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Hi all,

Just after a little clarification regarding the partner visa.

I am soon to be sponsoring my partner who wishes to live with me in the UK and who is applying under Category A + D from Australia where I will be providing most, if not all of the financial requirements laid out in the rules. All being well.

I have accessible cash savings of £24,000 but am actually on a relatively low income of just over £1,000 a month of which I have pay slips for the past 6 months. The cash savings have also been in my account for over 6 months now.

So will she qualify based on my earnings/savings?

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drl989
 

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If you earn £12,000 gross, you are £6,600 short. To meet the shortfall through savings, you need 6600 x 2.5 + 16000 = £32,500 in savings, so you are short by £8,500. Unless she has savings to that value, you don't meet the financial requirement. You can boost your income through overtime or getting a second job, but her income doesn't count.
 

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Hi,

Thanks for your response. In actual fact my Gross Pay is just over 15,000 per annum.

Therefore, by my calculations, the shortfall is 3,600.

2.5 X 3,600 + 16,000 = 25,000

Do you agree?

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You said your monthly pay was £1,000, which I took to be your gross pay. So your gross pay is over £1,250 a month. You didn't make it clear. Your calculation is correct.
 

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Savings.

Thank you, the advice you provide is so very much appreciated.

I do have one final question. If and when the visa is granted will I have to retain the savings for further review down the line by the UKBA? As in, am I then able to utilise the money and move it around?

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In 2.5 years you'll have to apply for FLR (M) which has the same financial requirements. The good news is that your spouses income will count toward meeting the requirement.
 
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