Dear OTS Solicitors, I am Filipina married to a British citizen last March 2014 and moving here in UK to be together last February 2015. My spouse visa will expire in September 2017. Do I need to renew my visa as a spouse? Or I am entitled to apply a Permanent Resident card? Confusing the new law.
Many thanks in advance.
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Thank you for your email to OTS Solicitors.
My name is Elizabeth Ramos de Freitas and I tried calling you earlier today. After reading your query, I am confident that we can advise you regarding your case.
Although this cannot be taken as a legal advice until we have your full instructions, in order to apply for the EEA permanent residence card, you would need to be living in the UK for 5 years as an EEA National or a family member. I doesn't seem that you or your wife are EEA Nationals.
Spouse Visas are also something that our firm routinely deals with and I would suggest that we arrange a consultation to discuss your case further.
Without taking your full instruction we are unable to advise you. May I kindly ask that you confirm your availability for an appointment with us this week/next week?
If you would like to proceed in this way, please let us know your availability. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
Elizabeth Ramos de Freitas
Posted on Thursday, 09 June, 2016