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When is the estimated birth of the child?
Do you have plans to get married?
How long have you been in a relationship with your girlfriend?
I will set out the requirements should you wish to get married in the UK or decide to get married outside of the UK.
The requirements of a unmarried partner visa require you to have lived together for at least 2 years akin to marriage.
She this would and is likely to be the better long term option.
In order to qualify for a UK Spouse visa you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that you meet the following requirements:
In order to demonstrate that you can be adequately maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds, you will need to satisfy a financial requirement.
The financial requirement for a UK Spouse visa application states that you will need to demonstrate that your Spouse (or both of you jointly if you are in the UK with valid leave to remain) has a gross annual income of at least:
Yes and she passes the A1 IELTS Listening and Speaking test - she will be able to fulfil the Spouse requirement for her to come and join you in the UK.
You must be earning annual income of at least £18,600 and be employed with the same employer for at least 6 months. If you have worked less than 6 months, but worked with a different employer in the past 12 months and earned the £18,600 - the financial requirement would also be met
The cost of the Spouse visa costs £1,523 and £1,560 towards the NHS charge. The visa would be granted for 2.5 years initially and then need to apply for further extension before visa expires. After completing 5 years can qualify for ILR and then naturalisation as a British citizen.
It would also allow your wife to work, study, open up a business in the UK.
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