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Re: Best chance of a successful long term visa plan
« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2018, 01:25:19 AM »
I am British by birth and born in London, I now live in Scotland.
I am mid fifties and earn a six figure salary but do not receive holiday pay

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Re: Best chance of a successful long term visa plan
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2018, 02:59:06 AM »
I am British by birth and born in London, I now live in Scotland.

I am mid fifties and earn a six figure salary but do not receive holiday pay

I would suggest that you are very careful, from now on because as you must have noticed the current Government can't be trusted.........because of their Brexit failure.

Take note "Gipsys" comments very seriously......and avoid any pitfalls. my view is that until you get the "divorce" ... play it safe. Better visit her in her place in Russia or make arrangements to visit her and meet in another EU country...... . That you can claim later it was building your relationship.

Sorry I can't be more helpful but I learned in my life not to trust the politicians.........

My wife arrived in the UK via the EU directive "freedom of Movement", acquired a Resident card, allowing her to live here permanently...... but after 5 years living here, and have experienced huge ignorance of the EU rules, by the airline staff...... we decided my wife to pass the test "Living in the UK" and of course the language and apply for Naturalisation.......which she acquired in march 2014, costing us over £1200 just to have peace of mind.

Well look what happened in the Brexit Saga with all foreign residents in the UK that Mrs Teresa May would not guaranteed to respect their resident status..... until the other day!

Now she is Royally Fcuked by the EU.... and it's too late.to make amends.

Don't rush... take it easy and try to avoid applying and getting a refusal in her application. REM the officer's don't give a shit,  if their decision destroys your chances for a happy life!

Good luck.

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Re: Best chance of a successful long term visa plan
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2018, 04:19:45 AM »

Well look what happened in the Brexit Saga with all foreign residents in the UK that Mrs Teresa May would not guaranteed to respect their resident status..... until the other day!


Bollox, Wiz

Those residing legally in the UK under current EU Directives have LONG had their status assured



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Re: Best chance of a successful long term visa plan
« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2018, 06:19:01 AM »


I believe that she must prove "Reason to return", which, without a job may cause her some difficulty..

Gipsy is, of course correct. Whatever you do, don't ever let on that you are supporting her, and nor should she, because that will absolutely remove, in the eyes of any sensible consular official, any incentive for her to not overstay a visa permitted visit to the UK.

Encourage her to get a full-time job that is adequate to support she and her family. That'll likely help your relationship as well - or at least let you know where you actually stand.

When applying for a visa this stuff is asked about so you and she need to have a good quality, truth-based, story.

Time to have a think about how you proceed with this venture. Here's a thing, you are not the first man to get involved with a younger woman and to want to have her all to himself. The consular official who will interview your paramour will, during the same week, probably have met several people in the same situation as yours is in. The rules are designed to stop such people from getting a visa and the staff is well trained to spot people likely to overstay, for whatever reason. More than that, each person working at the point of entry, for the UK Border Agency, is looking for exactly the same things. It isn't just the consular officials that she must fool, but every underpaid, harassed UKBA employee as well.

Don't worry though, a little bit of sensible caution will enable you to be better prepared for her arrival on a more permanent basis - you can get divorced, prepare emotionally, get to know each other better, become better acquainted with her son - she is bringing her son over, yes?

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Re: Best chance of a successful long term visa plan
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2018, 11:16:33 AM »
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The UK authorities don’t really recognise a relationship of less than 2 years and I can understand the logic in that, so with the current visa guidelines a visitor shouldn’t spend anymore than 50% of their 6 month visa in this country.
I am trying to work out what to do next, girlfriend will soon be coming up to the end of her latest visit.
This is her 2nd visit having previously been here for 3 weeks and now 4 weeks this time. So far she has spent 7 weeks with me, so how long should I plan for her next flights? I guess she only can stay another 6 weeks in the UK on her current visa?

I am not familiar with UK immigration rules, but from what you posted, the visitor should not spend over half of the visa validity period in the visiting country.  That sounds about right that she would need to stay about another 6 weeks on her current visa.  For foreign visitors to the USA, they frown on visitors staying in this country for extended periods of time.  There is an implication that the visitor intends to remain possibly permanently (without approval) in this country.  I know several cases where this has happened in my area.  One guy came to this country as a student and finished his studies and did not leave.  When he had to return to his home country, immigration caught him violating the visa and blocked his return.  He had to wait many years before he could get approved again.


My wife, before we got married was a uni professor.  She got a USA tourist visa and stayed 3 months.  3 months latter she returned for another month.  She was asked "why?" and that was it.  Six weeks later we got married.  (then she had to wait 8 months to get her visa)
What is worse than not being able to get what you don't even want?

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Re: Best chance of a successful long term visa plan
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2018, 08:18:14 AM »
I am British by birth and born in London, I now live in Scotland.
I am mid fifties and earn a six figure salary but do not receive holiday pay

You mean you are presently earning a six figure salary? But that is likely to go down to a 3 figure salary after the divorce... :ROFL:
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Re: Best chance of a successful long term visa plan
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2018, 08:41:54 AM »
I am British by birth and born in London, I now live in Scotland.
I am mid fifties and earn a six figure salary but do not receive holiday pay

You mean you are presently earning a six figure salary? But that is likely to go down to a 3 figure salary after the divorce... :ROFL:

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