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Can a person sponsoring their partner under the Immigration Rules, Appendix FM, meet the financial requirement under Category A if they intend to rely on earnings from an overseas company without a valid job offer from the UK?

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Produced in partnership with Nick Nason of Edgewater Legal
Published on LexisPSL on 05/07/2019

The following Immigration Q&A Produced in partnership with Nick Nason of Edgewater Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can a person sponsoring their partner under the Immigration Rules, Appendix FM, meet the financial requirement under Category A if they intend to rely on earnings from an overseas company without a valid job offer from the UK?

In order bring a partner to the UK, a sponsor must meet the minimum income requirement (MIR).

In certain circumstances, for couples who have met (or have been living) abroad, it is possible to rely on salaried income earned via an overseas employer to meet the MIR. Those circumstances are set out in the Immigration Rules, Appendix FM 1.7: Financial Requirement guidance document.

Category A does make provision for couples returning to the UK from overseas where the sponsor is seeking to rely on overseas employment income. However, in order for income of overseas employment to be counted towards the MIR, the sponsor must also have a con

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