Ilr Sooner: Changing From Eea Regime To Uk Immigration Rules?ILR ILE EEA visa national spouse of EEA national spouse of British citizen
Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:44 PM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:30 PM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:18 AM
No she can't. And if you resume UK citizenship she couldn't apply under the EEA rules so the application will be harder.
I can understand that a British citizen could not be treated as a non-British EEA citizen for determining his spouse's immigration status, even though he was not British when he and his spouse began to exercise EEA Treaty rights in UK.
Can you shed any light on why my wife wouldn't be able to 'start again' in a new immigration capacity as the spouse of a British citizen who had lived abroad for more than 4 years? Would I have had to have been British at the time of our marriage, and continuously ever since, for this 'path' to be possible? Or would the fact that she had previously been in UK on the EEA 'path' disqualify her?
Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:32 AM
She can either apply for leave to enter for 5 years as the spouse of a UK national, or apply for an EEA family permit, which can be changed to a 5 year EEA residence card once you get here.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:34 PM
Edited by anatta, 18 December 2012 - 06:34 PM.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:41 PM
Thank you again. I must have wrongly understood 282(i)( and 282( of the rules on this the UKBA page:
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