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What are the UK Spouse Visa requirements?
The requirements for UK Partner Visas are similar across each type. These include the Spouse Visa, Unmarried Partner Visa and Fiancée Visa.
The eligibility requirements include:
- An income threshold of at least £18,600
- Proof of English Language ability
- Evidence of adequate accommodation for you and your spouse
- Passing the ‘genuine relationship test’ (for example, by being in a civil partnership)
These requirements will vary depending on your spouse’s situation or if you are submitting an application with dependent children.
Can I apply for a Spouse Visa UK?
If you and your spouse meet the strict requirements, you will be able to submit an application for a partner Visa UK. The application can be made in the UK or from your current country of residence.
You will need to show a substantial amount of evidence about your relationship to prove you are eligible to come to the UK on this permit.
If you’ve been living with your spouse in another European country outside of the UK, you may also be eligible through the ‘Surinder Singh’ route rather than a traditional permit.
To apply for a Spouse Visa, you can enquire with us online or over the phone.
What is the minimum income I need to sponsor my spouse/partner to join me in the UK?
The minimum income required to sponsor your spouse or partner to come to the UK was set in July 2012 by the Home Office at £18,600. This income requirement increases to £22,400 for one dependent child and £2,400 for every further child.
However, following a UK High Court ruling, MM (Lebanon), it was decided that the minimum income requirement was ‘unjustified and disproportionate’ if applicants are married to refugee, a settled person or a British Citizen. This judgment came in July 2013 and since then, all decisions in relation to sponsors that do not meet the criteria have been placed on hold until further notice.