Application for Family of British or Settled Persons

Application for Family of British or Settled Persons

For the application of Family of British or Settled Persons Visa, Sindhu Immigration Services Ltd provides the following three services.

  • Fiancée Visa
  • UK Spouse Visa
  • ILR- Victim of Domestic Violence

Fiancé(e) Visa UK

The new Immigration Rules were amended on July 9, 2012, in regards to fiancé(e) visa. An applicant can apply for the entry clearance as a fiancé(e) before the British Embassy or consulate. The entry clearance application can be filed to join an individual who is staying/ settled in the United Kingdom or by getting married to the person after arriving in the country as a fiancé(e). Once the appeal is granted, the applicant will get six months leave and in order enjoy further leave, the applicant should complete and register the marriage according to the UK laws within six months. However, in order to get qualified for fiancé(e) visa and to enjoy leave, the applicant should meet all the requirements demanded by the Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.

UK Spouse Visa

Here the applicant should be a husband or wife of a person, who is a British or settled in the United Kingdom. If the applicant is an outsider, then an entry clearance application will have to be submitted to the British High Commission or consulate. If the applicant is enjoying more than six months leave in the UK, he or she can move into spouse visa by submitting FLR (M) application before the Home Office. Here at, Sindhu Immigration Services, you can enjoy Same Day Visa Services for quick and instant results in the process of moving into spouse visa while staying in the UK.

Entry Clearance as a Spouse

If the applicant is a husband or wife of a person who is a British citizen or settled in the United Kingdom, he or she is eligible to apply for entry clearance as a spouse. However, for a successful entry clearance application as a spouse, the applicant will have to achieve the below-mentioned requirements:
The applicant will have to submit documents to prove the genuine relationship with a person settled in the United Kingdom
The applicant will have to show the records of early earning of at least£18,600 or savings of at least £62,500
Adequate accommodation and English language are the other requirements the applicant will have to meet for successful entry clearance as a spouse.

Exemption from Financial Requirement

Financial requirement of earning at least £18,600 per year can be avoided if the partner of the applicant is receiving public funds as allowances for disability living, industrial disablement, severe disablement, attendance or care allowance.

Adequate Accommodation and English Language

For entry clearance as a spouse, the applicant will have to submit evidence that he or she has adequate accommodation. The accommodation facility should not have any link with public funds or other family members.
In language requirement category, the applicant will have to be either a national of an English speaking country or should have an academic degree equal to the standard of Bachelor, Masters or PhD in the United Kingdom.
However, the applicant can avoid the language requirements if he or she is more than 65 years of age, physically or mentally disabled.
If the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) does not give approval for your entry clearance application as a spouse, you can file the application before the First Tier Tribunal, within 28 days of the refusal of your first attempt.

Switching Into Spouse Visa UK

An applicant can apply for spouse visa if he or she is married to a British or to a person who is settled in the United Kingdom. However, the candidate will have to meet all the requirements as suggested by the UK’s Immigration Rules and the Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. Here are the four key requirements an applicant will have to meet in the process.

  • Proof of Legal evidence of the relationship enjoyed by the applicant and the sponsor
  • Proof of earning as a part of financial requirements
  • Proof of adequate accommodation
  • Language requirement

Extension of Stay as a Spouse

If the applicant is staying in the UK as a spouse of British or a person, who has settled in the United Kingdom, the applicant is eligible to apply for spouse visa renewal by submitting the FLR (M) before the Home Office. However, since the Home Office has amended the Immigration Rules, the applicant, whose leave to stay in the UK as a partner has expired after May 1, 2017, will have to pass the English language requirements of CEFR when applying for visa renewal. Apart from this, the candidate will have to submit proof of the legal relationship between him or her and the sponsor, provide documents to meet financial requirements with the compliance of Appendix FM under Immigration Rules and language requirements.

ILR Spouse Visa

An applicant can apply for Indefinite Leave (ILR) if he or she is a spouse of a British or a person settled in the United Kingdom by applying to the Home Office. However, the applicant will have to complete his or her two-year probationary spouse visa, as suggested by the UK’s Immigration Rules. In addition, if the applicant was granted leave to stay in the UK under the Immigration Rules implemented on July 9, 2012, the applicant will have to stay in the UK for five years before applying for leave under ILR. Here the applicant will have to prove the authenticity of the relationship with the sponsor or spouse. English language test and adequate accommodation are the other key requirements an applicant will have to meet for successful ILR spouse visa application.

ILR As Victim of Domestic Violence SET (DV) Application

People, who are enjoying limited leave to stay in the UK, or secured an extension to remain in the country as a spouse, partner, same-sex partner of a British or a person, who has settled in the UK, are eligible to apply in this category. Individuals, who have broken relationship after becoming a subject of domestic violence during the probationary time frame of leave, can apply for leave to remain ILR.
The case of domestic violence will be considered where there will be an incident of violent behaviour or physical, psychological, sexual, emotional or financial abuse between the individuals enjoying leave as partners or family members in the UK.
Family members, who can be involved in the application of ILR as a victim of domestic violence, are:

  • Father
  • Mother
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Son
  • Daughter, and
  • Grandparents

Here the applicant will not have to meet the knowledge and language criterion under the rules for the victim of domestic violence. If the applicant is able to prove his or her destituteness, the applicant will be exempted from paying a fee for the application of ILR as a victim of domestic violence. Here are some key requirements for ILR as a victim of domestic violence application.

  • The applicant should be present in the UK
  • It should be a valid application
  • The application should not fall any refusal with the compliance of Section C LTR: Suitability-leave to remain in the UK
  • The applicant will have to achieve all the criterion of Section E-DVILR
  • The applicant will have to submit evidence for his or her broken relationship with the partner involved in the domestic violence.

Why You Should Choose Sindhu Immigration for all above-mentioned Services

We have a team of experts who have gained expertise through dealing with application in regards to Family of British or Settled Persons Visa such as Fiancé(e) Visa, UK Spouse Visa, Entry Clearance as a spouse, switching into spouse visa UK, extension to stay as a spouse, renewal of spouse visa, ILR spouse visa and other immigration services. In addition,
Our immigration lawyers will listen about your case carefully and help you to understand the immigration law and the procedure of Home Office
You will have a thorough discussion with our solicitors, who will describe the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
They will help you in procuring and submitting documentary evidence required in a successful process.
Our lawyers will give prior to the contents of documentary evidence needed to validate your application.
They are also experienced in furnishing covering letter required to represent and support your case.
Our solicitors are widely known for protecting our clients’ interest first. They will inform you about any development occurred in your case
We are a registered company and we are glad to say that we can provide Same Day Visa service, under which you will be able to get quick and hassle-free solutions for your immigration issues.

What We Charge for Our Family of British or Settled Persons Visa Services

Our charges for immigration services vary service to service. Our fee for the Fiancé (e) visa application is £400, for UK Spouse Visa £700, for Entry Clearance Visa £500, for switching to into spouse visa UK £550, for an extension to stay as a spouse £500, for renewal of spouse visa £450 and for ILR spouse visa £700. Additional VAT will include with every charge.
If you do not wish to pay the entire fee at the beginning, you can pay it through easy monthly instalment. The fee you have agreed to pay us will cover all the charges until the Home Office does not take any final decision in your case. However, the charges you will be agreed to pay us will not cover costs of any disbursements such as Home Office fee, translation of documents, etc.