The Home Office currently allows family members to help out. Your South African grandparent can give you the sum required (£62,500) to meet the financial requirement. The money needs to be a gift from the relative and written confirmation is required for spouse visa application.Hello
I would like to if the new income rule ( Third Party ) for the UK spouse visa can be a Grand parent that lives in South Africa ? Or does it need to be someone that Lives in the UK already ?
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...fe_as_a_Partner_or_Parent_-_5-year_rou....pdf Page 58“Exceptional circumstances” means circumstances which could or would render refusal of entry clearance or limited leave to remain a breach of ECHR Article 8 (the right to respect for private and family life), because refusal could or would result in unjustifiably harsh consequences for the applicant, their partner or a relevant child, or would result in unjustifiably harsh consequences for another family member whose Article 8 rights it is evident from the application would be affected by a refusal.