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Oct 14th 2013, 11:19 am
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Posted By larrabee

Re: Dog friendly accommodation in Edinburgh

http://www.zoopla.co.uk/to-rent/property/edinburgh/?pets_allowed=true&search_source=facets

I applied the pets allowed filter.

Does you partner have dual citizenship or will he be applying for...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,289
Posted By larrabee

Re: Financial Requirement through Cash Savings

The new rules.



For a non EU spouse, you have to demonstrate that you can support yourselves without access to public funds. So income or savings or a combination of both.



There are...
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Views: 12,521
Posted By larrabee

Re: Spouse visa denied

Savings over 16,000gbp can be used to make up any deficit in income using the following formula.

16,000 + (18,600- income x 2.5)

So assuming no income, the required amount would be 62,500gbp.
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Posted By larrabee

Re: Financial Requirement through Cash Savings

I hope that you can work it out.
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Views: 2,289
Posted By larrabee

Re: Financial Requirement through Cash Savings

The financial requirements are explained here.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/IDIs/chp8-annex/section-FM-1.7.pdf?view=Binary
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Views: 2,289
Posted By larrabee

Re: Financial Requirement through Cash Savings

Liza, the money cannot be a loan. They can gift it to you but you would not be able to pay them back.
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Views: 986
Posted By larrabee

Re: How much savings to disclose

I really do congratulate you for taking this so seriously and giving so much thought to the application however I think you may be overthinking this a little.;)

You need what is asked for and no...
Oct 8th 2013, 3:52 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,812
Posted By larrabee

Re: FORM VAF4A HELP !!!!!!

OK! See you there!;)
Oct 8th 2013, 3:46 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,812
Posted By larrabee

Re: FORM VAF4A HELP !!!!!!

Sian, in an earlier post you said that you don't plan to move until June or July 2014.
Remember, the earliest you can submit your online application is 3 months before the intended date of travel.
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Oct 8th 2013, 2:01 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,812
Posted By larrabee

Re: FORM VAF4A HELP !!!!!!

You're welcome!

It is not a requirement of the spouse visa to have ongoing ties with the UK, or technically any ties for that matter. (Apart from the obvious that the sponsor must be a " British...
Oct 8th 2013, 12:39 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,812
Posted By larrabee

Re: FORM VAF4A HELP !!!!!!

In that case, you have nothing at all to worry about!:D
Oct 8th 2013, 12:25 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,812
Posted By larrabee

Re: FORM VAF4A HELP !!!!!!

That is correct!



I wonder if the bank will permit this though? You might want to check with them to make sure of that.
Oct 8th 2013, 12:21 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,812
Posted By larrabee

Re: FORM VAF4A HELP !!!!!!

Would it be possible for you to have your original statements sent to you monthly? As long as they are originals and you have each one in the sequence, it's only the most recent one which would have...
Oct 8th 2013, 12:14 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,812
Posted By larrabee

Re: FORM VAF4A HELP !!!!!!

Here are a couple of paragraphs from Appendix FM-SE which I linked to above.



Whilst technically not required, I think it would be a good idea to include a letter from the person who gifted you...
Oct 8th 2013, 7:40 am
Replies: 22
Views: 9,812
Posted By larrabee

Re: FORM VAF4A HELP !!!!!!

Yes, but you will need to find accommodation in the UK before you can apply and provide the relevant evidence pertaining to this.
Take a look here.
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Oct 8th 2013, 7:28 am
Replies: 22
Views: 9,812
Posted By larrabee

Re: FORM VAF4A HELP !!!!!!

Everyone has to answer 3.2 regardless which method they use to meet the financial requirements. As your children have British passports, the answer will be 18,600gbp



Do not submit the online...
Oct 7th 2013, 7:30 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By larrabee

Re: Best options available

It honestly did not occur to me that you had asked her to move in with you, as initially you did not mention that you had.
We have seen other examples on this forum of people trying to palm off...
Oct 7th 2013, 3:08 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By larrabee

Re: Best options available

No need to be rude. I am not a mind reader.
Oct 7th 2013, 2:55 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By larrabee

Re: Best options available

So move her in with either yourself or your sister.
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Posted By larrabee

Re: A quick question about the spouse visa

No. You can enter the UK at any time up until the expiration date of the visa.



http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/general-info/visa-holders/

You should aim to enter within...
Replies: 26
Views: 3,106
Posted By larrabee

Re: Moving from Sydney back to England

If you borrow from family members that is not a gift, it is a loan.
You can accept gifts of cash but you cannot borrow the money.
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Posted By larrabee

Re: A quick question about the spouse visa

Don't apply yet if you intend to travel in July, she can only apply within 3 months of the intended date of travel.


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Views: 3,106
Posted By larrabee

Re: Moving from Sydney back to England

Whilst you are permitted to accept gifts of cash towards the savings requirement, you should be aware that the money cannot be borrowed.

See 7.2.1 here ...
Sep 12th 2013, 7:29 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 7,104
Posted By larrabee

Re: Is a million GBP enough?

I realize this doesn't affect hotscot but for the benefit of others..... the category of Retired Person of Independent Means has been closed, unfortunately.
Sep 12th 2013, 4:30 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By larrabee

Re: Spousal visa query

I'm not sure that it matters all that much which you put as, if granted, the applicant would be entitled to work. It's an issue which you could address, with explanation, in your cover letter.


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