EXPERT LEGAL ADVICES

Need legal representation? Fill out the form below and one of our qualified legal team will be in touch to discuss your case.




I consent to Aamer Anwar & Co. collecting and storing my data from this form and using it in line with their Privacy Policy.

Follow @AamerAnwar
GET EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE TODAY

LATEST NEWS

MULTI AWARD WINNING SCOTTISH LAWYERS

Changes to the Family Migration Immigration Rules came into effect on 9 July 2012

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect on 9 July 2012. These changes will affect non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK under the family migration route.

These changes will define the basis on which a person can enter or remain in the UK on the basis of their family or private life, unifying consideration under the rules and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

If you already have leave to enter or remain in the UK, on the basis of being the spouse or partner of a settled person, you will need to meet the rules which were in force before 9 July 2012 if you apply for settlement.

The changes include:

  1. introducing a new minimum income threshold of £18,600 for sponsoring the settlement in the UK of a spouse or partner, or fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner of non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationality, with a higher threshold for any children also sponsored; £22,400 for one child and an additional £2,400 for each further child;
  2. publishing, in casework guidance, a list of factors associated with genuine and non-genuine relationships, to help UK Border Agency caseworkers to focus on these issues;
  3. extending the minimum probationary period for settlement for non-EEA spouses and partners from two years to five years, to test the genuineness of the relationship;
  4. abolishing immediate settlement for the migrant spouses and partner where a couple have been living together overseas for at least 4 years, and requiring them to complete a 5 year probationary period;
  5. from October 2013, requiring all applicants for settlement to pass the Life in the UK Test and present an English language speaking and listening qualification at B1 level or above of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages unless they are exempt; and
  6. allowing adult and elderly dependants to settle in the UK only where they can demonstrate that, as a result of age, illness or disability, they require a level of long-term personal care that can only be provided by a relative in the UK, and requiring them to apply from overseas rather than switch in the UK from another category, for example as a visitor.

BOOK YOUR LEGAL CONSULTATION

Need legal representation? Fill out the form below and one of our qualified legal team will be in touch to discuss your case.




I consent to Aamer Anwar & Co. collecting and storing my data from this form and using it in line with their Privacy Policy.

OUR SERVICES

Do you have a legal issue you'd like to find out more about?

View Services

TESTIMONIALS

Read what some of our clients have to say about our services.

View Services

LEGAL AID

Find out whether you qualify for Legal Aid.

View Services

SPECIALIST LEGAL SERVICES

DRUG CRIME

FIND OUT MORE

RAPE &
SEX CRIME

FIND OUT MORE

EXTRADITION & INTERNATIONAL CRIME

FIND OUT MORE

FRAUD & CORPORATE
CRIME

FIND OUT MORE

CYBER & INTERNET CRIME

FIND OUT MORE

MURDER & VIOLENT CRIME

FIND OUT MORE

PROCEEDS OF CRIME

FIND OUT MORE

CRIMINAL APPEALS

FIND OUT MORE

MEDIA LAW

FIND OUT MORE

ROAD TRAFFIC LAW

FIND OUT MORE

IMMIGRATION

FIND OUT MORE

PERSONAL INJURY

FIND OUT MORE

EMPLOYMENT

FIND OUT MORE

LICENSING

FIND OUT MORE

TERRORISM

FIND OUT MORE

HEALTH & SAFETY PROSECUTION / FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRY

FIND OUT MORE

BREACH OF THE PEACE / RIGHT TO PROTEST

FIND OUT MORE

OTHER SERVICES

FIND OUT MORE

PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM SPECIALISTS

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION