Spouse Visa Applications

Spouse Visa Applications can either be quick and simple or the-end-of-the-world-difficult. To meet the Appendix FM rules, it is absolutely crucial that one follows the guidance to the T and provides the home office with all the evidence and leaves no room for doubt.

The most important part of the application is the ability to prove that the sponsor can adequately maintain and accommodate the applicant(s). Appendix FM requires the sponsor to have “(a) a specified gross annual income of at least- (i) £18,600; (ii) an additional £3,800 for the first child; and (iii) an additional £2,400 for each additional child”. This can be alone or in combination with savings of specific amounts. Submitting payslips, bank accounts and the employment contract are the best way of evidencing income. Appendix FM also states, “the applicant must provide evidence that their partner is able to maintain and accommodate themselves, the applicant and any dependants adequately in the UK without recourse to public funds”. It is therefore necessary to submit evidence of accommodation (sufficient for all the applicants). The evidence may include, rental agreement, letter from landlord, property inspection report, etc.

Appendix FM sets out the rules and requirements for individuals who wish to come to the UK because of their family life. The document also acts as a guidance for the Home Office to ensure it meets the rights of individuals (Article 8). There are separate requirements for Children, Adults, Spouses, Partners, etc. Do you require help with your application to come join your family in the UK? Do you have family abroad who you want to bring to the UK?

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