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Spouse Visa Extension | Requirements & Eligibility

When you received that UK initial spouse visa, it must have been a great moment; you even threw in a party. Of course, the thoughts of the extension were not anywhere on the horizon. However, you must bring into perspective the fact that it will expire one day.  Spouse visa extension is a process and if not followed strictly, you risk being separated from your partner.

If you are living in the UK and have a spouse visa or you have a spouse, it is imperative that you read through this page to find out the steps into extending your visa before time.

 

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What is a spouse visa Extension?

A UK spouse visa extension is a visa that allows a married couple to live together in the same country. The spouse visa allows the husband or wife to stay in the country for a certain period of time, usually two or three years. After this time, the husband or wife must leave the country unless they can apply for and be granted another visa.

The spouse visa is available to couples who are married and living together. The couple must provide evidence of their marriage, such as a marriage certificate. They must also provide evidence that they are living together, such as joint bank accounts or utility bills.

 

What is the spouse visa Extension process?

The process of getting a spouse visa extension UK usually starts with the couple filling out an application form. This form can be found on the website of the UK Visas and Immigration department. The form requires information about both the husband and wife, such as their addresses, date of birth, and nationalities.
The next step is for the couple to provide evidence that they are married and living together. This can be done by providing a marriage certificate. The couple must also prove that they are living together by providing documents such as joint couple.

 

UK spouse visa application process

A fiance visa grants you entry to the UK for a period of six months during which time you are required to marry your fiance in the UK. And in the other side, a spouse visa enables you to work in the UK and will initially be granted for a period of 30 months. Once you collect your visa, it lasts for a maximum of two years and nine months and then you have to renew it. To avoid inconveniences, you have to apply for an extension before the expiry of the existing one. Otherwise, if not done in advance, then it may not be ready before then and that is risky.  To avoid frustrations that come with the last-minute rash on Spouse visa extension, you’ll need to mark your calendar and keep to your timelines. Speak to one of our experienced immigration solicitors to advise on how to go about the process and make it easy for you.

 

How long does a spouse visa take UK 2022?

The length of time a spouse visa takes to be processed varies depending on whether the visa is being applied for inside or outside the UK. A spouse applying from within the UK will usually have a decision made on his or her application in two months' time. An applicant who is outside of the country generally has a decision in four months' time. In both instances, these are average times and could be longer depending on caseloads at individual offices. However, it could take less than this time where premium processing service is opted for.

 

Financial Requirements

When applying for a spouse visa extension as a spouse, you have some financial requirements to meet. The documents that you need for the spouse visa extension can be quite extensive. Again, the documents required may vary from time to time, and that’s why our expert immigration solicitors can help you prepare adequately and meet the financial requirement without strain. The home office would want to know that you are financially stable before extending your stay in the UK and therefore you and your partner must have a combined income of at least £18,600. This is the minimum threshold that can be met by giving evidence of your business income or salary. You can combine your cash and pension savings of £16,000 and above. If your spouse is receiving some other income like disability allowance, then you are exempted from meeting the minimum income threshold but you have to prove that you’ve enough money to pay your bills and live comfortably in the UK.

 

On cohabitation

On application for the spouse visa extension, the home office will need evidence that you’ve been living with your partner in the UK- this also applies to indefinite leave to remain application. As proof of cohabitation, there are documents to be provided as proof. You will be required to provide the official items of correspondence like bank statements, utility bills, and such. These must be addressed to both you and your spouse jointly or in each of your names. The item must cover the two-year term proceeding the time your spouse's visa extension was submitted.

The correspondence should not be printed off from an online account but should be sent through the post. To avoid mistakes and delays, it is important to seek expert advice from one of our solicitors to guide you.

 

What are the travel restrictions?

One of the things that you must pay attention to is the time spent outside the UK. Although there is no restriction on the time you should spend outside the UK by the home office, you must be ready to satisfy the requirement that you intend to reside permanently with your partner.  This could be tricky if you have been living outside the UK for more than six months.  Again, you must prove that your relationship is genuine and subsisting.

 

What percentage of spouse visas are approved?

The accuracy rate of approval among spousal visas is very high. In 2013 there were approximately 43,000 successful applications for a spouse visa. The reasons for rejection are generally because the couple is not married or are not living together. if your spouse visa extension is refused then you can consult our expert immigration solicitors for refusal solutions.

 

Can my spouse visit me on a tourist visa?

Yes, a spouse can visit the other spouse on a tourist visa. The spouse must be able to provide evidence that he or she is married to the person they are visiting. This can be done by providing a marriage certificate. The spouse must also prove that he or she will be leaving the country at the end of their visit.

 

The spouse visa is available to couples who are married

Spouses who want to stay in the UK should apply for a spouse visa extension. This allows them to live with their husbands or wives in the same country as them. However, they must first be able to prove that they are legally married and living together before they can get this visa. How long it takes for this visa to be issued depends on whether the application is submitted from within or outside of the country. Spouses applying from the country usually receive their visas.

 

Which is better fiancé or spouse visa?

There are many different types of visas available for people wanting to enter the UK. The most common type is the spouse visa, but there are also others such as fiancé visas or marriage visas. It is important that couples apply for the correct visa before entering the country. While every couple's situation will be different, it may be clear that one visa suits your needs better than another.

 

Does Spouse Visa allow my family members?

As a spouse visa holder, you can bring your family members, including children and partners, to the UK with you. If your partner does not live in this country, please contact us first before applying for various reasons.

 

Does universal credit affect spouse visas?

Universal Credit is a new benefit that has been introduced in the UK. It is designed to help those who are on a low income or are unemployed. The benefit is paid monthly and is not based on the number of people in the household. This means that it will not affect your spouse's visa application.

The spouse visa allows a married couple to live together in the same country. The spouse visa allows the husband or wife to stay in the country for a certain period of time, usually two or three years. After this time, the husband or wife must leave the country unless they can apply for and be granted another visa.

 

How long you can stay outside the UK on a spouse visa Extention?

As a spouse visa holder, you are allowed to stay outside the UK for up to 6 months at a time. However, you must make sure you return to the UK before your visa expires. If you do not, you may have to leave the country and may not be able to come back.

The spouse visa is available to couples who are married and living together. The spouse visa allows the husband or wife to stay in the country for a certain period of time, usually two or three years. After this time, the husband or wife must leave the country unless they can apply for and be granted another visa.

 

Where to send UK spouse visa supporting documents?

The required documents for a UK spouse visa can be submitted at the British High Commission. As well as marriage certificates, other documents required include proof of financial support and medical examinations. You may also need to provide your biometrics such as fingerprints and photos. You should send these documents in person or by courier to ensure that they arrive safely and on time.

 

Can you enter the UK after studying spouse visa?

Spouses coming to the UK on a student visa are not allowed to work during their studies. If they want to work once, they complete their degree or diploma, they will have to apply for a different visa such as the skilled worker category 4 visa, or Tier 2 (General) visa depending on their qualifications and occupation.

 

Why is my UK spouse visa taking so long?

Spouse visas usually take around 6 months from start to finish. However, this time can be longer if you need to attend an interview or your application is selected for further checks. You should also remember that processing times change depending on factors such as holidays and weekends, so it can take longer than usual at these times.

 

How we can help you

You have been living in the UK as a spouse and your visa is expiring. You must take the necessary steps of Spouse visa extension before time catches up with you. That is why you need to get a reliable visa extension company that has the experience and the know-how on navigating the process easier and get your spouse UK visa extended. you can contact us at 0208 124 3222 or visit our expert immigration solicitors for any Queries or help.


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