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The UK Spouse Visa is for married partners of British or Irish citizens, persons who are settled in the UK, persons with pre-settled status, persons with a Turkish Businessperson or Turkish Worker visa and persons with refugee status or humanitarian protection who wish to join, or stay with, their husband or wife in the UK.  You can also apply for a UK Spouse Visa if your Spouse is outside the UK, but is intending to return to the UK with you.

The UK Spouse Visa can lead to indefinite leave to remain or settlement in the UK after a period of 5 years.  

UK Spouse Visa Requirements

In order to qualify for a UK Spouse Visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that you meet the following requirements:

  • Your partner is British or Irish, is settled in the UK, has been granted pre-settled status, holds a Turkish Businessperson or Turkish Worker visa or has refugee status or humanitarian protection;
  • You and your partner are both over the age of 18;
  • You and your partner are not within a prohibited degree of relationship;
  • You and your partner have met in person;
  • You and your partner are legally married in a marriage that is recognised in the UK;
  • Your relationship is genuine and subsisting;
  • You and your partner intend to live together permanently in the UK;
  • Any previous relationship has broken down permanently;
  • You satisfy a financial requirement;
  • There is adequate accommodation for you and any dependents;
  • You speak and understand English to a required level.
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