New Clause 4 - Minimum Income Requirement: Family members of British citizens with a connection to British Indian Ocean Territory

Part of Nationality and Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:30 pm ar 4 Tachwedd 2021.

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“(1) This section applies where—

(a) the Secretary of State makes a decision under Appendix FM of the UK’s Immigration Rules on whether to grant entry clearance, leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain on the basis of family reunion to a person; and

(b) the sponsor of the person is a British citizen who was born on, or descended from a person born on, British Indian Ocean Territory.

(2) In a decision to which this section applies, the Secretary of State shall not require the person to meet—

(a) a minimum income requirement; or

(b) an English language requirement.”—

This new clause would prevent the Government from imposing a minimum income requirement or an English language requirement when deciding whether to grant entry clearance, leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain to family members of British citizens with a connection to the British Indian Ocean Territory.