Update on Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules

http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/jul/18/supreme-court-immigration-rules

I have had many client’s asking me about the recent changes in the Immigration Rules, and so I thought that you may find this article worth a read.

As many of you will be aware there have been major changes in the Immigration Rules, the most major one being that a sponsor must have a minimum income of £18,600.00 to bring their partner to the UK. This income rises for every child that they wish to bring to the UK along with their partner.

For many legal professionals we cannot get our heads around how this is in line with Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which protects a person’s right to a family and private life. It will be very interesting to see how the new Immigration Rules are interpreted by the Courts and Tribunals in the coming months.

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