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Family & Private Life Applications: Partner Leave To Remain

You should use this product if you are applying for your first grant of leave to remain in the UK or if you are applying for an extension to your existing leave on the basis of your relationship with your British or settled child. To be eligible to apply under this route you need to meet the following requirements;

  • You must have sole parental responsibility for your child or have direct access to your child, as agreed with the parent or carer with whom the child normally lives with or as ordered by a court in the UK.
  • Your child must be under 18 years old at the time of submitting the application or must have been under 18 years old when you were first granted leave and do not yet live an independent life.

If all of the requirements are met then you will receive 2 and half years leave to remain in the UK. After this visa expires, you will need to submit an application for an extension of leave to remain or if eligible you might be able to apply for settlement.

Family & Private Life Applications: Partner Leave To Remain

  • Introduction
  • Application background
  • Identity documents
  • Basis of the Immigration application
  • Representations under Section R-LTRP of Appendix FM – Limited Leave to Remain as a partner
  • Representations under section S-LTR: Suitability-Leave to Remain of Appendix FM
  • Representations under section E-LTRP: Eligibility for Limited Leave to Remain as a partner of Appendix FM
  • Relationship requirements
  • Immigration status requirements
  • Representations under EX.1 (b) of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules
  • Representations under Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009
  • Representations under Paragraph 276 ADE (VI)
  • Representations under Section 117B of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002
  • Representations under Article 8 ECHR
  • Razgar Principles (R (Razgar) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2004] UKHL 27
  • Application conclusion
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Frequently Asked Questions

Most people now know that obtaining a UK spouse or civil partner visa is not a straight forward process. The application involves knowing and applying complicated UK Immigration Rules. These rules involve an assessment of your relationship, fiances, cohabitation plans and your intention to reside with your settled spouse or partner permanently.

Your spouse or civil partner will need to meet certain requirements for your application to be successful. In particular they will need to meet the financial requirement unless they are exempt. They will need to be earning an income of at least £18,600 and an additional £3,800 for the first child and then an additional £2,400 for each additional child in order to meet the Immigration Rules. However your spouse or civil partner may be able to rely on third party support if they can prove they have a credible guarantee of sustainable financial support from a family member or friend. If your spouse or civil partner is not currently employed you may still be able to meet the rules if either you or your partner have a confirmed job offer and can prove that there will be credible prospective earnings from the sustainable employment or self employment. Alternatively your spouse or civil partner can rely on cash savings or investments if they have a sustainable amount.

You can get a rough idea as to whether you can meet the required immigration rules by completing one of our application eligibility assessments. However, please note that if you pass the assessment it only means that you may meet most of the specified immigration requirements for that particular type of application. A pass mark only indicates that it is more likely than not that you will meet the legal requirements,  as such your application has a reasonable chance of being granted. Successful assessment results are a guide only. However, if you require peace of mind once you have prepared your DIY UK application you can get it checked by our lawyers for only £99.00.

You can download a Microsoft Word editable version of the template and open it.  Once it is open you can edit it by simply replacing the highlighted red content with your own information. To download the template click on the download icon button in the top right hand side of the example application you chose.  You can also print and share the application cover letter example by clicking on the print or share icons. Once you complete your application you can then upload it to your my account area for later use or to use as part of the application checking service process.

All the recommend editable fields are underlined and in a red front colour. Simply replace the template content with your own specific information. We do not recommend editing text that does not require editing as you could be changing important legal content. We recommend that you should only change the underlined and red text. However, if you feel that other changes are required and you are confident that the required changes will not have a negative impact on the overall strength of your application, then make those changes.  In such circumstances we would recommend getting your completed application checked by one of our lawyers before you submit it.

Our document checklist is designed to help you identify the majority of the documents needed for your proposed application. However, there may be times when for whatever reason you cannot provide everything on the checklist. In those circumstances you should provide what you can and explain in your application cover letter why you cannot provide the other documents. Please note that some documents are required for the application to be deemed valid. Failure to provide those documents will invalidate your application.

Our document checklists are not an exhaustive list. You may find that you have other documents that you feel would help your application.  If that is the case then add the further document(s) but only after you have carefully considered the impact those documents could have on your proposed application.  You should not submit any document(s) that contradict any aspect of your current or previous applications.

An application index is a list of all pages included within your proposed application. It also contains helpful details as to where a particular document can be found. It can be very useful when you have a large number of documents to submit with your application. 

We endeavour to keep all our templates and document checklist up to date. In particular, we will always aim to immediately update them in circumstances where the law has has change and the template and or document check list would require updating.

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