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Old Mar 8th 2016, 12:41 am
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I am going to work in Saudi, but I am trying to get my wife (Thai) back to the UK while I'm in Saudi (her indefinate right to remain lapsed). Does anybody know if I can be working in Saudi and using that income for affordability for my wife to get a visa to go back to the UK? I will not be resident in the UK so I am not sure if this is possible.

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You are required to be resident in the UK for you to be able to get a spouse visa for a non-EEA spouse.

It is possible to be "resident", having your main home in the UK, for the purposes of sponsoring your spouse for a visa, and still spend the majority of time outside the UK, e.g. a traveling international salesman or a merchant seaman, but if you have a fixed job in one place it is clear that that is where you are living and working, not in the UK.
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Old Mar 8th 2016, 3:50 am
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You are required to be resident in the UK for you to be able to get a spouse visa for a non-EEA spouse.

It is possible to be "resident", having your main home in the UK, for the purposes of sponsoring your spouse for a visa, and still spend the majority of time outside the UK, e.g. a traveling international salesman or a merchant seaman, but if you have a fixed job in one place it is clear that that is where you are living and working, not in the UK.
Well that is a nightmare. Now I will have to work in Saudi until I save the 36,000 pounds needed to get her back in. Years away from my sons (born in the UK) too
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