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Re: Spouse Visa and Unpaid Leave re Financial Requirement

Post by archilochus » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:56 pm

Hi Seagul,

I have an annual bonus that has ranged from £0 to £20k in the past 6 years, which is paid every January.

My past 6 months basic salary (without any bonus) has been over £16k.

Is B an option? Thoroughly confused now!

Thanks

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Re: Spouse Visa and Unpaid Leave re Financial Requirement

Post by seagul » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:11 pm

archilochus wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Hi Seagul,

I have an annual bonus that has ranged from £0 to £20k in the past 6 years, which is paid every January.

My past 6 months basic salary (without any bonus) has been over £16k.

Is B an option? Thoroughly confused now!

Thanks
Lets take another look thoroughly. Give the wages figures without bonuses and also give the bonuses figures without basic pay during the last 12 months. Also what is your current annual basic wages?
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Re: Spouse Visa and Unpaid Leave re Financial Requirement

Post by archilochus » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:20 pm

Hi Seagul,

Last 12 months:

Basic: c£36k
Bonus: c£8k

Thanks 👍

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Re: Spouse Visa and Unpaid Leave re Financial Requirement

Post by seagul » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:39 pm

archilochus wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Hi Seagul,

Last 12 months:

Basic: c£36k
Bonus: c£8k

Thanks 👍
Great. Under category A you will be failed:

804.16*12= 9649.92+8000= £17649.92

But under category B you can easily meet the requirement by bypassing your lowest wages figure in last 6 months:

category B;

1st part: Your annual gross wage which is £36000 is well above to £18600 at the time of application.
2nd part: you have earned well above than £18600 during the last 12 months.

Simply apply under category B by attaching 12 months of payslips and correponding bank statements. Also attach an employer letter clearly stating your annual basic wages and bonuses. Also attach a covering letter and shows above calculation as how you can meet the requirement through category B and dont leave on caseworker to calculate who may assume it under category A and reject your application by taking the lowest wages figure under category A.
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Re: Spouse Visa and Unpaid Leave re Financial Requirement

Post by archilochus » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:11 pm

***** Update ******

Thought I’d share this update I’ve received from someone on another forum who has had this problem and got their visa:

Here it is:

‘Just apply category B and mention in your cover letter that you took unpaid leave in the month of August and submit 12 .months banks statements and payslips. Honestly don't stress about it like I did. I had taken 6 weeks off! Are you on a salaried employement? I know category B is for employement less than 6 months but you can just explain again in the covering letter you have applied via category B to supply 12 months of bank statements and payslips because of the month off you had. Good luck! You'll be fine! I got approved and honestly I didn't even apply under the right category. I only found out after applying I should of done it under category B but I applied under category A. Just wanted 5o give you the advice I got given to stay on the safe side. Submit 12 months.’

Hope this helps other forum members!

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Re: Spouse Visa and Unpaid Leave re Financial Requirement

Post by seagul » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:10 pm

archilochus wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:11 pm
I got approved and honestly I didn't even apply under the right category.
Dangerous manoeuvre. I think the correct advice you have already received which exactly matches with this success experience now might put your mind on ease.
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Re: Spouse Visa and Unpaid Leave re Financial Requirement

Post by geoeng » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:42 am

seagul wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:10 pm
archilochus wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:11 pm
I got approved and honestly I didn't even apply under the right category.
Dangerous manoeuvre. I think the correct advice you have already received which exactly matches with this success experience now might put your mind on ease.
Agreed, you have no problems meeting the requirement and hopefully you're convinced of that now. My situation when I applied was similar where I had some unpaid time off while changing jobs a few months before applying. Provide what seagul mentioned and you shouldn't have any issues, cover letter is a good idea as the unpaid leave may not be clear just from the application form as you've remained employed by the same employer.
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Re: Spouse Visa and Unpaid Leave re Financial Requirement

Post by Fififadi » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:42 am

archilochus wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:11 pm
***** Update ******

Thought I’d share this update I’ve received from someone on another forum who has had this problem and got their visa:

Here it is:

‘Just apply category B and mention in your cover letter that you took unpaid leave in the month of August and submit 12 .months banks statements and payslips. Honestly don't stress about it like I did. I had taken 6 weeks off! Are you on a salaried employement? I know category B is for employement less than 6 months but you can just explain again in the covering letter you have applied via category B to supply 12 months of bank statements and payslips because of the month off you had. Good luck! You'll be fine! I got approved and honestly I didn't even apply under the right category. I only found out after applying I should of done it under category B but I applied under category A. Just wanted 5o give you the advice I got given to stay on the safe side. Submit 12 months.’

Hope this helps other forum members!
This gives me some hope! Thanks for posting this!

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