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When was the application made?
Have fingerprints been captured from oversea?
I see if he does come to the UK, from 2mrw 8 June he would be subject to a 14 days quarantine period
However he does have the option to apply from inside the UK, as opposed from overseas - the Home Office would consider his application. It is important to note that the appointments centres are also closed - they are trying to remotely work
The quarantine period kicks in 2mrw and will be subject to 14 days - after this period she can then apply inside the Uk
You can either wait for things go better or let her come to the UK, then seek to apply after 14 days from inside the UK
Although the application can be made online - the centres are by no means open like before and appointments are not being given
She can fly to the UK - if she is a US National she does not need a visa to come to the UK. However she will face the 14 days self isolating period regardless
From Monday, June 8, travellers arriving in England will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, as part of measures in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Those who ignore the new laws risk being fined, prosecuted and even deported if they do not comply.
She would need to seek a refund of the fees she has already paid - this is where the issue is - if you like double jeopardy as the Home Office are also not offering appointments and the marriage registry are closed
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She is a US national so after 14 days she will be allowed to stay in the UK. A decision would need to be made whether you wish to wait or withdraw the pending application.
As mentioned before she can then use this period to give notice to get married once the marriage registry is open and when the Home Office centres are open. If the position remains unchanged in the US, then she can submit her application inside the UK - you would of course need to show which includes the notice period that she has resided inside the UK, which is one of the requirements to give notice. I will send you a link.
Yes this is absolutely correct in all normal circumstances. However, the Home Office are taking in applications from inside the UK, where they are not able to apply from overseas and/or are already in the UK and can then apply from inside from the UK instead.
This policy has been extended until 31 July 2020, but she must first be in the UK.
I will send you a link in respect of this. https://www.freemovement.org.uk/coronavirus/
The idea situation would be to wait until a decision is made on her visa.