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#1 khmer42


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:59 AM

I've been resident in Southeast Asia for a little over 10 years and have been married to a Cambodian national for 8 years. We have two children who are both British passport holders. We have no plans to return to the UK any time soon but I wouldn't like to rule out the possibility.

The new 9th of July visa reforms have me worried that the laws might get ever stricter to the point where it's nearly impossible to get a spouse visa so it might be a good idea to get one now. I have a few questions:

1: I'm a partner in a company that's registered in Hong Kong. I'm also location independent so could work in the UK. Would I be able to pay myself into the UK and have that count as my income in the application? My salary level is far in excess of the minimum.

2: Regarding the 62k savings, can I just transfer that into a UK bank account before the application or do I have to show that it's been there for a period of time?

3: Do I have to keep the savings in that bank account, or am I free to spend it and move it around again after a successful application?

4: Are there any alternatives to spouse visas where by my wife doesn't have the right to work or public funds but can stay in the UK for a long period of time?

Thanks for taking the time to read this, your inputs will be much appreciated!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

If you have 62k it doesn't have to be in a UK account.

If you have been self employed earnig the required amount and intend to do the same in the UK then you may qualify.

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