Mrs. Myrlia Purcell
[Address removed]
London N1

Tel. [Removed]

Thursday 12th February 2004

Dear Sir/Madam,

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 office.

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 wife.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Myrlia Purcell