A proposed civil partner of a British or settled person can apply for a Proposed Civil Partner visa UK if wish to enter into a civil partnership in the UK. The UK Proposed Civil Partner visa category is for proposed civil partners of British citizens or settled persons in the UK who wish to enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of their arrival.

If you need the help of an expert UK immigration lawyer with your Proposed Civil Partner visa application, please contact us to get legal advice & assistance.

Page Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Requirements for Proposed Civil Partner Visa UK
  3. Switching from Proposed Civil Partner Visa to Spouse Visa UK
  4. How can we help with your UK visa application?
  5. Do you need an immigration lawyer for the UK Civil Partner visa application?
  6. Our Fees
  7. Do you need legal help?

Overview

The proposed civil partner of a British Citizen or settled person can apply for UK visa entry clearance as a proposed civil partner to come to the UK for 6 months and get married to the UK sponsor within the permitted 6 months period. Once married to or registered civil partnership with the UK sponsor, the applicant can then switch from a Proposed Civil Partner visa to a civil partner visa from inside the UK.

Requirements for Proposed Civil Partner Visa UK

The applicant applying for a Proposed Civil Partner visa UK must meet the following requirements:

  • Suitability criteria as set out in Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules;
  • Must have met each other;
  • Must have intention to live together permanently in the UK;
  • Both the applicant and the sponsor must be free to marry each other;
  • The applicant and the sponsor must have made appropriate arrangements and plans to get married in the UK;
  • Financial requirement whereby the UK sponsor of the applicant must be earning at least £18,600 gross per year or savings of £62,500 if the UK sponsor of the applicant has no earnings from employment, self-employment, or other means of income;
  • Adequate accommodation for the applicant and the UK sponsor to be accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds;
  • English language requirement to show that the applicant has English proficiency at CEFR level A1 as required by the UK Immigration Rules.

You must also meet all the other eligibility requirements. Please contact us for initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and to discuss the options.

Switching from Proposed Civil Partner Visa to Spouse Visa UK

A person who is in the UK on a Proposed Civil Partner visa can switch from a Proposed Civil Partner visa to a civil partner visa from inside the UK as soon he/she has registered his marriage/civil partnership with his/her partner. Such application for switching from Proposed Civil Partner visa to civil partnership visa is made online using application form FLR (M) before the expiry of Proposed Civil Partner visa. As specialist civil partner visa solicitors, we can provide Super Priority Service for application for switching from Proposed Civil Partner visa to civil partner visa and get a decision on your application within 24 hours of the biometrics enrolment date.

How can we help with your UK visa application?

As part of our immigration services for your immigration application, our expert immigration lawyer will:

  • assess your eligibility for the relevant visa type by fully considering your circumstances;
  • advise you on the required supporting documents to be submitted in support of your immigration application;
  • assess all the documents to ensure that the documents you provide are as per the requirements of the Immigration Rules;
  • advise you on strengths and potential weaknesses in your visa application and how you can overcome such weaknesses if any;
  • complete the online immigration draft application form to share it with you for cross-checking;
  • submit your application online and schedule your biometrics appointments with the relevant commercial partner of the UKVI;
  • prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the immigration application explaining in detail how you are meeting all the requirements of the Immigration Rules so that you have the maximum chances of succeeding in your visa application;
  • upload all the supporting documents online in support of the immigration application in their correct format and order;
  • dealing and responding to any caseworker enquiries or correspondence from the Home Office caseworker for any further documents or information concerning your pending immigration application;
  • do all the follow-up work on your immigration application until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI.

Do you need an immigration lawyer for the Proposed Civil Partner visa application?

UK Immigration law is an extremely fast-changing and complex area of law. There are high chances of getting a visa refusal if you are not fully aware of relevant immigration law(s) and eligibility criteria.

Most of the applicants seek professional legal help with their Proposed Civil Partner visa applications from highly experienced immigration lawyers to boost their chances of success. A well-prepared application can significantly increase your chances of success.

Our Fees

Our expert UK immigration lawyer will guide you through every step of the Proposed Civil Partner visa application process including advice about legal requirements and eligibility criteria.

Our fixed fee

We charge a fixed fee starting from £1000 for our professional legal services in relation to Proposed Civil Partner visa application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Do you need legal help?

Contact Rex Law Chambers, if you have any questions or need legal help with any UK immigration law related matter. At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

We can provide one-off FREE general legal advice via live chat or our "Enquiry Form". The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application. If you would like to to get detailed legal advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, Skype or phone consultation by using our "Appointment Request Form".

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