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Entry Clearance For Spouse Visa UK

You can apply for spouse visa entry clearance UK online if you meet all the spouse visa requirements as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. Spouse visa is also known as settlement visa or Appendix FM Partner visa. If the applicant meets the requirements for entry clearance as a spouse, the applicant will be granted entry clearance for an initial period not exceeding 33 months, and subject to a condition of no recourse to public funds. Before the expiry of initial 33 months spouse visa, the applicant can apply for extension/renewal of spouse visa under 5 years route so that the applicant can complete 5 years on spouse visa and apply for ILR as a spouse under 5 years route.

Specialist Spouse Visa Solicitors

Our expert team of spouse visa solicitors in London  specialise in spouse visa entry clearance applications. Our specialist spouse visa solicitors have successfully helped thousands of clients with the spouse visa entry clearance applications. Our best team of spouse visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services concerning your spouse visa entry clearance application. Ask a question to our expert spouse visa solicitors for free immigration advice or submit an online request to book an appointment for detailed legal advice for your spouse visa entry clearance application.

How To Apply For Spouse Visa Entry Clearance?

An application for spouse visa entry clearance from outside the UK is made online. Upon completion and submission of the online form for spouse visa entry clearance UK, the spouse visa entry clearance fee and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is paid online. All the supporting documents in support of the spouse visa application are then uploaded online. An appointment is then booked with the Application Centre for the enrolment of biometrics and submission of the Applicant’s passport at the designated application centre in the country of residence of the applicant.

Requirements For Spouse Visa Entry Clearance UK

The applicant applying for entry clearance as a spouse of a British Citizen or a person settled person must meet the following requirements:

  • Suitability requirements as set out in Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules;
  • Both you and your UK spouse must be over the age of 18;
  • Your UK spouse must also either:
    • be a British or Irish citizen; or
    • have settled in the UK – for example, they have indefinite leave to remain (ILR), settled status or proof of permanent residence in the UK; or
    • be from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and have pre-settled status – they must have started living in the UK before 1 January 2021; or
    • have a Turkish Businessperson visa or Turkish Worker visa; or
    • have refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK.
  • Genuine and subsisting relationship with the UK spouse (UK sponsor);
  • Financial requirement whereby the UK spouse of the applicant must be earning at least £18,600 gross per year or savings of £62,500 if the UK spouse of the applicant has no earnings from employment, self-employment or other means of income;
  • Adequate accommodation for the applicant and the UK spouse to be accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds;
  • English language requirement to show that the applicant has English proficiency at CEFR level A1 as required by the UK Immigration Rules;
  • You should provide Tuberculosis test certificate, where this is required under Appendix T of the Immigration Rules.

Financial Requirement For Spouse Visa Entry Clearance UK

Meeting the financial requirement is one of the key requirements for an application for spouse visa entry clearance UK.

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