- Exploring the new Appendix FM guidance
- Original news
- Briefly, what is the background to the new guidance?
- What does the new guidance say in regards to taking into account the best interests of the child in decision making?
- What does the guidance say regarding how a decision-maker will assess whether there are exceptional circumstances such as would render a refusal of leave to enter or remain a breach of Article 8 ECHR, in relation to not meeting the financial requirement in Appendix FM and not meeting any of the relevant IR, where an application has been submitted under, or considered under, Appendix FM?
- Are any aspects of the new guidance controversial?
- Do you have any practical tips for lawyers?
- Do you have any predictions for future developments in this area?
Immigration analysis: Julian Norman, barrister at Drystone Chambers, and Matthew Davies, partner and head of immigration at Wilson Solicitors LLP, examine the new guidance on family immigration requirements following the Home Secretary’s statement of changes to the Immigration Rules (IR) HC 290. The guidance provides further information as to how the Home Office will interpret the new ‘exceptional circumstances’ provisions.
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