Maybe you got married abroad, or maybe you just so happens don’t get married domestically and your foreign spouse moved back home for some reason. They might not have become a resident, or you didn’t apply for them to join you in the right way, etc. it doesn’t matter now, that part of the equation is over. What do we do about it? So your foreign spouse wants to live with you, but you don’t really know how to begin. If you need help in this endeavor we’re here to help you.
Do they have a disability?
Chances are that it might be harder for your spouse to live in the country if they have a disability. You must show the government a few things.
- That you can take care of your spouse, without too much support. This is crucial at least for a few years. The reason is, healthcare tourism is rife and governments are trying to combat this more and more thoroughly.
- You have the means to support your spouse get around. In other words, you can pay for wheelchairs, you have the right kind of car to load and unload a wheelchair, they have crutches or maybe they have a license for a disabled person’s car.
- Can you pay for their medication? It’s important to have money to pay for the medication that your spouse might need, such as pain killers, prescriptions, or even treatment like physio.
Do you intend to live with each other?
The government wants to know that you are genuinely in love. Yeah, it’s kind of weird that they would ask you this, but as you might know, there is a lot of immigration fraud that goes around. We highly recommend that you talk it out with your spouse to see if you really do want to live with each other and make this relationship work like this. Will you get a mortgage together? Will you have a joint bank account? Will you be able to buy a house or just rent for the first few years? Here are the Requirements for a Spouse Visa that might interest you. Read them carefully and see what kind of proof you need to show, to prove that you have thought about these things and have plans to enact upon them.
Are they ready?
Initially, it might seem like a very good idea. However, they might get homesick, they might feel as if they don’t fit into the culture or they can’t find a job that would give them satisfaction. Moving to another country is a big deal, regardless of whether or not it is for your spouse. Just make sure that they know what they are doing, they have thought about it and that you have exhausted other options.
Moving in with a foreign spouse is a big deal. It’s not easy to settle into another country and move your entire life. That is why these points matter and can impact your life and marriage.