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Old Mar 28th 2013, 10:35 am
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The second well publicised case in only a few days. It seems that I may not be able to take my family home with me either, unless I get a reasonably well paid job first. Does anybody know what the savings option requirements are nowadays? Oh well, other EU countries are required by law to allow spouses of Euro citizens to stay, so maybe it's not all doom and gloom.
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Old Mar 28th 2013, 11:32 am
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The second well publicised case in only a few days. It seems that I may not be able to take my family home with me either, unless I get a reasonably well paid job first. Does anybody know what the savings option requirements are nowadays? Oh well, other EU countries are required by law to allow spouses of Euro citizens to stay, so maybe it's not all doom and gloom.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...isa-rules.html
Savings was always stupidly high as I remember - beyond most peoples means. Another reason why me and my wife will never live in the UK but will stay in the sunshine
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Savings was always stupidly high as I remember - beyond most peoples means. Another reason why me and my wife will never live in the UK but will stay in the sunshine
Same here most likely.
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And the shisha's better here too...
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Same here most likely.
Especially as the savings has to be liquid cash. Who has liquid cash? I certainly wouldn't have 60k sat in a bank account doing nothing for me.
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Especially as the savings has to be liquid cash. Who has liquid cash? I certainly wouldn't have 60k sat in a bank account doing nothing for me.
Whoops I have...and the rest
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Whoops I have...and the rest
Buy another house or do something with it. It's doing nothing for you in a bank.
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Maybe they could have one of those little reality shows or experiments for MP's. Like the ones where they live on a jobseekers pay. Only with this one they take their partner away (or their kids) and fly them to a foreign country and say they have to live alone, with only Skype for contact. See how long it takes before it sinks in.
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Buy another house or do something with it. It's doing nothing for you in a bank.
But house prices are still falling. Anyway, owning property does not appear to help the spouse evaluation. They only seem interested in cash savings.
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But house prices are still falling. Anyway, owning property does not appear to help the spouse evaluation. They only seem interested in cash savings.
Depends where you buy, the world is your oyster mental one. Though if you want to return to the UK you will have to keep it in the bank..........Thanks UK
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Especially as the savings has to be liquid cash. Who has liquid cash? I certainly wouldn't have 60k sat in a bank account doing nothing for me.
Is 60K the spouse evaluation limit or just a random figure plucked from the air? Enlighten me, 37yo person.
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Is 60K the spouse evaluation limit or just a random figure plucked from the air? Enlighten me, 37yo person.
36 Mentalist, 36........

It used to be a little more than 60k I think, Call it an educated guess having a friend in AD (2010 ish) who had looked into taking a wife home.
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who had looked into taking a wife home
lol - any wife do?
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lol - any wife do?
Haha, It was his one and only wife! Though you can never be too sure in Abu Dhabi.
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just the press jumping on another bandwagon...
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