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    Default Settlement Visa hard so visitors visa meanwhile?

    Thanks to this gov i can't afford to bring my (should have been wife) back to England on a settlement visa.I'm furious,she will be sad to say the least when i tell her.I wanted marry her , but how can you be close to someone who is on the other side of the world? Anyway,i'll still show her some of the delights England has to offer. I'm thinking of a six month tourist visa.Any advise would be most welcome , as always.

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    Peter, I think if you put a proper title on your thread instead of your name you might get a few answers on the subject

    Surely the Government are not preventing you from marrying her, you can still do that so no need to disappoint her on that subject.
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    thanks, getting married is what we both want .Who knows what will happen in the future?

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    Which part of the rules stop you from bringing her over on a settlement reason or is it just the costs?

    Whichever part, you need to get motivated and overcome it, or she does if it's the English language requirement, then you'll both be better off :-)

    It's similar to me saying I want to live down South in the UK, but thanks to this gov I can't afford to :-(

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    It's the cost of earning at the minimum 18,600 a year. Im not on that money . I can afford to keep her on my wage. The figure that the gov has come up with shows that they don't have a clue. I'll get her back even if it's only for a short time.

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    How can you not earn £18,600?

    Get Two jobs if you need too.


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    Maybe the op lives in an area with not many opportunities or maybe in a lower paid profession. A friend of mine and his wife have applied for a settlement visa on 5th July 2012, he would not pass the financial requirement of £18,600, he earns £15,000, he 49 years old.

    You seem to be making lots of sweeping statements recently, not everyone is fortunate enough to earn £18,600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prioritypress View Post
    How can you not earn £18,600?

    Get Two jobs if you need too.
    I give up.

    Whilst I agree I am cynical in the extreme...I am not the "snidey" so-and-so you make me out to be!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prioritypress View Post
    How can you not earn £18,600?
    I've got to to find a lower paid job then
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    What I find unfair about the financial requirements is the 'all round' disparity with regards London/Southern wages compared to other regions in the UK.Within the company I work for a London based engineer would receive a 'london weighting' on his pay,and whilst this is understandable due to the living costs down 'sarf' it still doesn,t make it fair in situations like this.
    BTW..I could have 4 kids on my basic and pass the requirements...but if I had 5 kids I,d have to live in London!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTG View Post
    I give up.


    As you might say:
    GTG - you can earn £18,600 in McDonalds!

    My wife's first job in the UK is £19,970 plus commission!

    I also know plenty of people (admittedly Poles and Brazilians and even Thais with two jobs...maybe they have some sort of work ethic?)

    Typical attitude of people who take no responsibility for their own actions/lifestyle.

    They have enough money to travel halfway around the world to Thailand on holiday but no money to bring the "wife" over?!!!

    Jokers...Need to get their priorities in order...or it must be everyone else's fault..

    Probably all Labour voters!


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    Nick, give the guy some slack - and there's not a McDonalds within 15 miles of where I live! We know nothing of his personal circumstances and its up to him whether he wishes to expand further. I can think of a whole host of reasons that could affect a persons abilty to work/earn more.

    The bigger, moral question, is whether that inabilty to reach such a threshold should impact on someones ability to live with / marry the spouse of their choice? Practicalities are finally kicking in and that by and large, is as a result of this Govt's approach to reducing immigration. But that won't change with a change of Govt. So it won't go away.

    A difficult situation for the O/P and none of his making - he's just a victim of politicians follies - and I don't mean the current Govt's actions, although they have settled on a pragmatic, soft target to help achieve their aims.
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    On this topic, I would also fail with the new financial requirements.

    What relevance is Labour voters to the subject?

    And before anyone posts anything, I have voted Conservative all my life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prioritypress View Post
    GTG - you can earn £18,600 in McDonalds!

    ..........................
    I also know plenty of people (admittedly Poles and Brazilians and even Thais with two jobs...maybe they have some sort of work ethic?)

    Typical attitude of people who take no responsibility for their own actions/lifestyle.

    They have enough money to travel halfway around the world to Thailand on holiday but no money to bring the "wife" over?!!!

    Jokers...Need to get their priorities in order...or it must be everyone else's fault..

    Probably all Labour voters!


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    1. What a startlingly rude post.

    2. What a startlingly unhelpful post.

    3. What a factually inaccurate post. Yes I actually spent time I could have been cuddling the Mrs to find out that only McDonalds management hits that payscalehttp://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/whatmakesmcdonalds/questions/work-with-us/training/what-is-the-average-salary-of-a-mcdonalds-restaurant-employee.html
    and in any case even if you were right on that point a google search or a walk down the pub bight reveal the extent of low pay in Britain.

    4. What a post full of assumptions and insults. Joker...work harder.... None of them remotely well founded so far as anyone can tell.

    If you can help do so, if you can advise do so. If not stay on the non advice social and entertainment type threads.

    There is absolutely no excuse or reason to "pile into" new members in the way you have done. It adds nothing to the community.


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    It seems Mr prioritypress likes his facts and also likes to annoy/insult people, I thought after last nights and today's posts he would consider toning down his opinions and actually offer some help!

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    Practical Steps

    Peter. What would you estimate your earnings to over the next 12 months and more to the point what kind of earnings do you think your fiance might achieve. Also are there any relatives or good friends who might provide financial support in the equasion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribal Fusion View Post
    It seems Mr prioritypress likes his facts and also likes to annoy/insult people, I thought after last nights and today's posts he would consider toning down his opinions and actually offer some help!
    Nothing wrong with (accurate) facts. Are you speaking for yourself or acting as a spokesman for a particular group?

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    Peter read the statement of intent, family migration June 2012. You can download a pdf from UKBA website, soi_fam_mig, there are 71 pages.

    It's possible to achieve the figure of £18,600 by various means, it's not impossible, but a lot harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caller View Post
    Nothing wrong with (accurate) facts. Are you speaking for yourself or acting as a spokesman for a particular group?
    I always act alone, but if others agree, then that is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caller View Post
    Nothing wrong with (accurate) facts. Are you speaking for yourself or acting as a spokesman for a particular group?
    I sugest that this is not on topic and that both of you Mr Tribal Fusion and Caller might want to read this post again

    http://thailand-uk.com/forums/showth...hailand-UK-com Been going longer than facebook

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    Post #18, offering help on the topic, post #15, not offering help on the topic.

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