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The rules and requirements for couples applying for a UK spouse or partner visa can be highly complex. Teams must ensure they meet the financial requirements, show that they are in a genuine relationship, and are eligible under the rules. You can see details about all of these requirements below.
- Both partners must be over 18 at the time of applying, must have met each other in person, and must not be in a prohibited relationship for marriage
- The sponsor must be either “present and settled” in the UK or have leave to remain because of refugee status or humanitarian protection. “Present and settled” means the sponsor must have British citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain, and either be in the UK when the application is made or intend to return to the UK permanently once their partner’s visa is granted
- The Entry Clearance Officer (the Home Office official who will assess your application) must be satisfied that the applicant and the sponsor are in a “genuine and subsisting” relationship
- If you’re married or in a civil partnership, it must be considered valid by the Home Office. A marriage will be valid if it was legal in the country where it took place, and you’ll need to supply your marriage certificate. If you got married in another country and the certificate is not in English, you should include the original certificate and a translation with your application. If you’re using a translator based in the UK, make sure they’re registered with a professional body like the Institute of Linguists or the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, or that they work for a company that’s part of the Association of Translation Companies. If your certificate is being translated abroad, make sure the translator is a member of a professional body in that country
- If you are not married, you can still apply for an Unmarried Partner visa as long as you can prove that you’ve lived together for at least 2 years. You can do this by supplying
documents like a letter from your landlord or letters addressed to both of you at the address where you live
The English language test
- Applicants are also exempt from passing the English test if they have a post-graduate qualification in a course completed in English. You’ll have to apply to an organization called UK NARIC to get them to certify that the qualification is equivalent to a UK Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D. – you can see all the details, including prices,
- If sitting a test, the applicant must pass at least English Level A1 at one of the approved testing centers – you can find details of approved centers If the applicant is over 65, or has a disability or other exceptional circumstances that stop them being able to pass the test, then they don’t have to show they meet the English language requirement. You will have to provide independent documentary evidence to show why the applicant can’t take the English test.