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Long term accommodation requirements to support D7 Visa application

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 Gav
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Hi Folks, first time poster here so please go easy 😀 

I am applying for D7 Visa, waiting to get everything lined up before getting appointment (I went onto VFS website to book appointment (in Edinburgh) and they were willing to give me next day and I wasn't ready!).

So I have my NIF, I have my bank account open, I am aware of need to get medical insurance, and I think the last thing I need to get is accommodation (I have proof of passive income already).

I am searching and searching for long term (ie 12 month+) but can't find anything suitable. Plenty winter lets which take me from December (my move date) to May, but not beyond that. 

Does anyone know if the authorities would accept a rental to May, or whether it is required to have 12 months +? I have tried calling VFS but it just kept ringing, and I've emailed (no response yet). Wondered what everyone was thinking, and if I took a short-term, if I should secure another rental from May onwards to make up the 12 months +?

Any real experiences or advice appreciated.

Obrigado, and best wishes, Gavin

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It can vary from consulate to consulate is my understanding.  My San Francisco consulate can be different than your London consulate.

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