The UK Family Visa paves the way for partners and spouses to experience a period of up to 2.5 years in the United Kingdom. Beyond this initial period, the option for a further extension arises, granting a cumulative total of 5 years for individuals to remain in the UK. To be eligible for this you will need to meet the age requirements, be in a genuine relationship and have a commitment to live in the UK for a minimum of 2.5 years. Upon reaching the five-year mark, an opportunity for indefinite leave to remain becomes available, establishing a long-term presence in the UK.
The applicant and their UK-based partner must also show they earn at least £18,600 per year, plus £3,800 a year for their first child and £2,400 a year for each child they have after their first child. Applicants must also speak English to level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale.
Spouse Visa applications can be complex, and using the services of an immigration expert is highly recommended. Fairmont Legal will be your guide to ensure you meet all requirements, complete relevant forms and collate evidence for submission.