Partner and Spouse Visa Requirements
Please keep in mind that Partner or Spouse visa is a visa type under the UK Family Visa route. An individual can apply for a Spouse or Partner visa to unite with their partner in the UK.
Applicants need to have a legitimate relationship with their UK partners. To apply as a partner or spouse, you and your partner both are required to be 18 or above.
Now let’s tell you, Who can be your partner in the UK?
Please keep in mind that you can be a partner if you are a spouse, civil partner and fiance, proposed civil partner of a British citizen, or an individual with settled status in the UK. Your partner need to be one of the following:
A British citizen;
Settled in the UK. For instance, they possess indefinite leave to remain, settled status or proof of permanent residence;
Gained a refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK;
If they are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, they need to have a pre-settled status which denotes that they must have begun residing in the UK afore 1 January 2021; and
Possessing a Turkish Businessperson visa or Turkish Worker visa
Lastly, let’s tell you about Partner and Spouse visa obligations
To apply as a partner or spouse, you are require to fulfil the following prerequisites:
1. You and your partner both need to be 18 years of age or above;
2. You are married to or in a civil partnership, unmarried partner, and or a fiancé;
3. Your relationship need to be real and existing
4. You need to intending to reside together for good in the UK
5. You and your partner need to be able to demonstrate that you can be backed monetarily without seeking public funds. The minimum income per year threshold is £18,600.
Please keep in mind that the income obligation per year increases by £3,800 for first child and £2,400 extra for every additional child. It is to be noted that these do not apply if the children are British.
Furthermore, you can depend on many different sources of income for example salary from
employment or income from self-employment or non-work income for example rents from the property, cash savings greater than £16,000, maternity pay, and pensions.
You will be excused from fulfilling the financial obligation if your partner in the UK is a recipient of particular benefits or allowance.
6. If you or your partner was in any prior relationship, it need to be broken down for good.
7. There need to be sufficient accommodation for you and your partner to reside in the UK.
8. You need to fulfil the English language obligation.