We recently received some delightful news that our client’s (“the Applicant) partner visa application was granted. The Applicant was switching from a Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer visa to a partner visa from within the United Kingdom. In our initial consultation with the Applicant, we discussed the issues involved and the appropriate action required. The Applicant opted to use the priority visa service and received a decision within 24 hours from the date of submission.
Background to UK Partner visa application
The Applicant was an American national residing in the UK with her partner on the Tier 2 Intra-company transfer visa. In our initial consultation with the Applicant, she had informed us that she wanted to apply to switch into a UK partner visa. The Applicant was married to her partner who was a British national present and settled in the United Kingdom. The Applicant informed us that she was concerned that she may fall short of meeting the financial requirement. Whilst her own salary and the Sponsor’s salary both individually met the threshold requirement of £18,600 the couple could not provide some of the documents listed under Appendix FM and Appendix FM SE to the Immigration Rules. We reviewed the Applicant’s case and advised that her application was one of a complex nature but we were confident we could deliver a successful result.
What are the requirements for a UK Partner application?
A UK Partner visa application is made under the Immigration Rules. This route is open to married couples who wish to settle together in the United Kingdom. It is important the requirements under Appendix FM are met and the requisite evidence is provided in accordance with Appendix FM SE. To apply for a UK Partner visa Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- You must be legally married and have evidence to show that the relationship is genuine and subsisting. If you are an unmarried partner you can still apply but the requirements are slightly different;
- You must intend to reside with your partner permanently in the United Kingdom;
- You must have suitable accommodation for yourself, your spouse and any dependents;
- You must meet the financial requirement of £18,600 (i.e. have enough money to support yourself, your partner and any dependants without recourse to public funds). There are a number of different methods of meeting the financial requirement; and
- You must satisfy the English language requirement.
If you are granted a partner visa, you will be given leave to enter in the UK for 30 months after which you can apply for further leave to remain if you wish to continue to remain in the UK.
How we can assist submit a successful UK partner application
We prepare our partner applications with a great amount of detail ensuring all the requirements under the Immigration Rules are met with the correct mandatory and supporting documents. Our immigration team can also assist with overcoming any obstacles. Our Solicitors are able to think outside the box and provide solutions to complex issues. In particular, we provide specialist advice on meeting the minimum income requirement of £18,600 also referred to as the financial requirement.
We have a proven method of submitting successful partner applications. The key to submitting a successful application is providing the correct mandatory and supporting documents. Without sufficient mandatory and supporting documents, it is likely your application may be delayed and later refused. It is not uncommon for underprepared applications to suffer severe delays. We prepare bespoke documents lists outlining all the necessary documents required for successful partner applications. Following this our Solicitors provide multiple substantial reviews of the documents ensuring all the documents are in the correct format and meet the Home Office requirements. Our solicitors successfully guide Applicants through the application process and prepare detailed legal representations, which directly tackle all the issues, involved in the application and outline how the requirements under Immigration Rules are met. We also prepare the application form and book an appointment for Applicants to attend. In this particular case the Applicant was delighted with the result and left us the following review:
“Amazing service! We worked very closely with Tekhmeed who walked me through the entire application process and made sure everything was extremely smooth. My spouse visa application was a little complicated and we were having a hard time finding a solicitor to help us, after my initial consultation with Tekhmeed, we were informed that it can, in fact, be done and approved with our circumstances (which were a little complicated). We applied and received the approval just a couple of days later. Would definitely use them again!”
Using Legal Representation to submit a UK partner application
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on the law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with a partner application. Our Solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the Home Office’s requirements and meet the Immigration Rules.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject partner applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your Immigration & Visa application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided.
The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successfully apply for UK partner application
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your prospects of submitting a partner application before your application even reaches the UK Visa & Immigration department at the Home Office. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a partner application and are able to advise you in respect of your prospects and to ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
Our offices are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation to discuss a partner application.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.