If you are a British citizen and wish for your non-British spouse to join you in the UK, you will need to apply for a UK spouse visa.
The UK spouse visa is also commonly referred to as a UK marriage visa but should not be confused with the marriage visitor visa.
A successful application will grant your spouse 2.5 year to enter and live in the UK, this can be extended for another 2.5 years. After 5 years of living in the UK, your spouse will be eligible for permanent residency.
Basic requirements are:
- You and your spouse must be 18 years old or over.
- You must have met each other and be legally married
- You must intend to live together permanently.
- You must have enough money to support yourselves (and any dependents) without claiming public funds.
- Your sponsoring partner must earn more than £18,600 per year or have enough savings to be able to sponsor you. The minimum financial requirement is higher if they are also sponsoring dependent children.
- You must have suitable accommodation for you, your spouse and any dependents.
- You must satisfy the English language requirements.
Although the requirements appear to be basic, it is important to utilize the services of a UK immigration attorney, to ensure that your application is properly prepared and you don’t fall foul of ill prepared immigration application which can easily lead to refusal.
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