Migrant workers will need to earn at least £35,000 to qualify for settlement in the UK, says the Home Office.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the change - from April 2016 - would help cut the number of non-Europeans and their dependants granted settlement each year from 60,000 to 20,000.
As Joppa explained above, this new rule applies to Tier 2 migrant workers and not to non EU spouses who still need to meet the current financial requirement of £18,600 a year.Could someone with more knowledge than me please clarify if this £35,000 threshold is just for migrant workers to settle, or if it is for all settlement? Does it not affect settlement for those on spouse visas as these are spouse visas which enable us to work, but not issued purely as work visas?
Source?Well this may all apply to spouses of British citizens.
Which minister?One Home Office minister is already on record admitting all these rules are unfair on British citizens and their families, which tells you all what you need to know about these dreadful rules.