The extreme difficulty that accompanies UK spouse visa process is expected to get even more complicated post-Brexit according to leading immigration lawyers in the country. Many migrants in the UK can only communicate with their families through calls, audio or video, because of the high rate of spouse visa refusal (one of the highest among all categories of visa) given its strict visa requirements and very high cost. As of today, the minimum income requirement for UK spouse visa is £18,600 with an additional £3,800 for a child. A further £2,400 is required for each additional child after the first. This income criterion makes it impossible for above 40 percent of the British population to bring their spouses and children to the UK. Families that meet these requirements are thereafter required to pass relationship tests to affirm the legitimacy of the marriages. Many legitimate marriages are unfortunately denied visa due to excessive scrutiny and to make matters worse a statement released in March revealed that in case an applicant meets all the requirements but misses just an interview, the Secretary of State is empowered to refuse such application. Post-Brexit With Prime Minister Theresa May and her team doing all they can to seal UK's exit from the EU bloc, the number of families who will have to live a long distance apart will most likely increase. EU nationals will be required to apply for a visa come 2021 as their freedom of movement between the UK and EU expires. When this happens, multinational EU-UK couples will face the same strict requirements as of UK spouse visa. Some couples will be required to prove their relationship in order to get the necessary visa before the 29 March 2022 deadline. Brexit will see more families separated as a result of strict visa requirements. To get your possible Immigration options, approach Immigration News now, and we will also evaluate your profile with our Immigration experts and advise you whether you are qualified to apply or not.
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