A UK spouse visa allows spouses, unmarried or same-sex partners and fiancées of UK citizens or permanent residents to come and live with their family in the UK.
To qualify for a Spouse visa, applicants must be an eligible partner of a UK citizen or permanent resident who is currently living or who intends to live permanently in the UK.
An eligible partner is a:
- Spouse (husband, wife or civil partner); or
- Unmarried or same-sex partner; or
- Fiance(e) or proposed civil partner.
Spouse visa applicants are usually required to be of a minimum age, meet English language, accommodation and maintenance (funds) requirements and demonstrate that their relationship is existing and genuine in nature.
Spouse visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.