Switching visas in the UK is when someone who currently has leave to remain there decided to switch to being in a different visa programme. One of the options is switching to a civil partner visa where the proposed applicant is in a same-sex relationship or is already in a civil partnership. The benefit of switching into a civil partnership visa is that your case for remaining as a civil partner may be stronger than your claim to extend your current visa. If you are currently in the UK with a valid leave to remain for a period more than 6 months and are a civil partner to either a British citizen, a person present and settled in the UK, you can apply to switch into a civil partner visa from inside the country as long as you continue to meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules.
An application for switching into civil partner visa from inside the UK is submitted to the Home Office by completing application form FLR (M).
The civil partner visa is one of the UK’s longer lasting visas and is also extendable to cover the possibility of gaining indefinite leave to remain after 5 years.
The process is reasonably straightforward, like many other visa programmes it is all down to eligibility. The main areas of eligibility for switching to a civil partner visa are;
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