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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant:
    Just curious. Has anyone ever challenged these rules in a court of law?
    Yes repeatedly; so far it has failed.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...non-eu-partner

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    I thought being a BN(O) is one situation which helps: as I had the impression a BN(O) could apply inside the UK - but perhaps someone else could clarify this.

    It's one of the few benefits of a BN(O) as far as I understood it - as a BN(O) is a "kind of British, but not quite a British Citizen"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    Myself and the Kid have British Passports but the Mrs is a HK local, might just have to dump her and go to the UK, probably easier Waahaahaaa LOL
    Presumably she has a BN(O) Passport at least?

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    Responding to this here, so as not to derail the other thread:

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    We have suddenly find ourselves in the position of looking at a potential UK return, and it is a depressing prospect. Although I lived there for 10 years, I left with only indefinite leave to remain. Citizenship eluded me because of the time requirements, having briefly moved to other countries. Benefit of hindsight and all, but it's a pita.

    Anyway, so I am now looking at this seriously. Am I reading it correctly that the 62k requirement must be solely in my name in cash for 6 months prior to application?

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    Income and cash savings must be in the name of the applicant, their partner or jointly.
    Good that the Brexit crash is helping in this regard...oh, the irony of using it to get non-EU immigrants in the country

    Income or cash savings in a foreign currency will be converted to pounds sterling (£)using the closing spot exchange rate which appears on www.oanda.com on the date ofapplication.
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    Hope and pray a bit harder.
    At the rate its going, we could see 1.12 sterling to the dollar soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimwy66:
    Responding to this here, so as not to derail the other thread:



    We have suddenly find ourselves in the position of looking at a potential UK return, and it is a depressing prospect. Although I lived there for 10 years, I left with only indefinite leave to remain. Citizenship eluded me because of the time requirements, having briefly moved to other countries. Benefit of hindsight and all, but it's a pita.

    Anyway, so I am now looking at this seriously. Am I reading it correctly that the 62k requirement must be solely in my name in cash for 6 months prior to application?
    Yup needs to be in sole name of the sponsor.
    I'm going through the exact same thing.

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    no, I looked on the UK government site, it says

    Income and cash savings must be in the name of the applicant, their partner or jointly.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...equirement.pdf
    Last edited by kimwy66; 31-10-2016 at 12:04 PM.
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    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...g-in-hong-kong

    I guess it is a requirement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dossier:
    Yup

    Wife did hers, $900

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