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Intime Immigration Solicitors are experts in UK Visa and Settlement Applications.

Is your partner a British national or a settled person in the UK, and do you wish to join them? Then you must speak to the best Immigration Lawyers, who are experts in Spouse Visa applications.

You will need to meet specific requirements for a British spouse visa which include the relationship and financial requirements.  The Spouse Visa process can be complex. Therefore, we recommend you speak to our highly trained immigration Solicitors to discuss your spouse visa application.

A UK Spouse visa is also known as UK Marriage Visa. One of the chief UK Visa requirements is that you have to show proof that you have a real relationship with the UK citizen while ensuring the fact that the sponsor is meeting the financial requirements of immigration protocols. Our UK Spouse visa solicitors and immigration lawyers are experienced to handle visa requirements with a high success rate. You will get professional UK Visa assistance from the beginning till the end. Whether you are applying for a Spouse visa or want to switch to this visa(5-year UK spouse visa route or 10 years of route), you can rely on our team. Even if you get a visa refusal, we can even help to file an appeal.

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Before you apply for a UK spouse visa, you and your partner both need to be 18 or over.

  • Your partner must also be a British National 
  • Or, your partner has settled in the UK– for example, they have indefinite leave to remain, settled status or proof of permanent residence.
  • In case you are an unmarried applicant,  then you must show proof that you and your partner have lived together for at least two years.
  • For married partners, when you apply for the visa, you will require the documents of a joint bank account, joint mortgage and a tenancy agreement together.
  • 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
  • Have a Turkish Businessperson visa or Turkish Worker visa
  • Have refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK
  • A UK citizen who is applying for a spouse visa for his partner needs to meet a certain financial requirement. You should earn a minimum of 18,600 pounds per year before tax without having any child.

The applicant must be over 18 years of age or over.

You need to marry either a British citizen or someone who owns a steeled status in the UK.

In case your spouse is living in the UK under humanitarian protection UK or holds a refugee status, then you can apply for a Spouse visa

If your partner both desire to live together in the UK, then you can apply for a UK spouse visa.

In cases of homosexual or heterosexual marriages, one may apply for a spouse marriage visa.

The average processing time it takes for a spouse visa UK application is generally 2- 12 weeks from the date of submission of the application. In case you are applying from overseas then your spouse visa will be issued for 33 months.

For those who are applying within the UK then you will have a validity of 30 months for your spouse visa. When your visa expires, you can apply for a UK spouse visa extension for another 30 months. You can apply to extend your spouse visa in the UK and the best thing is this visa can be extended up to five years.

After the completion of 5 years, you may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). There are certain ILR spouse visa requirements. If you are still married and living in the UK while the sponsor complies with financial requirements, you can apply for ILR.

When you get the final approval for ILR, you automatically become eligible to apply for naturalization as a British citizen. It is ideal to seek advice from your nearby best UK visa solicitors or lawyers for spouse visa renewal.

If your visa got disapproved then have the option to appeal again.  However, it’s a bit difficult to appeal and honestly, this process may take a long time. Therefore, it will be better to take help from our best spouse visa solicitors and lawyers, who have expertise and years of experience in dealing with refusal cases.

In case you have received a letter of visa refusal, it will also state your potential chances to appeal the decision. If you see there is a chance to appeal the decision then must take the necessary decision within 28 days of receiving the letter of refusal. We have your nearby best spouse visa lawyers and solicitors who will provide all kinds of assistance from the beginning till the end.

Our Unique Winning Process


Fixing an Appointment

We first understand all your current situation and Fiance visa-related needs before we start working for you.


Pairing up

Understanding your Fiance visa goals, we will pair you up with the perfect immigration lawyer.


Fulfilling Requirements

Every visa has a certain requirement. For a UK Fiance visa, we will help you fulfill those certain requirements.


Seamless Visa Journey

Whether it is about applying for a new fiance visa or any kind of fiance visa help, we will make the journey smooth.


Fight for you

If you seek legal representation for a British Fiance visa, we have a team of the best immigration solicitors and lawyers to help.

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It goes without saying that immigration to the United Kingdom is a time-consuming process. Each UK immigration spouse visa application is checked in great detail and subjected to several inspections. Nobody wants their application to be turned down, therefore seeking help from competent immigration solicitors or lawyers is the best option. Before you apply for your visa, you need to make sure you have all the necessary documents, as well as both you and your spouse, meet all the regulatory standards. There’s a chance that you’ll make mistakes if you manage administrative duties alone. The UK Government is extremely picky about administrative work, so even making a small mistake can cause a huge hindrance in your visa process or result in disapproval. Hiring our best immigration lawyers can save you from this.


When applying for a UK Spouse visa, you should be aware of your options to select the best one for you. The majority of people lack the information and resources to make the right choice. Our lawyer will delve deeper into your case to present you with several options. With our experts, you will get the best advice.

In short, hiring a proficient immigration lawyer can help you save money and time and avoid mistakes while applying for a British spouse visa.

Further Information

You must be able to prove one of the following for a successful Spouse visa application:

  • you’re in a civil partnership or marriage that’s recognised in the UK
  • you’ve been living together in a relationship for at least 2 years when you apply
  • you are a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner and will marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of arriving
English Language Requirement for Spouse Visa

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English or take a test if one of the following is true:

  • you’re applying as a child
  • you’re applying as an adult coming to be cared for by a relative
  • you’ve been in the UK on a family visa for 5 years, and you’re extending it as a partner or parent
  • you’re over 65
  • you have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from meeting the requirement

You also will not need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of one of the following countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA

You can prove it with an academic qualification, or by taking a test.

CEFR A1 for Entry Clearance Spouse visa and fiancé visa

CEFR A2 for Spouse visa extension

Academic Qualifications

You don’t have to anything if you already have a degree or academic qualification that was taught or researched in English.

If your qualification is from a UK university or college, you only need your degree certificate. However, If your qualification is from a university or college outside the UK.

You’ll need to provide a certificate from UK NARIC

You need a statement of comparability if you got your qualification from a university or college in one of these countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA
Exemption from Spouse Visa Financial Requirement

You do not need to meet the income requirement if you get certain benefits, for example, Disability Living Allowance or Career’s Allowance.

However, you need to show you and your family have enough money to adequately support and accommodate yourselves without relying on public funds.

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