A Glimmer of Hope on the Income Threshold Requirement – MM (Lebanon) v SSHD 2017

R (on the application of MM (Lebanon)) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 10

The long winded battle to challenge the Home Office’s UK Immigration Rules with regards to income requirements for settlement visas, initiated in June 2012, has finally found its final destination – the Supreme Court – in February 2017. The long awaited judgment is somewhat disappointing but does give a glimmer of hope in certain circumstances. Continue Reading →

Home Office appeals against recent High Court judgment on minimum income threshold

Home Office Statement:

“We believe matters of public policy, including the detail of how the minimum income threshold should operate, are for the Government and Parliament to determine, not the Courts. ….”

The long awaited news is out today( 27.7.2013), but No! The Home Office will not be releasing a statement on how they intend to comply with the recent high court decision but will be appealing!

This is to the disappointment of many, especially couples who have been waiting with baited breath to make their spouse visa application following the recent High Court ruling that recommended that the Home Office reduce and ease the  requirement for the minimum income threshold (Currently £18,600 for a couple). Continue Reading →