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Spouse Visa Solicitors

A spouse visa allows a foreign national to move to the UK to join their spouse or partner who is a British citizen or a settled migrant (with indefinite leave to remain in the UK or protection status, for example).

Consider hiring a spousal visa lawyer to help you navigate smoothly through the visa application process, especially given the recent Home Office policy changes to cut down ‘net migration’. We at Newcastle Immigration Lawyers have helped several applicants with their UK spouse visas so far. Dial +44 (0)191 303 8965 today for more information regarding our services.

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    Is It Difficult to Get a Spouse Visa in the UK?

    To be successful with your UK spouse visa application, it is not enough to meet the visa-specific eligibility requirements. You will also have to convince the Home Office, who is rigorously scrutinising all spouse visa applications to detect marriage fraud, that:

    • Your marriage or civil partnership is genuine
    • You have sufficient financial means to support and accommodate yourself and your family, without claiming access to public funds

    Note that many spouse visa applications are refused not because the applicants do not meet the eligibility criteria, but because they fail to understand the importance of submitting compelling evidence. This is exactly where spouse visa solicitors can come to your rescue by providing detailed guidance on (and assistance with) arranging the supporting documents and filing the visa application accurately.

    A refusal of your spouse visa application may jeopardise your planned family life in the UK, apart from suffering a considerable financial loss as the visa fees are not refundable. Seeking expert legal advice may help you avoid possible refusal, or appeal a refusal decision through the proper channels if it comes to that.

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    Recent Policy Changes Regarding Spouse Visa

    In December 2023, the Home Secretary announced a plan to cut down the net migration levels and curb abuse of the UK’s immigration system. With regard to the family visa category (of which the spouse visa is a subcategory), this plan has raised the minimum income requirement.

    Starting from 11 April 2024, the threshold has been raised to £29,000 from £18,600. This is set to rise gradually to £38,700. It has, therefore, become crucial to ensure you have sufficient documentary evidence to prove your financial eligibility to the Home Office.

    Why Get Help From UK Spouse Visa Lawyers?

    Given the complex immigration processes and legalities involved, it is strongly recommended to seek legal advice and support as soon as you plan to immigrate to the UK to join your spouse/partner settled in the country.

    An immigration solicitor plays a crucial role in achieving successful immigration outcomes by sharing their specialist knowledge and experience, assisting with visa applications and supporting documents, helping with appeals, or offering personalised guidance and legal advice.

    For example, spouse visa applicants are often confused about what it means to meet the minimum income requirement. Be advised that you can combine your salary/income in the UK (before tax and National Insurance), cash savings above £16,000, pension, income from property rentals or dividends, etc. to fulfil this requirement.

    Moreover, any amount you have over £16,000 in cash savings can effectively reduce your income requirement. The Home Office calculates this by dividing your savings over £16,000 by 2.5. So, if you have £88,500 in savings, your minimum annual income requirement will be zero.

    Our lawyers have helped hundreds of cases succesfully with the UK Spouse Visa. Let us help you too! Contact Us

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      Are UK Immigration Lawyers Expensive?

      Every immigration case is unique. The cost of hiring an immigration lawyer will vary depending on the type of service you are looking for as well as your circumstances. To handle a complicated immigration situation, you will require a lawyer with a higher level of experience or expertise, which may increase your legal costs.

      However, having a specialist immigration lawyer guiding and advising your spouse visa application and/or representing you before an appeal tribunal in case of a spouse visa refusal can significantly increase your chances of receiving a positive decision and make the process smoother overall.

      We, therefore, encourage you to get in touch with us on +44 (0)191 303 8965 for an advice session to find out how we can help you and how much your case may potentially cost.

      Newcastle Immigration Lawyers: Your UK Spouse Visa Solicitors

      At Newcastle Immigration Lawyers, our team has the required knowledge and considerable experience helping foreign nationals moving to the UK on spouse visas. We can help you move to the UK on a spouse visa by:

      • Going through your case with you in detail and advising whether or not you are eligible to apply for a spouse visa (we will also explore other UK visas if required)
      • Helping you with completing your spouse visa UK application and arranging for supporting documents
      • Providing legal services to deal with any spouse visa refusals, judicial reviews, and appeals

      Regardless of what your requirements are and/or how complex your situation is, we will take care of the legalities involved in the process, leaving you free to focus on settling in the UK with your spouse/partner.

      We can guide you from start to finish, plus complete and submit your UK spouse visa application on your behalf. In case your visa application is rejected, we can work with you on the next steps. Call +44 (0)191 303 8965 today to discuss your immigration situation with one of our expert lawyers.

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                Frequently Asked Questions

                No, the Home Office determines how long they take to process your visa. However, an expert solicitor can help you complete your application form accurately and guide you regarding the supporting documents, to avoid any unnecessary delay with your visa processing.

                Please know your objectives and prepare a list of relevant questions to make the most of your initial session. We at Newcastle Immigration Lawyers offer an untimed advice session for our potential clients to discuss the specifics of a case and to advise on whether we can help them achieve their immigration goals. Please note that you will have seven days after your initial session to ask us any other questions free of charge.

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