I have dual US/UK citizenship, and I was looking into the visa requirements for moving my wife and children (all exclusively US citizens) to the UK. We would all be moving there from the US at the same time, and it would appear to me that they should apply for 'family of a settled person' visas ("settled" in this case meaning I have the right to settle, even though I am not currently resident).
There is a financial requirement for that visa, detailed here, and it looks like it can either be satisfied with a bank balance (which we have currently, but haven't had for the requisite 6 months) or through employment. I make more than the required amount for a spouse + 2 children (£24,800), and I have been at the same job for 5+ years.
There are a few categories for qualification, and it seems that I would best match
5.2. Category A: With current employer for 6 months or more – overseas sponsor returning to the UK
There are two parts to that:
First, the applicant’s partner must be in employment at the date of application and have been with the same employer for at least 6 months prior to the date of application.
Second, the applicant’s partner must also have a confirmed offer of salaried or nonsalaried employment in the UK, starting within 3 months of their return.
What I was considering (and my supervisor has indicated he is amenable to in the past), is continuing in the same position I have now, but working remotely. It is a US-only company, and while I am expecting to pay UK taxes and insurance (I'm sure I'll have other questions on those fronts soon), I don't know whether this satisfies the second condition.
Does this plan seem workable to get that visa, or would it require me to find a position with a UK firm?