Spouse/Partner Visa

A Spouse visa allows you to enter or remain in the UK as a partner. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements.

Your partner must be:

  • a British citizen
  • settled in the UK – for example, they have indefinite leave to remain, settled status or proof of permanent residence
  • refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK

To apply successfully you must also prove one of the following:

  • You are in a civil partnership or marriage
  • You’ve been living together for at least 2 years
  • You are a fiancé/fiancée and will marry in the UK within 6 months of entering the country

 

Documents you will need to provide include but are not limited to:

  •  Proofs of identity
  • Proofs of address
  • Proof of relationship
  • Additional documentation confirming the sponsor meets the criteria
  • Proof of English knowledge
  • Financial evidence

 

A Spouse visa is initially granted for 2.5 years. After this period you will need to extend you visa if you wish to remain in the UK.

You normally can apply for settlement in 5 years.

If you require more info regarding this immigration category, please click here.

Application cost (payable to Home Office) is:

Entry clearance (if you apply from outside the UK): £1523

Extension – FLR M (if you apply from inside the UK): £1033

If you want to bring your children as dependants, the cost for their application from outside the UK is £1523. The cost of an extension from inside the UK is £1033.

Other fees:

Immigration health surcharge: £400 per year. If you apply for a 2.5 year visa the fee would be £1200 if you apply from outside the UK and £1000 if you apply from inside the UK.

If you want a faster decision on your application and are applying from outside the UK, you can opt for priority service – £573 (your application should be processed at the front of the queue;

If you are applying from inside the UK, you will have an option to have your decision within one working day for £800.

Premium service might not be suitable if you had refusals in the past or otherwise have a peculiar immigration history.

Please kindly note that your application processing times as well as the outcome of your application are beyond our control.

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Spouse Visa Extension Spouse Visa Extension

If you are a UK spouse visa holder and your period of leave is due to expire, you will need to apply for a spouse visa extension to remain in the country with your partner.

Spouse visa extension: Eligibility Criteria. 

Relationship requirement for spouse visa extension

The applicant will need to prove that they are in a genuine and subsisting relationship with their spouse who is either:

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Unmarried Partner Visa Unmarried Partner Visa

Unmarried Partner Visa allows unmarried partners to work and stay in the UK. Since 2014, same-sex couples also have been permitted to marry. According to the Immigration Rules and the EEA regulations, the term unmarried partner relationship is be defined as: “Two persons living together in a relationship akin to marriage for at least two years”.

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Fiance Visa Fiance Visa

The Fiance Visa is designed to enable individuals to enter the UK to marry or enter into a civil partnership with their UK-based partner. The applicant and their partner both need to be 18 or over.

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One of the strongest misconceptions related to immigration is to assume that only direct family members can apply for a family visa to the United Kingdom. Direct family members usually imply fiancé, spouse, child, parent.

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UK Ancestry Visa UK Ancestry Visa

If you have family connections to the United Kingdom, you may be eligible to apply for a UK Ancestry visa. Applicants are still eligible even if they or their parents were adopted and their parents and grandparents were not married.

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If you want to come to the UK to join your family, you may be able to apply under one of the following routes:

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If you or your close family member started living in the UK before 1 January 2021, you may be able to apply to the free EU Settlement Scheme. The deadline is 30 June 2021.

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