry. I am facing a very specific and complicated problem. I am certainly the type of look up information online quite independently, but I can't get my head around what to do in this instance. I am currently in the UK on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa. I work as a teacher in a private school. In September I will begin a Masters degree, most likely in London. However, my Tier 5 YMS also expires then. To make it even more complicated, I just got into a civil partnership with an EU citizen who currently lives in the UK with me (we live together). She is also working here. I guess my questions are three fold. Firstly, what is the next step for me? Since I am already in the UK can I go ahead and apply for a residence card or do I still have to leave, get a family permit then wait for a residence card? Secondly, will I need a student visa (Tier 4) or can I simply enroll in a Masters based on family permit/residence card/others. Lastly, I might decide not to undergo the Masters course if I do not obtain a scholarship I applied to. In this case, I would like to continue my current job, which I have not notified yet to apply for certificate of sponsorship (therefore, likely going to be too late). As a result, I want to know if there is an option in which it would be safe for me to either pursue education or work freely? If I apply for a residence card, I assume I can do both? Best, XXXXX XXXXX
Hi,My partner live in the UK currently with me. She has been here since September 2012, but studied for a year until September 2013 and started her job post-Masters in February 2014. She is a consultant.
I have been here since September 2011, studied for a Masters as well until September 2012. Since September 2012 I am on an Youth Mobility Scheme visa which will expire September 2014. We are happily partnered this month. If this information is useful.My current job operates on the basis that I have a YMS Tier 5 Visa. I don't have a work permit. As I mentioned, I would like to seek a possibility not only to stay, but to have flexibility over both study and work. I've read about EEA family permit, residence cards, Tier 4, etc. But I'm still not sure how it all fits together in my circumstance.
Thanks a lot! I have suspected that to be the case, because the family permit seemed to be a case of getting into the country physically.Is there any problems with this for my studies next year instead of using the student visa? Also, in the (very unlikely) situation if my partner loses her job, even temporarily, would my right to study or work be retracted?Sorry about all these questions. I prefer to be very meticulous! Thank you for your prompt response!