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This Practice Note looks at the requirements for meeting the minimum income threshold under the five-year route for settlement when relying in whole or in part on income derived from permitted non-employment sources.
As with the other sources of income that can be relied on, non-employment income is assigned a lettered category (C) in the Immigration Directorate Instruction (IDI) that deals with the financial requirements, and in the relevant immigration forms. These categories are not referred to in Appendix FM or Appendix FM-SE of the Immigration Rules, although the requirements that underpin the split into categories are.
Specified non-employment income of all or any of the following persons can generally be relied upon to meet the minimum income threshold:
the applicant partner
the sponsoring partner, and
in the case of applications for leave to remain by a partner, any dependant child of the applicant partner or sponsoring partner (or, in the case of applications for entry clearance or leave to remain by a child, any dependant child of the applicant partner) who:
has leave in that capacity
has turned 18
remains in the same UK household as the applicant partner, and
continues to be counted towards the financial requirement
Important note: in this Practice Note, 'person' refers to any person whose funds can be
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