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Hi, you should have been able to apply based on Surindher Singh rules. How long have you lived in France for?
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The decision is not question your marriage . It acknowledges that you are married however to rely on the Surindher Singh route which means coming into the UK lawfully without paying the significant sums that you have to pay for the spousal visa it is very important that your presence in France satisfies the specific and quite stringent requirements under the SS route. What have you (the British Citizen) been doing in France since 2017 and have you made France your permanent home during the period you have been there? The answers to these two questions will determine whether you should appeal or just apply for a spousal visa under the ordinary rules.
Hi thank you for the clarification. The eea rights that entitle you to fit the definition of an eea national in another eea state exercising your eea rights are very specific. Its the regulation 9(2)(a) that you did not fulfill if you could not show that you are working in France/self employed within France or self sufficient within France - all these entail that you are paying some taxes to the french authorities relating to your income (working remotely for another company that is not in the EEA country where you are living would not suffice). If you had permanent residence in France you would be ok as you would qualify under (b)
You definitely satisfy b and c but without (a) an appeal will not succeed regrettably.
I would strongly recommend that you consider applying for the spousal visa instead.
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Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. Standard visitor visa should not be a problem as long as she will be able to show she has the funds to pay for her trip to and from the UK and to maintain and accommodate herself for up to 6 months whilst in the UK. You can support her by sponsoring the visit. With a visitor's visa the main reason for refusal is home office not believing applicants will leave before the 6 months is up. Having applied for a family permit therefore may pose a slight risk but you can counter this by ensuring you show enough evidence of plans to return to france and reasons for returning to france.
You should note you will not be able to switch to a spousal visa from a visitor visa so you cant mention that you will sort the spousal visa when you get to the uk.
She would have to leave and then come back on the spousal visa.
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Good morning. The UKVI timescales are all over the place at the moment. Did you apply for an EEA family permit or a standard visitor visa? Either way It can take up to 3 months so from July they will not consider it unreasonable delay. did you submit it online?
Thank you, ***** ***** after my guidance you had gone back and done another family permit application. The visa processing centres aren't open in most countries, but if you opted for and paid for courier service for return of passport they should have done so. If you didnt then it really depends on when the centre in paris opens, Try to call this number +44 (0)203(###) ###-####/p>
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