What is a spouse visa?

The spouse visa, also known as the partner and spouse visa, allows qualified foreign nationals to reside with their partner in the UK if their partner is a British citizen or a settled individual (such as someone with Indefinite Leave to Remain or EU Settled Status). Marriage to a British citizen does not grant automatic residency rights in the UK. To live in the UK with your partner, you must apply for a Spouse Visa. Eligible applicants include those who are married, in a civil partnership, or unmarried.


Criteria for a spouse visa

For a UK partner and spouse visa application to be successful, you must fulfil specific eligibility criteria and provide evidence demonstrating that:

• You are in a genuine and eligible relationship.

• Your combined gross annual income with your partner meets or exceeds £29,000 (implemented on 11th April 2024). This is scheduled to increase in the future by gradual increments up to £38,700.

• You have appropriate accommodation available in the UK.

• You meet the English language proficiency requirement, attaining at least level A1 for your initial visa application.

At AMT Lawyers, we offer assistance with your Spouse visa application preparation. Our skilled Immigration Law solicitors will guide you through the process, ensuring your application meets all eligibility criteria and that you submit all necessary supporting documents accurately.



£1,000 – £2,000 plus VAT at 20%.

The approximation of legal fees listed above is our legal fees only based on a fixed fee basis. This does not include disbursements such as home office applications fees. These fees can vary depending on the route taken and type of application. For all home office application fees, please visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-10-april-2024


Estimated time frame.

You can expect to receive a decision within 12 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre. How fast the processing of your visa will depend on what country you are applying from.

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