Unmarried Partner Visa (5 Years Route)
Unmarried partner visa is for a partner of a UK sponsor who has been living together with the UK partner for at least 2 years in a relationship akin to marriage. You can apply for unmarried partner visa to join or stay with your UK partner if you are an unmarried partner of a relevant qualifying UK partner. If you meet all the rquirements of the rules including the English language and Financial requirements, you can apply for unmarried partner visa under the 5 years route.
To succeed in an unmarried partner visa, the applicant must meet the requirements as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. Unmarried partner visa is also known as settlement visa or Appendix FM Partner visa. As a result of an application for entry clearance for unmarried partner visa, the applicant is granted initial leave for a period of 33 months. In case of an in-country application for switching into unmarried partner visa, the applicant is granted an initial leave for 2.5 years (30 months) and a further extension is granted for another 2.5 years (30 months). You can apply for ILR as an unmarried partner under 5 years route upon completion of 5 years on unmarried partner visa.
To apply as an unmarried partner, you and your partner both need to be 18 or over.
Your UK sponsor must also either:
- be a British or Irish citizen; or
- have settled in the UK – for example, they have indefinite leave to remain (ILR), settled status or proof of permanent residence in the UK; or
- be from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and have pre-settled status – they must have started living in the UK before 1 January 2021; or
- have a Turkish Businessperson visa or Turkish Worker visa; or
- have refugee status or humanitarian protection in the UK.
Our specialist team of unmarried partner visa solicitors based in London, have wealth of knowledge and experience of successfully dealing with unmarried partner visa applications under 5 years partner route. Our expert unmarried partner visa solicitors will provide you with fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services for your unmarried partner visa application under 5 years route. We can provide Super Priority Service (decision within 24 hours) for all in-country applications for unmarried partner visa under 5 years partner route including application for switching into unmarried partner visa (5 Years Route), renewal unmarried partner visa (5 Years Route) and ILR as unmarried partner (5 Years Route).
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Our Services For Unmarried Partner Visa (5 Years Route)
As specialist unmarried partner visa solicitors, we can provide expert immigration advice and representations for the following applications for unmarried partner visa:
- Entry Clearance For Unmarried Partner Visa UK
- Switching To Unmarried Partner Visa (5 Years Route)
- Extension Of Unmarried Partner Visa (5 Years Route)
- ILR As An Unmarried Partner (5 Years Route)
Challenging The Refusal Of Unmarried Partner Visa
If your application for unmarried partner visa is refused by the Home Office, UKVI, our expert team of immigration appeals solicitors can provide following legal help and support to challenge the refusal of your unmarried partner visa refusal: