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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 - 12:57
British government announces a major overhaul of family migration policy.
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The British government yesterday announced a major overhaul of family migration policy.

This policy will help stop foreign criminals who avoid deportation and ensure that only migrants who can support themselves financially may establish their family life in the UK.

Furthermore, the minimum probationary period from two years to five years before non-EU spouses and partners can apply for settlement, in order to better determine the genuineness of the relationship and to deter sham marriages.

They are part of the government’s programme of reforming UK migration policy and follow wide consultation and expert advice.

Most of these changes will come into force from the 9th of July this year.

Moreover, migrants arriving in the UK from October 2013 will have to sit for a special examination based on the English language and on facts regarding the UK.

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