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    I need Help! Tunisian guy wants to meet with me again.

    Thanks everybody confirming i did the right thing, hopefully she will see the light as for the original thread question, i knew hubby 2.5 to 3 years before getting married. i would always advise anybody to take things slowly, although i do know one couple who married without a lot of time...
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    I need Help! Tunisian guy wants to meet with me again.

    I've heard of guys paying bribes for 'clean' B3s, so who knows with a visa application. she certainly has the money. i know what you mean about women not listening, they just have to learn the hard way. i know I've done the right thing telling S, but I'm still terribly upset about the whole thing
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    EU travel question

    What country did he apply to? the visa itself was free, but the processing company fee and the cost of getting to london was close to £200, and i think most of the embassies want you to apply in person . anyway he's applying for his uk passport now, and just hope it doesn't take forever
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    I need Help! Tunisian guy wants to meet with me again.

    I'm approaching my 5th wedding anniversary so i know relationships can last long after the guy gets his ilr or citizenship, and i know others married longer on the other hand I'm really upset about a phone call earlier . one of hubby's cousins has behaved very badly to girlfriends in the past...
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    EU travel question

    When he got a schengen visa before the French insisted he pay a processing company, to say nothing of the massive expense of getting to London!
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    EU travel question

    thanks everybody we were trying to avoid a long wait for his uk passport - which can't be fast tracked as it's his first uk passport. advice is to allow 8 weeks, but could be quicker or could be a lot longer! they are unable to say a maximum wait time!!!!!! he only has a provisional driving...
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    EU travel question

    Hi I've been searching online for ages and cannot find a definitive answer to a question, so I'm hoping somebody here might be able to help. Hubby got his British citizenship ages ago, but didn't apply for a UK passport. Given the mess the passport office seems to be in at the moment, we don't...
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    what is it like to be married to a tunisian man

    every marriage is different, and has to be worked at, whatever nationality. but cross culture marriages will always have those issues as well. the trouble with generalization is that there will always be exceptions. in general I agree with kris, I wouldn't trust an animator , but there are some...
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    Citizenship

    the ceremony went really well, there were only 3 people becoming citizens that day. There was a big photo of the queen at the front, with the two national flags one on each side, a nice speech by the mayor, the two national anthems were played, and the registrar was lovely. hubby got a gift...
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    Citizenship

    Thanks - luckily I knew exactly where to start ... tunisia.com! lol seriously, I cannot begin to thank all the folk on here who have given advice and help, from planning the wedding through the settlement and ILR visas and on to the citizenship, you have all been a real godsend we went to the...
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    Citizenship

    Thanks all we got the application in the week before the rule changes on 28th oct, so it took less than 3 months. we'd been told to expect it to take forever due to the deluge of applications all trying to beat the deadline, so I'm actually quite impressed
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    Citizenship

    I have some truly shocking news .... the powers that be sometimes use common sense! Yes, seriously! hubby got his citizenship application in by the deadline in october before the rule changes. However, it meant that he'd been out of the UK for 4 days more than the maximum limit in the preceding...
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    transit visas

    I think it's because he showed the documents for going on to ireland (ticket, hotel booking etc) and the rules do allow you to apply for a transit visa after arrival at heathrow. it would actually have been better for him if you had to apply for transit visas in advance, the same as all the...
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    Any successful relationships please

    we have been married four and a half years, together 7 years. we have friends who are british woman in 50s wuth tunisian hubby in his 30s been married almost 6 years, he got british citizenship in 2012, and they are very happy also know a couple where british woman is about 60, tunisian hubby...
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    transit visas

    Quick update ... as expected, he got refused and sent back to tunis the next day! they are now planning to try again in april, going via turkey! (yes, I have pointed out to them that they could be refused entry to turkey, and if they go via paris/frankfurt/anywhere in the shengen area, it's...
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