How to calculate the cash savings requirement for a UK Spouse visa

09 May 2024, 08 mins ago

Are you planning to apply for a UK Spouse Visa and wondering how to meet the financial requirements? One of the key criteria for obtaining this visa is demonstrating that you have enough cash savings to support yourself and your partner without recourse to public funds.

For anyone entering the route before 11 April 2024 and for their subsequent applications, the financial threshold was set at £18,600, rising to £62,500 with reliance on cash savings. If children are included in the application, this amount increases by £3,800 for the first child and £2,400 for each additional child, up to a cap of £29,000.

On 11 April 2024, the financial requirement rose to £29,000, and £88,500 for those relying on cash savings. Additionally, there is no longer a requirement for additional income when children are part of the application.

For applicants who submitted their applications before 11 April 2024, transitional provisions apply if they:

  • Have permission as a partner on the five-year route to settlement, or as a fiancé or proposed civil partner at the application date.
  • Submitted their initial application as a fiancé, proposed civil partner, or partner before 11 April 2024, and obtained permission accordingly.
  • Are seeking permission to remain with the same partner they were previously granted permission through.

Meeting all these requirements is necessary to benefit from the transitional arrangements.

Meeting the financial requirement for a UK Spouse Visa through cash savings requires careful planning and documentation. By understanding the eligibility criteria and following the steps outlined above, you can confidently calculate your cash savings and submit a strong visa application. Remember to consult the latest guidance from UKVI and consider seeking advice from immigration solicitors. With thorough preparation, you can increase your chances of a successful visa outcome and begin your journey to reunite with your loved ones in the UK.

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