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A spouse visa allows individuals who are married to someone, present and settled in the UK, to apply for entry clearance to the UK. This will allow your spouse to live and work in the UK. Leave is usually granted on a 30-month basis and this can be extended for a further 30- months. Once a period of five years is completed lawfully in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR), as long as your marriage is still subsisting and you continue to meet the necessary financial requirements

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UK Spouse Visa requirements

You will need to meet the following requirements, to be issued with a UK Spouse visa:

1. You and your Partner will need to be 18 years old or over;


2. You have met each other and have got married to someone who is either a British
Citizen or holds settled status in the UK;


3. If you are unmarried partners, you will be required to demonstrate through extensive
evidence that you have been living together for a period of at least two years. This
evidence can be joint bank statements, tenancy agreements and letters in joint
names;


4. If you were previously married, you will need to demonstrate that you are no longer
in a relationship with that person;


5. You will need to prove your knowledge of English and provide a Secure English
Language Test at minimum level A1, if you hold a nationality that is outside the EEA
and Switzerland.


a. If you are from a majority English speaking country, you will not be required to
demonstrate your knowledge of English;


b. If you have a qualification that is equivalent to a UK degree that was taught in
English, you will need to provide a UK NARIC letter confirming the same;


6. You are meeting the financial threshold of £18,600 per annum, or alternatively have
savings for a set period of time. Please note, the minimum threshold increases if you
sponsor a dependent child;


7. You will be required to pay the Home Office fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge,
which is currently set at £624 a year. These fees are correct at the date of writing.
However, are subject to change and we always recommend that you check gov.uk.

Spouse Visa Processing

Processing times differ depending on visa type and other factors. The average processing time for a spouse visa is between 8-12 weeks from the date of your biometric appointments. However, applications can take up to six months. if your application is delayed, the Home Office usually gets in touch to notify you of the delay

Spouse Visa Refused?

If your spouse visa has been refused, you will be given a right of appeal. The Appeal process can be a lengthy process, we will assess your refusal and provide you with the necessary feedback and next steps

Contact us

To request support and assistance with your Spouse visa, book your free initial consultation with our immigration solicitors on 0161 835 2446 or use the contact form below.



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