Hi, hope someone can shed some light on a couple of questions.
My wife (HK passport), myself (UK born/passport etc) and our two young children (both British passport holders born in HK) want to relocate from HK where we've lived for 8 years. We will be starting a restaurant when we move over to the UK.
I have questions regarding meeting the financial requirements and also having proof of address.
We plan to use cash savings to meet the financial requirement (we have around 200k pounds in various forms and will liquidate the 64k which is needed). Would I still need to find a job before making the application or is that requirement no longer necessary because of the cash savings? I have read conflicting things - people still needing jobs , despite meeting the financial requirements with savings.
Regarding the proof of address, we don't have any UK property and were planning on renting once we get over there - but that would mean no proof of address when we make the application. Is it possible to use my parents' address if I get them to put some bills or whatnot in my name? Or can I just even use their address and say we will be stopping there? I have emailed UK immigration regarding these questions, but I never get an answer - just a generic 'please see the website....'.
I also have an Irish passport - does anyone have any experience of using another EU passport to settle in the UK? Is it a viable option if the UK passport proves to be too much of a ball ache?
Thanks for any advice, and sorry for the long post!