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Hello, I'm not sure if my situation is unique or not but I do need some further assistance.

Quick backstory. I am 24,f, born in Israel, moved to USA at age 3. Israeli citizen but USA Permanent Resident aka green card holder. Moved back to Israel Sept 2011 without family.

my fiance- Age 29, M, born in UK/UK citizen. Moved to Israel October 2011.

So here is my question. We met in Israel on a language study program. Fell in love. Got engaged. Realized Israel is not where we want to raise our family and employment opportunities are much much better for us in the UK. I am a Dental hygienist ( in the UK i have seen jobs advertised for 35 an hour) and he will probably work at the Bank he left before he moved to Israel. Nothing is in contract but he did leave on great terms and they would gladly have him back if he asked.

So we are in the process of filing a fiance visa. The problem is the financial situation. Right now we are living off of savings because we don't have a job and Israel supports all new immigrants and pays a small sum of money to us each month. Since my Fiance and I don't have jobs here, how can we prove our income level?

His mother is a co sponsor and in the documents provided us with bank statements, a letter saying she will support us financially. She has a property that she owns and we can stay there rent free, this is written in a letter. All documents are original. Plus I have about $15,000 in savings. My fiance also owns a property with his sister which the rent that comes in is around 900 and it was worth 94,000 went it was originally bought.

Do you think that with my $15,000, his property, and his mom as a co signer, will that be enough to meet the financial requirements?

Also we have only been a couple from 1/11/2011- now..so about 8 months. Is this relationship too short for a fiance visa. We are really in love and just want to get married as soon as possible.

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Hello, I'm not sure if my situation is unique or not but I do need some further assistance.

Quick backstory. I am 24,f, born in Israel, moved to USA at age 3. Israeli citizen but USA Permanent Resident aka green card holder. Moved back to Israel Sept 2011 without family.

my fiance- Age 29, M, born in UK/UK citizen. Moved to Israel October 2011.

So here is my question. We met in Israel on a language study program. Fell in love. Got engaged. Realized Israel is not where we want to raise our family and employment opportunities are much much better for us in the UK. I am a Dental hygienist ( in the UK i have seen jobs advertised for 35 an hour) and he will probably work at the Bank he left before he moved to Israel. Nothing is in contract but he did leave on great terms and they would gladly have him back if he asked.

So we are in the process of filing a fiance visa. The problem is the financial situation. Right now we are living off of savings because we don't have a job and Israel supports all new immigrants and pays a small sum of money to us each month. Since my Fiance and I don't have jobs here, how can we prove our income level?

His mother is a co sponsor and in the documents provided us with bank statements, a letter saying she will support us financially. She has a property that she owns and we can stay there rent free, this is written in a letter. All documents are original. Plus I have about $15,000 in savings. My fiance also owns a property with his sister which the rent that comes in is around 900 and it was worth 94,000 went it was originally bought.

Do you think that with my $15,000, his property, and his mom as a co signer, will that be enough to meet the financial requirements?

Also we have only been a couple from 1/11/2011- now..so about 8 months. Is this relationship too short for a fiance visa. We are really in love and just want to get married as soon as possible.


There is a thread on this forum entitled 'Changes to spouse visa requirements being announced next week'. Have a read through it as I think it will help you (you can probably skip to page 29 as its mostly speculation before that).

As of the 9th of July, new income rules will apply for fiance and spousal visas. Within the thread I mentioned, a fellow forum member has posted a link to the UKBA's 'statement of intent' which outlines the rules and what you need to qualify.

The statement of intent is very comprehensive and will answer most of your questions.

If you have any further questions after reading the statement of intent, feel free to ask as. This forum has some very useful and friendly members, Good luck with it all.

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thank you for the fast response. I have another quick question, If I paid for my visa application online on june 26th, but We wont be submitting in person until july 26th, which on gets counted for the July 9th rule? It is when you PAY right? God I hope so.

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thank you for the fast response. I have another quick question, If I paid for my visa application online on june 26th, but We wont be submitting in person until july 26th, which on gets counted for the July 9th rule? It is when you PAY right? God I hope so.
You can't do that. Payment for same-day premium service is made when you go up for the appointment so you will miss the 9th July deadline.

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You can't do that. Payment for same-day premium service is made when you go up for the appointment so you will miss the 9th July deadline.
I don't know if she knows about/intends to do Priority service... I am thinking she wants to make sure that it's still o.k. for her and her fiancé to get her biometrics done and hand in her paperwork to the Office that processes Israeli enquiries on the 26th of July without losing the fee that they have paid.

Personally, I think that she's pushing the envelope here (delays can and often do happen), but if they accept 'in person' drop offs, as long as she gets it in before the end of day on the 26th, she should be o.k.

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Joppa- on the UKBA homeoffice website it states this

"What is the date of your application if you are applying from outside the UK?

The date of your application is the date when your application fee is paid to us. This will be the date shown on your payment receipt, which depends on how you paid for your visa application - for example, at a visa application centre or online."

So the date I paid is actually the 28th of June. The visa consulate we are going to is not the one that handles the visas they send everything to Istanbul processing center.

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Also we have only been a couple from 1/11/2011- now..so about 8 months. Is this relationship too short for a fiance visa. We are really in love and just want to get married as soon as possible.
There is no stated duration for the fiancée visa. The UKBA assesses whether your relationship appears to be genuine and enduring, but there is no stated minimum time limit that you must have been in a relationship together.

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