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Supreme Court Hearing Ruling – Challenge To Foreign Spouse Income Threshold

By Paul Aslett on February 22, 2017 in UK Visa Information Thailand
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Supreme Court Hearing Ruling – Appendix FM

Supreme court hearing Ruling.The UK’s highest court is due to rule on the legality of Government financial measures that are hitting British citizens who want to bring spouses or partners into the UK.the Supreme Court justices will announce decisions in a number of challenges brought against a mandatory “minimum income” immigration requirement which opponents say is “obstructing family reunion for tens of thousands of people”.The cases center on a measure that a UK sponsor must have a minimum gross annual income of £18,600 before they can apply for spouses or partners from non-EEA (European Economic Area) states to join them.

Source The Telegraph 

Give proof of your income – appendix FM

You and your partner must have a combined income of at least £18,600 a year if:

  • you’re applying as a partner
  • you want to settle in the UK (get ‘indefinite leave to remain’) within 5 years

You must prove you have extra money if you have children who are not:

  • British citizens
  • EEA nationals
  • permanently settled

You’ll need to earn an extra:

  • £3,800 for your first child
  • £2,400 for each child you have after your first child

This is called the ‘minimum income requirement’.

You may be able to use your savings instead of income.

How you prove you have the money depends on how you got the income.

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