1. Dear Muhammad, there will be no change in your wife's status should you get Indefinite leave to Remain. Your wife will remain a Student Dependent until that visa runs out, or she applies for a new visa. However, your wife can apply for a spousal visa as the spouse of a settled person. This will give her greater rights than a Student Dependent visa, as any time she spends on a spousal visa can count towards the necessary five years continuous residence for Indefinite Leave to Remain. However, you should apply for citizenship after one year on Indefinite Leave to Remain. Once you have citizenship, your wife can then get a visa as the spouse of a UK citizen. Be aware that if you have children, you will be able to bring them TO the UK IF you have ILR.
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3. Under the five year route there are requirements as regards ***** ***** also savings. These are as follows:-
4. Dear Muhammad, I regret to say you are not correct in your assertion that there is no minimum income requirement for your wife to become settled in the UK. That would only apply if you were a refugee or received humanitarian protection. As you have not become settled in the UK as a refugee, the usual income and savings limits which apply will continue to apply to your wife. There is no exemption from the income limits and savings limits on a 10 year route. Such an exemption only applies to refugees or those who receive humanitarian protection. However, for you, in getting your 10 year settlement visa, there are no income requirements. The income and savings requirements only apply when you wish to bring another dependent, either into the UK or to seek settlement. They don't apply to the principal applicant.