DV Solicitors recently received news of a successful extension application under the spouse visa route. This was a very complex application in which our client was relying on her partner’s income from non-salaried employment to meet the financial requirement of £18,600.

The case was complex because whilst the partner’s current job paid him a salary in excess of £18,600, he held this job for less than 6 months. In light of this he needed to show that in the 12 months prior to the date of the application he had earned a salary of £18,600 from all employments that he had held in those 12 months. The partner had held multiple jobs in those 12 months, working as a contractor for various agencies and getting paid weekly with occasional overtime and some periods without work.

Our Trainee Solicitor, Khurshid Ali, who was instructed to prepare this application, carefully examined all the relevant specified evidence and drafted a detailed cover letter setting out in very clear terms to the Home Office how the partner had earnt just above £18,600 in the previous 12 months. Our client was absolutely thrilled with the result and left some kind words. In particular praising Khurshid for going that extra mile to ensure they got the result.

“I have been using DV Solicitors for a few years they are good in their work and strategies. Recently, I had to get my wife’s Visa extension and Mr khurshid Ali was assigned to our case. He helped us through the whole process step-by-step with Mr Rehman overseeing the case. Khurshid went that extra mile on a Bank Holiday Monday, going into the office just to double-check the paperwork… today Khurshid rang me and said your wife’s Visa is approved, so I highly recommend DV Solicitors and a big thank you to all the team.”

Mr H

We were also really happy with this result because in most cases where the Immigration Rules are not met, the Home Office will still grant a visa but will place an Applicant on the 10 year route to settlement which not only causes a delay for Applicants but also means they need to pay additional Home Office and IHS fees before they can qualify for settlement.

For more information on our services please get in touch on 01234 350 244 or visit www.dvsolicitors.com/immigration

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