Showing that you meet the financial requirements for your Spouse Visa application is one of the critical parts of the process. This aims to prove that the applicant can support themself and any dependents.

Minimum income requirements

You must meet the minimum income requirements to apply for the visa successfully. For the Spouse Visa, you and your partner must earn a minimum of £18,600 a year combined, or have cash savings at the appropriate level.

You may also need to prove that you have additional funds available to support your children if they are not British or Irish citizens, are not permanently settled, or do not have Pre-Settled Status.

If this applies to you, you will then need to prove that you have an additional:

  • £3,800 available for your first child
  • £2,400 available for each child after the first one

‘Income’ in this case can be either of the following:

  • Income from your job, before tax and national insurance
  • Income from self-employment
  • Pension money
  • Cash savings (above £16,000)
  • Property rental income
  • Pension
  • Investment dividends
  • Interest from savings
  • Maintenance payments from a former partner
  • UK Maternity Allowance, Bereavement Allowance, Bereavement Payment, and Widowed Parent’s Allowance
  • Payments under the War Pensions Scheme, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, and the Armed Forces Attributable Benefits Scheme
  • A maintenance grant or stipend (not a loan) associated with undergraduate study or postgraduate study or research
  • Ongoing insurance payments
  • Ongoing payments from a structured legal settlement
  • Ongoing royalty payments

Documents to prove you meet financial requirements

Depending on the sources of income, you may be able to include different documents. Please note that savings can also be part of the available income.

You may want to include one or several of the following:

  • Bank statements
  • Payslips
  • Letter from your employer

Documents must showcase your and your partner’s income. If including a letter from your employer, this must be dated on headed paper and include specific information confirming your (or your partner’s) job, salary, contract type, and how long you have been in this role.

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