Marrying an EU Citizen in the UK (Spouse Status?)

If you are a British national or have UK settled status and are planning to marry an EU citizen in the UK, it will be important to understand the immigration status of your new spouse. The following guide provides an overview of the position for UK and EU nationals getting married in the UK, including […]

Spouse Visa Application (Need Help?)

spouse visa requirements

The UK spouse visa remains a challenging immigration route into the UK. In an effort to deter sham marriages and prevent non-genuine spouses from being able to come to the UK, the visa and evidentiary requirements for applicants are strict, which can be problematic even for genuine couples. An upsurge in the number of spouse […]

Spouse Visa Requirements (Applicant Guidance)

spouse visa requirements

As a non-UK national spouse or civil partner of a UK citizen, you do not automatically acquire immigration rights or lawful status in the UK. You will instead have to apply to the UK Home Office for permission to come to the UK to live with your spouse. As part of the application, you need […]

Partner Visa UK (Eligibility Requirements!)

If you are looking to apply for a partner visa to join your loved one in the UK, read on for a summary of the eligibility requirements you will need to meet and an overview of the process for making an application. The UK immigration rules don’t make it easy for families to stay together. […]

Unmarried Partner Visa UK: Applicant Guidance

Unmarried partners from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland have to apply for a UK visa to join their partners in the UK. What is the unmarried partner visa, who is eligible and how do you apply? What is the Unmarried Partner Visa? The Unmarried Partner Visa UK comes within the Family Visa category, […]

Switching from Tier 4 to Spouse Visa

tier 4 to spouse visa

If you are currently living and studying in the UK under a Tier 4 student visa and are married to or in a civil partnership with a UK settled person, you may be looking at the spouse visa as an option to remain in the UK after your studies. Switching from Tier 4 to a […]

Spouse Visa Extension (Stay in the UK)

spouse visa extension

If you are a UK visa holder living with your spouse or partner and you are looking to extend your stay in the UK, you will need to make an application for a spouse visa extension. You will be eligible if you are the spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner of either: a British […]

What is the Financial Requirement for the UK Spouse Visa?

To join your spouse in the UK under the Spouse Visa, you will first need to prove you meet the financial requirement. If you are a non-EEA national partner, fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner of a UK resident, you will need to apply for a spouse visa to live with your future spouse or civil […]

Remaining in the UK Following a Relationship Breakdown

The breakdown of a relationship between a couple with international backgrounds can lead to complex immigration issues, especially when one partner relies on the other’s immigration status to remain in the UK. Civil partnership dissolution, divorce or separation can leave non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals in a vulnerable position and it’s not always clear what their rights […]

Marriage Visa Help (Home Office Crackdown Ahead)

On the 2nd March 2015 the Marriages and Civil Partnerships Regulations 2015 and associated Orders will be implemented. The Regulation will strengthen the Home offices position as they attempt to expose sham marriages and civil partnerships in the UK. Tougher checks on proposed marriages, or civil partnerships, will be reviewed by the Home Office if […]