There is indeed a sponsorship requirement, it's either income or savings. Depends on how you try to qualify.
They're very anti-immigration here in the UK now and they aren't very shy about it. It's a bit frustrating. ILR is only gotten after 5 years of settlement visas now.
Agreed; Parliamentary and First Minister's questions sessions the last few years have been "interesting". Still druther trade it for the kneejerking off we're seeing here. That's not in the main list of reasons we want to move, but I can be optimistic.
Between what we've seen personally and talking to family, friends, and organizational acquaintance, how likely someone is to sabotage paperwork or firebomb the house can differ a lot by locale just like it does here. We're also taking that into consideration about where we try to land. We are aware that there are people here and there who are likely to tell BH that he's been gone this long, he has no right to return, especially not bringing some US dirtbag trollop with him. There are people here who want him thrown out for not becoming a US a citizen or both of us thrown out for not being any number of things, so we're used to it.
If we can do the sponsorship on savings, we should be solid between what we have and the house sale even if the company BH is talking to doesn't go with expanding after all.
I should probably be having this convo over on the visa page, tho, neh? Mainly wanted to post on the WW page before I got back to reading up ;0)