I personally know someone who received their grant in December ( being a divorcee and having a child with two year relationship) keeping in mind they applied in March 2018 just two months before my case was filed .
The second case is of a girl ( only nikahfyed ) claimed to hv gotten ruksati and valima done , was called in for an interview at AHC isloo and received a rejection on her application ( due to false claims ) , the couple has applied yet again and their ruksati is planned in april 2019 .
My suggestions might be wrong but it’s more about how you handle your marriage in this waiting period . Carry it the way normally yes there’s a huge distance to cover but then beat the odds. Make visits or plan trips wouldn’t all of us done this if only we lived with our spouses ? Yes some of us can’t afford but then working two jobs and savings are just sitting in the bank while immigration judges all efforts to be false cuz there’s no evidence . That’s a catch which I figured recently ! This is a phase this isn’t permanent . For those who have crossed above 12 months visit ur spouse show the immigration that’s exactly why we all filed our cases in the first place To be with the person we love to spend the rest of our lives with that’s what they want to see which can’t be shown on application but with ur actions and attitude.