States that the husbands have to be able to support and accommodate their wife without recourse to public funds.
The admission for settlement of husbands and fiancés of Commonwealth citizens or aliens was dependant on the decision of the Home Secretary who had to be satisfied “that there were special considerations which rendered exclusion undesirable” or if, in the case of Commonwealth citizens, they had a grandparent born in the UK.
Implementation of work permits, allowing temporary residence.
Made deportation possible for both aliens and Commonwealth citizens in case they violated a condition or overstayed.
Preserved the rights of dependants to enter as secondary immigrants.
Discretionnary power given to immigration officers.