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My wife and I moved to London from USA 6 months ago. I hold

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My wife and I moved to London from USA 6 months ago. I hold a UK passport but my wife holds a USA passport. My wife is on a work visa and is a pre-school teacher. I understand in April a law starts that she would need to make 35,000 pounds by 5th year. As she is a teacher there is no way she will make that salary. Can we combine salaries in 5th year.
I am very concerned. Thank you for answer.
Paul Hyams
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
after 5th year my wife would like to settle in England with me. My wife was approved for work visa on April 5, 2015. Seems crazy a new law can go into effect after she was approved. To come here I was her sponsor.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry my wife is on a spousal visa so I understand the 35,000 pound salary at the end of 5 years does not apply. I understand it is on a Tier 2 visa and not on a Spousal visa. Please confirm.
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
As she is on a spouse visa, she does not need to meet the rules under the points based scheme which require a minimum of £35,000 for her to settle here.
She only need to meet the minimum £18600 salary rules when applying for an extension of leave to remain when her current visa expires.
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