Originally Posted by Norton
Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
Is this similar to a long stay visa in Thailand? If so the financial requirement of £18,600 is near what it is in Thailand. Doesn't seem excessive given cost of living in UK.
Err, are you just being stupid because you are, or is it simply because you can't be arsed to use your brain?
Like for like, the Thai equivalent, to remain as a spouse, is 400,000 baht annually which equates to £9,000 today but given it has been that for a long time when the exchange rate was much better , the cost has been much less and around the £6000 mark for yonks.
The Uk does not have a category other than as an investor for people subject to control who want to live in the UK but I think one needs to invest a couple of million pounds to qualify. There was a category for retired persons independently wealthy but this closed many years ago and was limited to those with accommodation who had a minimum of £25,000 net
annual income and who could demonstrate close personal ties to the country.