Every EU migrant can stay in UK after Brexit: all 3.6 million to have residency rules or get amnesty
Yeah I've been married for 7 years to my HK wife. I'm British and we have a 6 year old daughter. We have looked into the British thing and given up on the idea. If we want to be closer to my family, maybe we will move to somewhere in Europe that doesn't treat us with contempt.
It has also affected our ventures into the property market. I had intended to buy in the UK but now we are put off that idea too and looking elsewhere. Well done British government on alienating your citizens.
When are you looking to move? If you can hang on in Hong Kong for another couple of years I suspect the non-EU spouse restrictions will be relaxed... and the Great British Peso devaluation might mean you can afford a London penthouse with your HKD
I have another question about meeting the financial requirement, if any can help! We plan on meeting the financial requirement with cash savings, but my wife thinks that we can just use the value of our shares, without liquidating anything. I checked the website/notes and it just says:
If income has been earned from investments, shares and/or stocks in the 12 months
prior to the date of application and the relevant asset was then sold, we will consider it to
be held at the date of application and that income may be counted towards the financial
requirement, provided that investments, shares and/or stocks of an equivalent volume
have since been purchased in the same company and are held at the date of
My wife reckons 'income' can mean the value of the shares we own, whereas I think it means dividends etc. I emailed them asking for clarification and they said to just check the guidance notes/website.
Does anyone have any experience of meeting the financial requirement with cash or shares? Any (more) help would be greatly appreciated! Ta!