UK Spouse Visa

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Optimus Law is a UK Immigration Specialist firm.  Our expert lawyers are experienced and accredited both by the OISC and hold the Immigration and Asylum accreditation (IAAS).

Our expert lawyer has a proven success rate and will provide you with the correct advice. After an initial merits assessment your caseworker will advise and prepare the entire spouse visa application.

Our lawyers are friendly and empathetic they fully understand that for those who wish to join their partners in the UK it can be a complicated process, with our highly qualified immigration lawyers we aim to remove the stress and simplify the process.


We have helped many clients successfully to bring their spouse into the UK and have also assisted those who seek to extend their stay in the United Kingdom.

The Spouse visa is a route to enter the UK if you are married, in a same sex relationship or have been co habiting for 2 years with a British Citizen and or a person present and settled in the UK.  This visa allows you to bring your partner in the UK.

After completing the 5 years probationary period you will qualify for indefinite leave to remain and British Citizenship.


You can apply for a Spouse Visa you meet the necessary requirements which are set out below.

You will need to meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for a spouse settlement visa:

1.       The applicant will need to evidence they meet the financial requirement of £18,600.

2.       The applicant will need to evidence that they are in a genuine and subsisting relationship: This is subjective element. We will assist you in evidencing this evidence.

3.       Applicants will need to evidence that they have adequate accommodation available to them in the UK

4.       Applicants will need to have the required level of English language.

Documents must be provided in the specified format, applications made with insufficient or incorrect documents are likely to be refused.

The requirements are constantly changing so it is important that you meet the requirements at the time that you make the application which our expert lawyers will of course ensure.

At Optimus Law we offer the highest quality service so you can be confident that we will handle your application with the utmost care and attention and will obtain the successful outcome you desire.

The benefit of using us is that we go beyond just filling out an application.

We carry out a comprehensive service which will include completing your application, booking your biometric appointment, checking your documents and submitting the documents to the Home Office on your behalf. In addition to this we will be drafting legal representations to the Home Office arguing how your application meets the Immigration Rules. We will be your first point of contact with the Home Office.

We always seek to build and maintain a professional relationship with our clients, handling all their long-term immigration matters.


We shall ensure we project manage the application from start to finish in order to secure the visa for you.

  • Direct access to an immigration lawyer
  • Advice on eligibility & evidence in support
  • A detailed consultation for any proposed application
  • A dedicated caseworker to advise and assist with your application
  • Assistance completing your application & collating documentation
  • Application form & document check
  • Legal advice & steps taken confirmed in writing
  • Full discretion & client confidentiality
  • Expert legal advice at a price you can afford


  • An appointment at our offices to discuss your case, the procedure and create a joint strategy moving forwards,
  • Client care letter within 24 hours,
  • Checklist of specific documentation required,
  • Completion of all application forms,
  • Extended document of legal representation,
  • Correspondence throughout,
  • Project management of the entire case.

The above is a comprehensive service, through our specialist and thorough management we remove the burden and stress out of your application.

We recognise that this is only the start of your residence in the UK. Therefore, we always plan ahead your future applications, whether it is extension, settlement or attaining British citizenship.

Your spouse visa will be granted for 2 ½ years and you will then need to renew this visa for a further 2 ½ years.

On the expiry of your spouse visa uk we will plan ahead, informing you of the time frames and what arrangements need to be made for the extension of your visa.

You can apply for an extension in country and you can attend a Public Enquiry Office to attend a same day appointment where you will receive a decision on the day.

You will be required to evidence that you still meet the requirements as stated above. We advise that you do not spend more than 180 days outside the UK per year if you are aiming to secure your indefinite leave to remain.

Optimus Law will both arrange and have a representative accompany you on the same day appointment to ensure everything runs smoothly.

After a 5-year period you can apply for settlement (ILR) in the UK. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply under the less stringent 10-year route which overlooks the financial and English language requirement, although you will need to show insurmountable obstacles to family life with your spouse or partner continuing overseas.

On the expiry of your extension you will be eligible to apply for ILR. The requirements for this are as follows:

  • You will be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after 5 years on the Spouse visa.
  • You must still be in a subsisting relationship with the British citizen or settled person.

In order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain, all applicants aged 18-64 must meet the two parts of the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK requirement by passing both the:

  • Life in the UK test
  • English Language Test (unless you are a National of an English-speaking country or if you were taught or researched a degree in English)

Optimus Law will prepare the entirety of your application to meet these criteria.

Once we have obtained your Indefinite Leave to Remain, as you are still married to a British National we can then apply for your British Citizenship.

For this application, you will be required to evidence that you have not been absent from the UK for more than 90 days the year preceding this application.

Upon receiving your naturalization certificate, you will then be eligible to apply for a British passport.

What Our Clients say

“Robina is a very reliable, helpful and experienced immigration solicitor in our area. I had a successful appeal with my Tier 1 applications with the help from Robina.”
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