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Unmarried Partner Visa Application

The current Immigration rules in the UK allows an unmarried partner to enter or remain in the UK on the basis that they are in a relationship with a person who is present and ‘settled in the UK’. The Rules allow for a person who is not married nor in a civil partnership to join a partner who is settled in the UK, provided certain conditions are met.

There is a similar set of eligibility criteria as the spouse visa which needs to be met for a successful application:

  • You and your spouse are over 18 years’ old.
  • The financial requirement should be met:
  • You must show that any previous relationship that you or your partner were involved in (whether it be as a married or an unmarried couple) has ended.
  • You need to show that you have been living with your partner for at least two years in a relationship similar to marriage. You will need to provide documentary evidence confirming this.
  • You must have suitable accommodation available for you, your partner and any dependants.
  • You must also satisfy the English language requirements.

Financial Requirements:

You are required to show that you and your partner have sufficient funds to support yourselves (and any dependants) without claiming public funds.

Your unmarried GBR or settled partner must be earning at least £18,600 per annum or savings to be able to sponsor you.

If also sponsoring children as dependents then the financial requirement will increase:

  • additional £3,800 for a first child (who is not British, settled or an EEA national); plus
  • an additional £2,400 for each additional child (who is not British, settled or an EEA national).

How can we help?

At Master Legal Services we will advise you on the type of Visa you can apply for depending on your specific circumstances. We will collect all the relevant documents and check for errors before you submit your application.

Contact us for more information:

T: 020 8935 5205

M:+44 7710987064

E: a.s@master-legal-services.com