The UK Marriage Visa, also known as the Spouse Visa, allows married partners of current UK Citizens to be able to immigrate to the UK. This is possible because their settled partners do not have any restrictions in their stay owing to either an Indefinite Leave to Remain status or being born or settled British citizens.
The following are the requirements for a UK Marriage Visa:
The UK Marriage Visa application requires the following documents:
If you are applying outside the UK your fees for Marriage Visa will be £1,523 It will cost you £1,033 if you're applying for a Marriage Visa from within the UK. You will also have to pay the UK Immigration Health Surcharge that costs £1,872 for applications from outside the UK and £1,560 for applications made inside the UK. There are priority fees that can be paid to get a quicker decision on the application when making the application from outside the UK. The fee for it is £573. You will have to take the English Language test using the IELTS Life Skills test which will cost about £150.
The average time taken for UK Marriage Visa processing is about 3 Months. Your application acceptance can take as little as two weeks or longer than 3 months depending on where you’re applying from and how you satisfy the requirements.
The UK sponsor partner requires an annual income of at least £18,600 before the tax if there are no dependents. For one dependent child: Income of £22,400 before tax For every additional child: £2,400 additional pre-tax income
Yes, UK Marriage Visa holders have no restrictions professionally and can work both full-time and part-time jobs. It is as good as having a residence due to the intention of settling permanently with your spouse.
There are no limitations on:
The immigrating partner is allowed to live and work in the UK for an initial period of 2 and a half years initially. After that, they can exit and re-enter the country multiple times to extend the permit.
You can send your supporting documents for the visa in the following ways:
Given the unpredictable nature of document requirements and shifting needs of the authorities at times, it is recommended to submit documents after expert consultation to increase the chances of first-time approval. Get a call back from us to understand how you can increase your odds and make a perfect application for the first time.
The UK Marriage Visa priority service helps you get your application processed in 2 to 5 days instead of the average 2 weeks to 3 months. You can choose the ‘priority service’ if you are eligible while making your application. Cost of the service based on the urgency:
Super Priority Service:
Every immigrating partner needs to fulfil the English Language Requirement. This can be done in the following ways:
If your visa is incomplete or there is some requirement you are not able to fulfil, you can enter the UK via some other Visa and still marry your partner. You can schedule a call back from us to understand the other Visas that you can get. In case your UK Marriage Visa is refused due to a technicality or requirement inconsistency, you have the right to appeal again providing the correct evidence. In case your UK Marriage Visa application is refused by the Home Office without any apparent reason or any reason based on speculation, you have a right of appeal again based on human rights. The Immigration Rules say that if your spouse visa appeal argument is based on human rights such as the right to a private life then you have a right to appeal again.
The UK Marriage Visa sponsor can be exempt from the minimum financial requirement of £18,600 if the partner is in receipt of certain benefits or allowances in the UK. All you have to do is provide evidence of ‘adequate maintenance’ which can be one of the following:
Yes. You can apply for a marriage visa from within the UK. If you are already in the UK on a fiancé visa, work visa, or student visa valid for more than six months, you may be able to switch to a spouse or marriage visa.
You can apply for a UK Marriage Visa from overseas by making an online application at the official website here or visit your nearest overseas visa centre. The documents can be submitted both online or via post. A biometric residence permit is needed as part of the application. This can be obtained via getting a fingerprint and picture taken as part of a biometric residence permit at a visa processing centre. You need to get the biometric residence permit within 30 days of arrival in the United Kingdom.