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My husband is in a job where he gets a fixed monthly base salary of £1,208.60 equivalent to £14,499.96 a year; Not enough to meet the £18,600 but he gets monthly commissions and every 3 months he gets a bonus. If we add the last six months wage slips the total gross pay comes to £11,843.33 which if doubled would be £23,686.66 a year.

Now, one wage slip came £19 short from the £1550 but the previous and next pay slip made up for the £19, 27 times. I thought surely they cant refuse it simply by one wage slip that was missing £19 when the other months made up for it exceedingly but now Im worried. Ive submitted my application because I was confident but I have been reading various posts where the ECO's refuse applications for the stupidest things. Should I be worried at all? Should the employee's letter say something in specific?

Also how would I go about filling Appendix 2? Would it be Income from salaried employment, Cat A? If so what would I put in

3.11 what is your sponsor's annual income from this employment before tax?

if its £14,499.96 they will surely stop looking and say we don't meet the financial requirement but there is no other place where they ask about commission or bonus. I know I cant write down £23,686.66 because it is not fixed. Do I write down and average amount? If so how do I calculate an average monthly income to make this annual income? Do I add up the 6 pay slips total gross income and divided by 6?
 

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If you are applying under Category A they take the lowest pay slip and multiply by 12. Your application will likely be put on hold because you won't meet the requirement.
 

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Thats not good. Thanks for the reply. My question still stands though, I need to know how to answer the question or how to go about it to make the best of it. Does anyone else have an input in this.. please! Joppa??
 

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I have paid and submitted my application (online) I have biometrics at the end of the month.
 

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Has your husband been in the job a year? If so you should apply under Category B and supply 12 month 's worth of pay slips. As I said, if you have 1 monthly pay slip under £1550 under Category A you don't qualify.
 

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He has been in that job a year but he only got promoted six months ago and has earned what I stated above. We cant apply in cat B because he was in part before these 6 months and before that he was here with me in Mexico. Where can I find this rule where the payslips have to be £1550 at least, or that they take the lowest payslip? I really thought I had a chance because I thought they used an average not the lowest. I'm well upset right about now. Its not gone through and its doomed to fail already. I really cant take this anymore.
 

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The guidance has changed when fixed pay is combined with commission, overtime or bonus, and under Cat A, you take an average of your commission, bonus etc over 6 months and add to your basic pay. So in your case, if the basic pay is £1,208.60 and the commission came over 6 months to £4,591.73, then you add £765.28 to basic pay, making it £1,973.88, so comfortably meeting the £1,550 target.
I don't know how you have completed Appendix 2 (which hasn't been revised to take account of the latest revision, making it tricky to fill in), but what you should do is to write £23,686.66 under 3.11 and attach a sheet showing how you've arrived at it (using my example if you like). Just complete another Appendix 2 and attach it to your supporting documents when sending off to Bogotá.
New guidance is in 5.5.4.:
Overtime, commission-based pay and bonuses will be counted as income from employment where they have been received in the 6 or 12 months prior to the date of application as applicable. Sometimes the person will receive the same amount of income from overtime each month; sometimes overtime payments will vary, with different amounts (if any) each month. All overtime in salaried employment will be calculated based on the approach to income from non-salaried employment. This will be an annualised 6-month average for the overtime which will be added to the level of the gross annual salary.
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/s...DIs/chp8-annex/section-FM-1.7.pdf?view=Binary

Also see the example of working out commission-based pay in 5.5.6.
 

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So don't worry, don't panic. Carefully prepare the note to be attached to Appendix 2, showing your calculations as in 5.5.6 (check and re-check your figures to ensure there is no mistake) and complete a fresh Appendix 2. Staple the note to Appendix 2 so it won't get detached and lost.
If you put a misleading figure on online application, make a correction in the printed-out copy and attach a note that you have done so.
 

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Thank you so much! you don't even know how much of a relief your answer gave me, you simply are the best. :pray2:
 
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