Hello, I am an Austrian citizen living in the United Kingdom since 5 years. My wife (non EU) first got an EEA visa (5 years) and has to apply for an ILR now. She has been working all the time and has an income of about 30k net a year. I am self-employed, my income is much lower (around 5k yearly), because I am in education for a new business. We never claimed benefits. Is it enough for a successful application that my wife as a Non-EU earns most of the money or does it affect that my income is low at the moment? Thank you very much.
Thank you for your reply.
That means the over-all-income is the most important thing?
I think, Home Office want to see that applicants can survive without benefits.
If not, the ILR will be probably denied.
Is that right?
And ... is it an advantage to apply through a solicitor? Is it possible to increase the chances of getting the visa?