Which passport she will use for her UK visa application? BN(O) or HKSAR?
my case is that she's holding HKSAR
Does she hold British National (Overseas) status? If she does, I would suggest her to renew her BN(O) passport and use her new BN(O) passport to get her UK visa. She still has enough time to get her new BN(O) passport. Advantages of using BN(O) passport over HKSAR passport for an UK residence visa are outlined above.
Unfortunately even though she was born before 1997, her parents didn't get her a BN(O).
Also brother HKG3, are you by chance familiar with the financial requirements for spouse visa?
I'm starting a 30k job on the 14th Aug and I'd probably get ~1400£ this month, and from September onwards I'll get 2500£ per month.
I am worried that the by the time I get my 6th payslip, I'm still not eligible for sponsoring my soon-to-be wife as they might take the lowest monthly salary (1400£) as reference
But I seriously don't want her to stay in HK with her family for any longer.
Sorry - one more question - are you married? If you are not married to the person you want to sponsor for the UK spouse visa, you will need to provide documentary evidence to the Home Office during the visa application process that you two 'lived together as a married couple' for at lease two years before the application date.
if according to what you mentioned above then I'll most certainly pass the requirements. I'm getting married to her later this year in HK. we would have the marriage certificate at the time of application.
thank you for answer me
If you are getting marry in Hong Kong later this year, you will get a marriage certificate. As Hong Kong marriage certificate is in both Chinese and English, you will not need to translate the certificate into English for the UK spouse visa application.
Some points -
1) Get a few of your and your future wife's own Certify Birth / Marriage certificate from the Hong Kong Immigration department while you are in Hong Kong. You don't want to fly back to Hong Kong to get them!
2) Remember to take some photos of your big day (both with yourselves and the happy couple with relatives) and put some in the spouse visa application for the Entry Clearance Officer to see.
3) Have you think of making records of the communications between you and your future wife for the spouse visa application?
4) Your future wife should start learning to drive and aiming to get her Hong Kong driving licence before coming to the UK if not already done so. A Hong Kong driving licence gained by a driving test in Hong Kong can be exchange to an UK driving licence without test.
5) Banking - she should be thinking of opening an UK bank account in Hong Kong before coming to the UK with either the Bank of East Asia or HSBC.
Sorry for the long post - hope the above is helpful.