Earlier today we received the wonderful news that a client (the Applicant) had been granted Entry Clearance into the UK as the Spouse of a British citizen who is present and settled in the UK. In our initial consultation with the Applicant, we discovered the client’s circumstances and facts surrounding her application and had advised her that her application will be difficult as she had previously been refused entry clearance to the UK. In addition to this, the client had informed our solicitors that she may not be able to provide all the required documents for a successful application. Further, the Applicant had also informed us that she would be opting for the Priority Visa Service which added to the difficulties involved in her application. However, with the help of our dedicated and committed team of solicitors, the Applicant obtained a successful decision on her application.Spouse visa applications to the UK Home Office can be made by LEXVISA Solicitors in London
The case for Entry Clearance as a spouse
The Applicant was a USA national residing in, Texas, USA. The Sponsor met the Applicant on an online dating platform and began dating shortly after. Over the course of their relationship, the Applicant and Sponsor regularly visited each other and integrated with each other’s families and friends. After several months of dating, the Applicant and Sponsor decided to get married in the USA. The Applicant had previously submitted an application for entry clearance but her application was refused on the basis that she did not submit the specified documents listed in Appendix FM in relation to the Sponsor’s employment.
From the onset, our solicitors had advised the Applicant that this was a difficult application as the couple had informed us that they will not be able to obtain all the mandatory employment documents from the Sponsor’s employer. However, our team of expert solicitors assured the client that we could assist submit a successful application and that our solicitors often assist clients in similar situations to hers. The Applicant instructed us to prepare and assist with the submission of her application. The Applicant also informed us that she may opt for the Visa Priority Service which is generally used in clear-cut applications where there are no potential issues.
How we can assist submit a successful Spouse Visa Application
Our solicitors successfully guided the Applicant through the application process and prepared outstanding legal representations which focussed on how the Sponsor satisfied the financial threshold requirement of £18,600. Our solicitors had to work closely with the Applicant and Sponsor to ensure they were able to collate all the mandatory documents required for the Applicant’s application. It was essential that a properly executed application that met all the requirements was submitted as the couple had already planned the Applicant’s visit to the UK.
In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provided multiple substantial reviews of her documents to ensure that Applicant submits the correct documentary evidence in the correct format, which meets the Home Office’s requirements. We also prepared and assisted the Applicant with the online visa application form and the financial requirements form.
Applicable for Entry Clearance Spouse Visa
To make a successful Entry Clearance Spouse Visa application you must meet the Home Office’s requirements, we have previously written about the stringent requirements. It is important to note that the Home Office’s requirements are a set of rigorous rules. However, you should note that there are numerous ways you can satisfy these rules. It is imperative you obtain the correct guidance before submitting any application. The UK immigration rules are complex and so it’s advisable to seek legal advice to avoid refusal.
In our expert experience, we have assisted clients in the past who have assumed that they do not meet the requirements but once we explore their circumstances we discover they do meet the requirements. A common question we often come across is regarding the financial requirements. The financial requirements may be satisfied through various different avenues such as salaried employment, self-employment or cash savings. You may wish to contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the requirements.
Advice from UK Immigration Solicitors on Submitting a successful Entry Clearance Spouse Visa Application
Our team of solicitors and barristers bear in mind the paramount duty of all legal representatives to act in your best interest whilst complying with the strict letter of the law. Our team of specialists can be distinguished from other law firms with our client-tailored approach and scrutiny of options available to you from the outset. We will be able to advise you in respect of the merits of your UK Spouse Visa application by providing you with advice from our leading team of solicitors before your matter even reaches the Home Office. We can assist you with the preparation of your visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
If you wish to consider your options, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your matter and if necessary advise you of the next steps you should take in a consultation.
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. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
If you need professional legal advice about submitting a successful UK Fiancée Visa application please contact us for a case assessment on 02071830570. You can also reach us via our contact form.