Minimum income threshold for family migrants

The High Court delivered its judgment on a legal challenge to the minimum income threshold for spouses/partners applying in the family route.

The Home Office has paused decision-making on some spouse/partner and child settlement visa and leave to remain applications to consider the implications of the judgment.

The pause applies to applications which would be refused solely because the rules relating to the minimum income threshold are not met.

Applications which meet the Rules or which fall to be refused on other grounds, such as requirements for English language or a genuine and subsisting relationship, will continue to be processed and decided as normal.

Posted in English on Jul 04, 2013.