If you are a non-EEA citizen and living in England or Wales as a spouse of a British citizen or someone who has Indefinite Leave to Remain, it is obvious that your Leave to Remain is a Spouse Visa.
If the 33 months initial visa granted to you when you applied for Spouse Visa is about to expire, you have to apply for a spouse visa extension. If approved, your visa would be extended for another 30 months. Indefinite Leave to Remain may be granted after your extension if you continue to meet your visa conditions. Indefinite Leave to Remain may also lead to British citizenship if you want to become a citizen.
Please contact us on 01375251612 or 07828443503 for your Spouse visa Extension Application to save cost. Or fill our Enquiry Form below for us to call you back.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR UK SPOUSE VISA EXTENSION ?
Your circumstances determine how you would be expected to meet the eligibility test for your spouse visa extension. But the default position is that most of the requirements during your initial spouse visa application would surface.
You are expected to show that your relationship is subsisting and that you have not been convicted for either criminal or terrorist offences. But the most common evidential requirement are:
You have a combined income of at least £18,600.
You have passed the approved English language test or have obtained a degree from a course studied in English and recognised by the Home Office.
Both of you are still in a subsisting relationship.
You have not been in breach of any immigration Rules.
HOW TO SATISFY THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT FOR SPOUSE VISA EXTENSION UK
The UKVisas attach so much importance to the financial requirement to ensure that unnecessary burdens are not placed on public funds by immigrants until they have at least contributed to it in the form of tax. Therefore, you would be required to show that you meet the necessary financial criteria for spouse visa extension applicants.
Your combined income must be £18,600 or above.
If you apply with a child under 18 years old, £3,800 would be added to the £16,800. So you would need to show proof of £22,400 in combined income.
If two children are making the application with you, £2,400 need to be added to £22,400. So you need to show proof of a combined income of £24,800.
After the first child, £2,400 should be added for any other child included in your application.
The financial requirement can also be satisfied by the following means:
Cash savings of £16,000 or above.
Income from self-employment from either you or your partner.
Please note that the listed benefits and incomes are not exhaustive. We can always help you explore other means of meeting the financial requirements if you contact us to handle your Spouse Visa extension.
Please contact us on 01375251612 or 07828443503 for your Spouse visa Extension Application. Or fill our Enquiry Form below for us to call you back.
CAN I BE EXEMPTED FROM SATISFYING THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT IN UK SPOUSE VISA EXTENSION ?
Certain individuals can be exempted from satisfying the spouse visa requirement. If your partner falls within the following benefit recipients, you may not need to satisfy the requirement:
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Severe Disablement Allowance
Disability Living Allowance
Police Injury Pension
Personal Independence Payment
CAN YOU MAKE THE APPLICATION BY YOURSELF ?
Yes, but it is not advisable. We have explained all the points herein as a guide. It is imperative to use immigration professionals because failure to fill the application correctly is a significant risk that may cost you a lot of money or even make the Home Office place you on a ten-year route instead of 5.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We have expert immigration solicitors to deal with your Spouse Visa Extension. Our success rate is over 95%, and the advantage of using us is that we check your documents before submission and advice on any issue that may give rise to the refusal of your application. Our fees are also very competitive when compared to others.
Please contact us on 01375251612 for your Spouse visa Extension Application. Or fill our Enquiry Form below for us to call you back.