hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX i am 21 years oldin 2012 i am getting married from pakistan. considering the new immigration rules i have few questions.i am severely sight impaired/blind and receive low rate disability living allowance and low rate employment and support allowance. i will be stopping employment and support allowance due to finding work. my salary for the year will be around 12k to 13k.will i need to meet the new financial requiremnt?the girl who i want to marry, her mum is blind and cannot see at all. will i be able to sponsor them both or only the girl?thank you
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Thank you for your question. I am sorry you have had to wait for a reply. Can you provide more information.Are you a British citizen? If not what basis are you in the uk? Where is your fiancee? Is she pakistani? Is she applying for a visa? Can you provide more detail about the circumstances?
Thanks. the new rules come into force in respect of applications made after the 9th of July. The wording of the rules is not crystal clear but you will definitely have to be able to meet the financial requirement if the rules remain unchanged. So you will need an income of 18,600 between you or saving of 2.5 times any shortfall. So far as her mother is concerned you will need to show that she is wholly dependent on her daughter and can be maintained her without recourse to public funds. Your fiancee will also need to pass the language test and meet the other requirements .I recommend you wait a little time to see how the new rules are implemented in practice and also if they are challenged .Please let me know if I can clarify anything
thanks for the reply.
The rules were put beofere parliement in June and come into effect on the 9th July
It is correct that if you are in receipt of disability allowance then you do not have to meet the income requirement this applies if you are receiveing any of the following:
(i) disability living allowance;
(ii) severe disablement allowance;
(iii) industrial injury disablement benefit;
(iv) attendance allowance; or
(v) carer's allowance;
However your fiancee must provide specified evidence that you are able to
maintain and accommodate yourself, the applicant and any dependants
adequately in the UK without recourse to public funds. This would mean additonal public funds ( i.e. as a result fo your wife and or her mother being here) not any disability allowance you receive.
ok. one last question.
You dont have to but if you do not and your fiancee has not got a job or a skill that commands a decent salary then you may struggle to show adequate means.
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