This visa category is for the spouse of a British citizens, persons settled in the UK or persons having refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK, who was granted entry clearance on the basis of their relationship. The entry clearance visa is issued for a maximum period of 33 months and must be extended through the Spouse Extension category until the spouse is eligible for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK.
Apart from general visa requirements, there are certain conditions that must be met by the applicant for the spouse extension category; such as:
- Relationship requirements – Must be a genuine and subsisting relationship
- Minimum income level
- Maintenance funds
- Sufficient knowledge of the English language
This type of visa must be obtained by the applicant while they are residing in the UK. Please consult with our immigration solicitor to find out whether you qualify for this visa category and how you can apply.