UK Spouse Visa

UK Spouse Visa

If you want to join your spouse in the UK and you are not a citizen of either the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a ‘Family of a Settled Person’ visa.

We can help you with your UK spouse visa application from start to finish. We are here to advise you and handle your application making sure that you meet all the relevant criteria as listed below.

First, you will need to show that your spouse is:

  • a British citizen
  • has settled in the UK
  • has asylum or humanitarian protection in the UK

You must then meet the eligibility requirements and prove that you and your spouse are 18 or over and in a genuine marriage. You will also have to meet the financial requirements for yourself and for any child or children that you have. Our immigration experts will be able to tell you exactly how much that is.

To qualify for this visa, you must also prove:

  • your marriage is legal in your country and, therefore, recognised in the UK
  • you intend to continue living with your spouse in the UK after you apply
  • you and your spouse and any children will have an adequate place to live in the UK
  • you have a good knowledge of English

Your application might be refused if, for example, you have got a criminal record or provided false or incomplete information to the Home Office.

You will usually get a decision on your visa within 12 weeks of applying. A fee is required and you may have to pay a healthcare surcharge.

You will be able to work or study with this visa but you will not have access to any public funds. Your initial stay will be 33 months but you may be able to extend your visa and settle in the UK permanently.

Many people applying for this type of visa are turned down so please contact our specialist immigration lawyers who will be able to advise and guide you through the complex evidence that is required. We will be with you every step of the way.

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