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My husband is a British citizen. He runs a small business of souvenirs. Unfortunately, he is not earning this much that he can sponsor me for my spouse settlement visa. Can a close member of my husband's family or a close friend can co-sponsor me for my UK spouse visa? If yes, then what is the procedure of cosponsorship and where can I get co-sponsorship form? Please help me in this problem, I am really worried. We have been married for the last 2 and a half years and now we want to settle down in UK.

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My husband is a British citizen. He runs a small business of souvenirs. Unfortunately, he is not earning this much that he can sponsor me for my spouse settlement visa. Can a close member of my husband's family or a close friend can co-sponsor me for my UK spouse visa? If yes, then what is the procedure of cosponsorship and where can I get co-sponsorship form? Please help me in this problem, I am really worried. We have been married for the last 2 and a half years and now we want to settle down in UK.
That is no longer allowed under the new rules. Your UK husband's income must be 18,600, or you can supplement with joint savings (missing amount x 2.5 plus 16,000). So if you are, say, 2000 short, you'll need 21,000. The only way third party can help is by giving your husband gifts of money to bolster his savings - he has to have the money in his account for 6 months before you can apply.

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that is a really sad news for me.

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What are the guidelines if my husband tries to call me on the basis of his business? Still he'd need to have 18,600 pounds in his earnings?

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What are the guidelines if my husband tries to call me on the basis of his business? Still he'd need to have 18,600 pounds in his earnings?
What do you mean by 'call me on the basis of his business'?

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I mean he is doing business though small one. Can't he sponsor me on the basis of his business?

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I mean he is doing business though small one. Can't he sponsor me on the basis of his business?
Yes, but his profit from the business must be at least 18,600 a year. If he has certain other unearned income, such as investment, property rental etc, it can go towards the minimum, and savings, on the basis of 2.5 times the missing amount plus 16,000. So if he is 2000 short on income, he needs savings of 2.5 x 2000 plus 16,000 or 21,000.

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thanks Joppa. You are very nice.

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Hi Joppa,

I have another question from you. Does the below quotation apply on me as well as I am a non native belonging to an Asian country or it is only for the spouse who belongs to a European country.

"If your British spouse/partner were to get a job in another EU/EEA country, like France, and you both go and live there for a length of time (unspecified but a minimum of 6 months would be a sensible guide), then you can apply for EEA family permit to come to UK with your spouse, bypassing UK spouse visa rules (called Surinder Singh judgement). There is no financial requirement if you are both coming to UK together, the permit is issued free and you can apply for a five-year residence card after arrival, giving you a proof of the right to work. After 5 years you can apply for settlement (permanent residency)."

If my husband gets a job in France, can I join him in France and then I apply for spouse visa from France? Please shed light on this issue. I'll be really grateful!

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I have another question from you. Does the below quotation apply on me as well as I am a non native belonging to an Asian country or it is only for the spouse who belongs to a European country.

"If your British spouse/partner were to get a job in another EU/EEA country, like France, and you both go and live there for a length of time (unspecified but a minimum of 6 months would be a sensible guide), then you can apply for EEA family permit to come to UK with your spouse, bypassing UK spouse visa rules (called Surinder Singh judgement). There is no financial requirement if you are both coming to UK together, the permit is issued free and you can apply for a five-year residence card after arrival, giving you a proof of the right to work. After 5 years you can apply for settlement (permanent residency)."

If my husband gets a job in France, can I join him in France and then I apply for spouse visa from France? Please shed light on this issue. I'll be really grateful!
Yes, but the biggest issue is, will he get a job in France? There is a current thread from someone in France who has been unable to get a job, no matter how hard he tried. Speaking fluent French will be essential to start with, unless you are only going to work with expats. France has serious unemployment problems and many locals can't get jobs either. So unless your husband has a friend or relative who can give him a legitimate job (with contract, etc), this is a long shot. You will also need a visa for France. I believe you need a Schengen short-term visa and then apply for residence permit once there.

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