This week, it has been reported that thousands of couples in the UK will be separated this Valentine’s day. This is due to British sponsors who are in relationships with non-EU nationals not being able to meet the UK Immigration Rules. Earlier this week we reported on a married couple of 6 years who were being separated due to the non-EU spouse submitting the wrong English language test. Passing an English language test is just one of the requirements for individuals who want to join their British partners in the UK. Another fundamental requirement under the Immigration Rules is the financial requirement, where British nationals must be able to show they earn at least £18,600.
25% of Family Related Visa Applications were Refused in 2014
According to the Home Office’s most recent official statistics, 25% of family related visa applications were refused in 2014. The Home Office has a stringent criteria which you will need to meet in order to make a successful visa application. There is an extensive amount of documentary evidence applicants and their sponsors need to provide to demonstrate that they are in a genuine relationship and that they meet the financial requirements as set by the UK government. Most applications are refused because applicants have not been able to fully substantiate this.
Immigration Advice for UK Spouse Visa
Our expert Solicitors at LexLaw have a 100% success rate in UK relationship based applications and treats each case individually, providing detailed assessments to our clients. Our detailed consultations are to ensure that you are eligible to make a Spouse visa application. If you decide to instruct us we will provide you with a bespoke documents list tailored to your circumstances.
As noted above, in order to bring your non-EU spouse to the UK you must earn an annual income of£18,600 or have the specified savings as shown in Appendix FM. Furthermore, if you have one child dependent you have to show an additional £3,800 and an extra £2,400 for each additional child after that.
Our city of London solicitors will guide you through the financial, language and relationship requirements in accordance with the UK Immigration Rules. Making the process as easy as possible and working hard to get a successful result.
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.