- This is not current policy -
The policy in this manual ceases to be effective from 29 November 2010.
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WK1.15 Minimum income requirement for dependent children...
WK1.15 Minimum income requirement for dependent children of Essential Skills work visa or permit holders
Immigration Act 1987 s27 (1) (b)
- Essential Skills visa or permit holders must meet a minimum income threshold if they wish to support their dependent child’s (see E4.1.5) visitor or student visa or permit application (see V3.10 or U8.20). The permit holder’s will be assessed against criteria set out in V3.10.1 or U8.20.1.
- The parent’s Essential Skills work permit may be revoked if the dependent child’s visa or permit application is declined under this policy and the dependent child becomes unlawful.
- It will be a condition of the dependent child’s permit and the parent/s permit(s) that the parent/s must maintain the minimum income threshold for the duration of their dependent child’s permit. If the threshold is not maintained the parent/s and child’s permits may be revoked.
Note: Where both parents hold Essential Skills work permits, their incomes may be combined to meet the minimum income threshold.
The minimum income threshold excludes employment related allowances (for example overtime, tool or uniform allowances, medical insurance, accommodation) and must be calculated on the basis of no more than 40 hours' work per week.