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Spouse visa financial requirement: salary vs employment benefits query


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Default Spouse visa financial requirement: salary vs employment benefits query

Hello!

I have a question regarding the financial requirement.

I am able to satisfy the financial requirement with my income as a sponsor. However, I also receive a sizeable employee benefit as my employer sponsors me by paying my international university tuition fees (working out to around 20,000 per year). I'm not sure if I should include this as part of my income on Appendix 2's "annual income before tax" (3A - 3.11) or not.

This benefit does count towards my income for tax purposes, and my tax documents from both my employer and HMRC show the breakdown. My concern is that if I file the wrong amount, it will be an obvious error in the paperwork between appendix 2 and my financial documents because the sponsorship is roughly equivalent to my salary. Therefore the numbers change drastically depending on whether I include it or not.

My guess is that I should only fill in my gross salaried income from the employer and not include the benefits, especially since the sponsorship amount is redundant after I graduate in two months. But if anybody is familiar with the expectation for this field, direction here would be greatly appreciated!

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That's correct. Only declare your earned income and submit your payslips, bank statement and employment letter without mentioning tuition fee support.

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