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Subject: Cohabitation proofs for Form Set (o) Question 1 a)

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Subject: Cohabitation proofs for Form Set (o)

Question 1
a) I am in UK on Tier 1 visa and have completed 5 years recently (came in end 2008)
b) My wife was with me for 2 years initially (i.e. 2009 and 2010), however when we went to India for holidays, realised she was pregnant and Doctors adviced her not to Travel due to some particular medical condition. So she stayed in India for a year to deliver the baby (i.e. Year 2011)
c) She came back with my son to UK on Jan 2012 and we are living together since.

I am applying for ILR with my wife being dependant on me. It asks for 2 years cohabitation proofs, however all the bills are in my name. What I have in my wife name is below:

a) Joint bank account statements with her with my name being first
b) NHS Registration card (issued in 2010)
c) Letter in name of my wife from NHS dated Mar 2012 for her Medical Exemption
d) Electoral Registration confirmation MAY 2013
e) Council Tax demand letter in joint name dated MAY 2013
f) Letter from Son's nursery dated OCT 2013 in joint name

Would above proofs be sufficient for showing cohabitation. My special worry is 2012 as I hardly have much for that year

Question 2
My wife came to UK on Jan 5, 2012 - do I need to wait for 2 years to complete or can I apply now

Question 3
For holidays, I have letter from my previous employer which is more than a month old, is that acceptable or should letter be issued within a month
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 4 years ago.

I answered this question earlier. Do you still need further help?