Starting 9 July, family members of Filipinos and other Non-European nationals would have to meet minimum income requirements and maximum probationary period to test the genuineness of relationship between the UK sponsor and the spouse/partners.

The new immigration rules were announced on 11 June 2012 s for non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK on the family migration route. These new rules “will also unify consideration under the rules and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, by defining the basis on which a person can enter or remain in the UK on the basis of their family or private life.”

The most significant changes to be applied to new applicants starting 9 July 2012 are the following:

If your application for an entry clearance has been refused, you may call the Immigrant Visa Center for assistance at (02) 634-8717 or text your concern to 0917-526-8472.

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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