Help.. lived abroad 2 years ago but really want to go Uni this Sep Watch

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Hi,
Wondered if anyone can advise please? I have applied and been accepted for my first degree this September.
I applied for Student finance and it got to the page 'have you or your partner lived abroad in the last 3 years?... I kept a registered address here and bank account and returned home frequently. I have been living the rest of my life in the UK and really don't want to get turned down for the sake of 9 months [returned perm to UK July 2017] I really can't afford to do it without the loan and have a family.
Should I just put 'no' or should I say 'yes'? I was accompanying my wife and was not employed so on a dependent visa, we was living in Asia if that makes a difference.

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(Original post by oapstudent)
Hi,
Wondered if anyone can advise please? I have applied and been accepted for my first degree this September.
I applied for Student finance and it got to the page 'have you or your partner lived abroad in the last 3 years?... I kept a registered address here and bank account and returned home frequently. I have been living the rest of my life in the UK and really don't want to get turned down for the sake of 9 months [returned perm to UK July 2017] I really can't afford to do it without the loan and have a family.
Should I just put 'no' or should I say 'yes'? I was accompanying my wife and was not employed so on a dependent visa, we was living in Asia if that makes a difference.

Many thanks,
Hi there,

Was your stay in Asia of a temporary nature? If so, can you please clarify whether you were working there/what the nature of your stay was?

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Yes, I was a stay at home Dad whilst my wife worked there on a 2 year contract. So I had a 'dependants' 2 year visa.
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Hi there,

Was your stay in Asia of a temporary nature? If so, can you please clarify whether you were working there/what the nature of your stay was?

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Hi Jen,
Yes, I was a stay at home Dad whilst my wife worked there on a 2 year contract. So I had a 'dependants' 2 year visa.
If you can send us evidence that proves this was a temporary break, such as your dependents visa, and anything else that may assist with this, we can assess you for funding. Every individual is assessed on a case-by-case basis. To answer the initial question you asked, you should answer 'yes' to the question 'have you or your partner lived abroad in the last 3 years?' and then proceed to send us in the evidence I have detailed above. You should send this to:

Student Finance England
PO Box 210
Darlington
DL1 9HJ

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Thanks I will do. Should I accept the place at the university in the mean while? I only have until 20th July to accept and expect the decision from SFE will take longer? Without the loan I won't be able to proceed. Do you have any indication how soon the decision will be made?
Also, do you have any info on how likely it is to be accepted? Please feel free to pm me if easier, thanks.
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Thanks I will do. Should I accept the place at the university in the mean while? I only have until 20th July to accept and expect the decision from SFE will take longer? Without the loan I won't be able to proceed. Do you have any indication how soon the decision will be made?
Also, do you have any info on how likely it is to be accepted? Please feel free to pm me if easier, thanks.
We would advise to accept the offer to study in the meantime. Applications can take between 4-6 weeks to be fully processed, once you've submitted your application continue checking your online account as updates will be made here. Due to the information you have given me, if you send evidence of your break in UK residency being of a temporary nature it sounds like you'll be eligible for funding! Good luck applying

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Thanks alot Jen..
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We would advise to accept the offer to study in the meantime. Applications can take between 4-6 weeks to be fully processed, once you've submitted your application continue checking your online account as updates will be made here. Due to the information you have given me, if you send evidence of your break in UK residency being of a temporary nature it sounds like you'll be eligible for funding! Good luck applying

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Thanks alot Jen..
You're very welcome! If you have any other questions, just let me know.

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