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How will Meghan Markle Become a British Citizen - BBC News
« on: December 01, 2017, 05:21:10 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42169602

The number of things they got wrong and/or omitted is shocking!  This isn't that hard to research!  Any one of us here could have written a better summary.
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Re: How will Meghan Markle Become a British Citizen - BBC News
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 10:44:42 AM »
£16,000 worth of savings?!?!?! Since when??!?  ;)

They really need to cite from where they find their information.


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Re: How will Meghan Markle Become a British Citizen - BBC News
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 10:55:28 AM »
£16,000 worth of savings?!?!?! Since when??!?  ;)

They really need to cite from where they find their information.

Technically, it's correct... you do need AT LEAST £16,000 worth of savings, because the first £16,000 don't count.

That part actually came straight from the UKVI website, however, it looks like they just copied and pasted a lot of the article without actually researching the requirements in detail.

From the UKVI settlement visa pages (https://www.gov.uk/uk-family-visa/proof-income):

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What counts as income
You and your partner can use:
- income from employment before tax and National Insurance (check your P60 or payslips) - you can only use your own income if you earn it in the UK
- income you earn from self-employment or as a director of a limited company in the UK - check your Self Assessment tax return
- cash savings above £16,000
- money from a pension
- non-work income, for example from property rentals or dividends

Most of the article seems to be 'basically' correct, but not completely correct - they've got the general gist but not the actual full details.

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Re: How will Meghan Markle Become a British Citizen - BBC News
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 11:33:16 AM »
In the article about Harry and Meghan's "first joint royal visit" (does this count as work?), there's an opportunity to chime in at the bottom:

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Are you seeking to become a British citizen? Are you an American who has already come to live in Britain? Email haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways:

    WhatsApp: +44 7525 900971
    Send pictures/video to yourpics@bbc.co.uk
    Upload your pictures / video here
    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay
    Text an SMS or MMS to 61124 or +44 7624 800 100

I'm so tempted.

9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
Now just waiting out the clock for ILR.

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Re: How will Meghan Markle Become a British Citizen - BBC News
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 12:14:02 PM »
In the article about Harry and Meghan's "first joint royal visit" (does this count as work?), there's an opportunity to chime in at the bottom:

I'm so tempted.

I did it :)
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Re: How will Meghan Markle Become a British Citizen - BBC News
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 02:08:42 PM »
Mmm, I so would but I didn't come on a spousal visa , so not sure they would care in my case. 
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Fake News!
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 04:00:40 PM »
This is the problem with all news! As soon as you read/listen/watch any news articles related to something you have any real understanding about, you begin to see that it's always wrong. Even if it's the relatively well resourced BBC. Now, expand across everything that gets covered in the news. The mind boggles at how much incorrect information is treated as fact by everybody. Best to just read a book ;)   

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Re: How will Meghan Markle Become a British Citizen - BBC News
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 04:49:00 PM »
This is the problem with all news! As soon as you read/listen/watch any news articles related to something you have any real understanding about, you begin to see that it's always wrong. Even if it's the relatively well resourced BBC. Now, expand across everything that gets covered in the news. The mind boggles at how much incorrect information is treated as fact by everybody. Best to just read a book ;)   
So very true. The amount of air incidents recently and the tripe that is reported on them by the 'I-don't-got-no-GCSEs' reporters has enabled ample crap filter calibration for my daily news read.

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