How long is the partner visa granted for?

01 Apr 2024, 24 mins ago

Navigating the partner visa requires a clear understanding of the duration of granted stays. Whether you are applying from abroad or within the UK, knowing the duration of your partner visa is crucial for planning your future together. This blog delves into the specifics.

Out of Country Applications: If you are applying for a partner visa from abroad, upon approval, you will be granted an initial period of leave to remain for 33 months. This provides a period of nearly 3 years for you and your partner to establish yourselves in the UK.

In Country Applications: Conversely, if you are already in the UK and are applying for a partner visa, your initial period of leave to remain will be for 30 months, which is a slightly shorter timeframe.

Extensions: Extensions are granted for an additional 30 months. This extension period is pivotal for ensuring continuity in your residency status and maintaining your life in the UK with your partner.

Understanding these timelines is essential for proper planning and compliance with immigration regulations. It is worth noting that meeting the financial requirements and other eligibility criteria outlined by UK immigration law is paramount for a successful application.

To summarise, the partner visa grants varying initial durations based on the location of application, however, if you and your partner are dedicated to pursuing a life together in the UK, it offers just enough time to solidify your relationship as a couple in this country. Notably, the time spent living on this visa counts towards settlement, meaning that after a period of 5 continuous years in the UK on this visa, provided that the applicant meets eligibility requirements, they may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

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