UK Marriage Visa Requirements
A Marriage Visa is known as a Spouse Visa in the UK. To successfully apply for a UK Marriage Visa, there are certain requirements and conditions you must meet.
The UK Marriage Visa requirements are notoriously strict to satisfy. You are required to provide evidence that your marriage is genuine. The UK Home Office who assess your visa will be scrutinizing through your application to check that your marriage is not fraudulent.
How can IAS help?
Our immigration lawyers know exactly what the Home Office is looking for in your application. They will be able to assess every detail and piece of evidence before your UK Marriage Visa is submitted. The most common mistake applicants make is from failing to submit sufficient evidence. With our services, IAS will ensure your application is to the highest standard. We will also provide a Letter of Representation to accompany your application and maximize your chances of success. Get in touch with us today on +1844 290 6312 or make an online inquiry to start the process.
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Your spouse or partner in the UK will have to prove that they are earning at least £18,600 per year. If you have children, this amount increases per dependent.
You will also need to provide a copy of your marriage certificate. You and your UK partner must plan to be living together in the UK. There must also be sufficient space for you and any children you have in your joint home in the UK.
A UK Marriage Visa is granted for the first 30 months. Providing you don’t break the conditions of your visa or commit any immigration crimes, you will be eligible to apply again for another 30 months.
Once you have accumulated five years’ residency in the UK on a Marriage Visa, you may be able to switch your visa-type. You may be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain or even British Citizenship depending on your circumstances.
You must submit evidence to the UK Home Office of the following:
- That you and your spouse are over 18 years old
- You are legally married and recognized by the UK
- You are planning to live together in the UK
- You have enough savings to support yourselves
- You satisfy the minimum earnings amount (see the financial requirements for a Spouse Visa)
a Spouse Visa curtailment.
Applying from the USA, your application could take a considerable amount of time. This is because the Home Office need to assess whether your marriage is genuine and credible.
Your UK Marriage Visa could take up to 3 months. If the Home Office experience a certain high volume of applications at one time, it could take longer. If there are complications or issues with your application then the processing times could also be affected. The Home Office could extend the process for 24 weeks.
To speed up the process, you could apply for a premium service through one of our qualified immigration lawyers.
A UK Marriage Visa has many requirements to fulfill. The application process can be confusing and challenging for these reasons.
An immigration lawyer at IAS will eliminate this stress by assisting you throughout your journey to achieve a Marriage Visa.
Our services include:
- Assessing your documents and completing your application;
- Combing through your evidence that proves you and your partner are in a ‘genuine relationship’;
- Provide you with a Letter of Representation which argues your case and accompanies your application;
- Liaising with the UK government for you.
Call us on +1844 290 6312 or get in touch online to talk about your plans to come to the UK with your partner.