would be very appreciative of some info and advice about the best way to do this;
next year my wife and i will (if all goes to plan) be moving to the u.k. for an undetermined amount of time (years), she needs a visa and maybe in time she needs to start the citizenship progress. what is the best first move for this? how did you go about it? advice? info? links?
my wife has had tourist visas to the u.k. many times, she has also spent ten years on various student visas whilst studying.
i look forward to your wise advice, thanks a lot.
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Mate if no one can help you here....there's a chap on TV called Scouser who knows it inside and out.
Let me know if you want me to post anything there or even contact him directly.
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thanks a lot mate, yeah i heard that place is probably a bit better for this kind of question. i'll sign up there and post it there, will probably also take up your offer of an intro to mr. scouse, if that's cool. still, any 'ajarners' with the inside scoop (jon? adam? maybe...) i'd be pleased to hear from you.
Earlyant should be able to help mate, as I think should LeedsLeedsLeeds!
Happy to help but will miss you mate....will still post though right???
ant, yeah, good call. he's a slouch on here tho recently ain't he, will pm his sorry spiv self. leedsleedsleeds, thanks kindly.
will miss you fo' sure kenkers...might post, who can say.
Remember that you can't now change a visitor's visa to a settlement visa in the UK - they changed the law a couple of years ago. So you'd be looking at a settlement visa if you want her to stay there for more than 6 months. She'll also have the joys of having to submit to a TB test in Bangkok first and using the new outsourced UK visa centre on Rajadamri next to AUA. As Ken has said, Scouser is your man for settlement visa avice/reuirements. Good luck.
thanks paully, appreciate that info.
bless ya quirrel, appreciated...
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my wife's got her citizenship ceremony next tuesday. she was bladdy lucky because she applied just before the tests were introduced last November, although her conversational english is excellent, formal english is not her forte...
the bbc's roving reporter went out on the streets of london on the day the tests were introduced. a high number of native speakers failed the sample questions. they are not easy, sample below;
in terms of criteria for getting british nationality, your wife must meet the following;
*resident for at least 3 years
* Pass TESOL Level 3 tests
*Pass citizenship test
The cost of nationality at the moment is a mere 280 quid.
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thanks for the info bulldog and congratulations to your wife and yourself...
yeah, that test is hard eh!
as from next month the cost of passports are going up a lot, thanks to the brand - spanking new - police-state - big brother-1984 - biometric passports, leading the way to the evil I>D card.
a standard passport will now cost 65 quid, 97 quid if you need a passport within a week and 102 if you need it in a day..
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