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Fiance Visa Immigration Rules: Leaving UK for Honeymoon
« on: December 31, 2017, 03:13:55 PM »
I was just reading through the Immigration Directorate Instructions (IDIs) for 5-year route settlement visas which were updated in October 2017... and I noticed that they now directly address leaving the UK for a honeymoon after the wedding.

From the IDIs (page 46):

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10.1.2. Granting entry clearance as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner
Under paragraph D-ECP.1.1. or D-ECP.1.2., if the applicant meets the requirements for entry clearance as a partner where they are a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner, they should be granted entry clearance for a period not exceeding 6 months and subject to a condition of no recourse to public funds and to a prohibition on employment in the UK.

The applicant should be advised that they will be eligible to apply for leave to remain in the UK as a partner once the marriage or civil partnership has taken place.

A spouse or civil partner can re-enter the UK following a honeymoon abroad during the remaining validity of their entry clearance as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner if they can satisfy the Immigration Officer, in the light of the change in their marital or civil partnership status (which they should evidence with a copy of the marriage or civil partnership certificate), of their intention, within the remaining validity of that entry clearance, to regularise their status in the UK as a spouse or civil partner.

Following the marriage or civil partnership and subject to a subsequent successful application for leave to remain (and in due course for further leave to remain) as a partner on the 5-year or 10-year route, they may be able to qualify for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) after completing 60 months (5 years) or 120 months (10 years) in the UK with limited leave as a partner. The 5-year or 10-year period will exclude any period(s) of entry clearance or limited leave as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/653038/Appendix_FM_Section_1.0a_Family_Life_as_a_Partner_or_Parent_-_5-year_rou....pdf


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Re: Fiance Visa Immigration Rules: Leaving UK for Honeymoon
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 03:16:22 PM »
Thanks ksand! Great that they are recognising and addressing the issue and in the positive too!  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


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Re: Fiance Visa Immigration Rules: Leaving UK for Honeymoon
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 06:53:17 PM »
Ah hell, go figure.

We had to cancel our trip to Disneyland Paris in October because of this. Oh well, good news for the next folks coming in on a fiance visa. I'm glad they changed it.
Engaged-Jun 16
Applied online(fiance/marriage)-17 Apr 17
Biometrics- 21 Apr 17
Application rec'd Sheffield-26 Apr 17
Decision email- 2 Jun 17-Approved!
Moved to UK-17 Jul 17
Married-5 Oct 17
FLR-M App Sent- 11 Dec 17
Biometrics letter received- 22 Dec 17
Biometrics taken- 23 Dec 17


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Re: Fiance Visa Immigration Rules: Leaving UK for Honeymoon
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 07:03:33 PM »
Great change!   :D


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