Spouse Visa (5 Year Route) & Requirements 2023
To make a successful UK Spouse visa application under 5 year route, you must meet all the Spouse visa requirements 2023 & submit all the supporting documents.
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Spouse Visa UK (5-Year Route)
If you want to apply, extend or switch to a UK Spouse visa under 5 year route then we can provide legal advice and assistance with your UK Spouse visa application. Contact us for case assessment, eligibility requirements & supporting documents.
Our highly experienced immigration solicitors based in Levenshulme, Manchester can provide free general immigration advice online via email, online chat, or an enquiry form. For detailed advice, please book an appointment with our expert immigration solicitor today.
What is a UK Spouse visa?
You can apply for a UK Spouse/partner visa if you are the spouse or partner a British Citizen / settled person (ILR holder) and wish to join your UK spouse or partner permanently.
UK Spouse / Partner Visa leads to settlement, meaning that after staying in the UK as a spouse of a British Citizen/settled person, you can apply for indefinite leave to remain. You will need to meet the requirements of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules to make a spouse/partner visa application.
As UK spouse application specialists, we can provide detailed immigration advice after assessing your immigration history. We can prepare your immigration application and submit it to the Home Office as your acting immigration solicitors.
Our top services for UK Spouse Visa (5 Year Route)
Our exceptionally experienced UK spouse visa solicitors can advise you and represent you for the following spouse visa applications under 5 years route:
What are the requirements for a UK Spouse visa?
To qualify for a UK spouse/marriage visa you must satisfy the following requirements:
- You and your spouse must be 18 years old or over.
- You must have met each other and be legally married – this is to prevent arranged marriages.
- You must intend to live together permanently.
- You must have enough money to support yourselves (and any dependents) without claiming public funds.
- Your sponsoring partner must earn more than £18,600 per year or have enough savings to be able to sponsor you.
- The minimum financial requirement is higher if they are also sponsoring dependent children.
- You must have suitable accommodation for you, your spouse, and any dependants.
- You must satisfy the English language requirements.
What are the financial requirements for a UK Spouse visa?
In order to demonstrate that you can be adequately maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds, you must satisfy the financial requirement as required under Appendix FM.
The financial requirement for a UK Spouse visa application state that you will need to demonstrate that your spouse (or both of you jointly if you are in the UK with valid leave to remain) has a gross annual income of at least:
- £18,600; plus
- £3,800 for a first child (who is not British, settled or an EEA national); plus
- £2,400 for each additional child (who is not British, settled or an EEA national).
You may be able to seek exemption from the financial requirements under special circumstances. Get in touch with our leading immigration lawyers to find out if you need to meet the financial requirement for a spouse visa.
Spouse visa applications
We are the leading and fastest-growing UK spouse visa solicitors. We offer a wide range of services for UK Spouse visa applications.
Spouse visa entry clearance application
You must apply for entry clearance before you come to the UK if you intend to enter the country based on your relationship with a British national. Our spouse application lawyers can help you to apply for a spouse/partner visa from outside the UK to come and join your UK based partner. You can book an appointment or call us on 01612258181 for detailed spouse visa advice.
Spouse visa extension after 2.5 years
If you are in the UK as a spouse of a British Citizen / settled person, you will need to extend your UK spouse/partner visa to remain lawful in the UK. Our team of spouse application solicitors can help you to extend your UK spouse application under super priority service. You can book an appointment or call us on 01612258181 for detailed advice to extend your UK spouse visa.
Spouse visa ILR application
If you have completed 5 years in the UK as a spouse of a British Citizen / settled person, you can apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) to settle permanently in the UK.
Our ILR specialist immigration solicitors can guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements before making an application for ILR as a spouse of a British Citizen. You can book an appointment or call us on 01612258181 regarding the spouse to ILR application.
Challenge spouse visa refusal
There are many reasons why a spouse visa application may be refused or rejected. To curtail fraudulent ‘sham’ marriages or ‘marriages of convenience,’ the Home Office, UKVI closely scrutinises Spouse Visa applicants. Even though you won’t receive a refund for your refused application, you may still be able to appeal the Home Office’s decision and overturn the original application. It doesn’t matter if you began your application alone or with a third-party immigration consultant. We are here to assist you when you submit your appeal.
Call United Solicitors on 0161 225 8181 or contact us online to get in touch with one of our no win no fee solicitors in Manchester to get free legal advice.
Switching from 10-years to 5-year spouse visa route
Are you on a 10-years spouse visa route and looking to switch to a 5-years route? Our immigration specialists can help you to switch from a 10-years partner route to a 5-years partner route under super priority service.
Super Priority Service for Spouse visa application
As specialist spouse visa solicitors based in Manchester, we are registered with the Home Office, UKVI and its commercial partner UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service. Under Super Priority Service, you will get the decision within 24 hours.
Our team of spouse visa lawyers can prepare and submit your spouse visa application under super priority service to get a faster decision.
Our legal fee
We charge a fixed fee starting from £800 + VAT to £1200 + VAT for our professional legal services in relation to UK Spouse visa application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
How Can We Help With Your UK Visa Application?
Our expert UK immigration solicitor will guide you through every step of your application process including advice about legal requirements, eligibility criteria and required documents.
- Detailed immigration advice
- List of documents and assessment of supporting documents
- Direct Access to your case handler and supervisor
- Remote & face to face service
- Submission of your immigration application after your approval
- We book an appointment for you to enrol your biometrics
- We prepare our legal representations/cover letter
- We upload all the supporting documents
- Unlimited chase up letters to the Home Office
- We keep you updated with every stage of your application
- 24/7 support in urgent matters
Frequently asked questions for spouse visa applications
How do I apply for Spouse Visa?
You will need to apply online using GOV.uk and our immigration lawyers can provide legal assistance.
Can I work in the UK on a spouse visa?
Spouse visa holders have a full right to work and study in the UK. You can work as an employee, and you can either run your own business as well.
What if I don’t meet the financial requirements?
If you are not able to meet the financial requirement for spouse visa application, you can apply under the 10-years partner route or based on human rights grounds if you demonstrate that there would be very significant obstacles in your relationship continuing outside the UK.
What is the English language requirement for a spouse visa?
You will need to pass the A1 English language test for spouse visa entry clearance, A2 for spouse visa extension and B1 for Indefinite leave to remain as a spouse of a British Citizen.
How long does a spouse visa last?
A spouse visa from outside the UK lasts for 33 months and from inside the UK for 30 months.
Can I apply for ILR after five years?
Yes, if you have spent 5 years in the UK as a spouse/partner of a British or Settled person, you can apply for ILR.
How long does the UK spouse visa take?
UK Spouse visa processing can take anything between 3 to 6 months.