Partner / Spouse Visa UK

A Guide to Partner Visa UK Requirements

The UK Spouse Visa is difficult to get, given the precise requirements and documentation process.

Yes UK Immigration is a leading personal and business immigration service provider in the UK. We aim at making the process of the Partner Visa application seamless for you. With our expert assistance and legal advice, you can get a solution to your family immigration complications.

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What is a UK Spouse Visa?

The Partner / Spouse Visa UK is an opportunity for the foreign nationals to live in the UK with their British partner and family. If your partner is a British citizen and you wish to live with them, you can earn an indefinite leave to remain and work in the UK through this visa. It also works for civil and unmarried partners.

If you already have a UK spouse visa, and you plan to remain in the country with your partner, you should prepare for your UK spouse visa extension.

Following are the advantages of having a spouse visa in the UK –

  • You and your spouse can live together.
  • You do not need to depend on the ‘Skype Family’ model.
  • You have no work restrictions.
  • You and your children have the liberty to study anywhere in the UK.
  • After the expiry of the UK spouse visa in 2.5 years, you can apply for its extension.

If you need immediate help with your Spouse Visa UK application, reach out to us at +44 20 3151 9366.

What is the Eligibility to Apply for Spouse Visa UK?

To gain the UK partner visa, you ( and/or your partner ) need to meet the following eligibility criteria-

  • You and your partner need to be of 18 years or older;
  • Your partner is either a British resident or has proof of UK permanent residence;
  • You and your partner are either married or in a civil partnership or have been living together for at least 2 years;
  • Your relationship with your partner is genuine and subsisting;
  • Your partner has an annual income of at least £18,600, or either of you have savings of at least £62,500;
  • You meet the required level of English language

How to Apply for a Spouse Visa in the UK?

As stated by the UK Visas and Immigration, you can apply online for a spouse visa. You will further need to visit a visa application centre to enrol biometric information. The application process involves filling the form and providing supporting documents. To test the genuineness of your relationship, you and your partner might need to attend a Spouse Visa interview but it very rare.

The application process is complex. One tiny misinformation or genuine mistake can put your application on hold. The experts at Yes UK Immigration have significant experience to guide you through the process successfully.

The Supporting Documents Required for Spouse Visa UK

  • Your current passport or other travel documents;
  • Your marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate;
  • Divorce certificate for any previous marriages, if any;
  • Details of your accommodation in the UK;
  • Your bank statements;
  • Evidence of employment income, if applicable;
  • Details of any criminal convictions, if applicable;
  • Your National Insurance number (if you have one);
  • The British passport or document of Indefinite Leave to remain of your partner
  • Details of children who are also coming to the UK

What If My Spouse Visa UK Application is Refused?

The UK government focuses on lowering the net migration in the country. Their net immigration goal has come down to 270,000 from 331,000 in the last four years. It maximises the chances of your UK spouse visa rejection even with a negligible error. Unfortunately, if the appeal is also refused, it leaves you with the an option of reapply through a new application.

The major reasons for UK spouse visa application are – 

  • Your marriage is found to be a sham.
  • You did not meet the eligibility criteria.
  • You provided the wrong information in the application form.
  • You submitted incorrect supporting documents.

The only solution, other than submitting a new application, is to apply for a judicial review. Judicial Review is very costly process, so it is in your best interest that you prepare and submit a strong immigration application at the first instance.

We, at Yes UK Immigration, can help you with an evaluation of your application and provide legal representation. We will also manage every queries raised by Home Office regarding your case. 

How Can We Help You with the UK Spouse Visa Application?

We Have Over a Decade of Experience

Our partners have been serving thousands of clients requiring partner visas in the UK for more than a decade now. Our experience has made our services more responsible and flexible than ever before.

We Protect Your Interests

With OISC Level 3 authorisation, we aim to provide best immigration service. Our understanding and approach make us work in the best of your interests. 

We Have a Specialist Team

Our teams of experts focus on resolving your immigration issues in the most convenient way. They keep a continuous tab on the UK immigration law and policy changes and anticipate its effects in the early stages. 


If you are processing the application from the UK, it normally takes 8 weeks. 

If you are applying for the UK partner visa from outside the country, it may take 3 months. Some countries provide priority services as well. 

The cost involves the standard UK spouse visa fee, biometric enrolment fee, and Immigration Health Surcharge. The total cost amounts to £2,612.20 as of 14th May 2021. Latest information could be available on Home Office website.

If you are applying from outside the UK, the total cost amounts to £3,968. It involves the standard visa cost, the settlement priority service (if available), and the Immigration Health Surcharge.

You need to submit an FLR(M) form and submit scanned copies of your supporting documents. You would also need to visit an approved Biometric Enrolment centre.

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