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Unmarried Partner Visa: Top 5 FAQs

Dec 18, 2023

The earnings requirement for partner visas is expected to increase to £38700 in the upcoming spring season. This means that now is the perfect time to take advantage of the current earnings threshold before it rises. Don't miss out on this opportunity to secure your partner visa with ease and without the burden of meeting higher income requirements. Stay ahead of the game and start your visa application process now to ensure a smooth and successful journey towards your future together.

If you're considering an Unmarried Partner Visa to stay in the UK long-term, you may have questions about the requirements. Here are the answers to the top 5 questions we receive about the Unmarried Partner Visa:

1. What are the Unmarried Partner Visa requirements?

The requirements for an Unmarried Partner Visa are outlined in Appendix FM of the UK Immigration Rules. Both partners must be over 18, have lived together for at least two years, and have a genuine intention to live together permanently. Other requirements include financial self-sufficiency, adequate housing, and a good command of the English language.

2. How can I prove that my relationship is marriage-like?

To demonstrate that you have lived together as a couple for two years, you can provide evidence such as joint financial accounts, rental agreements, mortgage documents, or correspondence addressed to both partners at the same address.

3. How much income do I need to show for an Unmarried Partner Visa?

Your partner must earn a minimum annual income of £18,600, and additional funds are required for children. You can meet the financial requirement through employment, self-employment, savings, or property rental.

4. What factors does the Home Office consider when assessing the genuineness of my relationship?

The Home Office may consider factors such as shared financial responsibilities, evidence of visits to each other's home country, or establishment of family contacts.

5. Is English language proficiency required for an Unmarried Partner Visa?

Yes, you must meet the English language requirement to apply for an Unmarried Partner Visa. You can do so through a variety of means, including having an A1 CEFR or higher qualification in English speaking and listening, holding a UK degree, or providing proof that your degree was taught in English.

For expert guidance on Spouse or Unmarried Partner visa applications, UK Visas is here to help. Our team of qualified immigration advisors assist clients from all over the world in preparing visa application documents. Contact them today [email protected]

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