Covid-19 - Update

During this difficult period Permits2work is still open for business to help you with your Immigration needs. Our caseworkers are working from home, fully supported by our legal clerks who are still in the office.

Please call us for any assistance and please stay safe.

Spouse / Partner Visa

“To enable the spouse/partner of a settled person to stay in the UK”.

Whether applying within the UK (switching ) or overseas, we manage your application from start to finish.

We understand the importance of this application, working closely with you to ensure this is filed correctly. 

Spouse / partner visas in more detail

You must show you have met your partner (a British citizen or ‘settled’ person), and intend to live together permanently. Unmarried partners must provide evidence of cohabitation for at least two years.

You may be required to take a recognised English test, unless an exemption applies. 

The £29,000 financial requirement can be met in several ways. The evidence will vary based on your income type i.e salaried and/or non-salaried employment, self-employment, cash savings or pension.

Not all sources can be combined and exclusions may apply – we advise based on your personal circumstances.

Extension applications

You can apply to extend your existing spouse / civil partner visa if you can prove that you continue to remain in a genuine and subsisting relationship. The financial and English requirements will still need to be met.

Indefinite Leave to Remain

It is possible to settle in the UK after 5 years continuous and lawful stay in this category. 

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Whether making an initial Spouse or Civil Partner visa application, extension/renewal or Indefinite Leave to Remain our experts can help.