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Hi,

My partner (from the USA) is in the UK on a spouse visa but he will be hoping to apply for a settlement visa when ready. We are getting married this summer. We both have permanent jobs.

I read in the news that the settlement visa laws are changes in the UK and that an applicant will need to earn over 35,000 pounds in order to apply for settlement- is this true? Does this apply to married partners?

I hope it doesn't- we'd like to buy a house here, but we don't want to if our future here is uncertain!

Many thanks if anybody can shine any light on this!
 

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I think you're talking about the tier 2 visa change? Hm.
Out of curiosity, what visa is your partner on? I didn't think Americans could work in the UK and then switch to spouse visa while on that visa.
 

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No, he came on a spouse visa and then got a job here.

Is the new law just for people on tier 2 visas?

Thanks!
 

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Do you mean unmarried partner visa? Spouse visa is for people already married.

The new law is about Tier 2 applicants.
 

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He came on an unmarried partner visa (which was called a spouse visa when we applied) as we lived together for a long time. We are getting married this year.
 

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Well, the new law is for Tier 2 visas, I think you will be fine.
 

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He came on an unmarried partner visa (which was called a spouse visa when we applied) as we lived together for a long time. We are getting married this year.
Good luck, and have a lovely wedding!
 
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