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im a carer looking after my mother, i own my own home, have a good decent savings bank account, presentable bank statements etc

can i bring my wife to the uk as a carer ?
all the criteria required?
how long will the process take?


please let me know , thanks
 

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What is your wife's nationality? Where does she live? How long have you been married? Does she speak English well enough to pass the English test at A1?
 

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she pased her A1 , its certifictate is valid until november 5th.
shes pakistani, we were married march.

thanks joppa, i notice you disabaled private messages, can i pass my whatsapp phone number to you.

Because im carer my situation is not the norm
i apprecate your help thanks
 

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she pased her A1 , its certifictate is valid until november 5th.
shes pakistani, we were married march.

thanks joppa, i notice you disabaled private messages, can i pass my whatsapp phone number to you.

Because im carer my situation is not the norm
i apprecate your help thanks

You can contact Joppa on these pages only, I'm sorry

Jo xxx
 

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I don't do PM and I don't enter into correspondence. If you want confidential advice, I suggest you contact an immigration advisor.
 

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i dont need confidential advice

ok....i get carer's allowance/income support....total amount about £105 per week
i own my own house...so no housing cost
have healthy bank accounts ...around 4 grand in total

should that be ok?

ive just arrived back in uk & started enquiring around ...before most likely to hire a "GOOD" solicitor i guess
 

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You can't bring your wife as carer, only as your spouse.
As you get CA, you are exempt from financial requirement and must meet maintenance requirement of having £114.85 left each week after paying for rent or mortgage and council tax. You need to pay £600 in health surcharge, plus visa cost.

If £105 is all that you get, it won't be enough on its own. We don't know how they translate savings into weekly income. If it's over 2.5 years - the length of spouse visa, it will be 4000 / 52 / 2.5 = 30.76, so together you will have at £135.76. Take away council tax.
In addition you need to meet the relationship requirement - genuine, non-sham marriage and suitable accommodation.
 

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thanks for reply, Is £114.85 definite figure i need to aim to?

...i can get a few hours a week / £20 a week job.....so my new income would be £107.70 + £20 = 127.70 will this be enough?

i talk to my wife on whatsapp almost everyday & can print all the archives out
my house is suitable

i have lots of wedding photos...but only few social photos together. i regret not taking more photos together ...i just taken 1 or 2 when we went out to mcdonalds & the odd 1 at a park

i been going to few solicitors but in all honesty best advice i get from here
some solicitors are not the brightest ...i was amazed

hopefully i can get this £20 a week job....wait few months...then apply
what do you think?
 

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Yes, that's possible. You can try with your savings, but as I said it's not clear how they work out weekly income from that.
Haven't you lived with your wife at any time since your wedding?
 

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yes we stayed the whole month of april together, in hotels & exploring different cities

im in 2 minds now..to apply now or to wait & get that extra £20 a week job and to apply then.

i want to bring my wife here soon as possible but sametime i want to do it correct.

i been to few solicitors ...but i find them greedy & i think they dont care if my application passes or not because they get paid regardless. I get same & better advice from here.
 

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I'd wait till you start earning extra income. Wait till you get a couple of payslips.
 

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how many months shall i wait after earning extra income?

is = 45.60, ca = 62.10...so my total weekly income is £107.7
+ 4000 / 52 / 2.5 = 30.76 = £138.46 .....which is over £114.85
what are my chances if i apply now ....50-50?
 

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Can't say but it will be much better after you've worked for a while in your new job. They say up to 6 months or any shorter period you have been in work.
 

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yes few people told me 3 months of wage slips or bank statements of wages is good enough


(A) im thinking to do a £20 a week job / which involves 4 hours of leafletting ....This does not affect my is & ca....& my total is £127.70 (+ savings to how ever they work it out) .....
or
(B) a £100 a week job as a pizza delevery man ....which abolishes my is ...so my total £162.10

i prefer option A doing the £20 a week job.
 

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6 months or any shorter period you have been in work, is in the guidance.
You listen to anyone else at your peril.
If you keep contradicting, I suggest you stop asking here.
 

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i only found this forum recently & the advice here is the best! ....absolutely brilliant
before i knew its existance was talking to 2 solicitors who were clueless
anyway i only have faith in & follow the brilliant advice here

thanks joppa, appreciate your helpful advice
looks like il get a new part time job

i just want to ask if you think a few hours a week of a £20weekly salary is enough?
...so my total weekly income will now be £127.7
+ 4000 / 52 / 2.5 = 30.76 = £158.46

i dont know if i mentioned...but i dont have any housing cost
& i outright own my 4 bedroom house, no mortgage
 

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You still pay council tax which must be deducted from your weekly net income.
 

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i phoned & they told me im excempted from council tax
now im thinking to apply now OR wait upto 6 months of my new job & apply then
 

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It's up to you. Relying on savings is a bit dodgy, as there is no clear guidance on how they translate into income. Waiting 3 months in your new job is much better. You must state your council tax is covered wholly by council tax benefit.
 
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