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Visas: Married People

Question for Home Office

UIN 65621, tabled on 27 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to review immigration rules for spouse visas.

Answered on

7 March 2017

The Supreme Court endorsed our approach in setting a minimum income threshold for sponsoring a spouse visa in its judgment in MM (Lebanon) & Others on 22 February 2017.

This requirement prevents burdens on the taxpayer and ensures migrant families can integrate into our communities. We are carefully considering what the Court has said in relation to cases involving children and to exceptional cases where the income threshold has not been met.

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