Eu Marriage With Illegal - Please Help
Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:14 PM
I would like to share with you my story hoping I could get some feedback from you.
I am an EU citizen. In fact, I have got a double citizenship: the citizenship of my country of origin and another EU passport obtained later in my life.
5 years ago, I met with a lady and I have been living with her since. Originally we are from the same country and even our families get to know each other.
My partner has just a passport but no residency permit in the UK.
We would like to marry. We consulted a solicitor and he told us this is a right even if he doesn't hold a valid residency permit or visa.
Soon, we are going to the Registrar Office to set a date. Even if our marriage is legit, we still don't know what to expect. Is the Registrar Office going to report us to the UKBA? Is this something they do on systematic basis when they see that someone doesn't hold a valid visa? What should we expected if we are reported?
Thank you for your assistance
PS: I work full time in UK and pay my taxes.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:29 PM
Even though she is illegal, as your partner she is protected by EU law.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:44 PM
Yes, we have some documents. But we weren't actively collecting them as it never happened to us to think that we would have to prove our relationship one day.
Most of the documents are various letters sent to her by her doctor to the same address where I am. I can also ask the landlord to put her name in the contract retro-actively (2 years back). In fact, I just noticed that I never signed and returned the contract. So I can check with the landlord and ask him to fix that. I think he can also write a letter that we've been living together for the last 2 years. On the previous address, we have got some papers also. However, I don't think we can prove 5 years month by month (60 months!!!).
But we need to marry before she can apply for residence permit. Is that correct?
Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:58 PM
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:05 AM
sorry, just find it really sad that this is the case,
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