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Unmarried Partner visa 

 

Unmarried partner visa

 

The Unmarried Partner Visa is for long term unmarried partners of British citizens, persons with settled status, or those with refugee status or under humanitarian protection, to live together in the UK. This visa applies to both heterosexual and same-sex couples. Unmarried partner routes lead to settlement in the UK after remaining in the UK as partner of any of above for five years.

 

Unmarried partner visa requirements-

 

To qualify you must full fill several requirements, including your partner status, Such as British any of mentioned above, age, 18 or over, meeting in person, cohabitation, genuine and subsisting relationship, financial and accommodation and English language requirements. You are required to provide documented evidence in order to qualify for unmarried partner visa.

Unmarried partner- who can apply

  • Your partner is British or Irish citizen.

  • Your partner has EU settled status in the UK.

  • Your partner have a Turkish Businessperson visa or Turkish Worker visa

  • Your partner has protection status (to stay as a refugee or have humanitarian protection

  • You both are aged over 18.

  • You have met in person with your partner.

  • Genuine and subsisting relationship requirements.

  • Previously relationship have been broken permanently.

  • You must have combined income of at least £18600 annually.

  • You must have adequate accommodation.

  • You have passed English language test and speak and understand English to the required level A1

  • You have been living in relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership and have intention to live together permanently in the UK.

Living together for two years

To be eligible for the UK unmarried partner visa on of the key requirements is addition to genuine and subsisting relationship you are required to meet two years cohabitation requirements which means you must have lived with your unmarried partner together in a relation akin to marriage for at least two years prior to the date of you visa application. To satisfying two years cohabitation together you are required to provide certain documents which confirm you and your partner have been living together at same address for at least two years. If successful you will be granted initial leave to entre in the UK as unmarried partner of any of the above.   

Genuine and subsisting relationship.

UK Unmarried partner required to have evidence of genuine and subsisting relation, you can prove this by providing evidence of cohabitation and Life Together. The decision maker may assess that relationship is genuine and subsisting through combination of sources for instance information available on application and direct check with third party, you can provide evidence of regular communication during periods you have not been living together, such as call logs, emails, social media interactions, and letters etc. You can provide evidence bank statement (joint) or any other shared financial responsibilities, and evidence of supporting each other. You can provide photographs together, joint invitations, and evidence of traveling together. Evidence of future such as property purchase, future travel plans, or joint investments.

 

Documents requirements- unmarried partner

Two years cohabitation requirements, duration and nature of relation must be akin to marriage. In order to satisfy you are expected to provide documentary evidence including

  • Joint tenancy agreement or mortgage statement

  • Utility bills and other official correspondence

  • Bank statement or other financial documents

  • Proof of identity and nationality

  • Proof of genuine and subsisting relationship such as photography, travel ticket, correspondence statement from friend and family.

  • English language requirements

  • Evidence of meeting financial requirements.

Unmarried partner   - Prohibited relationship:

Your marriage and civil partnership must not be in prohibited relationship as defined in the Marriage Acts 1949 to 1986, the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 and 1986, the Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014.

Your relationship falls within the prohibited degrees of relationship if is one of the following.

 

  • adoptive parent

  • child

  • adoptive child

  • former adoptive parent

  • former adoptive child

  • grandparent

  • grandchild

  • parent

  • parent’s sibling (aunt or uncle)

  • sibling (brother or sister)

  • sibling’s child (nephew or niece)

 

Previous relationship broken down. Unmarried partner    

A relationship has permanently broken down where any of the following apply.

  • the other person has died.

  • the marriage or civil partnership has ended following divorce or dissolution (though see section below on validity of divorce or dissolution and where a couple cannot divorce)

  • a marriage, civil partnership or durable partnership has ended in separation.

 

if your relationship has permanently broken down because of death of current partner you will be required to submit evidence of death certificate or any other official document confirming the same. If it has ended following divorce or dissolution, you would need decree absolute, or dissolution order issued by county court.

 

Unmarried partner -Supporting Document

 

The UK Unmarried partner visa requirement required applicant to submit various documents in support of the application including relationship, accommodation and strict financial requirements, and other document depending on nature of the individuals’ circumstances, it is important to submit all necessary documents to maximise chances of success. This may include following.

  • Valid passport or travelling documents.

  • Evidence of meeting financial requirements such as employment letter bank stamen, payslip. 

  • Proof of accommodation

  • Tuberculosis test results

  • Details of criminal conviction if any

  • Evidence of genuine and subsisting relationship

  • Other documents depending on your circumstances.

English language requirement - Unmarried partner  

 

Applicant are required to provide prove of knowledge of English language by passing an approved English language test at least level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale for your first visa application or at least level A2 in speaking and listening if applying for extension unless you are exempt. You can prove knowledge of English by providing degree certificate, if you have a degree or academic qualification that was taught or research in English. You may need to provide certificate from Eccti to show degree equivalency to UK research or academic degree and confirmation it was taught in English.

 

  • you’re applying as an adult coming to be cared for by a relative

  • you’ve been in the UK on a family visa for 5 years and you’re extending it as a partner or parent.

  • you’re over 65.

  • you’re applying as a child.

  • you have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from meeting the requirement.

  • You will also be exempt if you are from majority English speaking country including Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados. Belize, the British Overseas Territories, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA.

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Unmarried partner   -Accommodation requirements

To apply for UK unmarried visa to join partner in the UK you must prove that you have adequate accommodation, this means applicant will accommodated without property be overcrowded and  recourse to public funds for the applicant. Failure to meet adequate accommodation can lead to refusal for spouse visa UK. “In England and Wales, under r the Housing Act 1985 if either the room standard and/or the space standard is breached a dwelling will be regarded as overcrowded under the Act Method of assessing whether accommodation is overcrowded following method would apply”. As per home office guidelines below is explanation if what would be consider as overcrowded.

 

  1. Count the number of people (everyone) who would be occupying the accommodation, Children under one year old are not counted; children aged between one and 10 are counted as a half.

  2. Count the number of rooms available as sleeping accommodation.

 

The following table represents what would, subject to their age, gender and whether they are a couple, be an acceptable maximum number of people to occupy a house with the relevant number of rooms available as sleeping accommodation:

 

Number of rooms in the accommodation available for sleeping

Number of people permitted to sleep in the accommodation without it being overcrowded

10 plus an additional 2 persons for each room in excess of 5 rooms

 

For example, 6 rooms = 12 people,

 

7 rooms = 14 people.

 

 

As per immigration rules application required to provide evidence of exclusive occupation of intended residence without being overcrowd, this means you are required to produce on of the following depending on individual circumstances.

Property deed or evidence of mortgage arrangement

Signed and dated letter from friend or family if you will be living with them.

Tenancy agreement showing exclusive occupation and confirm agreement with landlord signature.

Financial requirement - Unmarried partner  

Financial requirement can be met through various sources, as long combined income of at least £18,600. If you have dependant non-British children, you have to prove additional income.

  • £3,800 a year for your first child

  • £2,400 a year for each child you have after your first child.

  • 3 children in addition to the partner – £27,200

 

Source count toward income

 

  • You can use partner income to meet minimum financial requirements for UK spouse visa.

  • You can use income from employment before tax and National Insurance, you can only use your own income if you earn it in the UK.

  • You can use income you earn from self-employment or as a director of a limited company in the UK register in the UK.

  • cash savings above £16,000

  • money from a pension

  • non-work income, for example from property rentals or dividends

 

You can prove minimum income requirement by use of saving instead of income

Adequate Maintenance

You can meet financial requirement for UK Unmarried partner   if you are in receipt of any the following benefits or allowances in the UK, the applicant will be able to meet the financial requirement at that application stage by providing evidence of “adequate maintenance” rather than meeting an income of £18600.

  • Disability Living Allowance

  • Carrer allowance

  • Severe Disablement Allowance

  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Personal Independence Payment

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment or Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

  • Constant Attendance Allowance, Mobility Supplement or War Disablement Pension under the War Pensions Scheme

  • Police Injury Pension  

If applicant / partner is receipt of any of the above benefits you will be qualify by meeting requirement through financial requirement for UK spouse visa.  

 

What sources of income you cannot use toward income

Following are the sources will not be counted toward meeting financial requirement for UK spouse visa.

  • financial support from a third party

  • academic maintenance grants

  • gifts of cash savings

  • Working Tax Credit

  • income from others who live in the same household (exception applies)

  • loans and credit facilities

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Income Support, income-related Employment

  • Support Allowance, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit

  • Universal Credit

  • Unemployability Allowance

  • contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance

  • Child Benefit.

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 At KASH LEGAL SERVICES we specialized in UK Visa and immigration, weather you require expert advice in matter relating with UK Visa and Immigration including UK Spouse visa, UK Visit visa, British Citizenship, Schengen visa, indefinite leave to remain ILR, UK spouse visa extension, UK fiancé Visa, Unmarried partner visa, UK Tourist visa, skilled worker visa. Weather you need advice or representation, we offer full spectrum of legal advice, ensuring personalised attention to every detail of your case.

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