Increase the earnings thresholds for people wishing to sponsor migrants for family visas
Last updated: 11:20am 12 July 2018
Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.54We will increase the earnings thresholds for people wishing to sponsor migrants for family visas.
Since 2012, individuals who are applying to bring a partner to the UK from outside the European Union must meet the minimum income requirement of £18,600. The threshold for applicants who are bringing a dependent child increases by an additional £3,600, and a further £2,400 for each additional child.
The government has yet to release a proposal on how to change this legislation and increase the threshold above the current minimum wage requirement. Until such time as we see some evidence of government action on this matter, we will be marking this one as ‘not started’.
- Reality Check: Conservative manifesto on immigration – BBC
- The Minimum Income Requirement for Non-EEA Family Members in the UK – The Migration Observatory
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