Spouse/Partner visa allows you to bring your non – EEA national spouse/partner to the UK, whether you are married or in a civil partner relationship.
You can also use this route to enter the UK as a Fiancé or as a Marriage Visitor.
To make a successful spouse visa application, applicant must meet the requirements under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.
Once you have satisfied the criteria for the relevant visa under the Immigration Rules (including suitability, relationship, financial and English language requirements), you will then be given initial visa for 30 months which will allow you to work without restriction in the UK and you may also exit and re-enter the country multiple times. At the end of the 30 months visa If you continue to meet all the requirements you can apply to stay for a further 30 months.
After being on the spousal visa for a total of five years, you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. You must submit proof to the Home Office that you have been living together for that time, after which you may be eligible to apply for ILR.
For help and guidance on visa requirements and to make a successful spouse visa application contact us to speak directly to a qualified solicitor.