If you are a UK citizen or settled person you can bring your spouse or partner, or your fiancé or proposed civil partner to live with you in the United Kingdom. They will need to apply for a UK family visa. The appropriate family visa will allow your loved one to join and live with you in the UK.
This type of family visa is intended for spouses and partners of UK citizens and UK settled persons.
For your spouse or partner to be eligible for a UK spouse visa, you must be one of the following:
Additionally, you both need to be over 18 years of age and intend to live together permanently in the UK.
Your and your spouse or partner will need to be able to prove all of the following:
You and your spouse or partner will need to obtain documentary proof of the above.
You can stay in the UK for 2 years and 9 months on this visa. When that time is up, you can apply to extend your visa by another 2 years and 6 months. After 5 years of continuous residence as a Spouse visa holder you may be able to apply to settle in the UK permanently.
The processing time for your visa will also depend on whether you are applying from inside or outside the UK.
Additionally, if your application is complex, decision times will likely be longer than usual.
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