just over two years ago, I, a British citizen married and successfully applied for a spousal visa for my Mexican wife. According to her biometic card, (residence permit - leave to remain) it will expire in late august 2019.
When we applied for the spousal visa two years ago, we spent a hefty sum on legal fees and had to take a day off work to attend the fast-track service in Croyden. Ideally, when renewing the spousal visa, we'd like to do so as cheaply as possible, hopefully without the assistance of lawyers.
I have a couple of questions
- Am I correct in thinking that the process can be done entirely online/by post, rather than having to attend in person?
- What evidence of our relationship will be needed?
- How soon in advance of the August deadline do we need to start doing things? We don't want to leave it too late, but I also presume that it's possible to attempt to renew the spousal visa 'too early'.