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THIS VISA TYPE IS SUITABLE IF YOU;
Are outside of the UK, already engaged and want to join your UK settled legal partner to marry within 6 months of arrival in the UK. You Must meet the financial requirements.

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We Can Help You With Your Proposed Civil Partnership Visa UK

Our experienced UK immigration Solicitors can help you with your immigration process.

Who is eligible for the Proposed Civil Partnership Visa UK?

UK Visas & Immigration requires the following requirements in order to grant you a Proposed Civil Partner Visa:

Depending on your circumstances, you may need to satisfy different requirements so it is strongly advisable to confirm your eligibility in advance of making an application. For help call 0203 384 4389

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What are the Financial Requirements for a Uk Proposed Civil Partnership Visa?

You will need to meet a financial requirement in order to demonstrate that you can properly maintain yourself in the UK without using public funds.

If you’re applying for a Proposed Civil Partner Visa, the settled person will be required to demonstrate that they have a gross annual income of at least: 

 The following are ways to meet the financial requirement for the UK Proposed Civil Partner Visa:

When your partner receives certain benefits, there will be different considerations. For assistance call 0203 384 4389

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How Long Does a Fiance Proposed Civil Partner Visa Take to Process?

UK Visa & Immigration aims to process 95% of applications for UK Partner visas within 12 weeks after they are submitted.

In the event that you are in need of a faster visa processing timeline, most visa centres outside the UK offer settlement priority service. At every stage of the decision-making process, your UK Proposed Civil Partner Visa application will be placed in the front of the queue. It normally takes 30 working days to process a UK Proposed Civil Partner Visa via the Settlement Priority Visa Service.  If the visa application is well-prepared, the process can be sped up.

From within the UK, you will be able to choose between two processing timelines when applying to switch into or extend your Proposed Civil Partner Visa status. Your in-country application will be decided within 8 weeks if you apply via the Standard Service. In most cases, you will receive a decision on the next working day after providing your biometric information if you apply through the Super Priority Service.

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How Can We Extend Our Proposed Civil Partner Visa?

A Proposed Civil Partner Visa can be extended for a maximum of 6 months if there is good demonstrable reason why the proposed civil ceremony has not taken place within 6 months of arrival. Once the civil ceremony has concluded, you would need to apply for a Civil Partner Visa. This can be done from outside of the country and it is also possible to switch your Proposed Civil Partner Visa to a Civil Partner Visa whilst in the UK subject to meeting certain UKVI criteria

Our expert team can provide you with further guidance about switching visa after marriage.

Our expert team are ready to guide you through all of the requirements to extend your Proposed Civil Partner Visa and will be able to ensure that you qualify before you submit the application.

To discuss your case call 0203 384 4389

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How Long is a Proposed Civil Partner Visa UK Valid For?

Initial validity of a UK Proposed Civil Partner Visa is six months if your application is successful.

Once your Civil Ceremony has been completed, you will be able to apply to switch into the Civil Partner category without leaving the UK.

You will be granted further leave to remain in the UK as a Civil Partner for a period of 30 months if your application is successful. Before your Civil Partner leave expires, you will need to extend it for a further 30 months.

When you have lived in the UK for five years as the Civil Partner of a British citizen or settled person, you will be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain.

What if 6 months is not enough?

Although the Proposed Civil Partner Visa expires after 6 months, so you can apply for another 6 months so the civil ceremony can take place if you can satisfy the UKVI that there is a good reason why the civil ceremony has not taken place yet and prove that it will conclude within the next 6 months.

In the real world, we understand that things don’t always go to plan.

It’s important to understand that whilst the Proposed Civil Partner Visa is an immigration pathway to settlement, this is subject to ongoing compliance with the immigration rules.

There are many considerations such as:

You may apply for indefinite leave to remain if you are married to a British citizen or a settled person for five years and have met the immigration rules along this journey.

UK Immigration Solicitors are experts in this area and our team can ensure that you remain compliant with the rules throughout your immigration journey. For further information call 0203 384 4389

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Is there an English language requirement?

You may need to prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply.

When you do not need to prove it

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English or take a test if one of the following is true:

You also will not need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of one of the following countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA

How to prove your knowledge of English

You can prove it with an academic qualification, or by taking a test.

Academic qualifications

You can prove your knowledge of English if you have a degree or academic qualification that was taught or researched in English.

If your qualification is from a UK university or college, you only need your degree certificate.

If your qualification is from a university or college outside the UK

You’ll need to provide a certificate from Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) to show that your qualification is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree or higher and that it was taught in English.

There are 2 kinds of certificate:

You need a statement of comparability if you got your qualification from a university or college in one of these countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA

If you got your qualification from a university or college in any other country, you need a visa and nationality statement.

Take an approved English language test

You can prove your knowledge of English by passing an approved English language test.

You must pass at least level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale for your first visa application. You can choose to take a higher level test.

If you pass level B1 or higher, you can use your test result again when you apply for settlement after 5 years. Your test still needs to be on the approved list of qualifications and your test certificate must not have been withdrawn by the test provider.

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Approved test providers

If you are outside of the UK

You can only take a SELT with one of the following providers:

  • Pearson
  • Trinity College London
  • IELTS SELT Consortium
  • LanguageCert

If you are outside of the UK

You can only take a SELT with one of the following providers:

  • Pearson
  • PSI Services (UK) Ltd
  • IELTS SELT Consortium
  • LanguageCert

Is it possible to work on a Proposed Civil Partner Visa?

A Proposed Civil Partner Visa holder is not permitted to work or study in the UK.

Do we both need to be in the UK to apply for a Proposed Civil Partner Visa?

You need entry clearance before coming to the UK if you want to enter the country because of your relationship with a British national. You can apply for a Proposed Civil Partner Visa from overseas only. This means the applicant cannot be within the UK at the time of making the application.

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Can Our Children Join us on the Proposed Civil Partner Visa Route?

Any child intending to join the main applicant as part of their visa application is called a dependent.

Children under the age of 18 may enter the UK as your dependents.

They should be applied for at the same time as your Proposed Civil Partner Visa application. Depending on how many dependent children are being sponsored, your sponsoring Proposed Civil Partner Visa will need to prove income of a specific amount.

How Can We Extend Our Proposed Civil Partner Visa?

A Proposed Civil Partner Visa can be extended for a maximum of 6 months if there is good demonstrable reason why the proposed civil ceremony has not taken place within 6 months of arrival. Once the civil ceremony has concluded, you would need to apply for a Civil Partner Visa. This can be done from outside of the country and it is also possible to switch your Proposed Civil Partner Visa to a Civil Partner Visa whilst in the UK subject to meeting certain UKVI criteria

Our expert team can provide you with further guidance about switching visa after marriage.

Our expert team are ready to guide you through all of the requirements to extend your Proposed Civil Partner Visa and will be able to ensure that you qualify before you submit the application.

Our experienced UK immigration Solicitors can help you with your immigration process.

When Do We Become Eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain?

When you have lived in the UK as the Proposed Civil Partner Visa of a British citizen or settled person for five years (60 months), you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency.

In addition to the requirements listed above, you will need to demonstrate that:

UK Visas and Immigration will consider if you meet the requirements for a further extension of stay as an Proposed Civil Partner Visa if you apply for indefinite leave to remain as an Proposed Civil Partner Visa but do not meet the above requirements.

What If Our Proposed Civil Partner Visa Entry Clearance or Extension Has Been Refused?

If your application for entry clearance, leave to remain or settlement as an Proposed Civil Partner Visa has been refused, UK Immigration Solicitor can help you determine whether to submit a fresh application or challenge the decision by appealing to the Immigration Tribunal..

UK Immigration Solicitors offer professional legal advice and representation in all aspects of pursuing UK immigration appeals in addition to preparing high quality visa applications.

We provide immigration appeal representation at hearings before the First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and higher courts, assist with the preparation of appeal bundles, represent you at immigration appeal hearings before the Upper Tribunal, and advise you on the merits of appealing against Home Office decisions. We draft grounds of appeal and applications to appeal and draft appeal bundles.

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What are the fees?

As with most things in life, think accountant, doctor, electrician, it is possible to do it yourself if your suitably qualified and competent. You can complete your own visa application if you feel you have the required understanding of the Home Office rules, requirements and specified evidence thresholds. However, it is not ordinarily recommended if you are not totally comfortable with understanding and satisfying UKVI immigration rules.

If you make an application that is refused, you will lose all fees paid and they cannot be reclaimed irrespective of the outcome of your application, so it is extremely important to ensure that things are done correctly the first-time round.

It is therefore highly recommended that you seek expert legal assistance.

The UK Immigration Solicitors team can provide you with expert guidance and support and will handle your entire application for one transparent fixed fee.

If you apply outside the UK in 2022, the fee (cost) will be £1,538. If you apply inside the UK, the fee will be £1,048.

The figure here represents the fee that you will have to pay to the Home Office in order for it to process your application only.

It is important to be aware, however, that making these applications involves numerous other costs. It’s not cheap so it is vital that you are successful with your first application. We recommend that you seek expert legal help with your Proposed Civil Partner Visa application as the rules are complicated and the costs of refusal are significant.

In the following table, a few of the typical costs associated with this application type are listed.

 

 Out of country applicationIn country application
Current Proposed Civil Partner Visa Application Fee (as at 05/2022)£1,538£1,048
Immigration Health Surcharge (HIS – applies to all applicants to cover health care)£1,872£1,560
Housing Report (confirms whether your proposed accommodation is suitable)£80-120£80-120
Copy of the title deeds (confirms ownership of property)£3£3
Priority (premium) Visa Services (Optional if you want fast processing)£573£500-800
Typical Lawyer Fees (typical industry wide figures for competent legal assistance)£1,800 – £3,500£1,800 – £3,500
Bank statements (your bank may charge you to provide you with stamped statements)£0-80£0-80
English language test (must be an approved certificate as explained above)£150£150
Tuberculosis test (required for certain countries)£65-110Not Required
Translation Costs ( required if documents are not in English)£0-300+£0-300+

Please note, the above fees are administrative only and do not cover our professional fees for legal representation.

We provide a full representation service for one transparent, affordable fee to handle your entire case.

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How can UK Immigration Solicitors help me?

In addition to offering immigration services, our immigration lawyers assist individuals from around the world to obtain Proposed Civil Partner Visas for the UK.

In order to obtain a Proposed Civil Partner Visa, our immigration lawyers can be of assistance to you in assessing the merits of the application, overcoming challenges, assisting in preparing the application or representing you in challenging a decision to refuse an application.

Having a proactive approach to understanding and meeting the needs of our clients is something we take pride in. Our team is committed to providing clients with clear and reliable immigration advice within a professional and friendly environment.

By now you would have realised that when it comes to Proposed Civil Partner Visas, we are the go-to experts.

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We can help you get a visa from the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the world.

Speak to our friendly expert team now to see how we can help you live, work or study in the UK. Call now 0203 384 4389

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the time, a child needs a visa in order to live in the UK. For instance, if their parent is a foreign national working or studying in the country, the child may need a Child Dependant Visa.

The requirements for a civil partner visa (also known as a civil partnership visa) in the UK typically include:

  1. Eligibility to Form a Civil Partnership: Both you and your partner must be eligible to enter into a civil partnership under UK law, meaning neither of you is already in a civil partnership or married.

  2. Intention to Form a Civil Partnership: You must intend to form a civil partnership with your UK partner within six months of entering the UK.

  3. Financial Requirement: The sponsoring partner (UK citizen or settled person) must meet a minimum income threshold, either through employment, self-employment, savings, or a combination of these. Alternatively, they may have adequate financial support from a third party, such as a family member.

  4. Accommodation: You must have suitable accommodation available for you and any dependents without recourse to public funds. This could be through ownership, rental, or living with family or friends.

  5. English Language Proficiency: You must demonstrate English language proficiency at an acceptable level, typically by passing an approved English language test, unless you are exempt.

  6. Genuine Relationship: You must prove that your relationship is genuine and subsisting, based on evidence such as correspondence, photos, or joint financial commitments.

  7. Health and Character Requirements: Both you and your partner must meet the health and character requirements set by the UK government. This may involve providing medical certificates and police clearance certificates.

  8. TB Test: If you are applying from a country where tuberculosis is prevalent, you may need to undergo a TB test at an approved clinic.

  9. Age Requirement: Both you and your partner must be at least 18 years old.

  10. Financial Responsibility Declaration: The sponsoring partner must sign a declaration confirming their responsibility for your financial support without recourse to public funds for at least the first five years of your stay in the UK.

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