So as our situation has changed slightly I have a few new questions!!
I of course hope to find work asap in England and am confident my pregnancy wont affect that. I'll be around 5/6 months so still able to work. I'll also be registering as self-employed with a large cosmetics chain although that wont generate much income. We are aiming to apply for the 5year permit in January, 2months before the birth how interested are they going to be in future employment, if for example, I only have temporary part-time work? Do I even have to tell them I am pregnant?
As far as I know, if I've worked there long enough before baby is due end of March, I'll be eligable for Statutory Maternity Allowance and that that will cover me for the Family Permit application but what if I'm not eligable? The time I have to take off for the birth and recovery, will it be considered as time unemployed if I'm recieving no wages, no maternity pay or allowance? I ask this with permanent residence in mind over the 5year period I belive I will have to show all earnings? Also, incase the application is refused and we have to extend and then reapply after the babys born.
A friend whos husband was granted the entry clearance has said that the 5year application (for surinder sing applicants) has very little to do with your current employment and concentrates more again on what you did in the EU country before hand. Is this correct?
Sorry its a long one! If anyone has any experience with a similar case or has any links I would really appreciate it. Also, Victoria, I would really appreciate it if you could contact me and let me know if and how you could help and at what rate.
Thanks for reading!
Edited by MrsALB, 21 September 2012 - 11:14 AM.