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What rights do an American man in Britain when he marries an

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What rights do an American man in Britain when he marries an English man. We have b een a couple for 34 years and can now regularise our union.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

UKSolicitorJA : Hello
UKSolicitorJA : Please be specific what rights you are asking about? Immigration related?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes -does he have automatic rights to stay in the uk? As a Green Card holder in the USA would have? Does he have access to the National Health system? Can he for instance apply for joint citizenship. I should explain that he is a 62 American citizen and is taxed in the US. I am also retired and am a British Citizen, and taxed and pensioned in the country. Any help you can give to help us understand how we would stand would be appreciated. At the moment I go to the US on a six months visa and apply for an extension. We own a house in Florida and when I come over here we rent a cottage for six months at a time, but it is becoming irksome. Can you help please?

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Thank you.

Yes, he may access the NHS for free once he obtains a spouse visa. The spouse visa is a probationary visa and once you have been living for 5 years in the Uk as a couple, he may apply for,indefinite leave to remain.

He needs to apply for a spouse visa from the US, see here

https://www.gov.uk/join-family-in-uk

He may apply for UK citizenship after living for 5 years in the UK and obtaining Indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Hope this helps