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Old 26th March 2012, 09:40 AM
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Applicants before June will be considered by present rules, but I get the distinct impression that in anticipation of changes, the UKBA is strictly applying the current rules without using too much discretion on borderline cases.
Hi Joppa, thanks for info, but not sure what you mean exactly by 'but I get the distinct impression that in anticipation of changes, the UKBA is strictly applying the current rules without using too much discretion on borderline cases' possible to highlight me abit on this?

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Hi Joppa, thanks for info, but not sure what you mean exactly by 'but I get the distinct impression that in anticipation of changes, the UKBA is strictly applying the current rules without using too much discretion on borderline cases' possible to highlight me abit on this?
It's just my impression that when in the past they were likely to use discretion in allowing borderline cases, they seem much stricter in applying the rules and reject those that don't meet requirements in every detail. So for example, if the minimum amount is £13,700, you must have that amount pro rata every month in your account for 6 months without fluctuations.

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It's just my impression that when in the past they were likely to use discretion in allowing borderline cases, they seem much stricter in applying the rules and reject those that don't meet requirements in every detail. So for example, if the minimum amount is 13,700, you must have that amount pro rata every month in your account for 6 months without fluctuations.
Oh ok, I get your point now, and you are right, so meaning the 13,700 is net per year and if it is monthly sponsor muse earn 1,141? And what if there is a child involved, how much then on the current rules?

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Oh ok, I get your point now, and you are right, so meaning the 13,700 is net per year and if it is monthly sponsor muse earn 1,141? And what if there is a child involved, how much then on the current rules?
You need 165.56 a week in cash after housing costs, which translates to around 285.56 net or around 18,400 a year before tax.
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Probationary period will be extended from 2 to 5 years
Perhaps a daft question, but...does this mean that when a spouse visa is issued it will be valid for 5 years instead of 27 months?

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Perhaps a daft question, but...does this mean that when a spouse visa is issued it will be valid for 5 years instead of 27 months?
I think that's a good question, and it might make more administrative sense to do it that way for new applicants in the FLR (spousal) category after the new rules come into effect. As well, I imagine the cost of the application would escalate, and new applicants would probably have to have an early interview as part of the plans make sure the marriage is genuine (and probably another interview after the 5 years went by for ILR!)

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I think that's a good question, and it might make more administrative sense to do it that way for new applicants in the FLR (spousal) category after the new rules come into effect. As well, I imagine the cost of the application would escalate, and new applicants would probably have to have an early interview as part of the plans make sure the marriage is genuine (and probably another interview after the 5 years went by for ILR!)
Hopefully they will set a date and make an announcement-an official one. If this were hanging over my head right now I don't think I would have applied until an announcement had been made with all of the details clear.

Bad enough as it is being mid-process (probie, sigh), and not knowing if they are going to retroactive the timelines, fees, and criteria.

My husband woke up this morning and started looking for a job so that if the worst happens we would qualify just on his income. Right now it takes both of our pensions to meet the proposed income requirement. Mine is not high enough to qualify for retired person of independent means-we think, I need to reread that part again.

LOL, I knew he'd rather do anything besides move to the States! He's in a profession that hires people our age at reasonable salaries, so while he isn't looking for another public sector job, his qualifications make him eligible for some rather nice salaried private jobs.

He just didn't think he was going to have to do that at this stage of his life (he's 54). He really thought he was going to spend the rest of his life fishing, and fly tying over winter.

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I'm really nervous now. They are processing my application as we speak and i've heard nothing since Wednesday last week. They also have not updated the current processing times since March 19. I wonder if it's going to take longer to get approved because of this. My husband doesn't make the new proposed salary, but we do have it with savings.

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I'm really nervous now. They are processing my application as we speak and i've heard nothing since Wednesday last week. They also have not updated the current processing times since March 19. I wonder if it's going to take longer to get approved because of this. My husband doesn't make the new proposed salary, but we do have it with savings.
Unless you paid for premium same day service, you're probably right on schedule for hearing back from UKBA at any time now. The rules that are in place now will apply to your current application, not those in the proposals.

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You're right. I'm just so anxious and I really hope to hear something today.

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