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  • We write further to your enquiry. We would be happy to arrange an initial free telephone consultation with one of our Senior Associates in order to discuss your enquiry in more detail.

    If you have a British passport after Naturalising as an EEA National, your child may be able to make an application under the new settled status scheme provided by the Home Office. This would allow for your child to register their details in line with the system. Your child will need to show that they have lived in the UK with you for 5 years.

    >Permanent Residency is an application route that was provided for by EEA Regulations, after

    Brexit these regulations will no longer apply. A settled status application allows for a simpler basis of application and requires far less evidence in support.

    If your child was born after you were granted permanent residence yourself your child may in fact already be a British National. Please contact us so that one of our Senior Associates can take further instructions from you and advise you further.

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  • We write further to your enquiry. We would be happy to arrange an initial free telephone consultation with one of our Senior Associates in order to discuss your enquiry in more detail. Although we appreciate you have collated the documents, please see below a summary of the key requirements for a Partner based visa-

    Suitability Requirements - although the Rules set out a number of factors to be taken into account, these factors can be categorised into two categories - criminal convictions and immigration breaches (whether in the UK or elsewhere)

    English Language Requirements - unless you are a national of a majority English speaking country, you will need to evidence one of the following-

    (a) that you have a degree or higher that was taught in the UK

    (b) that you have a degree or the equivalent of a degree or higher that was taught in a majority English speaking country

    (c) that you have a degree or the equivalent of a degree or higher that was taught in English and verified by UK NARIC

    (d) That you have passed the A1 Life Skills examination with IELTS

    Relationship Requirements - you will need to evidence that you were both free to marry before you married each other in the UK and that your relationship is genuine and subsisting. We would expect to see documents such as proof of living together/cohabitation (if applicable), photographs, messages and other communication to evidence a genuine and subsisting relationship.

    Immigration Requirement - you must currently hold a visa in the UK which is not as a visitor and one that allows you to reside in the UK for more than 6 months.

    Financial Requirements - assuming that there you and your partner do not have any non-British children, you and/or your partner will need to show that you earn at least £18,600 before tax. Only income lawfully gained can be taken into account. There are a number of ways of evidencing this and this can include-

    (a) Employment income (b) Income as a sole trader (c) Salary/dividends as a Director of a specified limited company (d) Investments (e) Property rental income (f) Savings (savings of £62,500 must have been held for 6 months)

    Accommodation Requirements - we will need further instructions from you in order to establish whether or not your current accommodation is suitable - for example do the conditions amount to over-crowding and will the landlord agree for you to live in the property if you are renting your accommodation.

    Once the application has been submitted online, an appointment can be booked at a Visa Application Centre for your partner to provide the application form, the relevant confirmation emails as well as his passport. There is no longer a requirement to bring your original supporting documents to the appointment as all documents are uploaded to the Home Office before your appointment. Please feel free to contact one of our Senior Associates so that we can discuss your case in more detail and for us to give you a quote on our fees.

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  • In order for his application to be valid, he will need to provide updated documents to evidence your income. If he is unable to provide these, his application will not be successful.

  • It may be possible for you to apply for an application for "No Time Limit" provided that you have not been absent from the United Kingdom for a continuous period of 2 years or more since your Indefinite Leave to Remain was granted and only if you are currently in the United Kingdom.

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  • In order for your spouse to apply for the fiance visa. The following requirements must be satisfied: 1. Evidence of Genuine and Subsisting relationship - You are required to provide evidence of your relationship. Personal statements and Photographs are examples of what you can provide. 2.Evidence that the marriage will take place - You will have to evidence that you have contacted the Civil Registrar to notify them that you and your fiance will be attending an appointment to give notice to marriage. 3.Financial Requirement - As the sponsor, you will need evidence that your income is at least £18600. We will need to obtain more information from you to ascertain how you would satisfy this requirement. We always charge a fixed-fee and our fee is based on our assessment of our client's individual circumstances.

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  • Fiance visa

  • Before I continue in responding to your query, I will make an important distinction between Permanent Residence (PR) and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). PR is the right to remain in the UK permanently and is a term used under EU law. ILR also is the right to remain in the UK permanently/Indefinitely but is a term used if you have had a visa based on the UK immigration rules and not the EU regulations. Ultimately, the provide you with the same rights in the UK, but you arrive there using a different set of law.

    Getting Permanent Residency in the UK is usually achieved if you are the holder of a visa under the EU regulations, such as a Residence Card. Following Brexit, Permanent Residence will no longer exist, as it is a term that is derived for EU law. In place of Permanent Residence, the Home Office has announced the pre-settled and settled schemes for EU nationals and their family members.

    As you have referred to Permanent Residence in your email, I will discuss the process of an EU national or their family member, securing a PR card. Proving that the EU national was working for 5 years and living in the UK will need to be evidenced with the paperwork you present. If you are not able to show employment for the entire 5 years, it will make more sense for you to proceed to make a settled status application instead. In fact, my advice I would endorse would be for you to make a settled status application as your primary choice. This is because it comes without the cost and is a more straight forward application to submit to the Home Office. In our experience, it takes far less time to receive a decision. As mentioned above, getting settled status will future proof your right to reside in the UK.

    I will need a clear understanding of the facts and so await your contact to take instructions and confirm what my opinion is conclusive.

  • You have suggested in your email that you have a no time limit stamp in your passport. In legal terms, this would mean that you have Indefinite Leave to Remain already in the UK and so do not require our service for ILR. There are clients that regularly refer to a no time limit stamp and mean that they are exempt from immigration control having served in the British army. Alternatively, you may have ILR and want to have it transferred to a BRP card following the expiration of your passport.

    Responding in line with the later possibility, that you want to transfer your Indefinite Leave to Remain Vignette to a Biometrics Residence Card, we can assist with this process. We will need evidence that you have not left the UK for 2 years from when your ILR was issued. This can be done with the use of utility bills and bank statements. If instructed to support you with your application for a No Time Limit BRP application, we will provide a list of the documents we suggest will be suitable for us to proceed with your application.

    The processing time for an NTL application is around 6 weeks from submission. Preparation time ranges from a week – 4 weeks depending on how quickly you are able to provide the supporting evidence that we request. Once we have had an assessment of the facts on a free telephone discussion, we can confirm our fixed fee and the Home Office disbursements associated with the process.

    If you are exempt from immigration control and have been in the UK for 10 years, you may be eligible to apply under the 10-year long residence rules, as long as your most current visa is not an exemption for immigration control. If you have already done this and in return got the no time limit stamp you referred to, you will have correctly observed that you have ILR. I would like us to arrange to speak, so I can answer the question that you need an answer to rather than providing guidance on a process you may have been successful with already.

  • For the in-country same day (premium service) visa applications, it would normally be decided by the Home Office' Public Enquiry Office (PEO) within 24 hours. Also, processing times for in-country UK spouse visa applications submitted by post is decided in line with the Home Office processing times. Lastly, for UK spouse visa application made outside the country; they would first and foremost have to submit to the British Embassy / High Commission in the applicants country of origin and/or the country the applicants has legally resided for the last 12 months prior to the application. The processing times for applications in this category is also decided by the Home Office in line with their Visa Processing Times. As leading spouse visa lawyers in London, we advise on a wide range of spouse visa applications. Feel Free to contact us for a free initial assessment.

  • For in-country applications, you will need an FLR (M) application form. For out-of-country applications, you will need to apply online.

  • We are able to offer you a full service for a fiancé visa, but first would like to assess your case, as your email does not provide a factual background. Once we assess your case and ascertain that you meet the eligibility of the route, we can go on to quote you a fixed fee for our legal fees and provide a full breakdown of the Home Office fees that you can expect to pay for the visa.

    A fiancé visa will allow you and your partner to get married in the UK. It only provides 6 months for this to take place and you will then need to switch visa categories to a spouse settlement visa under Appendix FM. The spouse visa is issued for 2.5 years and allows the applicant more freedom to work, study and generally remain in the UK.

    If you decide to work with Reiss Edwards Solicitors on your immigration application, our fee includes the following:

    Legal support and guidance

    A detailed list of the documents needed for the application

    A detailed review of the documents as often as required

    Completion of application forms and suitable templates

    Scanning of application packs

    Detailed cover letter with factual background and legal argument

    All emails and telephone calls to UK lines only

  • We are able to submit an application for a spouse visa extension. There are various services that the Home Office offer for such an extension, either the super-priority service or the standard postal service.

    When you made your last visa application, the Home Office or Visa Centre required original documents to be lodged for review. This has now changed, which is good news to you and the safety of your original documentation. The documentation is uploaded onto a portal for the Home Office caseworker to review.

    The requirements for your wife to extend her spouse visa will need to be satisfied if you want to be able to secure the additional 2.5 years the visa is typically issued for. These requirements include:

    Earning £18,600 or holding savings. As you work full time, we will not need to rely on your savings as long as your income exceeds the threshold. Can you confirm how much your salary is per year?

    Have suitable accommodation for the two of you to reside in exclusively

    Can evidence you have lived together for the past 2 years

    Your wife also needs to pass an English language test which is slightly more advanced

    We will need to know if there are any criminal convictions or any issues that may impact the case

  • I am sorry to hear that you received the wrong guidance with your husband’s spouse visa extension.

    If your husband left the UK without cost to the UK government, he will not have a restriction set against his re-application of a spouse visa. So, he will be eligible to make an application for another spouse visa from Albania to return to the UK.

    In your email enquiry, you have not confirmed when your husband left the UK but from the information, it seems clear that he entered the UK post-July 2012 when the rules become more complicated and the salary requirement was introduced. This indicates to me that you are aware of the basic requirements from your first application, such as:

    You, as the sponsor, must earn over £18,600 per year

    You must have suitable accommodation

    Your husband must pass an English test. As he is entering the category again, the test will need to be within 2 years of the re-submission of his application

    Your relationship must be genuine and subsisting

    There must be no general grounds for refusal against the good character

    An adverse immigration history alone will not usually result in rejection of a spouse visa application. But because there is a complicated immigration history, I would recommend that I review the determination of the Tribunal as well as Home Office Refusal letters, so I can confirm what impact this history will have on the application. I would also want to be sure that there have not been other grounds for refusal raised.

  • When making a fiancé visa application, we will need to provide evidence that we meet the following requirements:

    That you have met your fiancé before – the presence of your son makes this a question I can safely confirm without the need to speak with you first

    That you have considered where you would get married in the UK

    That the sponsor (the British national) is either employed or self-employed earning £18,600 per annum or more

    If he is an employee of a business, he will need to have been employed for at least 6 months

    If he is self-employed, he will need to have a full 12 months of evidence to show his income

    As you are an American citizen, you automatically meet the English language standard required Can you confirm that you hold a valid American passport?

    That you do not fall foul of the good character requirements.

    It is best practice for an immigration solicitor to speak in detail with either you, your husband or on a conference call with you both. This way, we can consider the pros and cons of your case and advise on the cost and how long the process will take.

    A fiancé visa is issued for 6 months and you will need to get married in the 6 month validity period. Once you are married, we will need to make a further visa application for you to remain in the UK for a further 2.5 years. This 2.5-year spouse visa allows you to work and study in the UK, a fiancé visa does not as it is a short term visa.

    If we meet the fundamental requirements listed above, this visa is extended for a final 2.5 years. At the end of that, Indefinite Leave to Remain can be applied for, often referred to as Spouse ILR.

  • Thank you for your email enquiry.

    We offer an agreed fixed fee for our service but have to speak to you about the facts of your case before we can give you an accurate cost. I am able to confirm that our fees range from £1000 onwards for a spouse visa application. This excludes the disbursements applied by the Home Office for both the visa and any third party exams/translations needed.

    We very much want to be able to help support your young family in being reunited in the UK. For us to provide you with the most accurate information, I will need to gather the following information from you:

    Are you employed currently? If so, how long have you been employed for? You mention you were living in Dubai, so I assume that the answer is likely to be no to this question

    If you are not working, do you have savings? If so, how much do you have saved and for how long have you held the funds for?

    How many bedrooms do you have access to in the property you are residing in? Is it rented or owned and do you have permission for your husband to join you at the address?

    Has your husband passed an English language test in the last 2 years, or completed a degree/masters/PhD taught in the English language?

    Does either of you have any children from a past relationship?

    Is either of you divorced?

    Does either of you have any criminal convictions?

    Are there any other facts you feel we should be made aware of?

    If you do not hold the savings to circumvent the need for employment and are not currently working, it may be that applying for a spouse visa currently is not a viable option. As you have only just relocated to the UK, we could also look at the routes that Appendix FM suggests if a family are relocating back to the UK at the same time. If you have worked in Dubai earning over £18,600 and have a job offer in the UK to start within 3 months of your arrival, you may be able to still proceed with a spouse visa application.

    Given the ambiguity in the facts, I would welcome consultation for us to go through this in more depth. We will ensure that we gather all of the information needed to decide what options you have and which makes the most sense. If we do not find a settlement visa route that works for you, it may be that we consider a visit visa application although I am always particularly cautious with married couples applying for visit visas. This is because the Home Office treat them with contempt as it can be challenging for a married couple to prove intent to return to the country of origin at the end of a visit.

  • Subject to your nationality, it may be the case that you can apply within Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules for a spouse visa (on the basis that you are British) or for an EEA Family Permit and/or an EEA Residence Card if you are a European national. The Immigration Rules also slightly different if you are a Points Based System migrant (for example Tier 1, 2 or 4). We would invite you to contact us in order for us to take further instructions from you so that we can advise you further as well as advise you on the process, time frames and costs Visa help

  • What visa do you hold currently? Are you on a spouse visa? When was your spouse visa issued and have you applied for a spouse extension previously? You need to hold a family visa like this for 5 years under the current rules. Only then can you apply for indefinite leave to remain. If you meet the residence requirements and your income is suitable, we can apply either by post or using the same day service for permanent stay known also as indefinite leave to remain. There are many services if you are a qualified person, postal service or premium appointment with the Home Office. Visa Extension

  • We can meet with you on 2nd September. Our offices are in Central London in Holborn. We usually suggest that you speak to an immigration specialist on the phone before you have an appointment. This is a free assessment before you then have a paid consultation if you feel you need to take an appointment thereafter. Do we usually charge? 100 plus Vat for an initial meeting however, the first 20 minutes on the phone is without cost. UK Visa lawyers

  • Your brother may qualify for a child dependant visa if we can show that you have sole responsibility for his care. Where are his parents and who is caring for him in Ghana? If he has a family providing him support in Ghana, this may not be a straight forward application. We have a team of family immigration lawyers in London. We need to take more information, which we usually do over the phone before we invite you to our offices for a consultation. British citizenship

  • I am not sure if you are in a relationship with your enquiry. I will need to speak with you before I can advise about your enquiry. Permanent residence

  • I am not sure whether your boyfriend is currently living in the UK from your enquiry. That said, getting married in the UK whilst on a tourist visa is not an option traditionally. Moreover, if your boyfriend does not have permanent residence, you will not be able to apply for a fiance visa to get married in the UK and so will need to get married overseas before applying to enter the UK on the basis of your relationship. You will first need to apply for a family permit, once you are married and then for a residence card once you have arrived. Your boyfriend has a job offer and so will be regarded as exercising his treaty rights. This will allow him to sponsor you as his family member once you are married. You may also qualify as an extended family member as you have been in a relationship for some time. If you have lived together for 2 years, this may be enough for you to make an application without leaving the UK. We need to speak with you to take further instructions. One of our immigration lawyers will give you a detailed free assessment. Ultimately, there will be a route for you to enter the UK if your boyfriend is working and you intend to get married. It is now a case of us discussing where you can get married and indeed whether you need to do so before you can make your visa application. Immigration Solicitors

  • It is extremely unlikely that you would be eligible for a grant of leave to remain in the UK under the same category as your wife as you are not the parent' (albeit we appreciate that you are the day-to-day parent) of a British national child. However, it may be the case that you could be eligible for a grant of leave to remain for a reason outside of the Immigration Rules on a wider human rights basis - in this case on the basis of your private and family life in the UK as protected by Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights. The essence of any application submitted is that the child's best interests dictate that you should remain a part of her upbringing. It is therefore fundamental that you provide evidence that you play an active and central role in the child's upbringing so that it would be ultimately unfair on the child for you to be removed from the UK and therefore be removed from her upbringing. Such documentation could include a statement from the mother of the child, correspondence from the child's school and other institutions which can comment on the role you play for the child. However, the application will be discretionary as it is being made outside of the Immigration Rules. In light of the fact that the merits of the case are not fanciful, it should be the case that you will be granted an in-country right of appeal against any decision from the Home Office to refuse your application. In this case, you have the right to appeal before the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in order for a Judge to hear the circumstances of your case and decide whether or not the child's best interest is sufficient to justify a grant of leave to remain despite not falling into a category within the Immigration Rules. Marriage to a British national Visa help

  • In order to qualify for Further Leave to Remain as the spouse of a British national, you will need to meet the relevant criteria found in Appendix FM. See the requirements below for your ease of reference: Suitability: you will need to show that there are no issues as to your character such as criminal convictions (whether pending or previous), immigration breaches or otherwise which suggest that you are of bad character and therefore should not be permitted to remain in the UK. Relationship: you would need to show that your relationship continues to be genuine and subsisting and that you and your husband continue to intend to live together permanently. The predominant method in order to establish this is to provide evidence that you and your husband have lived together for the duration of the grant of the initial 2.5 years spouse visa. Financial: you would need to show that through income and/or savings that you can meet the relevant financial threshold. Assuming you do not have any non-British children, the relevant threshold is? 18,600 gross (before tax). We would be happy to arrange a time to talk in order to take further instructions from you in order to ascertain whether your income meets this requirement as this requirement is very case-specific and can be difficult to provide general advice on. Accommodation: you would need to establish that you have adequate accommodation to reside in moving forwards. This can be through renting, owning your own property or living with family/friends. Subject to your housing arrangements, a property inspection report may also be required in order to demonstrate that the living conditions do not amount to over-crowding. English Language: unless you are exempted (which will be primarily based on your nationality or having a degree or higher taught in English) you will need to sit and pass the A2 Life Skills examination from an approved English Language provider. We would be happy to arrange a consultation in order for us to take further instructions from you and to advise you further on how we can assist and present an application for further leave to remain on your behalf. Visa Renewals

    In light of the fact that your wife's EEA Residence Card is due to expire, we can potentially assist her in an application for Permanent Residence in the UK as the family member of an EEA national. We will need to establish first that you have been a qualified person for 5 consecutive years. This means that you have been a- 1.Worker/employment 2.Jobseeker (as a rule of thumb for no more than 6 months) 3.Self-employed person 4.Student (with comprehensive sickness insurance for both you and your wife) 5.Self-sufficient (with comprehensive sickness insurance for both you and your wife) You can rely on a combination of these activities as opposed to simply relying on one category. We will also need to establish that your marriage is a genuine one and not one of convenience. Finally, the Home Office will consider your character as well as whether or not either you or your wife have been absent from the UK for more than 6 months in every 12 months for the last 5 years. We would invite you to call us so that we can take further instructions from you in order for us to advise you further on the application, process, timeframes and costs involved.

  • Thank you for your enquiry. You have two options that you may be able to explore but very much depend on your circumstances. The first option we can explore is an application for confirmation of your Permanent Residence under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 (EEA Regulations'). You will need to show that you were living in the UK with your parents (the EEA nationals) for a continuous period of five years. Evidence will need to be provided that your parents were exercising treaty rights (employed, self-employed, self-sufficient or a student) throughout the five year period. Permanent Residence is automatic for family members of EEA nationals, therefore you may already hold this status. This would be the option we would strongly recommend. The second option is to make an application on the basis your partner is a British national under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. There are a number of requirements that need to be satisfied, including a financial requirement (a minimum of ? 18,600 per annum) and evidence you are in a genuine and subsisting relationship. We strongly recommend you contact us so that we can advise you of your options and prospects of success.

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Where an individual wishes to make an application for Leave To Remain (LTR') on the basis of their relationship with a British partner and/or child, it will be made under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. Does the Home Office define a partner as the spouse, fiance?or unmarried partner you have been living in a relationship akin to the marriage of two years or more. In order to regularise your immigration status, an application form and supporting evidence will need to be submitted to the Home Office detailing your circumstances and why you wish to remain in the UK. As you are without legal status in the UK, the Home Office will consider whether it is possible for you to continue your family lives abroad. In your circumstances, you have two options. The first is to make an application for Leave To Remain in the country. The second is to return to your country and make an application for permission to enter the UK (known as entry clearance). In your circumstances, we strongly recommend that you seek advice from us so that we can advise you of the best option. Illegal but with family in the UK

  • Your partner, meaning your girlfriend, will need to be exercising her treaty rights to make an application. This would mean that she must be doing one of the following: - Working as an employee or self-employed; - Self-sufficient with private medical insurance; - Student with private medical insurance; - Jobseeker We can talk through what each of the four bullet points means in more detail over the phone Ankara arrangement

  • From the facts, I understand family reunification to mean a family permit based on the European Regulations. Are you working in the UK, which is known as exercising treaty rights? If so, we can apply for him to join you if we can prove that you are in a genuine relationship as well as working. EEA family permits are valid for 6 months and allow entry. After this, an application for a 5-year residence card will need to be made. At the end of 5 years, he may be able to apply for a Permanent Residence Card. We charge a fixed fee to help. If you want to speak to a lawyer, call us for an assessment. Family reunion in the UK

  • Have you submitted your application online or simply sent the spouse visa documents to your husband for consideration? If a spouse entry clearance application is pending, we can withdraw the application so that it is not considered unless it is no longer accessible. If it is not, we will need to speak with the decision-making post, in writing, to inform them that you are no longer sponsoring your partner as you are resolving some personal issues.

    We need to be careful that we do not damage your credibility as you say in your email that you are having some problems. Does this mean they are irretrievable problems or that they are being worked on? If so, I suggest that your husband should withdraw the application and that little mention of the reason for this withdrawal should be offered. You can then make a re-application once you have addressed your differences.

    If you want to speak to a regulated lawyer at Reiss Edwards, you can find our immigration consultants telephone number on our website. UK Settlement

  • As you are married to a Polish national who is working here in the UK, you can make an application under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 (EEA Regulations'). If you wish to enter the UK, you will need to apply for an EEA Family Permit. This is a free of charge application made to the Home Office which, if granted, will give you a six-month visa which you can enter the UK on. You will need to provide original evidence that you are married and that your wife is working. Once you enter the UK, you can then apply for a five year EEA Residence Card. Please note that Brexit due at the end of March 2019, this position is subject to change.

  • If your partner has returned to the European Union or indeed has left the UK, your current leave is no longer valid. I have to immediately advise you to stop working as you are in breach of the immigration rules. Should the Home Office visit your work, they will likely detain you and your employer will face a fine.

    Regarding your options, you may be able to submit an application outside of the rules. This type of application is under FLRFP and it is particularly challenging. You traditionally have to show that there are insurmountable obstacles in your return to your home country. You have worked hard and completed your studies, will not meet this standard. Are you now in a relationship with anybody or do you remain single? Do you have any children or anybody that you are in full-time care of? Whilst these factors may help, they certainly are not a guarantee to you being issued leave to remain. I suggest you meet with an immigration lawyer to hear your options. We will provide an honest assessment so that you can make a formal decision on what you should do. EEA Family permit

  • In order to sponsor your husband, you join you, the requirements in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules set out what the requirements that need to be satisfied and they can be summarised as follows:-

    Suitability, this is, in essence, the good character requirements. However, it is not only tied to criminal convictions but also looks at any previous non-compliance in applications, outstanding bills with the NHS and any reason which may be deemed as reasons that are, not conducive to the public good. There is no need to provide specific evidence to prove this requirement other than to answer the questions on the relevant online application form.

    Relationship, this looks at whether or not your marriage is valid in the country in which it took place in, whether or not the marriage is genuine and subsisting and whether or not there is an intention to live permanently together in the UK. Again, there are no specific documents that must be provided but to establish this requirement it is advisable that you provide the following types of documents-

    Marriage certificate and evidence of previous divorces (if applicable).

    Evidence of any visits to see or meet each other.

    Evidence of contact whilst you and your husband are in separate countries.

    A good selection of photographs during the course of your relationship.

    Any other documents you would like the Entry Clearance Officer to consider.

    Financial unless you are in receipt of specific benefits, you will need to show an income of £18,600 (assuming only your husband will be joining you in the UK). What documents you will need to submit in support of this application will depend on whether you are in employment, self-employment or whether you rely on savings (in part or in full). There are also specific documents that must be submitted depending on the route you rely on. You will also need to provide evidence of accommodation-

    If you own your property, then the relevant entry Land Registry Deed with a Property Inspection Report to confirm that your husband's residence in the property will not create over-crowding conditions.

    If you rent your property, you will need to submit your tenancy agreement and a letter from your landlord to confirm your husband can live in the property.

    Depending on where your husband currently resides, he may also need to submit a Tuberculosis certificate.

    Please remember that any document that is not in English must be translated if you want the Entry Clearance Officer to consider it.

    UK Immigration

  • You will need to apply for a spouse visa if are a Non-EU national who is married to a British national or an indefinite leave to remain holder. If however, you are looking to come into the UK to get married to your British partner or someone with settled in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for a fiance visa. Contact one of our advisers if you are not sure

    The requirements of a spouse visa include:

    Both partners must be over the age of 18.

    They must be legally married. Traditional marriages or other forms of marriages that are not legally binding in the country in which it happened may not suffice.

    There must be a piece of demonstrable evidence to live together permanently in the UK.

    You, the UK sponsor must be earning at least £18,600 per year or have enough savings. Please note that with child dependants, the financial requirements increases. Please contact our immigration advisers if you are not sure how much savings you should have.

    You must have suitable accommodation for yourself, your partner and dependents if any.

    You must satisfy the English language requirements.

    With regards to fiance visa applications, it is normally granted for a 6 months period. You are expected to get married within 6 months and switch to a spouse visa.

  • You will need to apply for a spouse visa if are a Non-EU national who is married to a British national or an indefinite leave to remain holder. If however you are looking to come into the UK to get married to your British partner or someone settled in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for fiance visa. Contact one of our advisers if you are not sure

    The requirements of a spouse visa include:

    Both partners must be over the age of 18.

    They must be legally married. Traditional marriages or other forms of marriages that are not legally binding in the country in which it happened may not suffice.

    There must be demonstrable evidence, to live together permanently in the UK.

    You, the UK sponsor must be earning at least £18,600 per year or have enough savings. Please note that with child dependants, the financial requirements increases. Please contact our immigration advisers if you are not sure how much savings you should have.

    You must have a suitable accommodation for yourself, your partner and dependants if any.

    You must satisfy the English language requirements.

    With regards to fiance visa applications, it is normally granted for a 6 months period. You are expected to get married within 6 months and switch to a spouse visa.

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  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • The grant of leave for entry clearance applications are usually 33 months. For extensions, an additional 30 months will be granted.
  • In order to qualify for the unmarried partner visa, you will need to be earning a gross salary of at least £18,600 per annum. Please note that the minimum requirement goes up to £22,400 if you are applying with an additional child dependant. Note also, that you will need to earn an additional £2,400 on the £22,400 to be eligible for every additional child dependent.

    Note however, that if the sponsor in the application is currently receiving disability or caregivers allowance, they will be exempt from meeting the English language requirement. Please note that in this case, you still need to show that you are able to cater for yourself financially and have adequate accommodation in place and would have no recourse to public funds.
  • In order to show a genuine and subsisting relationship, the Home Office:-
    Proof of cohabitation;
    Equal responsibility for the children.
    Share of financial responsibilities
    You must have physically seen and visited each other
    There is an intention to live permanently in the UK
  • If you are in the United Kingdom and are seeking to apply for the unmarried partner visa, you will need to use the FLR (M) application form. Please note that the unmarried partner visa can be applied for using same day service.
  • If I Am Applying Outside The UK, What Application Form Do I Need To Fill For The UK Unmarried Partner Visa Application?

  • You will need to have successfully completed and passed the English language test in order to be granted leave on this category. In order to meet this requirement, you will need to show you are either a citizen of a majority English language speaking country, or you have successfully completed a degree from a UK Higher education institution. Please note that the institution must have been authorized and is recognized by the Home Office to give such awards.

    A few exceptions exists however: -
    As at the time of the application, the applicant is at least 65 years old.;
    As a result of the applicant's physical or mental condition, he/she is unable to meet the English language requirements;
    The applicant is not able to meet the English language requirements as a result of exceptional circumstance(s)
  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • This enquiry has been dealt with in a private email by one of our immigration solicitors

  • Thank you for your enquiry.
    We are sorry to hear of the breakdown of your relationship. Your options depend on a variety of circumstance such as the following:
    Have you been a victim of domestic violence?
    Are there are any children involved?
    How long have you been in the UK in total?
    If any of the above apply, there are options available to you.
    If not, then we can look at other options that may be available to you such as work, study or setting up a business. We recommend that you urgently seek immigration advice so that we can advise of your options.
  • Whenever the application fee is paid is your application date. Depending on if the payment was made online or at a visa application center, the date will be contained on your receipt of payment.
  • If your application was done outside the United Kingdom, you will be normally issued entry clearance for 33 months. You are further permitted to make an application for extension under this category for which you will be given an additional 30 months if the application is successful. You will be permitted to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) if you have stayed for 5 years under this category.

    On the other hand, if you application was made in the United Kingdom to switch into the UK spouse category, you will be granted a further leave to remain for 30 months. You are permitted to make an application for an extension under this category for which you will be granted stay for an additional 30 months. You will be permitted to apply for an Indefinite Leave of Remain (ILR) if you have stayed in the country for 5 years under the UK spouse visa category.
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