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#1 bishu

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

Here is a bit of the background history.

My wife arrived in UK on 21 Sep 2007 under student visa. We got married in UK on 21 Nov 2009. After marriage we went to our country and changed her status to Tier 1 dependent valid from 03 March 2010 to 10 November 2011 as my Tier 1 Visa was valid until 10 November 2011.

After I got my ILR on 16 June 2011, we changed her status to ILR dependent valid from 30 June 2011 to 30 June 2013.
She got her ILR on 17 Feb 2012. I have my appointment for Naturalisation for British Citizenship on 11 Dec 2012.

In the above case when is the earliest date my wife can apply for Naturalisation for British Citizenship?

Firstly, does she have to wait for 1 from date of ILR (17 Feb 2012)? If this is the case, as she was not physically present in UK between 06 Feb 2010 to 14 Mar 2010 then I believe she can only apply after 15 Mar 2013. Or can she apply 28 days before 1 year of ILR i.e. apply around 21 Jan 2013.

Secondly, can she apply after/around 11 Dec 2012? Can spouse of Naturalised British Citizen (my appointment for Naturalisation is 11 Dec 2012) apply for Naturalisation after 3 years of marriage (21 Nov 2012)? She was physically present in UK both 3 years/5 years before she makes the application after/around 11 Dec 2012.

I would appreciate if you kindly suggest what is the earliest date she can apply for Naturalisation?
Thank you.



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

11th December.

#3 bishu

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

Thank you for the reply Victoria. That means she does not need to wait for 1 year from ILR but can apply immediately after I become British Citizen on 11 Dec 2012. Great.Many thanks.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:00 AM

I have a further query regarding the change of my wife,s surname. Currently my wife's all the documents - passport, ILR stamp, educational certificates are under her maiden name. I would like to change her surname to my surname(married surname). Could you please confirm whether the following entry into the Naturalisation form AN would be sufficient.
1. In the form in section 1.5 under 'surname/family name' - write married name i.e. my surname say XYZ
2. In section 1.6 under 'other names'- write her First name -say ABC
3. In section 1.7 under' name at birth if different from above'- write her Maiden name - say DEF
4. In page 13 'Further information not covered in other sections' - I explain that she wants to use the Married name instead of her maiden name as her surname.
5. I will include UK marriage certificate as proof.

Are the above sufficient for the name change? With the above I guess her naturalisation certificate will show the following name 'ABC XYZ'. Am I correct?
Next step
After getting Naturalisation Certificate, we apply for her British Passport and then inform various institutions and organisation regarding her name change. Am I correct? Please advice.

In the above case her educational certificates will have her maiden name whereas her passport and other documents have married name. Is this a problem?

Thank you for your help.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:07 AM

'You' would like to change 'her' surname? What does she want to do?

This is actually fairly obvious.

#6 bishu

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

Hi Victoria, yes she would like to change her surname to be married name.




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