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Hi guys,

Just curious, am looking to move to the UK for work and follow the mrs there too. Have applied to multiple (insurance) jobs already with only one who's come back with a big NO CAN DO! Could anyone please provide some quick guide steps? Basically all I need is either a contact there or a recruitment agency who specialises in this area etc. I'm in the process of getting a work visa but would I need a job offer prior getting the visa? I'm currently working in Dubai and I miss the cold lol and the mrs :( NZ national and Australia is primary home.

Hope someone can assist.
Many thanks,
K.
 

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If your job is not on the shortage occupation list, you're not going to get a job here. What visa is your wife using to come over?
 

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She has a BNO. Would it be easier to get he visa then fly over and look for work?
If she is a British national, then she needs to sponsor you to come over on a spouse visa. She will need to meet the financial requirements set out by the Ukba. Currently 18600 per annum.

She would have to provide UK salary slips and bank statements for 6 months if applying in category A or 12 months in category b, Marriage certificate,Proof of accommodation for you both.
 

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We're not married, just at the GF/BF stage. I've already begun applying for the Tier 5 - Youth mobility visa (think thats the right one). I'm not worried about her, I know she can do what she needs to do. I'm just concerned about myself in terms of whether if I should keep applying for jobs in the hope someone will pick it up or would it be best to get the visa, fly over and then look for jobs?
 

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Nobody considers you until you are in UK with a visa allowing you to work, which Tier 5 YMS visa does. It's only for 2 years which makes some employers reluctant to consider you but there are others.
As a British National Overseas, your wife has no right of abode or settled status so cannot sponsor you for a spouse visa. I assume she is also on Tier 5 YMS.
 

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Her later father is half English/Scottish but they settled in Australia. She gave birth to her son in England who now holds a current British passport. Though for her (GF - not wife...yet) she has an aussie passport and is on BNO?! (does that make sense?) anyway, maybe there's another visa I should consider applying for as opposed to the T5-YMS. Thank you for the advice though (thumbs up)
 

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Unless you have UK ancestry (UK-born grandparent), your options are limited. What kind of UK visa is your girlfriend on at the moment?
 

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Both her late grandparents are UK. She's not currently in the UK atm but I'm just doing my research and homework so I know what visa I need to apply for. I think for her it'll be easy.
 
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