If you are a resident in Gambia, and what to join your spouse in the UK you have to apply for UK Spouse Visa. Settlement Spouse Visa allows you to come and live in the UK without any restrictions.
Settlement Spouse Visas is the most difficult UK visa to obtain. It is immigration visa that allow the applicant to live permanently in the UK. For this reason, the authorities check the documents more attentively. Here, the partners must prove their relationship even if the marriage is already registered officially.
Do you want to apply for Settlement Spouse Visas in Gambia? Our agency is ready to help! Just tell us about your situation. Our visa specialist will contact you and your spouse and will provide you with free risk assessment. It is very easy to work with us remotely. We save you the time of going to/from our office.
Many years of experience allows our specialists and advisers to provide highly qualified consulting services in UK Spouse Visas in Gambia. We help you and your partner to receive a full and correct pack of documents and to obtain the appropriate visa. The Entry Clearance Officer will understand your situation and provide you with your visa without any questions.
If you have already registered your marriage to a UK national or for unmarried partners, if you have lived together for two years at one address, you can apply for a Settlement Spouse Visa.
UK Spouse Visa is issued for 2.5 years and includes the right to work. It can be extended once in the UK to an ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) and/or UK citizenship. It is preferable to apply for a Settlement Spouse Visa once the marriage is registered officially. There is always more chance of receiving the visa in these circumstances. However, the registration of a marriage cannot guarantee the visa will be granted. Only with the correct documents and application forms can this be assured. It is our job to make sure the documentation is accurate.
You will have to prove your marriage was registered officially or if not, for unmarried partners, you will have to show you have lived together for 2 years at the one address.
The most important condition to achieve a UK Spouse Visa is to prove your UK spouse has sufficient income. The UK spouse must meet the financial requirement which is £18,600 where the applicant has no children, £22,400 with one child, £24,800 with two children, £27,200 with three children and so on. If the UK sponsor does not meet the financial requirements, and their salary is less than the amount needed, there is still the possibility of showing savings in a bank account that meets the financial requirement. This amount of savings required depends on income, and the funds must remain in the bank account for 6 months. We can count the specific amount for you and consult you on the matter. If your UK sponsor does not have a regular income in the form of a salary, they can meet the requirements by showing an amount upward of £62,500 has been kept in a bank account for six months or more.
Another essential condition for obtaining a Settlement Spouse Visa is the accommodation situation of the UK spouse. He must occupy the accommodation solely and exclusively. If he rents accommodation in a shared house/apartment, then they should have a personal bathroom. If he lives at the accommodation with relatives, the accommodation must have enough bedrooms for everyone living at the accommodation and all the relatives should give permission for the applicant to live at the accommodation with the sponsor. We will consult you on your accommodation conditions and check if you meet all the necessary requirements.
One more critical factor is the travel history of the applicant. It is very crucial to indicate a UK boyfriend or girlfriend in previous application form for a tourist visa. The UK Embassy keeps data for 10 years, and if the applicant has not indicated UK relationships in a previous application form from 6 months ago but now states she has known the UK partner for several years, the application will be refused. This applies even if a marriage is registered officially. Not indicating a UK boyfriend/girlfriend in a tourist application form may be considered as deception. It is a very common among tourist agencies to ask the applicant not to indicate a relationship in the application form as this generates lots of documents. They usually say that reporting a UK relationship will lead to a refusal. This is wrong! We know how to make the existence of a UK friend/relationship an advantage with your tourist application.
You may need to prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply. You can show this with an academic qualification taught in English, or by taking a test – IELTS (International English Language Proficiency Test) life skills at A1 level. You do not need to prove this if you are applying as a national of a country where the English language is one of the official languages.
Once the application is approved, the applicant will be provided with a 30-day permit to enter the UK. At the same time, a Settlement Spouse Visa will be produced in the form of a plastic card BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) within the UK. The applicant should enter the UK, go to the authorities and collect the BRP. We will provide the exact address of your collection point. The Settlement Spouse Visa will be valid for 2.5 years. If your documents are not in English, you will need to send a certified translation
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Settlement Marriage/Wife visa issued
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