Switching to Spouse Visa Under the 5 Year Route
An applicant is eligible to switch to a spouse visa if he/she is married to a British Citizen or settled person – which means the partner has indefinite leave to remain, permanent residency, or settled status in the UK. All the requirements set out by the Home Office regarding immigration rules must need to meet in order to successfully switch to the Spouse visa ( 5 years route ) in which the applicant will be granted 2.5 years of leave to remain initially.
Applicants in the UK who are given permission to remain in the UK on human rights grounds are often placed on a 10-year route to settlement by the Home Office, as opposed to the five-year route towards settlement.
If you are presently in the UK on a 10-year route to settlement, you may be able to switch into a UK Spouse visa under the 5-year route. An application to switch into the 5-year spouse visa category is governed in accordance with the Immigration Rules.
We at Axis Solicitors, have extensive experience in dealing with all types of UK spouse visa matters, including spouse visa switching, spouse visa extension, spouse visa renewals and indefinite leave to remain applications on the basis of being in a genuine and subsisting relationship with a qualifying person in the UK.
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UK Immigration law is a fast-changing and complex area of law. A well-prepared application will significantly boost the chance of success. We at Axis Solicitors work with our clients to understand their circumstances and existing immigration status to prepare the application as per the Home Office requirements for a favourable outcome.
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