For anyone who is seeking to enter the UK on the basis of one’s relationship having a UK national you’re essential to apply for entry clearance just before you enter the UK. For anyone who is applying from inside the UK for leave to stay on the basis of your relationship with a UK national it’s essential to have leave to stay within the UK on a visa which is valid for six months at the time the application is created. Please note that you can’t switch into the spouse visa category if you are currently inside the UK and were initially admitted to the UK for a period of much less than six months.
For example, in case you had been initially admitted to the UK as a visitor or a prospective student. English language needs for partners From the 29 November 2010 all partners, spouses, civil partners, fiancés, potential civil partners must present evidence to show that they’re able to speak and recognize English. As a Spouse Visa applicant you will need to meet the English language requirement if: * you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland; and * you will be inside a relationship using a British citizen or possibly a person settled here; and * you desire to apply to enter or stay within the UK as that person’s husband, wife, civil partner, fiance(e), proposed civil partner, unmarried partner or same-sex partner. In case you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country or don’t have a degree taught in English then you may be necessary to pass an acceptable English language test with an approved test provider.
If you’re producing your application from abroad we can also make arrangements for you to take an authorized English language test within your property country – please speak to us for additional details and to find out a lot more about what you should do to meet the English language specifications for a UK Spouse Visa. Dependant In the event you and your spouse have young children who’re under 18 years of age they may be allowed to enter the UK as your dependants. You’ll want to make an application for your dependants at the same time which you make your UK spouse visa application.