The government have introduced a new income threshold of £18,600 for British Citizens or settled persons who want to sponsor a non-EEA fiancé, proposed civil partner, spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner or same sex partner.
In addition, a higher threshold of £22,400 will be applied to those who also want to sponsor a child under the age of 18 as well as an additional £2400 for each further child.
Furthermore, there will no longer be an automatic route to settlement after 2 years on this visa. Instead, this will be raised to 5 years to prove the genuineness of the relationship.
If you are seeking professional advice and are concerned about the recent changes please call us on 01793 836 010.