Our Immigration Solicitors were recently instructed by a client who wished to obtain entry clearance to the UK to join her British national husband. Our client was a South Asian national who had recently graduated and embarked on a world wind romance, solemnizing her marriage to her British partner at the beginning of 2014 and planned to join him in the UK.
Our UK Immigration Solicitors worked closely with the client in order to ensure that she met the Immigration Rules by submitting a duly completed online visa application form, Appendix 2 (VAF 4A Financial Requirement Form), detailed legal representations, accompanied with supporting documents which substantiated our client’s right to be granted entry clearance as the spouse of a British citizen. Our expert Immigration Team were recently informed by the Home Office that the client was granted an entry clearance Spouse visa and therefore able to go ahead with her plans of having a further wedding ceremony with her family and friends present in the UK.
Lexlaw Immigration Team have 100% Success Rate in Relation based Applications
The expert Immigration Solicitors at Lexlaw have a 100% success rate when it comes to UK Spouse visa applications and provide a detailed assessment of individual cases in order to ensure firstly, that you are eligible to make a Spouse visa application and secondly, if we find that you are eligible we ensure the bundle of documents submitted with the visa application meets the Home Office’s requirements.
There have been a number of immigration cases in the UK regarding British nationals attempting to bring their non-EU partners to the UK and failing. There are a number of reasons why UK Spouse visa applications are refused by the Home Office, including failure to provide documents showcasing a genuine substantial relationship and failure to meet the English requirement. However, the majority of Spouse visa applications refusals are due to the increased financial requirement implemented in July 2012.
According to BritCits, a human rights organisation, 47% of the nation’s citizen would not be eligible to meet the UK’s Immigration Rules financial requirement which is a worrying figure. Last year, the Guardian did a number of case studies which proved the UK Immigration financial requirement were having a severe impact on couples reuniting in the UK.
Meeting the Home Office’s Financial Requirement
The Home Office’s financial requirement must be met by a person applying for leave to enter, leave to remain and indefinite leave to remain in the UK on the basis of their family life with a person who is:
- British Citizen; or
- present and settled in the UK; or
- in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection.
The rules specify that a sponsor must be earning £18,600 per annum before they can sponsor their spouse, unmarried partner or same sex partner to enter or remain in the UK. Although there are provisions for combining the earnings of the sponsor and the applicant; this has proved to be problematic for many individuals.
Are you Eligible for a UK Spouse Visa under the Immigration Rules?
Our team of experienced and professionally qualified immigration solicitors and barristers will be able to go through the Home Office’s requirements with you. As well as, the process of making a visa application to the UK step by step and limit the possibility of failure by complying with the strict letter of law.
Contact us so that we can review your case and provide you with an assessment.