Spouse Visa

Spouse Visa

 

If you would like to join your partner in the UK and they currently hold settled status, you can apply for something known as a Spouse Visa, Partner Visa, Fiance Visa or Unmarried Partner Visa. A Settlement Visa of this type allows you to live in the UK for up to 30 months, after which you may apply for a further extension of 30 months if you continue to meet the requirements. This can then lead to an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), which gives you permission to settle in the UK permanently(Settled Status).

A Non- European national can apply to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as a spouse/partner of a British Citizen  or a person who has settled status, refugee leave or humanitarian protection under a Spouse Visa, Unmarried Visa or Partner Visa.

If you are outside the UK and would like to join your partner in the UK and they currently hold settled status, you can apply for something known as a Spouse Visa, Partner Visa, Unmarried Partner Visa or Fiance Visa. If granted, this Visa will allow [you to reside in the UK for up to 30 months, after which, if you meet the requirements, you can apply for an extension of 30 months. This can lead to an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

 

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This visa applies to a non-European national spouse, civil partner, umarried or same-sex partner of a British Citizen or a person who has settled status. The qualifying criteria under the Immigration Rules are Suitability, Relationship, Financial and English Language Requirement. Once granted, this Visa will allow you to reside in the UK for 30 months, with the option to extend.

You may wish to apply for Settlement (ILR) in the UK after a 5 year period of residence in the UK. An alternative option is via the 10 year route which only needs to satisfy the Suitability and Relationship Requirements, however, you will need to show insurmountable obstacles to family life with your spouse or partner overseas.

After a 5-year period, you can apply for settlement (ILR) in the UK. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply under the less stringent 10-year route which overlooks the financial and English language requirement, although you will need to show insurmountable obstacles to family life with your spouse or partner continuing overseas.

If you do not meet the Spouse Visa requirements for either route you may be given permission to remain here on the basis of your private life, subject to evidence that you have resided continuously in the UK for a required period of time. Both the private life and 10-year settlement route can only be made via applications from within the UK.

In order to be eligible for a Spouse or Civil Partner Visa, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • you and your partner must be over the age of 18;
  • you must have met each other in person and be legally married;
  • you must intend to live together;
  • you must have enough money to support yourselves and any dependants without claiming public funds;
  • you must have suitable accommodation for you, your partner and any dependent children;
  • the sponsoring party must earn more than £18,600 per year, or have enough savings to support yourselves. This number increases if you have dependent children;
  • and your partner must satisfy the English language requirements.

If you’ve been living with your spouse in another European country, you may also be eligible through the ‘Surinder Singh’ route.

To apply for a spouse visa contact us to get your application started today.

In order to be eligible for a Spouse or Civil Partner Visa, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • you and your partner must be over the age of 18;
  • you must have met each other in person and be legally married;
  • you must intend to live together;
  • you must have enough money to support yourselves and any dependants without claiming public funds;
  • you must have suitable accommodation for you, your partner and any dependent children;
  • the sponsoring party must earn more than £18,600 per year, or have enough savings to support yourselves. This number increases if you have dependent children;
  • and your partner must satisfy the English language requirements.

If you’ve been living with your spouse in another European country, you may also be eligible through the ‘Surinder Singh’ route.

To apply for a spouse visa contact us to get your application started today.

One of our immigration experts will assist with each step of the application process, ensuring essential requirements are being properly met and demonstrated in order to reach the successful outcome required. When applying for this type of Visa the application form needs to be completed correctly, along with sufficient evidence to demonstrate the legitimacy of your relationship as this could be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful decision.

We will consult with you via phone, in person (onsite or at your preferred location) or via social media and Skype. We will tailor our consultation and communication methods to your individual needs.

We will assess your eligibility for a Fiance or Proposed Civil Partner Visa, checking through all documentation and evidence to satisfy the Home Office requirements; as well as completing your application form

We will highlight the merits of your case, using relevant legislation to support your application.

You will be given a letter of Representation which will be then submitted with your application

We will liase with the Home Office until a decision is made

Contact us now on (+44) 20 7887 1916, complete the online form or send us an email to get in touch with one of our immigration lawyers about your Fiance or Proposed Civil Partner Visa.

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