I'm going through the first FLR M spouse visa application (currently on a fiancé visa inside the UK) and got stuck on a question. Although it is obviously simple, I'd prefer to double check I'm not overthinking.

The question is: "When did you last travel to the country where you were born and/or any other country whose nationality you hold?"

Does this literally mean for example, a date such as going on a foreign holiday from said birth country and then travelling back to the birth country? As there would be no other reason.


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    Were you living in your birth country before you came to the UK? Can you post a screenshot of this particular question and any others relevant to it?
    – Traveller
    Nov 28, 2023 at 20:58
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    You appear to have answered no to the previous question: "Have you previously lived in a country outside the UK including your country of birth." So you have lived in China where you were born, and where were you living when you got your fiance visa?
    – mkennedy
    Nov 28, 2023 at 23:47
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    I don’t know if this is semantics or if it matters, but IMHO Visitor visa status (fiancé or any other visitor category) isn’t compatible with stating that you have lived in the UK for 4 months. Your official immigration status is visitor, you’re not resident in the UK and currently you have to leave by 18 Jan 2024.
    – Traveller
    Nov 29, 2023 at 9:31
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    You have certainly answered the previous question wrong: Yes you have lived in a country outside the UK.
    – MJeffryes
    Nov 29, 2023 at 15:11
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    @PeanutMooncake IMHO it would be worth getting advice/help with your application from a qualified UK Immigration adviser. The consequences of getting it wrong would be difficult to put right.
    – Traveller
    Nov 29, 2023 at 22:14

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These open ended questions are intended to be easy to answer for those with straight situations, and more complex to answer for those with unusual situations that require more information, so the answer is to provide more information.

It's asking you when you last travelled to China because they want to know whether you are maintaining a dual residence in China and the UK without properly establishing yourself in the UK.

So the answer should be that:

  • whether you have visited China since starting to live in the UK
  • When you last travelled to China from anywhere (even if it was a holiday)

For example: Since I started living in the UK, I have visited my birth country once for a few days from 01/01/05 to 05/01/05. I was living in my birth country for twenty years before moving to the UK, and my last trip was when I went on a vacation for one week to India between 05/05/01 and 12/05/01.


It's basically two questions in one, or one question with two parts.

When did you last travel to the country where you were born

Can't be simpler than that... If you were born in China, then it means: "When did you last travel to China? TO, not from. You should be able to remember the last time you went to China.

and/or any other country whose nationality you hold?

And if you hold currently another citizenship, besides/instead of PRC, when was the last time you visited this country / these countries? Again, TO, not from.

They basically want to know when you last visited home.

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