UK Unmarried Partners / De Facto Visa
You can apply for a UK Unmarried Partners Visa or otherwise known as a De Facto Visa if you have a partner who is settled in the UK or is a British citizen. You must have been living with your partner in a relationship akin to a marriage for at least two years prior to the date of application. Alternatively, if you are married you should apply for a Marriage or Spouse Visa.
We can assist with your Unmarried partners/De Facto Visa application and queries. Our expert team of lawyers can assist you with the preparation of your visa application and ensure that you meet with all the requirements of the relevant Immigration Rules, we will ensure that all key points are substantiated with documentary evidence thereby leading to a successful application and avoiding unnecessary expense of re submitting your application to the Home Office.
Qualifying for a UK Unmarried Partners / De Facto Visa:
To meet the requirements for a UK Unmarried Partners Visa/ De Facto Visa:
- Both parties must be at least 21 years of age;
- Your partner that is present and settled in the UK must have settled status. (This means that the person is resident in the UK with no immigration restriction on the length of their stay);
- There must be no existence of any previous marriage; and
- You must be able to support yourself entirely without recourse to public funds and also be able to accommodate yourself.
What we can do for you to ensure your Unmarried Partners/De facto Visa application is successful
- Detailed assessment of your personal circumstances to ensure this is the right course for you.
- Completion and submission of your UK Unmarried Partners/De Facto Visa application.
- Keep you updated in regards to your application.
What happens once you are in the UK on a UK Unmarried Partners / De Facto Visa
Unmarried Partners / De Facto Visas are granted for an initial two year period and after this time you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK (ILR) and British nationality. You must intend to live with your partner in the UK. You will also be able to take up employment in the UK as soon as the document is granted without the need to arrange a UK Work Permit. With an Unmarried Partners Visa / De Facto Visa there are no restrictions upon the type of work that can be undertaken.
Why we provide the best legal advice for UK Unmarried Partners / De Facto Visas
We are a UK Solicitors law firm and are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and as a professional law firm are completely exempt from requiring authorisation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Many businesses offering immigration services are only OISC regulated and as such are not professional legal organisations such as Solicitors firms or Barristers’ chambers. OISC businesses are not allowed to do legal work before the Courts such as Judicial Review or statutory challenges of Home Office decisions. Also as a professional organisation our policy is not to employ sales staff to give you “advice” (all our telephone consultations are handled by lawyers). We are often instructed at immigration appeal stages in cases that ‘immigration businesses’ have dealt with and which were clearly hopeless applications at the outset. When you instruct us, qualified immigration solicitors or immigration barristers work on your case from the outset when it matters the most in order to ensure no time and money is wasted and more importantly that no mistakes are made.
As a leading law firm with a track record of success, you can be assured your immigration matter is in safe hands and that the best strategy for your case will be adopted. It is crucial that you seek specialist legal advice at the outset and prior to making any type of immigration application. We can assist your with your applications for any type of Visa or permit and any form of leave to remain (or for entry clearance) under the points based system. We ensure our clients comply with the Immigration Rules and the strict requirements of the UKBA prior to making an application, thereby eliminating much of the stress of the application process.
Contact us for successful UK Unmarried Partners / De Facto Visa applications
Our team of experienced and professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will be able to guide you through the process step by step and limit the possibility of failure by complying with the strict letter of the law. Please always call us for a telephone consultation even if you wish to consider other advisers.
Our Immigration Experts are able to give specialist legal information and advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors or Immigration Barristers please complete our legal case assessment form and we will get in touch or call us now on 0845 8622 529.
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