Hi Tom - I am a UK resident with a British passport now living on the Isle of Wight and working part time with my own construction consultancy business. My wife is aged 41 years with Kazak passport - qualified to PhD level in foreign languages - English, German with native language Russian and Kazak
Hi Tom - yes my own income exceeds £18,600 per annum also my wife owns property in Kazakhstan which is rented out to expat companies and proves her an independent income of about £20,000 per annum - this is paid into local (Kaz) bank accounts - we have formal signed contracts for these rental contracts
Hi Tom - many thanks for your clear and detailed response - my wife already has passed the knowledge of English exam TOEFL in 2011 - her position in Kazakhstan before meeting me was Head of Foreign Language department in Almaty.
At present she is preparing for the ''Life in the UK'' examination - is this really necessary if the application has to be made back in Kazakhstan.
Is there anyway she can apply for this spouse visa without going back to Kazakhstan