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Spouse Visa Entry Clearance: Financial Requirements and General Guidelines

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There are many of our clients are asking general questions about financial support and requirements of their spouse visa and would like to make sure that they visa applied correctly. There are some questions outlined below:

  1. How much Partner/Sponsor must have on their UK bank account in order to apply for Spouse Visa?

The minimum income threshold for a Partner applying under Appendix FM from 9 July 2012 without dependent children is £18,600.

We as Immigration lawyers in London frequently receive such a question from our clients on spouse visa applications and advise further below.

An additional gross annual income of £3,800 is required for the first child sponsored in addition to the partner and an additional £2,400 for each further child.

  1. Which Source of Income can be qualified in order to meet financial requirements for Spouse Visa Application in the UK?

There are many options for partner/sponsor to fit the financial requirements for Spouse visa such as, Salaried and non-salaried employment; Non-employment income; Cash savings; Pension; Self-employment or Director or employee of a specified limited company in the UK and others.

  1. What if Partner/Sponsor is employed for less than 6 months with current company, can their Spouse still apply for a visa in the UK?

If partner is employed for less, then 6 months with current employer then they must provide evidence of salary paid from previous employer or arrange funds from other sources such as cash savings or rental income.

  1. What if Partner/Sponsor is not employed, but receiving Property Rental Income, can their Spouse still apply for a visa in the UK?

Property Rental Income can be counted if Sponsor have received for last 12 months prior of the date of visa application, moreover rental of the room is not counted, moreover property must be under ownership of the sponsor. For further details, you can request an advice from our Immigration Lawyers.

  1. What if Partner/Sponsor is not employed, but has some savings, can their Spouse still apply for a visa in the UK?

Cash savings exceeded £62,500 then straight answer is yes, if sponsor has less amount than stated before, that they can combine cash savings with other type of income in order to be qualified, for instance salaried employment and then specific calculations must be made to guide the Sponsor with final figure.

  1. What if Partner/Sponsor is self-employed as Director of the company, can their Spouse still apply for a visa in the UK?

Where the partner/sponsor is running limited company as self-employed, director, they can show average income received in last two financial years to meet financial requirements. For further details, you can request an advice from our Immigration Lawyers.

FREE CONSULTATION FROM IMMIGRATION LAWYERS IN LONDON – SPOUSE VISA

You can request 15 minutes free consultation from our immigration lawyers; it will be conducted over the phone only.

Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, Istanbul and St Petersburg and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration lawyers regulated by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner).

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.