A Glimmer of Hope on the Income Threshold Requirement – MM (Lebanon) v SSHD 2017

R (on the application of MM (Lebanon)) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 10

The long winded battle to challenge the Home Office’s UK Immigration Rules with regards to income requirements for settlement visas, initiated in June 2012, has finally found its final destination – the Supreme Court – in February 2017. The long awaited judgment is somewhat disappointing but does give a glimmer of hope in certain circumstances. Continue Reading →

UK Spouse Visa Financial Requirement – Savings Calculator

 UK Spouse Visa Financial Requirement and Supplement Savings Calculator

As most of you may know by now, since 2012 the government has introduced a new income requirement for a British and settled person wishing to sponsor their Non-EU Spouse / partner. This brought the requirement for the British national (sponsor) up to an earning of at least £18,600 per annum, with no third party sponsorship allowed (you can’t get your rich uncle to stand in for you like old times).

These rules have had a disastrous  effect on Brits who are not earning a high income but never the less play very important roles contributing to this nation; people such as teaching assistants, care workers e.t.c, who would not be able to meet this threshold; in fact it is reported that up to 40% of the UK population do not earn this level of money. Continue Reading →