Q: I am very concerned as I heard rumours going around that the probationary period for spouses will increase on the UK Spouse Visa. Our planning was to apply for this type of visa later this year. Do you know whether there is any truth in this?
A: The UK Home Office has announced some new immigration rules that will take effect in April 2012. It is true that one of the rumours going around is that the probationary period for spouses will increase from the current two years to five years, together with these UK immigration changes taking effect in April 2012.
However, please note that this has not been confirmed.
It may therefore be advisable to apply for the UK Spouse Visa before April 2012, in order to prevent a possible extended probationary period.
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