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This was something that came up in my conversation with an immigration specialist today, and we've seen a bit online but are struggling a bit to figure out what it all means.

The High Court ruled that the minimum income requirement is unfair and urged the Home Secretary to lower it to about £13,00.

Does anyone know more about this? Is this something that is likely to happen? Any idea when that might come into effect, if at all?
 

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It was an initial phone call, I'm not using an immigration consultant at the moment. From what I've gathered as I browsed as a guest, members are typically able to avoid using a solicitor because of all the support they get on this site. So support and help from peers is what I was looking for.
 

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This was something that came up in my conversation with an immigration specialist today, and we've seen a bit online but are struggling a bit to figure out what it all means.

The High Court ruled that the minimum income requirement is unfair and urged the Home Secretary to lower it to about £13,00.

Does anyone know more about this? Is this something that is likely to happen? Any idea when that might come into effect, if at all?
Hi,

Here is the link to the issue you are talking about.

BBC News - UK spouse immigration rules 'unjustified', High Court says

It's not in effect yet, I wish it was :( . They have rejected my fiance via application based on that..
 

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And it's unlikely to go into effect.
Than why they have hold some of the cases and waiting for some amendment to this law. it would be so unfair for those applicants whose cases are on hold for months in this hope just to find out later that they got rejected based on the financial requirement. I am happy that at least they did not keep mine and just sent the refusal letter...
 

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Than why they have hold some of the cases and waiting for some amendment to this law. it would be so unfair for those applicants whose cases are on hold for months in this hope just to find out later that they got rejected based on the financial requirement. I am happy that at least they did not keep mine and just sent the refusal letter...
Surely they would have known they don't meet the financial requirement before applying? So why is that unfair?
 

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They are on hold while things are being discussed and options considered. That doesn't mean that there will necessarily be a change. They could decide that the financial requirement is just and fair or they could decide it needs tweaking. It could be adjusted a little, a lot or not at all.
 

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Hi Melb,
no you still need 18,600 I think. in british pound.
I think it is unlikely to change, especially considering the person who earns that wage has to support two people intially.
 

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It won't be dropped to £13,000 because that was the level before the rule change last year, which had led to mass increase in family migration from outside EEA. They are just getting the numbers down, so the current financial level is central to their continuing strategy to bring migration down and keep it there. If the appeal fails, Home Office will go to the Supreme Court and then Europe, so it will be a long time before the final outcome is known. Other changes which may be considered include allowing applicant's job offer in UK, some kind of regional variations (to account for differing cost of living) and limited third-party support.
 
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