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Offline blymor

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Moving back to the UK
« on: March 01, 2017, 09:48:24 PM »
New member, just joined  :)
Moving back to the U.K. after 25 years in U.S.A. Just sold our house, closure 3/31.
We then start the procedure of getting my American husband (I am British) a visa so will be looking for tips/options to help make this go as smooth as possible.

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Re: Moving back to the UK
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 09:53:26 PM »
New member, just joined  :)
Moving back to the U.K. after 25 years in U.S.A. Just sold our house, closure 3/31.
We then start the procedure of getting my American husband (I am British) a visa so will be looking for tips/options to help make this go as smooth as possible.

Welcome!

Selling your house doesn't men you have £62,500 or more in savings now, does it? If so, you would meet the financial requirement for the spouse visa no problem!

It's a bit tricky for people moving back to the UK - they haven't made the process easy (the UK is anti-immigrant at the moment)! However, lots of folks round here know this stuff inside out and can answer the questions you might have!
2004-2008: Student Visa
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Re: Moving back to the UK
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 09:56:39 PM »
Hi blymor, welcome!

You've come to the right place for answers to your visa questions! Feel free to ask away! :)
March 29th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).

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Re: Moving back to the UK
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 11:55:38 PM »
We do meet the requirements i.e. 62,500 and our combined income meets the 18,500 so hopefully it will all go smoothly

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Moving back to the UK
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 05:58:46 AM »
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
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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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