UK marriage visa income requirements

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When you apply for UK marriage visa some minimal income requirements appear.

You and your partner must have a combined income of at least £18,600 a year if:

  • you’re applying as a partner.
  • you want to settle in the UK (get ‘indefinite leave to remain’) within 5 years.

You must prove you have extra money if you have children who are not:

  • British citizens
  • EEA nationals
  • permanently settled

You’ll need to earn an extra:

  • £3,800 for your first child
  • £2,400 for each child you have after your first child

This is the called the ‘minimum income requirement’.