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Moving back to the uk...advice

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Hi all,

I am a Pom, married to an Aussie.

we moved here six years ago, first to Sydney then the last two years on the Gold Coast. I've now got dual citizenship.

weve had two kids during that time and whilst I've muddled along, I've been homesick the entire time. Coupled with thus my aging parents and breeding siblings, I'm desperate to return home.

finally my husband has agreed to move back.

has anyone here done the move? How did you go getting your spouse the British visa?

are there any big ticket items to consider that might not be obvious?

for those who have made the move, is it what you expected? Every trip home, I've been in heaven.

thanks in advance.

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I think you need a job offer earning a certain amount or quite a lot of savings in the bank, someone will be able to tell you more.

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The visa will require you to have a job paying at least £18.5k a year or £62k of funds in the bank. These funds have to have been in the bank for 12 months unless it is from the sale of a house.

 

The other big things are shipping.

 

One important point to consider is location. Don't just move back to your home town. Research it as if you had never lived in the UK. Look at jobs and things and which areas are best for you.

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Delve into your DH's ancestry first - does he have a UK born parent or grandparent perhaps because then he could be citizen by descent or get an Ancestry visa. If not that then look to see if there is any Irish or other European ancestry which might get him a passport. Failing that it'll be up to you to get a well paying job and sponsor him but the spouse visa does have (negative) implications for you as a family accessing any government funding. Good luck, it's a tough gig getting a non EU spouse back into UK unless you are very well heeled.

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Thanks guys. It's a visa minefield!

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Thanks guys. It's a visa minefield!

 

Could you possibly recruit an agent to help or to get some advice? Id guess they have agents who specialise in UK visa's who may be able to even get you on the right track.

 

Cal x


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Thanks guys. It's a visa minefield!

 

Not really, it's pretty straightforward as there's only one visa you can apply for. The big potential obstacle is the financial requirement. If you can meet that, the rest is fairly simple


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Try to move to the South East the job market is good shite everywhere else

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Thanks guys. It's a visa minefield!

 

How so? There is one visa to apply for and, other than there are some financial requirements which some struggle with, it is a straightforward application process.

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