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  1. #61

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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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    Well, I have plenty of sterling liabilities, so it isn't the end of the world. I wanted to put enough aside to be able to convince UK immigration we can move back without me needing a job first (look what happened to Skyhook's friend... Didn't want to put my family through that)

    That peace of mind is worth a small paper loss for me... And if I dont need to move back I can pay off some of my sterling mortgages, which are also becoming cheaper in real terms given I earn HKD.

    So I'm not too despondent for my overall wealth, my biggest loss is that my children won't be able to work in Europe freely when they grow up.. Very sad for them.

    I did underestimate the scale of Sterlings downfall though, even though I knew which way it would move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    TB test?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Yup

    Wife did hers, $900
    I'm surprised HK is on the list of required TB testing countries, frankly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dossier:
    I'm surprised HK is on the list of required TB testing countries, frankly.
    Just another $$$ scheme
    Since you can only get them from 'approved' centres.
    I'm sure somebody is getting a cut from somewhere

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    My family is in a similar situation to many here. The UK is nice for a long summer holiday but unless they radically change their immigration rules, that's all it's good for in my opinion. I wouldn't want to earn GBP anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Just another $$$ scheme
    Since you can only get them from 'approved' centres.
    I'm sure somebody is getting a cut from somewhere
    Somehow I suspect HK is more at risk of importing TB From the UK, rather than vice versa!

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    Is there actually any reason at all that UK (England & Wales) Marriage Certificate is better than an HKSAR Marriage Certificate?

    If anything, I guess the fact that the HKSAR Marriage Certificate is bilingual makes it more usable in English & Chinese language countries.


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