Apply for UK Spouse Visa 2024, Unmarried Partner Visa Spouse Visa Extension FLR M, Visa Renewal Partner, Switch to Spouse Visa in 2024 from Fiance Visa


Apply for UK spouse visa 2024 to join or sponsor your partner for family visa in the UK

Spouse Visa is a family immigration category which allow British Citizens and Settled Persons to sponsor their partner so that they can join you in UK to start family life. Partners may be in a married relationship or unmarried partner. You can use this service if you want to apply for visa outside UK or extending your visa inside UK (FLR spouse visa) after spending 2.5 years in the UK or making a switching application from UK fiance visa to spouse visa. Also applicable to the switching applications such as switching from Tier 4 student visa or switching from Tier 2 General to spouse visa. Partner visa has two routes i.e. 5 years partner visa route and 10 years partner route. The length of time five years or 10 years depends whether you meet all the requirements of spouse visa or not. The applications which do not meet all the requirements of 5 years spouse visa route may be given 10 years spouse visa route. In that case, you will be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after 10 years in the UK. If you are in the UK on 6 months fiance visa then you should get married in the UK within validity period of your visa and make spouse visa application as soon as possible. If you married to a member of UK armed forces and want to join them in the UK or extend your stay in the UK then you can book service on this page. We helped 100s of clients from different countries to secure UK visa for husband and visa for wife in family visa route. The UK partner visa is also referred as settlement visa due to the reason that migrant partner can settle in the UK (live permanently- ILR) after spending 5 years or 10 years in the UK, depending on the length of the 5 years partner visa route or 10 years partner route.

For unmarried partner visa, both partners must have lived for at least 2 years in a relationship akin to marriage in the UK or abroad. Strict criteria apply and substantial evidence is required for unmarried partner visa applications.

Our ‘Full Application Service’ got you covered & an all-encompassing solution for UK Visas

Whether you’re navigating family visa applications, legal complexities, or documentation, we’ve got you covered. Trust our expertise to guide you seamlessly through the process.

  1. Unlimited Visa Advice: From the very beginning, you will have your own UK registered caseworker who will provide expert, personalised, confidential, one to one advice on your visa application.
  2. Personalised List of Document & Documents Compilation: We assist you in preparing a complete list of required documents for your UK family visa.
  3. Application Preparation: Our team prepares your visa application, whether it’s for a partner or dependent children.
  4. Draft Reviews & Application Checking Service: You’ll receive a draft of your visa application for your review and approval. We will also check your visa application before submitting to UK Visas and Immigration.
  5. Submission as Your Legal Representative: We submit your visa application on your behalf as an OISC, UK registered visa firm.
  6. Biometrics Appointment Booking: For all UK settlement visa applications, we schedule your biometrics appointment.
  7. Legal Representation for UK Visa Applications: Compassionate Circumstances Letter: When needed, your designated immigration adviser will craft a covering letter to bolster your visa application. As a legal representative, they will eloquently explain any compassionate circumstances beyond your control, aligning with the UK immigration rules. Trust their expertise to navigate the complexities and advocate for your case effectively.
  8. Documents Checking and Upload: We ensure all necessary documents are checked and uploaded according to UK immigration laws and rules in place at the time of application submission.
  9. Guidance for Biometrics Appointment: We provide guidance on attending the biometrics appointment at a UK visa center, where you’ll provide your photo, fingerprints, and submit your original passport (unless you choose the ‘keep my passport service’).
  10. Ongoing Support: Your allocated caseworker will handle all correspondence from the UK Home Office, requesting any additional documents or information.
  11. Visa Application Status Updates: We keep you informed about the progress of your visa application until a decision is made.

When choosing the most suitable immigration lawyer for your upcoming UK family visa applications, it is essential to inquire about their experience and competence in handling and legally representing UK settlement visa cases. Reviewing their previous work can provide valuable insights to help you make an informed decision when choosing the best UK visa solicitors for your next visa application. As of today, we represtated partner visa applications from following countries, the list is expanding.

  1. Albania 🇦🇱
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  3. Bahrain 🇧🇭
  4. Bangladesh 🇧🇩
  5. Belgium 🇧🇪
  6. Brazil 🇧🇷
  7. Cameroon 🇨🇲
  8. Canada 🇨🇦
  9. Cuba 🇨🇺
  10. Cyprus 🇨🇾
  11. Egypt 🇪🇬
  12. France 🇫🇷
  13. Germany 🇩🇪
  14. Ghana 🇬🇭
  15. India 🇮🇳
  16. Italy 🇮🇹
  17. Jamaica 🇯🇲
  18. Jordan 🇯🇴
  19. Kenya 🇰🇪
  20. Malaysia 🇲🇾
  21. Morocco 🇲🇦
  22. Nepal 🇳🇵
  23. Netherlands 🇳🇱
  24. Pakistan 🇵🇰
  25. Philippines 🇵🇭
  26. Poland 🇵🇱
  27. Romania 🇷🇴
  28. Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦
  29. Spain 🇪🇸
  30. Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
  31. Thailand 🇹🇭
  32. Tunisia 🇹🇳
  33. UK 🇬🇧
  34. Ukraine 🇺🇦
  35. USA 🇺🇸
  36. Vietnam 🇻🇳
  37. Zimbabwe 🇿🇼

Our team of UK family visa experts can handle all UK settlement visa applicaitons including UK spouse or unmarried partner visa applications from all countries. If you can not find the name of your country, let us help to assist you for your UK partner visa application and we would love to add a flag of your country in the list. We promise a top notch service, you will not regret your decision. Read our customer reviews.

Visa Approvals for Our Clients- Success Stories- 100% Success Rate since 2006 for Spouse Visa Switching & Visa Extension Applications

Visa Approvals for our clients for the Full Application Preparation service for spouse visa entry clearance applications and partner visa extension (extending stay in UK on the basis of marriage or civil partnership) and switching visa applications, . See all recent decisions for our latest success stories.

  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Thailand as a Married Partner of a British Citizen ZR Visas 21 Feb 2024
  • Partner Visa 10 Years Family Visa Extension Application after 2.5 Years ZR Visas 20 Feb 2024
  • UK Spouse Visa for Partner Application after 2.5 Years ZR Visas 13 Feb 2024
  • Spouse visa extension after 2.5 years under 10 years route ZR Visas 6 Feb 2024
  • UK Spouse Visa Switching Application from UK Fiance Visa ZR Visas 12 Jan 2024
  • UK Spouse Visa Extension Application ZR Visas UK 18 Dec 2023
  • Switching Application from UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa ZR Visas 7 Dec 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to UK Spouse Visa Application Switching ZR Visas UK 14 Nov 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from France ZR Visas UK 13 Nov 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Applicatio from Philippines ZR Visas UK 13 Nov 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from France ZR Visas 7 Nov 2023
  • UK Student Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas UK 1 Nov 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Philippines ZR Visas 31 Oct 2023
  • Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas 21 Sep 2023
  • Spouse Visa Application from Pakistan ZR Visas UK 31 Aug 2023
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  • Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Applicaion 1 ZR Visas 30 Aug 2023
  • Spouse Visa Extension Applicaion ZR Visas 29 Aug 2023
  • Spouse Visa Extension Application ZR Visas 26 Aug 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas 19 Aug 2023
  • Spouse Visa Extension FLR Application ZR Visas 17 Aug 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas 6 Aug 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Cuba ZR Visas 14 Jul 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from USA ZR Visas UK 7 Jul 2023
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  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Bangladesh ZR Visas UK 22 Jun 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas UK 20 Jun 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Philipines ZR Visas UK 13 Jun 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Italy ZR Visas UK 12 Jun 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas 7 Jun 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Extension Application ZR Visas UK 24 May 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Switching from Fiance Visa Application ZR Visas UK 22 May 2023
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  • UK Spouse Visa Application switching from Fiance Visa ZR Visas 15 May 2023
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  • UK Spouse Visa application from USA 9 May 2023 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Fiance to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas 5 May 2023
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  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Pakistan ZR Visas UK 29 Apr 2023
  • UK Spouse Partner Visa Application from Pakistan ZR Visas UK 24 Apr 2023
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  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Pakistan ZR Visas UK 21 Apr 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Ghana ZR Visas UK 19 Apr 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Pakistan ZR Visas UK 17 Apr 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Ghana ZR Visas UK 17 Apr 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas 11 Apr 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa from Ghana ZR Visas UK 16 Mar 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa from Romania ZR Visas UK 15 Mar 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa from Romania ZR Visas 8 Mar 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa from Pakistan ZR Visas UK 3 Mar 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas 28 Feb 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa to Pakistan ZR Visas UK 23 Feb 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa App from Ghana ZR Visas UK 23 Feb 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application ZR Visas UK 21 Feb 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa from Ghana ZR Visas 20 Feb 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from India ZR Visas UK 16 Feb 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Mirpur, Pakistan ZR Visas UK 17 Feb 2023
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  • UK Spouse Visa from Kenya ZR Visas UK 28 Jan 2023
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  • UK Spouse Visa from Tunisia ZR Visas UK 17 Jan 2023
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Srilanka ZR Visas UK 2 Jan 2023
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application FLR AF ZR Visas UK 30 Dec 2022
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Srilanka 19 Dec 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Algeria 13 Dec 2022
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Morocco ZR Visas 13 Dec 2022
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from Morocco ZR Visas UK 8 Dec 2022
  • Spouse Partner Route 10 Years 3 Dec 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa Further Leave to Remain 28 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa from India 22 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa from India 21 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa Application from India 18 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa from Romania 11 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Visa Entry Clearance from India 17 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Partner Spouse Visa from India 14 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching Application 8 Nov 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Application from Jordan 24 Oct 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Partner Visa from Netherlands20 Oct 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Spouse Partner Visa from Pakistan 11 Oct 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Extension FLR M 28 Sept 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Application 26 Sept 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Switching Application from UK Fiance 31 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Application Pakistan 19 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Switching from Fiance Visa 17 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa from Pakistan 11 Aug 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa Extension FLR M 27 Jul 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • UK Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Swtiching Appllication 23 JUly 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance to Spouse Visa Switching 16 July 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Spouse Visa from Pakistan 6 July 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance to Spouse Visa Switching 6 July 2022 ZR Visas UK
  • Fiance Visa to Spouse Visa Switching 24 Jun 2022 ZR Visas
  • Spouse Visa FLR M Extend Stay 18 May 2022 ZR Visas UK
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  • Spouse Visa Application 1 April 2022 on 10 Years Route ZR Visas UK
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  • Spouse Visa FLR Extension 3 Feb 2022 ZR Visas UK
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ServiceDescription of ServiceFixed Fees
Book Full Application Preparation & Submission Service Our Comprehensive service, used by most of the clients. All work covered from start to the end (to the point of decision on the visa application). One fixed fee, no hidden charges or costs whatsoever. Allocated caseworker. The Fees is for the first applicant. An additional dependant child pays discounted fee when applying together with the main applicant. Children from previous relationship pay full fee due to complexity of the case.

 Full advice about all queries related to visa application
 List of documents for your immigration application
 Fully prepare and complete the application form
 Pay visa fees and other applicable fees on your behalf – Of course you will reimburse us for any disbursements
 Submit the application form and application as registered immigration representative firm
 Upload all the documents or submit to the Home Office by post
 Book Bio-metrics appointment to capture your fingerprints and photo at one of the visa application centre
 Continuous advice from the day one until a decision is made by the embassy or Home Office. More details of our full application service.
£1100 (All inclusive except *Home Office Visa Fees, Visa Centre Fees, Home Survey)
* Immigration Home Survey Report (the report) is not included in our fees. Our full application preparation service covered all the work except ‘The Immigration Home Survey Report’. Some people choose not to have Home Survey Report, though we recommend to have one in particular if UK sponsor is sharing property with family or friends or making an entry clearance application (visa application from outside UK to come to UK). Details of Home Survey Report.

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UK Partner Visa Refused in 2024- Fresh Application, Appeal UK Visa Decision or Administrative Review for UK Visas

In an unfortunate event that your partner visa has been refused, you may have option to appeal the decision. There is no legal restriction or waiting period for making another application. A fresh application for the spouse visa may be a better option where visa officer did not consider all the evidence provided or error on your part or on the part of UKVI. After booking service with us, your allocated caseworker, a UK Registered Visa Specialist, will provide advice on likelihood of getting visa after UK visa refusal.

Watch Video on UK Spouse Visa 2024 Requirements including Income Requirements, Genuine Relationship Evidence and English Language Test for Spouse Visa Extension and Partner Visa Entry Clearance Application

Note- Financial Requirements changed to £29,000 per year, affective from 11 April 2024. Also, Home Office fees including IHS Fees increased. Please see fee table on this page for up to date information.

Service Suitability & Eligibility Requirements for UK Spouse Visa in 2024

  • Applying spouse visa from outside UK- called Entry Clearance. You should be married to your partner or have been living together with your partner outside UK immediately before making visa application as a partner. If applying as unmarried partner, should have lived together for at leat 2 years in a relationship akin to marriage.
  • Extending stay in UK after spending 2.5 years in UK- called FLR Spouse Visa Renewal Application or Extending leave to remain- 10 years partner route extension
  • Switching to the spouse visa from other visas. For example, switching application from Tier 2 General to spouse visa switch. Switching from 5 years to 10 years partner route.

Continue on the page if your are British Citizen or have ILR in the UK. If you are an EU citizen, have settled status, pre-settled status, this service is equally suitable for UK spouse visa for European citizens. If you are not married to your partner and like to get married in the UK and then make switching application from inside UK then please visit our Fiance Visa Page. If you would like not to stay after getting married in the UK then you should consider our Marriage Visitor Visa services.

Key facts of UK Spouse Visa 2024, processing times for partner visa applications in 2024

Visa Validity33 Months (Outside UK)/ 30 Months (Inside UK)
Processing Time in UK8-10 Weeks
Processing time outside UK12-14 Weeks
Super Priority Service in UK £10001 Working Day (Subject to availability)
Super Priority Service outside UK £50030 Working Days (Subject to availability) for most applications
Processing time starts from the date of attending biometrics appointment. Processing time may vary. Current processing times are impacted and applications are taking more than usual. A lot of applications delay due to the incomplete information and documents. Complex applications can much longer to get a decision on UK visa applications.

Home Office Fees for UK Spouse Visa in 2024, Embassy and NHS Health Surcharge Fees: Costs of Visa Application for Spouse Visa, Civil Partner Visa and Unmarried Partner Visa from 11 April 2024
Spouse visa extension fee after 2.5 years

Spouse Visa/ Unmarried Civil Partner/ Switching to Spouse VisaIn UK (Standard application)In UK (Premium Service)Outside UK* (Standard application)Outside UK* (Premium Service)
Home Office Application Fee£1048£1048£1846£1846
NHS Health Surcharge£2587.50 (1035 x 2.5 years)£2587.50 (1035 x 2.5 years)£3105 (£1035 x 3 years)£3105 (£1035 x 3 years)
Biometric Fee/ UKVI Fee0 0UKVI Fee- Applicable in EU Countries only €66.41UKVI Fee- Applicable in EU Countries only €66.41
Biometric Appointment Fee 0-120 (99% clients get free appointments)0-120 (99% clients get free appointments)0-120 (Most of clients get free appointments) **0-120 (Most of clients get free appointments) **
Foreign Currency Bank Charges (Approx.) and higher rate charged by Home Office 00£205£250
Premium Service£1000£500
Application Processing Time (after attending Biometrics Appointment)8-10 Weeks1 Working day12-14 Weeks6 Weeks
Total (without appointment fee/ UKVI fee)£3635.50£4635.50£5,150 (Approx)*£5650 (Approx)*
*For applications made outside UK, the actual costs vary slightly due to currency conversion and payment handler Home Office. Home Office fees are subject to change. Home Office charge high rate for the fee when showing fee in local curreny or GBP, Euro or USD.

**For clients applying from certain countries including EU countries, UKVI charge an additional €92.46 for Biometrics Appointment.

Some of the visa application centres are Premium Centres and they charge extra 200 Euros (or equivalent) to attend those particular visa centres. For example, Visa centre in Milan, Italy is a premium centre, charge an additional fee of €200. Similarly, Barcelona in Spain is a Premium Service Centre.

Update: NEW Minimum Income Requirement for UK Spouse Visa, Fiance Visa and Dependent Children, rising from £18600 to £29000 a year from 11 April 2024

Updated 1 Feb 2024

This has now been confirmed by UK Government on 30 Jan 2024 that-

“The spouse/partner visa minimum income will first increase to £29,000 on 11 April 2024; to around £34,500 at an unspecified time later in 2024; and finally to around £38,700 by early 2025.”

The UK Secretary of State for the Home Department announced on Dec 4, 2023

“Fourthly, we will ensure that people bring only dependants whom they can support financially, by raising the minimum income for family visas to the same threshold as the minimum salary threshold for skilled workers, which is £38,700. The minimum income requirement is currently £18,600 and has not been increased since 2012. This package of measures will take effect from next spring.”

When will the new higher income requirement for UK spouse Visa and Fiance Visa be enforced?

The spouse/partner visa minimum income will first increase to £29,000 on 11 April 2024; to around £34,500 at an unspecified time later in 2024; and finally to around £38,700 by early 2025.

What are changes in the income threshold for UK family visas, how much income requirement has been increased?

The proposed change in the financial requirements for the family visas from £18600 per year to £29000 a year, an increase of £10,400, a change of 56 percent. The change will affect low income UK sponsors who want to bring their partner and children to the UK. The UK family visas include UK fiance visa, UK partner visa such as spouse visa and dependent children visa applications for UK under appendix FM. The current annual income threshold for sponsoring an additional family member is £3800 for a first child and £2400 for each additional child. These amounts could go high as much as £8000 and £5000 respectively. This is a forecoasted change by our inhouse immigration experts.  

I am already in the UK on a family visa. Would new income requirements £29000 per year apply to me at the time of visa extension?

The UK Home Office confirmed that- “Those who already have a family visa within the five-year partner route, or who apply before the minimum income threshold is raised, will continue to have their applications assessed against the current income requirement and will not be required to meet the increased threshold”.

This means that the change will not affect the family members under appendix FM 5 years route, who are already in the UK, at the time of their application for spouse visa extension.

Applying for UK family visa before change in the income requirements

In view of the above, it may be worthwhile considering making a UK partner visa application earlier than you originally planned before change takes effect in the 11 April 2024. Contact our team of professional Uk family visa specialists to for the legal represntation of your family visa applications.

UK Visa Applications affected by new UK family visa income requirements of £29000

The following types of visa applications are likely to be affected by change in the immigration rules for higher income requirements £38700 for family visa-

UK Spousal Visa Applications

UK Fiance Visa Applications

UK Dependent Children Visa Applications

UK Visa Application as parent/ carer of a British Child
Exemption from meeting the financial requirements but meeting the requirements through ‘adequate maintenance’

Where the applicant’s partner is in receipt of any of the following benefits or allowances in the UK, the applicant will be able to meet the financial requirement at the UK partner application stage by providing evidence of ‘adequate maintenance’ for UK visa, rather meeting an income threshold. You need to show you and your family have enough money to adequately support and accommodate yourselves without relying on public benefits.

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment or Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • Constant Attendance Allowance, Mobility Supplement or War Disablement Pension under the War Pensions Scheme
  • Police Injury Pension

The adequate maintenance should be calculated before submitting the visa application. The process normally includes the full appreciation of income (including income from public benefits), savings, housing cost, council tax cost and other expenses such as child maintenance payments.

What if I cannot meet the minimum income requirement for UK Sposue Visa Extension Application?

You need to show you and your partner meet the minimum income requirement if you want to settle in 5 years as a partner. If you are already in the UK and you do not meet the requirement, you may be able to settle in 10 years, often referred to as the 10 years partner route or 10 years parent route or 10 years private and family life route

How can I stay up to date on this development on the income requirements for uk spouse visa, fiance visa and dependent children visa?

We will update this section of our website on hearing further guidance from the UK Home Office (UKVI). You can bookmark this page to stay up to date on this change. 


Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) Fee increased from 6 February 2024

The UK Home Office Fee for Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is increasing which will increase the overall cost of the visa. IHS is paid by all long term visas such as on the basis of family and work. The health surcharge will rise by 66% to £1,035 a year from 6 Feb 2024. For dependent chilldren, IHS increase from £470 to £776.

General List of Documents for UK Spouse Visa Application and Visa Extension FLR in year 2024Partner Visa Extension after 2.5 year requirements

  • Proof of relationship for UK partner visa
  • Evidence of living together
  • Identification documents such as Passports, Travel Document
  • Evidence of income (such as from employment, self-employment, cash savings, dividends from UK company, rental income etc.) If UK partner is on certain benefits such as PIP- Personal Independence Payment, Disability Allowance, Carer Allowance or other disability state benefits, then you might be exempt from meeting financial requirements. In some cases, adequate maintenance requirements needs to be met. As part of our full application service, your allocated caseworker will work out whether you need to meet the financial requirements or adequate maintenance or you are exempt from the spouse visa financial requirements.
  • Evidence of sufficient accommodation
  • Proof of English Language Requirement (such as A1, A2 depending on the circumstances or a degree taught in English (ECCTIS (NARIC) Certificate is required))

Application Form for UK Partner Visa Application in 2024

For applications outside UK, the application form VAF4A is used. The applicants must also complete Appendix 2- Financial Information Form. Applications inside UK to extend stay in spouse visa route in 5 years partner route, the application form FLR M is used. Majority of the UK Visa Applications are made online.

UK Spouse Visa Application is refused, Get professional UK Visa Advice for Partner Visa in 2024

If you made your UK visa application yourself or used an external legal representative and  your UK spouse visa or a UK fiance visa application is refused to join your British Partner in the UK, it can be a very stressful, devastating and disheartening experience. Our teams can work together to find the best possible solution to work out the next step. We will find the application and document errors to pinpoint the relevant immigration rules for which requirements were not met. In the next step, your allocated visa caseworker will provide you with the options for you to proceed and make an informed decision. You may be able to appeal the decision. In some cases, making a fresh application can be a better option as the appeal process can take up to a year or even more. If you believe that the decision was made in error or that the immigration rules or policies were not followed correctly, you may be able to request a reconsideration of your application. You can make a reconsideration request if you applied in the UK to transfer your visa to a biometric residence permit, transfer your indefinite leave to remain to a biometric residence permit, extend your leave, switch your visa or settle in the UK. We are committed to helping our clients through this difficult time. We will not charge any extra fees due to the complexity of your case. All our fees are fixed, completive and transparent.

Other ways to Book UK Visa Services with ZR Visas, UK

You can book a service online by following the above links. Alternatively please provide us with your full name, full address, email address and contact number, we will book service for you-
By phone: UK +44 1782 977 899
By email: info@zrvisas.com
WhatsApp/ Text Message Only: UK +447944132344

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