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singaporean wanting uk settlement visa..how long?

Post by wolfy » Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:13 pm

Hi Hi
Hope this hasnt been covered before
I am married to a uk citizen working here and would like to apply for a settlement visa in the uk.How long does the process take?
Cheers in advance

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Post by Saint » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 7:57 am

Hi,

My wife and I, Singaporean, went through the process 18 months ago.

It's fairly painless as long as you fill out correct forms, provide requested documentation etc. I guess each situation is taken on it's own merits.

What's your current situation?

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Post by Guest » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 4:24 am

wolfy wrote:Hi Hi
Hope this hasnt been covered before
I am married to a uk citizen working here and would like to apply for a settlement visa in the uk.How long does the process take?
Cheers in advance
In fact it takes 3 years residence, to actually qualify for Citizenship.
If you move to UK, you must also live there one year before being able to mover in Europe.

3 years residence, to qualify for eduactional help, So courses ect you will be charged full price.

Also you cannot just move back to UK, if your hubby cannot financially support you.
You can normally work right away, or on reciept of your national insurance number.
Hope that helps

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Re: singaporean wanting uk settlement visa..how long?

Post by Guest » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 4:28 am

Anonymous wrote:
wolfy wrote:Hi Hi
Hope this hasnt been covered before
I am married to a uk citizen working here and would like to apply for a settlement visa in the uk.How long does the process take?
Cheers in advance
In fact it takes 3 years residence, to actually qualify for Citizenship.
If you move to UK, you must also live there one year before being able to mover in Europe.

3 years residence, to qualify for eduactional help, So courses ect you will be charged full price.

Also you cannot just move back to UK, if your hubby cannot financially support you.
You can normally work right away, or on reciept of your national insurance number.
Hope that helps
Just to add to the above, you can study at the local college English for foreigners, which is free! If there are any people willing to teach free. Normally there is.

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Post by Saint » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 4:08 pm

It actually takes a minimum 4 years until you are able to apply for British Citizenship, not 3 years as mentioned above.

You need to apply for a temporary 2 year visa in Singapore, as long as you both meet the requirements, you will hear back within days.

Towards the end of the first 2 years, you can then apply for an Indefinite Visa which is equivalent to a Sing PR.

After 4 years you then can apply for British Citizen but you'll have to give up your Sing Citizenship based on the current Sing law.

The only advantage of of taking British Citizenship is if you have no plans to return to Singapore ever and it will then enable you to withdraw your CPF.[/quote]

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Post by Saint » Fri, 26 Aug 2005 4:46 pm

It actually takes a minimum 4 years until you are able to apply for British Citizenship, not 3 years as mentioned above.

You need to apply for a temporary 2 year visa in Singapore, as long as you both meet the requirements, you will hear back within days.

Towards the end of the first 2 years, you can then apply for an Indefinite Visa which is equivalent to a Sing PR.

After 4 years you then can apply for British Citizen but you'll have to give up your Sing Citizenship based on the current Sing law.

The only advantage of of taking British Citizenship is if you have no plans to return to Singapore ever and it will then enable you to withdraw your CPF.[/quote]

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Post by ksl » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 3:25 am

Saint wrote:It actually takes a minimum 4 years until you are able to apply for British Citizenship, not 3 years as mentioned above.

You need to apply for a temporary 2 year visa in Singapore, as long as you both meet the requirements, you will hear back within days.

Towards the end of the first 2 years, you can then apply for an Indefinite Visa which is equivalent to a Sing PR.

After 4 years you then can apply for British Citizen but you'll have to give up your Sing Citizenship based on the current Sing law.

The only advantage of of taking British Citizenship is if you have no plans to return to Singapore ever and it will then enable you to withdraw your CPF.
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Sorry Saint you are wrong :

The wife or husband of a British citizen may apply for naturalisation after living in the United Kingdom legally for three years. The applicant's stay must not be subject to any time limit on the date of application; the applicant must be 18 or over and not of unsound mind, and must have sufficient knowledge of the language but does not need to intend to live in the United Kingdom once naturalised. He or she must be of good character, however.

To meet these residence requirements, you must not be absent from the United Kingdom for more than 450 days over the 5-year period, or for more than 270 days over the 3-year period. In each case, you must not be absent for more than 90 days in the last year of the period.

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Post by ksl » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 3:27 am

ksl wrote:
Saint wrote:It actually takes a minimum 4 years until you are able to apply for British Citizenship, not 3 years as mentioned above.

You need to apply for a temporary 2 year visa in Singapore, as long as you both meet the requirements, you will hear back within days.

Towards the end of the first 2 years, you can then apply for an Indefinite Visa which is equivalent to a Sing PR.

After 4 years you then can apply for British Citizen but you'll have to give up your Sing Citizenship based on the current Sing law.

The only advantage of of taking British Citizenship is if you have no plans to return to Singapore ever and it will then enable you to withdraw your CPF.
Sorry Saint you are wrong :

The wife or husband of a British citizen may apply for naturalisation after living in the United Kingdom legally for three years. The applicant's stay must not be subject to any time limit on the date of application; the applicant must be 18 or over and not of unsound mind, and must have sufficient knowledge of the language but does not need to intend to live in the United Kingdom once naturalised. He or she must be of good character, however.

To meet these residence requirements, you must not be absent from the United Kingdom for more than 450 days over the 5-year period, or for more than 270 days over the 3-year period. In each case, you must not be absent for more than 90 days in the last year of the period.[/quote]

Here's the link http://www.uknationality.gov.uk/content ... epage.html

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Post by ksl » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 3:33 am

ksl wrote:
ksl wrote:
Saint wrote:It actually takes a minimum 4 years until you are able to apply for British Citizenship, not 3 years as mentioned above.

You need to apply for a temporary 2 year visa in Singapore, as long as you both meet the requirements, you will hear back within days.

Towards the end of the first 2 years, you can then apply for an Indefinite Visa which is equivalent to a Sing PR.

After 4 years you then can apply for British Citizen but you'll have to give up your Sing Citizenship based on the current Sing law.

The only advantage of of taking British Citizenship is if you have no plans to return to Singapore ever and it will then enable you to withdraw your CPF.
Sorry Saint you are wrong :

The wife or husband of a British citizen may apply for naturalisation after living in the United Kingdom legally for three years. The applicant's stay must not be subject to any time limit on the date of application; the applicant must be 18 or over and not of unsound mind, and must have sufficient knowledge of the language but does not need to intend to live in the United Kingdom once naturalised. He or she must be of good character, however.

To meet these residence requirements, you must not be absent from the United Kingdom for more than 450 days over the 5-year period, or for more than 270 days over the 3-year period. In each case, you must not be absent for more than 90 days in the last year of the period.
Here's the link http://www.uknationality.gov.uk/content ... epage.html[/quote]

The OP does actually say he/she is married to a UK citizen, which takes 3 years, Having read your first post I see you are both Singaporean, in which case it takes 5 years if i'm not mistaken, so I don't know how you managed to come up with 4 years.

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Post by Saint » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 4:48 pm

I am British but it looks like my info maybe out of date. Will check with the wife where she got her info from.

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Post by Saint » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 4:49 pm

I am British but it looks like my info maybe out of date. Will check with the wife where she got her info from.

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