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My British partner is currently living with me in Australia. He has been consistently working over the past 12 months, but for different employers. He is currently in a full time role for which he earns over the minimum financial requirement. He has been working there since March. We would like to apply for the UK unmarried partner visa this August, which will mean by then, he will have been with his current job for 5 months. He also has an official job to go back to in the UK for which he will also earn over the financial requirement. With all the relevant paperwork, would this suffice to cover the financial requirement?
 

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He will have to apply under Cat B. He needs to provide payslips (from different employers) over the past 12 months showing he has earned at least £18,600, plus a job offer in UK.
 

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You are both brilliant - thank you for taking the time to respond with your information.

Can you please clarify if the £18,600 figure for the financial requirement is before or after tax?
 

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Thank you Joppa.

My partner and I just sat down and did the calculations and unfortunately we miss the mark by a few thousand dollars.

Due to this we are going to try and see if his UK job offer can put back the starting date so that he may continue to work at his current workplace for a total of 6 months, which means we could then apply this way.

Again, thank you for your information.
 

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So as it turns out my partner received an email overnight and his job offer in the UK can be put back so that he will have been working at his current job for 6 months.

It now means though that his job offer in the UK is a full-time fixed term 1 year contract.

I haven't read anywhere that a 1 year contract would be an issue, he just needs to still earn over the financial threshold - is this correct?
 

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So as it turns out my partner received an email overnight and his job offer in the UK can be put back so that he will have been working at his current job for 6 months.

It now means though that his job offer in the UK is a full-time fixed term 1 year contract.

I haven't read anywhere that a 1 year contract would be an issue, he just needs to still earn over the financial threshold - is this correct?
Correct..... a one year contract is fine.
 

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Thank you Crawford!

Another question, if you don't mind...

I read the link you provided in your earlier reply, and under clause 5.2, that I must apply while my partner is in employment while still in Australia - am I interpreting this correctly?
 

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Yes. Under Cat A, your partner must still be in work in Australia. If he has left his job, you can only apply under Cat B.
 
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