Kambilia: but the thing is, as far as i know i would qualify for financial assistance in case i can't find a job -jobseekers allowance in this case-
Wrong, this is a contribution based payment.
Kambilia: i know many Polish people claim benefits in the UK, on the same rights as the indigenous citizens do :)
If they have spent time in the UK and paid tax and insurance then of course they have the same rights.[/quote]
that's strange, last time i was in the uk i was told i can apply for benefits until i get a job...and before that, i've only worked as an au pair and haven't been registered anywhere, no insurance or tax payments...well maybe i wouldn't still get it.
Do you really want to scrape by on JSA ?
if i have no choice, why not?
Does your husband speak enough English to stand a chance here ?
hard for me to estimate his level...not perfect, especially the grammar, knowledge of less common words etc :)but that's the language we communicate in everyday so not very bad i guess...
What do you do in China ?
teach english :) so not very useful in the UK, heh. and i doubt there will be some people wanting to learn chinese ...he's going to do an acupuncture course soon, maybe he could do that somewhere...or on our own.
sometimes even we cant get benefits
must be a good reason for that :P
I suspect that studying in Britian is not the only attraction here
course not, it's just an excuse. we have a thorough and cunning plan to suck your country off all possible benefits we can lay our hands on, for which you've paid taxes for so many years. to be honest with you, we're also going to take loans from all the banks we can get them, set up some fraudulent buissness and money laundering, then finally escape back to China, financially aided for the rest of our lives.
unfortunately, there's little you can do to prevent it.
Britain, here we come !!!! :D
he way not even be granted his visa
i think there's little chance of that happening...would they part families to do that? i think it's one of the most important reasons to be given a visa...
If he's a qualified person
not really :) i mean, he didn't study at the uni or anything...just finished high school, then army...
but we may still look online for something...
The second option for him is to come as a student
tuition fees for overseas students would kill us :( with me it's a different story, i'm the eu citizen.
Looks like he is only allowed a visa for 6 months initially
yes, then he will have to extend it for another 6. when i have worked 12 months in the UK without break, he'll be given a visa for 5 years.
ShelleyS: They must have met each other
Sorry, but that bit really may me chuckle ;-)
this is to prevent fraudulent marriage arrangements, when people not have met each other and don't intend to live together, but get married for one side to get a UK visa while the other one is given money etc. like women from Cuba marrying the americans for visas :)
sometimes they ask for proofs of the relationship in the embassy, like photos, letters etc. for this purpose.