Mrs. Myrlia Purcell
Thursday 12th February 2004
Re. Full explanation of
circumstances to supplement form FLR(M)
I was advised in a phone call to your office to write this letter to
explain more fully the circumstances of my application.
My husband (then fiancé) returned from Germany to the UK in
March 2003 to take a new job after spending a number of years living
and working outside the UK. At that time, due to the status of my
former marriage, I was not eligible for a fiancée visa, and so
we visited each other as often as possible.
As soon as we discovered that I was pregnant we began to plan our
wedding for the soonest possible day after the finalisation of my
divorce. When I last entered the country before our wedding my
divorce was still not final and I was not yet legally free to marry, so
I was also not eligible for a fiancée visa. Additionally,
we were not then sure if we would plan to settle in the UK because my
husband's manager was offering to transfer him to the company's US
Since then we have decided that we would like our child to be raised in
the UK, so we do not plan to accept the job transfer to the US. I
would therefore like to obtain leave to remain in the country as his
My doctor has advised me against flying at this point in my pregnancy,
and so returning to the US in order to apply for a settlement visa is
not a viable option.
In the application, I have used my married name of Purcell, as
evidenced by the wedding certificate, and have yet to have my passport
updated, wanting first to assure my status in the UK.
I hope that this information will help you to understand our situation,
and that you will feel free to contact me at the number given above
should you have any questions.