Hi, me and my wife want to move to the UK i am a UK citizen she isnt

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Hi, me and my wife want to move to the UK i am a UK citizen she isnt


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Old 13th May 2012, 09:48 PM
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fist a little about me and my wife we met 4 years ago and fell in love spent a fortune in phone bills and we got married 15 months ago, i am a British citizen and got a fiancee visa to the U.S and we got married and i applied and was granted my 2 year probationary greencard. we have been trying really hard to get on our feet but with no real support here as her family hates me because i am not American we find it hard and lonely we recently found out that we are going to be parents and it statred me thinking is the best place to raise my child in the slums here where there is many gangs and crime and shootings are daily occuances, or should we move back to Scotland where i grew up and lived before moving here.
my questions are
1: an i apply we dont have much in savings we would have about $5-6k if i sold my truck and items i couldnt take, My parents said we are welcome to live there with them rent free and help us out ( they dont earn much but they have no debt). i could find work and have a farm who said they will employ me and i have trade as a carpet installer

2:would my wife be allowed to use the NHS if she had a visa to stay and work.

3; would our child be treated by the NHS as he would be my son

4; how long would it take for the visa to be granted

i have no intentions of leaving my wife here to come back and find work i cant leave her i spent a year waiting on my U.S visa and being apart it was a hurt like no other now i have my child also i want to be able to raise my family to have the best possibe life and sadly i cant do it here in the states as the economy is bad and not many people will employ foreigners with the exeption of illeagal mexicans

please advise me on what i should do, i did consider me and my wife coming back then applying from within the UK as we only have a honary consulate here

i welcome your suggestions and advise

many thanks wilky

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I also forgot to ask if i really need to save uo the £27k per year ( i read i had have this amount in my bank somewhere )

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Hi,

I can help out with some of the info.

Unless you are British by decent, you child will be British by decent (if born in the US), you will be able to apply for a British passport.

Your wife will need a spouse visa, of you both are moving over together, you would need to have enough in saving for approx. 6 months living expenses, under the current rules. There is expectation of a rules change, at which point the amount of needed money is expected to go way up (that is where you saw the 25700 quid). The rules haven't been announced yet, so the exact ruling is unknown.

Your wife will have use of the NHS, but there where some caviots, see the no recourse to public funds thread.

There are at least several who are families trying to move home.

If I'm wrong one of the moderators or senior expats will correct me.

Sorry so short, I'm typing on my phone.

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how much would i need to have in savings approxmatly need in savings at current
also how long are waiting times for the visa to be issued
i want to come home soon

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how much would i need to have in savings approxmatly need in savings at current
also how long are waiting times for the visa to be issued
i want to come home soon
£111.45 plus £64.99 for your child per week in cash after paying for rent/mortgage and council tax. It will roughly translate as annual pre-tax income of around £20,000. So for 6 months you'll need around £10,000, but the more, the better.

Current processing time is 12 busines days, so the total turnaround time is around 3 weeks+. If you application attracts particular scrutiny, it can take longer.


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thank you, can my parents sponsor me they dont have much in savings or income but have propety etc.

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thank you, can my parents sponsor me they dont have much in savings or income but have propety etc.
Yes. They need to write a letter formally offering you free accommodation, and enclose proof of occupation such as council tax or utility bills.

You may need to hurry, as new rules may be introduced soon (as early as next month) and maintenance requirement may nearly double, plus external sponsor may not be admissible.

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Hi

may i ask how do we go about filing for my wife a visa we are just waiting for her to get her passport updated to her married name and have expidited it to get it here sooner we have pretty much decded we want to head back to the UK for the sake of our family and our prospects are a little brighter in the UK

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may i ask how do we go about filing for my wife a visa we are just waiting for her to get her passport updated to her married name and have expidited it to get it here sooner we have pretty much decded we want to head back to the UK for the sake of our family and our prospects are a little brighter in the UK
You start here:

UK Border Agency | Partners and families

Be warned you and your wife will need to click through a lot of pages to get all the information you need to put together a good application. Taking notes, printing pages out and using a highlighter to make note of important paragraphs, and lol, sometimes reading the confusing parts out loud slowly is a real help as you make your way through the process

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Would it be easier to apply from within the UK or from here
we are starting to compile our documentation but due to our financial situation we dont have much at all in savings i hve started selling off my possesions i dont need and ant bring with us but our biggest investmant is our truck around $6-7k we dont have any debts and only have about $1500 in our account at the moment get paid next week around $650 and i can sell my stuff for a total of around $2300 (low balling better to count on the worst ) and get paid every 2 weeks we have cut our spending down to the bear essentials
We are sending in my wifes passport renewel and expiditing it should be here in about 2 1/2 weeks
i am unable to sell my truck until we know we are leaving as i need it to get to work and that If needed i could use public transport but adds over 2 hrs to my daily commute that would put me up to around $8k but i fear this is no where near enough.
My parents have said they will sponsor my wife and we can stay there rent and board free for as long as needed and will help us find employment
My parents said the Farm Contractors would be more than happy to give me a job laboring as a Farm Tech and they would give me a letter stating i would have a job when i arrive ( i have worked for them before but left when i moved stateside)
i am just afraid that our account wont have enough in unless i sell my transportation and then it may not be enough
would it be better to come home then apply when i have a job etc
Sorry for all the questions i just want to come home and raise my family

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