Are you a partner of a British Citizen or a settled person and are not yet married?
You can still apply for a category 1 visa but you need to meet certain requirements.
Are you a partner of a British Citizen or a settled person and are not yet married? You can still apply for a category 1 visa but you need to meet certain requirements. Your partner/sponsor must be a British Citizen OR a settled person in the UK OR a holder of asylum/humanitarian protection in the UK.
There are also requirements that you must prove you’ve lived together for a minimum of 2 years.
You must have been living together with your partner who has British nationality or has had UK settled person status for at least two years Or you must be in a civil partnership or marriage which is recognised in the UK OR you are a fiancé, fiancée, or proposed civil partner and will marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within six months of arriving.
You must meet specific financial requirements, along with providing the relevant relationship and English language requirements, combined with your accommodation status.
The visa will Initially granted for 33 months if applied outside of the UK OR for 30 months if applied within the UK. After which the Spouse Visa Extension can be granted for a further 30 months.
After completing 5 years on spouse visa, you may be able to apply for Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain).
Finally a spouse dependant is allowed to work in the UK as employed or self-employed.
For further information and to discuss your visa requirements please contact us.
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