After a particularly tough year in Seoul, my (Korean) wife and I decided to take an extended break and stay with my family in the UK for 5.5 months (with 1-year-old twins). However, after the first month here, we decided that the UK was a far superior place to raise kids. We now want to stay here full-time, but my wife is a tourist (<6 months so no visa). She must head back in September.
From our third month here, I’ve been working. I’ve done my research on the settlement visa and want to meet the financial requirements ASAP. She will go back to South Korea in September then she’ll apply for the settlement visa in Seoul in Oct/Nov.
My only worry is whether my wife’s time here on a 5.5 month trip will count against her. Is this likely to get her refused?