Update on Family Visa Rules Challenge:The High Court Verdict

High Court has rules on UK family Immigration Rules: Not unlawful but could be Disproportionate.

(MM & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department(2013)) – 5 July 2013

Unfortunately the High court in a landmark appeal challenging the new rules as unlawful has in decision by Justice Blake, to the disappointment of many, concluded that the rules were not unlawful.

He, however, he did find that the earnings threshold would amount to a disproportionate interference with family life if combined with one of the four other requirements in the rules – e.g. an inability to supplement a shortfall in income with savings, unless the savings were over £16,000. Continue Reading →