UK Spouse visa overview
Settlement Spouse Visa allows you to come to the UK and live in the UK without any restrictions. If you have already registered a marriage to a UK national, you must apply for a UK Spouse Visa.
Settlement Spouse Visa is the most difficult UK visa to obtain. It is an immigration visa that allows 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.
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 UK spouse visa from United States.
UK Spouse Visa is issued for 2 years and 9 months and includes the right to work. It can be extended in the UK for additional 2,5 years, then switched to an ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) and leads to 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.
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Essential requirements for UK Spouse visa
One more critical factor is the relationship history of the applicants. 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.
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. The financial requirement does not apply to a child who is a British Citizen, is an EU national, is settled in the UK, or qualifies under Part 8 or Appendix Armed Forces of the Immigration Rules. 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. The UK sponsor (spouse) must occupy the accommodation solely and exclusively. If he/she rents accommodation in a shared house/apartment, then they should have a personal bathroom. If he/she 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.
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 passing an approved English language test 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.
How much does it cost
UK Spouse visa - our services fee on 04.12.2023
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Additional paid services available
Get a decision on Priority Visa Application within 4-6 weeks
Keep my passport when applying
This service allows the applicant to keep a passport during the visa decision process.
Express Courier Return
Applicants can choose to have their passport returned to them by express courier (within 1-3 business days depending on the area selected) at the end of the application process.
Visa processing steps
Preliminary assessment of the chances of getting a visa.
Before we start your visa application, we will make sure you qualify to get a visa. We provide you with a simple questionnaire, and on return, we study it and report to you on your chances. If there is something that could lead to a refusal, we will explain to you how to change your circumstance to be able to get a UK visa.
Agreement and payment.
If you agree to work with us, we provide you with an electronic contract and invoice for our services.
Documents list preparation
We prepare a personal list of documents for you depending on the information you supply in the questionnaire for our consideration. Each application is different, and there is not any standard list of documents suitable for everyone.
Documents sample provision
We provide you with document samples, so you can understand fully what the UK Embassy needs from you.
Checking the documents.
We check your documents before you submit them to the UK Visa Application Centre. We make sure your documents are prepared accurately.
We provide you with unlimited consultations on your documents, visa application process, application forms etc.
We fill in the application form for you basing on your documents and your particular situation.
You pay the visa fee to the British Embassy, we book your appointment for you. You will be able to choose the most suitable date and time for you.
Uploading docs to the Embassy
We organize and upload all your supporting documents directly to the British Embassy. So, you need only passport on appointment.
You attend your appointment in person and submit your biometrics (digital photo and fingerprints). After that your visa application is sent to the British Embassy for processing. You should get a decision on your visa within 2-3 months of biometric submission or within 4-6 weeks if you choose Fast Track.
The application tracking
We track your application and report to you when the case status changes. If the UK Embassy has any additional questions on your case, we contact them on your behalf.
Each applicant has to enroll in person. Biometric enrolment is a digital process of photographing and scanning fingerprints.
Getting a decision
Under Standard service you should get a decision on your visa within 2-3 months of biometric submission or within 4-6 weeks if you choose Fast Track.
We can help you with UK Spouse visa extension.
To your British partner
If you are a British citizen or person settled in the UK and are looking for a Spouse visa for your American wife, you are recommended to read the information below.
Our consultations fee is paid in the beginning of the visa application process and consists of:
- Individual list of documents based on your circumstances.
- Unlimited consultations.
- Document samples.
- Filling in of the appropriate forms.
- UK Visas and Immigration and UK Visa Application Centre registration assistance.
- Additional fee payments assistance, if needed
- Providing detailed instructions on the visa application process in the applicant’s home country and on sending the documents to Sheffield/UK.
- Application tracking.
- Correspondence with UK decision-making centre in Sheffield and the UK Embassy in the applicant’s home country.
- A free appeal, administrative review and re-application services, if needed.
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You shouldn't call us if you:
- would like to know opening hours or address of TLSContact or VFSGlobal application centre in your home country, make online enquiry instead.
- want to track your UK visa application or passport status
- need help after you have submitted your application/documents
- want to renew your passport
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