Are you a non-EEA citizen who wants to come to the UK for more than 6 months to join your husband, wife or civil partner?
Is your partner a British citizen or permanently resident in the UK?
If you answer yes to these questions you may be eligible for a UK Spouse Visa
Why not let our friendly, OISC regulated experts help you determine if you are eligible for a Spouse Visa and navigate the application process?
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In order to be eligible for a Spouse Visa you and your partner must be:
You must also satisfy certain minimum English proficiency requirements and it may be necessary for you to pass an English test set by an Approved Test Provider.
The minimum financial requirements are designed to ensure you and your partner have enough money to adequately support yourselves without relying on public funds.
You can apply for a Spouse Visa both from outside the UK and from within the UK when extending an existing visa or in certain other circumstances e.g. switching from a Fiancé Visa.
An application form must be completed and submitted with supporting documents.
Applications from outside the UK must be done online and you will usually receive a decision within 12 weeks.
Alternatively you can expedite your application by using the priority service that is available in most overseas countries.
If applying from within the UK, you have the option to apply by post or to use the Home Office’s premium in person service.
You will usually receive a decision within 8 weeks if you apply by post.
If you use the Home Office’s Premium in Person service you can expect to receive a decision on the same day.
If your application for a Spouse Visa is successful you will be granted a visa for 33 months if you applied from outside the UK and for 30 months if you applied from within the UK.
Spouse Visa holders are entitled to work and study in the UK.
At the end of your visa’s term you can apply for your visa to be extended for by a further 30 months.
You can apply to settle in the UK – i.e. for indefinite leave to remain in the UK – after having lived for 5 years continuously in the UK under a Spouse Visa.
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