Partner or spouse visa

Applying to bring your partner or spouse to join you in the UK? Seraphus is here to assist you in navigating the complexities of your visa application.

Introduction to partner or spouse visa UK

This visa allows you to bring your partner or spouse to join you to live and work in the UK for the duration of the visa. The partner visa is for unmarried partners who have been living together in a committed relationship akin to marriage for at least 2 years.

You can apply to bring a partner or spouse to join you in the UK if you:

Eligibility requirements for a partner or spouse visa

To make a successful visa application, you and your partner or spouse will need to meet the eligibility requirements for the specific visa, which broadly are:

Partner visa

If you are applying for a partner visa and you have been in a relationship with your partner for less than 2 years, you may still be able to be able to make a visa application, but you will need to provide evidence that:

Duration of a partner or spouse visa

If successful, a partner or spouse visa will normally have an initial grant of 2 years and 9 months if applying from outside the UK or 2 years and 6 months if applying from within the UK. You must apply for an extension to the visa prior to the visa expiry date and if successful this grant will be for a further period of 2 years and 6 months.

After living in the UK for 5 or 10 years depending on which route the partner or spouse visa is granted (this will depend on whether all the requirements were met), an application can be made for indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

10-year route to the 5-year route

It is possible to switch from the 10-year route to the 5-year route for indefinite leave to remain in the UK on a partner or spouse visa if circumstances change and all the requirements under the Immigration Rules can now be met. However, the time spent in the UK which counts towards indefinite leave to remain application may be reset. 

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We specialise in providing personalised support to help you navigate the complexities of the application process, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.

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