this topic concerns the recent (late 2008) change in financial requirements for a foreign spouse. The reported change on the government website is here:
If anyone has gone through an APRC application under this new rule or has inquired about it with the authorities, please share what you’ve learned.
-the website says that a foreign spouse would “be required to provide proof of income, taxpaying, movable property or real estate ownership, certificate of employment, or a self-written description of work and income to the government for verification”. [color=#4000BF]Does that mean income (and taxes declared) still must be double the minimum wage?[/color]
- the website says proof that your spouse, parents, and in-laws are not receiving public support would meet the requirement. [color=#4000BF]Does that mean that all of them must show proof, or can just the spouse provide documentation?[/color]
-[color=#0040FF]Are the police familiar with this new rule? How is it working in practice?[/color] Different offices may have different interpretations, so how your local office is applying the new rule is of interest.
Any discussion on this topic would be appreciated.