What types of Visa categories fall under Family Visa?
- UK Unmarried Partners Visa
- UK Spouse Visa
- UK Marriage Visitor Visa
- UK Fiancé Visa
Who is the UK Unmarried Partners Visa for?
Same sex and heterosexual partners who have already met each other, have adequate accommodation, support themselves, have been living together for two years and plan to continue living together
What is a UK Spouse Visa?
Allowing entry for a spouse of a UK citizen without immigration restrictions while the spouse is responsible for the financial well-being of the visa holder is the main purpose of this visa. You can apply for this visa from current country of residence or inside the UK.
What are the Spouse Visa Requirements?
Spouse visa requirements include passing the test that the relationship is genuine, adequate accommodation for both parties and minimum income of GPB 18,600.
What can you do with a UK Marriage Visitor Visa?
You can get married inside the UK or pass through in transit to visit your spouse who is a UK citizen
Can you remain indefinite with a UK Marriage Visitor Visa?
You are only entitled to remain for a six-month period and cannot stay in the UK after marriage with this visa type
What is the UK Fiancé Visa application process and requirements?
When planning to marry a UK citizen you apply for a UK Fiancé Visa since it has very few restrictions like no need to proof you lived together, however the couple must have met before, intend to get married within 6 months, intend to live together and support him or herself with adequate accommodation in place.
Can you settlepermanently with a Spouse Visa?
Living with your spouse in the UK does not mean you can remain indefinite. If you choose to make it permanent you should choose an Indefinite Leave to Remain as it will allow you to settle within the UK without visa regulations.
When can you apply for a Tier 1 Work Permit Visa?
When you live outside Switzerland and the EEA and were offered skilled work in the UK for a three-year period which can be extended. After a five-year period you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain
Can I Apply for a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa?
Individuals can apply when they are internationally recognised or posses’ potential talent in fields like arts or science. Applicants need to have endorsement from recognised and competent bodies like Royal Academy of Engineering or the Arts Council
What is the period to be in a relationship if you want to qualify for a spouse or fiancé visa?
You can only apply for either visa if your relationship is two years or longer or prove that you are indeed married to a British citizen or UK settled person.
How long can I work and live in the UK with a spouse visa?
You are entitled to remain in the UK and work for a period of 18 months. During this period you are entitled to leave and re enter the UK as freely and often as you wish.
Who needs a UK EEA Visa?
This visa is for close and extended family members to join a UK citizen without being an EEA national. You need to be outside the UK to apply and is one of the only free visa types.
How do you start applying for an Indefinite Leave to Remain?
You need to be inside the UK and often you need to demonstrate your knowledge of UK life and language even though you could be exempt of these requirements if you are a dependant under 18 or other dependant relative of a UK citizen.