The UK government’s plan to raise the Spouse Visa or Partner Visa Minimum Income Requirement (MIR) to £38,700 has been modified, and they are now indicating that the MIR will initially rise to £29,000 in Spring 2024. Subsequently, it will be incrementally increased to £38,700.
It is crucial to note that individuals in the UK with an existing visa will not be affected by this increased threshold. If you already have a family visa within the five-year partner route or apply before the minimum income threshold is raised, your application will continue to be assessed against the current income requirement, and you will not be required to meet the increased threshold. The same applies to children seeking to join or accompany their parents.
Furthermore, those granted a fianc(é)e visa before the minimum income threshold is raised will also be assessed against the current income requirement when they apply for a family visa within the five-year partner route.
However, it is important to be aware that individuals already in the UK on a different route who apply to switch into the five-year partner route after the minimum income requirement has been increased will be subject to the new income requirement.
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