THE RULES FOR A UK SPOUSE VISA
The rules dictating the granting of a spouse visa are relatively clear and, on the surface, very simple to understand.
The Spouse Visa is granted by UK Visas and Immigration to a non-UK resident in order for them to live together with their partner in the UK.
This visa applies to individuals who are married to, or in a civil partnership with
- a British citizen
- or a person with indefinite leave to remain in the UK
- or a person with settled status and no time limit on their stay in the UK.
The basis of this visa category is an individual’s right under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Article 8 protects the right to respect for one’s private life, family life, home and correspondence.
Your leave to remain as a spouse will persist under UK immigration rules, providing that you remain in a genuine, subsisting and legally recognised marriage or civil partnership.
If you are looking to apply or appeal for a Visa, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or Citizenship contact us here. We offer consultations in person from our offices in Dundee, Brechin and Cupar as well as via phone or video call. You can also email us here.
Applying for a Spouse Visa
The process of applying for a Spouse Visa is explained in detail on the www.gov.uk website. Many will opt to apply directly via the site and, having gathered all the evidence which they require, will be able to submit a perfectly valid application leading to a successful outcome.
If you do not feel confident that you are equipped to deal with the process, the Chamber Practice has experience of submitting applications on behalf of numerous clients who have felt the need to seek professional support. We understand the pitfalls and are used to the idiosyncrasies of the UK Immigration system. We realise that a lot is at stake and dedicate ourselves to your case, to optimise the likelihood of success within the confines of the legal framework.
Contact our immigration specialists here to find out how we could help from our offices in Dundee, Angus, Fife, Aberdeen.
We also know, of course, that not all relationships subsist over time. We have written other blogs on the subjects of relationship breakdowns and their impact of the status of a spouse. Click here to access those blogs