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After getting married

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Ellen, May 13, 2019.

  1. Ellen
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    Ellen New Member

    Hello guys, I’m Ellen and soon to get married next week. I am here in hastings for a month only. Im going to file a settlement next year. I would like to ask if anyone from here knows what to do after getting married? Do we need to go some govt offices here to let them know we are already married. Coz far as i know if my husband to be will change status his Car insurance and Tax will get lower. And I am not sure aswell about the Marriage allowance if that is applicable to me since I am not yet working and resident here. Im a bit worried coz I have to rebook my flight, what if i already book it and found out i need some files to process here. I hope someone could help me. TIA!
  2. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    hello Ellen--welcome to the forum. one question--are you here on a settlement: marriage visa? ( fiancee visa )
  3. Ellen
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    Ellen New Member

    Hi Bigmac, Im here for marriage visa only which allows to stay for 6 months. Im still working in PH thats why we’ve got a marriage visa for the meantime and plan to settle here next year.
  4. Br28016
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    Br28016 Active Member

    We did marriage visa. Only official paperwork required was marriage certificate.
  5. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    its an unusual way of doing it--most apply for a fiancee visa--get married--then apply for the first of 2 Further Leave to Remain so they dont need to go back home. but--then your way means you can apply for a settlement : spouse visa later on--which will be valid for 30 months---so saving you a second FLR fee--useful saving ££ there.

    your UK marriage certificate is issued straight away--ask for a few copies---and no need to notify any government department. i dont know if it will affect his insurance premium, or tax allowance.
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  6. Br28016
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    Br28016 Active Member

    Depends on age with regards to car insurance. Married men are considered lower risk.

    With tax can transfer part of marriage allowance if spouse does not use it.

    Supposed to register marriage with PSA although not sure if that can be done back in Philippines. We did it at Embassy in London but takes ages to get to PSA. If can do in Philippines then will be much quicker. Don't think any penalty with regards to visa application if not done.
  7. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    That I didn't know
  8. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    which bit ?
  9. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    my wife hasnt registered her marriage with PSA---and its 3 years gone now. she just got her renewed phili passport back. its still in her previously married name. she doesnt want to change it. got her 2nd flr last december no problem.
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  11. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    but by the OP getting married in the UK--on a marriage visit visa--then returning home within the 6 month visa duration.....she can subsequently apply for her settlement: spouse visa...thus only needing one FLR 30 months later. helps offset the extra flight costs.
  12. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    That bit I know it's where you say she can save a 2nd flr fee! I don't follow.
    Surely she will save the fiancee visa fee and pay 2 lots of FLR ( spouse visa and then second FLR application
  13. bigmac
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    she paid £90 ? for the marriage visit visa.

    later she will pay £1500 ish for the settlement spouse visa
    even later 1 flr £1000..ish ( not counting IHS surcharge )

    or she could have gone for fiancee visa ( settlement / marriage ),,£1500 ish plus 2 FLR's at £1000 ish each.

    so she saves about £950 in visa fees.
  14. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    So she doesn't save a FLR as you said in previous post she saves a fiancee fee
  15. graham59
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    Presumably any tax 'adjustments' are only going to happen if the wife is at least resident in the UK... and herself 'in the system' ?
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  16. bigmac
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    we seem to be at cross purposes.

    in most cases--couples get married here in the uk--or in the fiance(e)'s home country.

    if its a UK wedding--the fiancee applies for a fiancee visa ( settlement :marriage.) valid for 6 months.
    this involves the application fee (£1500) plus 1st FLR within the first 6 months ( £1000 ) then a 2nd flr 30 months later ( another £1000 )

    total fee cost £3500 ( approx ) plus the IHS fees.

    if its a wedding in the fiancees home country, the spouse can then apply for a settlement : spouse visa--the same application fee (£1500 )

    unlike the fiancee visa--the spouse visa is valid for the full 30 months--then she applies for the only FLR needed--for another 30 months (£1000 )

    total fee £2500 ( approx ) plus IHS fees.

    However--in Ellen's case---she applied for a marriage VISIT visa ( it seems). this is valid for up to 6 months--during which time the new spouse has to leave the UK, as it is NOT a settlement visa. fee is £90.

    afterwards--at a future date---the spouse intends to apply for a settlement : spouse visa as listed above--with just one FLR--total fees £2500.
    so saving about £900. {not £950--my mistake previously}

    i dont know whether UKVI will take a dim view of this...as it appears the applicant will have avoided that fee mentioned. i would suggest she seeks advice about this.

    agreed @Mattecube ..?

    anyone reading this--please note my figures are approx--and at the current rate in force---which is of course subject to change.
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  17. Ellen
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    Ellen New Member

    Hello Bigmac, we never thought about that fees. It seems yeah we save money by doing this but the plane ticket is so expensive so it is like it sets off the fees we save by delaying the settlement visa we love each other so much thats why we are going to get married even we wont stay together yet. If you’ve found the one don’t let him/her go


    I am not sure about the tax adjustment but i hope getting married and changing his status as married would lower his tax payment. I searched somewhere it could save him for max of £250 per year and for the car insurance is £100 per year.
  18. Ellen
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    Ellen New Member

    Im planning to send it to a post in PH embassy London before I leave. Then on the website they said they are going pass it on the PSA. I could wait for about 3-6 months for the PSA marriage certificate since we planned to get SPouse visa next year. No need to rush. Processing documents in a Govt office back in PH will give so much hassle/inconvenient to me since Im still working. How long does your wife get her PSA copy and how would you know its alread ready to get?
  19. Ellen
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    Ellen New Member

    Let’s assume that I am on my first FLR and already working here, Can I avail for the marriage allowance that time? Sorry I just want to help my husband to save something by marrying me
  20. bigmac
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    as far as i know--there is no "married mans tax allowance". we each get a personal tax-free allowance. its just gone up--about £12,000- a year before you start paying income tax.
    so--in your case--yeah--get a job when you get here --with your spouse visa you can work straight away. your income will be a great boost to your household. my wife is our main bread winner. she earns double what i get as a pension.
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