We do meet the requirements i.e. 62,500 and our combined income meets the 18,500 so hopefully it will all go smoothly
You only need to meet one of those two requirements.
If you have £62,500 from the sale of your house, I would just use that and apply under Category D: Cash Savings and not even mention income on the application.
The thing with using employment income is that:
A) only the UK citizen's employment income can be considered so you can't use combined income anyway
B) not only does the UK citizen have to show they have been earning £18,600 in the US but they ALSO must have a guaranteed job in the UK paying at least £18,600 and starting within 3 months of moving.
So the employment income requirement is much more difficult to meet than the £62,500 savings requirement.
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