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Unmarried Partner for settlement applications

In accordance with immigration (appendix relationship with partner introduce on 20 June 2022) defines rather differently



made under appendix settlement family life (ten year route to qualify for indefinite leave to remain), usually an “unmarried partner”, which means a person who has been living together with the applicant in a relationship akin to a marriage or civil partnership for at least two years prior to the date of application, however as per guidance durable relationship is to be consider as “For a relationship to be similar to marriage or civil partnership the couple must usually have lived together as a couple (not just as friends) and shown an ongoing commitment to one another. However, in some circumstances there may be evidence of a durable relationship similar to marriage or civil partnership where the couple have not, or currently do not, live together”. Guidance suggest relationship will be assessed in circumstances where partner are living apart for practical reasons.

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