Bringing your Partner to the UK on a UK Spouse Visa
If a British citizen gets married to a Non-EEA Resident, a spouse visa is needed for the partner to travel and stay in the UK.
If you find yourself in this situation then a spouse visa could be a viable option of having your partner permanently reunite with you in the UK.
A Spouse Visa UK (also known as Marriage Visa) allows a partner of a UK citizen / a person permanently settled to enter the UK and be able to live, work and study there without restrictions.
Our immigration consultants understand the delicacy and value of such a relationship with your spouse and are ready to assist you.
What is the length of a UK Spouse Visa?
The UK spouse visa is more of a sequential process towards permanent settlement and eventually British citizenship. Each step down the road takes a different duration of time. It can be broken down into two phases.
1. Applying for a ‘Spouse Visa’ entry clearance, and
2. Applying for an ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain or settlement when you are in the UK on a spouse visa
The length of your spouse visa depends on where you are applying from. If you are applying from within the UK, the duration of your visa will be 30 months.
This means that you are permitted to live, study and work in the UK for 30 months. On the contrary, if you apply from outside the UK, your visa duration is for 33 months.
Extension of Spouse Visa
28 days before your spouse visa in the UK is expiring, you can apply for an extension of leave to remain in the UK. Once you have completed 5 years of legal stay in the UK, then the most suitable option for you is to apply for ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ also known as ILR.
This is issued to you by the UK Home Office.
So, the goal here is to spend 5 years on a spouse visa, by getting an extension once or twice and then applying for an Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Some people might call it ‘Permanent Residence’, however as explained above it is called Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Our immigration consultants are highly experienced in helping people travel with their partners after marriage to the UK, reach out to us to get more information in this regard.
Requirements of a UK Spouse Visa
As with all other types of UK visas, a UK spouse visa also has certain requirements.
1. An applicant must be an adult, i.e., they must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
2. The marriage should be legal and the relationship must be subsisting. A sham marriage, for ambiguous purposes, would be ruled out from consideration.
3. The married partners must have the intention of living together permanently.
4. The sponsoring partner should have enough funding to be able to support their Spouse and dependent children if any.
5. As per the current Immigration Rules in place, a sponsoring partner should be earning more than £18,600 annually or should have enough savings to support their spouse.
6. If the marriage involves children, then a sponsoring partner must show enough finances to support the dependent children as well.
7. A sponsoring partner must have suitable accommodation (rented or purchased) for the family.8. Basic English language skills are necessary for the spouse visa applicants, if applicable and a TB test.
How to go About My Spouse Visa Application Process
We layout a simple and step by step process for our clients to prepare their UK Spouse Visa Application from Pakistan.
You are encouraged to talk to one of our UK Visa consultants by booking an appointment. This gives us an opportunity to understand you and your situation in a comprehensive manner.
Thereafter, our Immigration Consultants in Pakistan or the UK develop a strategy suited to your specific situation and it is then thoroughly analysed to develop an immigration solution.
In order to begin with your spouse visa application process, contact us to learn more about the technicalities of the application process.
Our immigration consultants also explain how we can help you go about each and every step, advise you on the documentation and prepare a flawless UK spouse visa application.