Impact assessment

Family migration policy equality statement

UK Visas and Immigration family migration policy equality statement.

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Family migration policy equality statement

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The UK benefits from immigration but not from uncontrolled immigration. The government is committed to reforming all immigration routes to the UK to reduce net migration back to sustainable levels: tens of thousands a year.

The goal is a more selective, more responsive system that commands public confidence and serves the UK‟s economic interests.

We have made major reforms to the economic routes: skilled work, study and settlement from work. We now need to turn to the family route: those seeking to settle in the UK as the non-EEA partner of a sponsor who is a British citizen or a person settled here or as the dependant of the migrant partner.

Published 13 June 2012