UK Spouse Visa

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Imperial Visas is a private OISC registered company (F201100422) which is not the official government body and is not affiliated with it. We are a private company that offers comprehensive UK immigration solutions to private individuals and corporate clients. If you would like to prepare and submit your UK immigration application yourself you can do so by visiting the Official UKBA website.

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UK Spouse Visa

A UK Spouse Visa also known as a Marriage Visa, enables spouses of British Nationals and person present and settled in the UK on Indefinite Leave to Remain to apply for leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK.

We make the process of applying for UK Spouse Visas simple. Our caseworkers have expertise in this category for over 20 years. The service we provide is fast, efficient and affordable that’s why thousands of people look to us when applying for a Spouse Visa. With us you face no hassle or hidden costs and just peace of mind and a quality service to every client.

If your partner has been refused before we help you to overturn the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer or the Secretary of State

Step 1 – Complete the online assessment form or Call us – This will allow us to assess your eligibility to make an application for a UK Spouse Visa.

Step 2 – Pay a 50 % deposit of your fixed fee.

Step 3 – Let the Caseworkers take care of all the formalities immediately. Your allocated Expert will then be doing all the hard work for you, dealing with all the necessary paperwork and documentation to strengthen your application.

Basic Requirements:

The following requirements need to be satisfied before applying for a UK Spouse Visa:

o Both parties in the marriage have to be at least 18

o Parties must have met each other, be legally married to each other and plan to live together in the UK

o You must have suitable accommodation available for you in the UK.

o If you intend on applying for a UK Spouse Visa you must be able to support your stay in the UK without recourse to public funds

o Meeting the income threshold of £18,600 for sponsoring the settlement of a spouse/partner – Please note there is a higher threshold for any children also sponsored; £22,400 for one child and an additional £2,400 for each further child.

English Language requirement has been satisfied with level A1 course 


Financial Requirement For Spouse Visas

The sponsors may meet the level of the financial requirement applicable to their application through employment, self employment, cash savings, director of a company, rental income, etc.

All the categories have separate set of documents which need to be submitted with the application based specified as to:

(a) the permitted sources of income/savings; and
(b) the time periods and permitted combinations of sources applicable to each
permitted source relied upon; and
(c) the evidence required for each permitted source relied upon.


Exceptions to Financial Requirement

If your sponsor is in receipt of any of the below then you are not required to meet the financial requirement

  • Carer's Allowance.
  • Disability Living Allowance.
  • Severe Disablement Allowance.
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
  • Attendance Allowance.
  • Personal Independence Payment.


 UK Spouse Visa (Duration)

UK Spouse Visas are granted for an initial 27 months period and after this time you or your partner will need to apply for another extension and after completing 5 years in the UK you or your partner will apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK (ILR) and British nationality.




  • The position is different for people applying for entry clearance as a partner and those applying for leave to remain as a partner “in-the UK”.
  • “In-country” applicants may qualify for a grant of leave despite not being able to meet some of the requirements, under the “EX.1” (Exception) paragraph of Appendix FM under Immigration Rules.  They have to show either that they are a partner of a British/settled person in the UK and that there are “insurmountable obstacles” i.e. “degree of difficulty”  to continue their family life outside the UK, or they have to show they are in a parental relationship with a child (under 18) who is British/settled/ OR has lived in the UK 7 years before the date of the application and that it would not be reasonable to expect the child to leave the UK. Further considerations are also given to Section 55 taking the best interests of the child.

Spouse Visa Refused:

Spouse visa be refused if the home office is not satisfied that the relationship is genuine or subsisting, the refusal may also be made due to inappropriate evidence or absence of evidence. However you will be given form to appeal with your refusal. We can advise you whether it will be betterfor you to appeal or apply for a fresh application you can contact our team for help and advise after Refusal.


Indefinite Leave to Remain 

You can apply for ILR under this category based on the time when you were granted initial leave to remain or enter in the UK, please refer to the UK ILR tab on the left of this page or contact one of our advisers on 0203 627 4777


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