Spouses and Civil Partners
If you are the husband, wife or civil partner of a British citizen or someone who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, then you may be able to apply to join, or stay with them, in the UK. You can also apply if your partner is outside the UK, but intending to return to the UK with you.
If your partner is in the UK but is not settled or British, you may be still able to join, or accompany, them as either a PBS Dependent or as an EEA family member.
Initial applications: UK spouse or civil partner visa
In order to qualify for entry clearance or leave to remain as a spouse or civil partner, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that:
- Your partner is British or holds Indefinite Leave to Remain;
- You are both over the age of 18;
If you have any convictions or a poor immigration history, this may affect your suitability for leave in the spouse and civil partner category.