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Spouse & Partner Visa UK

Spouse Visa Solicitors

We are specialist immigration solicitors in London & Croydon dealing with spouse visa applications and have a strong reputation in assisting family members and partners to enter, remain and settle in the UK. We offer competitive pricing and offer a bespoke immigration service to all our clients to ensure an excellent service and a successful outcome.

Spouse, Civil Partnership, Unmarried Partners, Same Sex Partner Visas (Settlement visas)

These types of visas are for Spouses, Civil Partners, Unmarried Partners and Same Sex Partners who intend to join their spouses or partners who are either British Citizens or Persons with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) living in the UK, or returning to the UK.

Those applying for this visa will be able to live and work in the UK for the duration of their leave and may be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after 5 years.

People already in the UK may also be able to apply for leave to remain in the UK as Spouses, Civil Partners or Unmarried Partners, by switching from a different immigration category. In many cases we have successfully assisted people in the UK who are overstayers to secure leave to remain based on human rights arguments.

In certain circumstances, dependant children of the applicant can apply for settlement at the same time.

Applicants must satisfy stringent eligibility requirements and submit specified documentary evidence. The strict financial requirement in particular has been the subject of much litigation and criticism. Our immigration solicitors have specialist training in this area and are best placed to guide you through the process.

Spouse and Partner Visa Applications 2024

The new Spouse and Partner Visa Applications financial requirement will apply to applicants who are making their first application on the partner route on or after 11th April 2024. The applicant must provide specified evidence of a gross annual income of at least £29,000. Alternatively, the applicant can show specified savings of £16,000 and additional savings of an amount equivalent to 2.5 times the amount which is the difference between the gross annual income and the total amount required.

Applicants must also prove that they satisfy the English language requirement. To do so, the applicant must sit an approved test, by an approved provider at an approved test centre. It is important to note that these are regularly subject to change.

Obtaining good quality advice can prevent applications from being delayed or being refused which can cause a lot of stress for applicants and their family members.

Our Immigration lawyers provide comprehensive advice and submit well prepared bespoke applications to UK Visas and Immigration. Our aim is to ensure that in each case the evidence is fully and properly submitted with detailed representation to emphasise that all the rules are met for the application to be approved.

Successful applicants applying from abroad will be granted entry clearance for 33 months or 30 months if the application is made from inside the UK.

Applicants may then apply for a Spouse Visa Extension for a further 30 months. After 5 years you may be eligible to apply for Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Spouse Visa Applications can be refused if they are not prepared properly. In line with aims to lower net migration, officials will refuse applications where they are not persuaded a requirement is satisfied or where a supporting document is missing. Should you find yourself in this position, our team of expert immigration solicitors can assist you in swiftly challenging or appealing a negative decision.

Fiance & Fiancee Visas

Fiance and Fiancée Visas are for people who are not married but are intending to get married in the UK.

The fiance or fiancee must intend to join their partner who is either a British Citizen or a person who is settled in the UK and must intend to get married within 6 months of entering the UK.

This visa is particularly useful for people who have friends and family in the UK who they want to attend their wedding but who would otherwise not be able to travel abroad for one reason or the other. It is also a good option for people who rather get married in the UK because of work commitments or some other reason, including any difficulties associated with travelling abroad.

We have represented many clients who have been concerned by the possible scenario of marrying abroad and being refused entry to live in the UK. The fiancé visa eradicates that concern because the rules allow someone on a fiancé visa to marry in the UK and then apply for an extension of leave to remain in the UK as a spouse for 30 months without leaving the UK.

As with other visas there are number of requirements including financial, accommodation and English language requirements which must be satisfied to make a successful application, and this is where our immigration lawyers can assist.

In addition to providing advice and completing the application we will also advise on the conditions attached to this visa and how a person changes their Immigration status from being on a Fiance/Fiancee visa to becoming a person with leave to remain as a spouse or partner.

Our Immigration lawyers will advise on all the documents required for these applications and will assist with the entire application, from start to finish through to securing the decision. We offer fixed fees to achieve it all.

For further information and a free telephone consultation, call our Central London or Croydon offices today on 0208 681 5128 and speak to one of our senior lawyers.

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