We recently received some wonderful news that our client’s (“the Applicant”) spouse visa extension application was successful. The Applicant was referred to us by one his friends who had previously instructed us on a similar application. This particular spouse visa extension application was complex due to the Sponsor’s financial circumstances and imminent deadline in the Applicant’s visa expiry. Despite the short deadline, we managed to prepare and submit a strong application with all the requisite documents.
The case for a Spouse Visa Extension Application
The Applicant was a national of Pakistan who entered the United Kingdom as the spouse of a settled person. The Applicant and Sponsor had an arranged marriage which the Sponsor’s grandfather had arranged. Shortly after their marriage, the couple spent a few months together in Pakistan before travelling to the United Kingdom. The Applicant and Sponsor had booked a consultation with us to discuss their spouse visa extension application. It was clear from the onset that this was going to be a difficult application. The main obstacle in this application was the financial requirement of £18,600. The Sponsor was self-employed and for a short period did not receive a fixed salary from the business. We had to examine the Sponsor’s financial circumstances in greater detail to assess whether the requirements under Appendix FM were satisfied. After the initial consultation, we were instructed to prepare the spouse visa extension application. The couple started collating the necessary documents for the Applicant’s spouse visa extension application and after our substantial review process; we were then able to prepare our legal representations and application form.
What are the requirements for a Spouse Visa Extension Application?
The requirements for a spouse visa extension application are much the same as the requirements for the initial spouse visa application in terms of maintenance, accommodation, and English language. It is imperative that spouse visa extension Applicants can also demonstrate that their genuine and subsisting relationship with their British citizen spouse is still ongoing since the grant of their initial spouse visa application. Applicants will also need to satisfy the immigration status requirement as is necessary for all further leave to remain applications.
It is important that all UK visa Applicants are able to provide the required documentation which demonstrates they can meet all of the Home Office requirements and that applications are prepared as strongly as possible to ensure that is has the greatest chance of success. Our specialist Immigration team have an in-depth understanding of the Immigration Rules and take a considerable amount of care and attention in preparing applications and providing detailed accompanying representations. Our bespoke service gives our clients the confidence to return to us to help prepare any extension applications. You can read the reviews from our previous clients as a testament to our service.
How we can assist in submitting a successful Spouse Visa Extension Application
Our solicitors successfully guided the Applicant through the spouse visa extension application process and prepared outstanding legal representations/submissions which focused on how the Applicant met the requirements listed under the Immigration Rules. We also focussed on the relevant policy guidance on meeting the financial requirement as this was one of the major obstacles in this spouse visa extension application. This particular case was rather complex and needed a detailed breakdown to determine whether the Sponsor’s income totalled to £18.600. The Sponsor was self-employed but there was a short gap in employment where he did not receive a fixed salary from the business. Our solicitors had to work closely with the Applicant and Sponsor to ensure they were able to collate all the compulsory documents required for the spouse visa extension application. It was important that a well-prepared application was submitted and presented in a clear way so there was no confusion. Often applications which are not prepared strongly or are not presented clearly are refused by caseworkers. In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provided multiple substantial reviews of the Applicant’s documents to ensure that the Applicant submitted the correct documentary evidence in the correct format, which meets the Home Office’s requirements.
Using Legal Representation to prepare and submit a Spouse Visa Extension Application
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit a spouse visa extension application.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your spouse visa extension application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your spouse visa extension application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successfully prepare and submit a Spouse Visa Extension 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 immigration status and the merit of your spouse visa extension application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of your spouse visa extension application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We 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. LEXVISA is just minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to a successful application. 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 your spouse visa extension application.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.