UK Unmarried Partner Visa is a UK visa route for unmarried partners including same-sex partners who are in durable relationship with British citizens, those present and settled in the UK, or in the UK with a refugee or humanitarian protection leave to remain and wish to come or remain in the UK on the basis of their relationship.
UK Unmarried Partner Visa requirements
In order to be granted UK Unmarried Partner Visa you have to meet the following requirements:
- Your partner must be either a British citizen, or present and settled in the UK, or in the UK with a refugee or humanitarian protection leave to remain.
- You both must be 18 years of age or older.
- You must have met in person.
- You must not be related outside of your relationship.
- Any previous relationship of you and your partner must have ended permanently.
- You must have lived with your partner in a relationship akin to marriage for at least two years preceding the application date.
- You must intend to live in the UK permanently together.
- You and your unmarried partner must show income in excess of £18,600 per annum. Alternatively, you and your partner must show you have certain amount of savings or that you meet the financial requirement by combination of income and savings. You might be exempted from financial requirement if your sponsor is on certain disability benefits.
- There must be an adequate accommodation available to you and your partner and any other family members residing together upon your arrival in the UK.
- You must meet English language requirement.
- You must not fall for refusal under any of the suitability requirements.
Conditions of Stay in the UK
If your UK Unmarried Partner Visa is granted, it will be endorsed with a condition of no recourse to public funds.
You will be allowed to work in the UK.
Extension of UK Unmarried Partner Visa
If you apply for UK Unmarried Partner Visa from abroad and your visa application is granted, you will be given entry clearance for an initial period of 33 months.
You will have to apply for an extension of your visa before it expires. If your extension application is successful, you will be granted a subsequent period of leave of 30 months.
You may be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after completing 60 months in the UK with limited leave to remain as unmarried partner.
Why choose us to assist you with your application for UK Unmarried Partner Visa?
In most cases UK Unmarried Partner Visa is refused because the Secretary of State is not satisfied that partners are in durable relationship for at least two years.
It is very important to submit sufficient evidence with your application proving that you and your unmarried partner are cohabiting together for two years preceding the application date.
Our immigration lawyers specialising in UK family settlement visas are fully competent to advise you how to prepare your UK Unmarried Partner Visa application to maximise your chances for the visa to be approved. Over the years we have helped many families to finally be reunited.