OK, well thats put a bit of a spanner in the works!
I've just spoken to UKBA and they were about as useful as a chocolate tea pot!!
The person I spoke to wouldn't say if it was a definite fail not meeting the wages criteria or not.. Part of me thinks I should still go for it because they look at things by a case by case,, I think? and anyone with half a brain would see that we've got things covered and not a threat to the benefits system!
In your professional opinion, do you think it would be worth a risk putting the paperwork together and making payment to get the ball rolling for the visa??
Or option 2,, we marry outside the uk and directly apply for a spouse visa before we return? Would you mind answering some questions on this please.
Is there any time limits on how long we have to be together before we apply to come in to the country after getting married?
How does her being Australian and not european effect the visa process?
Basically, is it as straight forward as it is in my head.. we meet up in Paris, we get married, and in the next few days we get visa forms sent off. Some time later (a couple of weeks?) we get an email granting us our visa, we then book tickets to come home and live happily ever after??
But, if I need to come back to the UK before the visa is granted so I can start my new job, would my wife be able to come in on a holiday visa and wait for the spouse visa to be granted as it was applied for whilst we were outside the uk??
Just as I thought this was coming to an end it all unravels!!...
Thanks for your time UK Lawyer!