The Civil Partner Visa enables you to enter or stay in the UK provided they are in a civil partnership with a British citizen or an individual who holds UK settled status, meaning you are lawfully residing in the UK with no time limit on their stay. Prior to arrival, you must obtain entry clearance to be eligible for entry into the UK.
About the Civil Partner Visa Route
There are various UK Visa options for those who are either:
Please note that if you are married, there may be more suitable routes such as the Spouse Visa. There is a helpful guide on the differences between marriage and civil partnership (in England and Wales) that you can read through by clicking here.
If you are planning to apply for a UK Visa as a civil partner, you will have to choose a route that is specifically suitable for your situation. You may have to consider many factors, including your desired length of stay. The main visa routes that may be applicable are as follows:
In order to successfully apply for a Civil Partners Visa, you must meet the specific requirements of your chosen route. You must also be able to clearly highlight that you meet these visa requirements in your application, which can be done with a well presented and to-the-point application.
In order to qualify for this specific visa, you will need to show the Home Office that:
In order to be eligible, you must prove that:
If you are unsure whether you are meeting these criteria, or need help building a strong case, please contact our team.
A Family Visa as a civil partner allows foreign nationals to enter or remain in the UK, so long as they are in a civil partnership with a British/Irish citizen or a person with Indefinite Leave to Remain. To qualify for entry to the UK, you may need to be granted entry clearance prior to your arrival. This route would grant you 2 years, 9 months of stay.
The requirements for this visa are similar to the Proposed Civil Partner Visa. Generally, you will need to prove that:
As a team that specialises in immigration law, we can offer comprehensive guidance on the requirements and routes that are most relevant to a civil partner seeking access to the UK.
We will help you submit a convincing application that minimises the risks of a lengthy appeals process. We will make sure that you are applying for the right Civil Partner Visa, meet all of the requirements, and have all of the necessary documentation.
QC Immigration can help Increase your chances of your UK visa application being accepted with the help of our experienced immigration lawyers.