Spouse Visa UK – Application & Requirements

UK Spouse Visa Application From Pakistan


The Husband or a wife of a British Citizen or a person present and settled in the UK can make a marriage / Spouse Visa Application to their British embassy.  The husband/wife will have to complete 5 years of residence in the UK under the spouse visa category before he or she can make an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) to the Home Office in the UK.

Read: Complete Guide for Spouse Visa

Income Threshold For UK Spouse 

There is a minimum earnings threshold requirement of £18,600 in order to sponsor a spouse/partner for settlement in the UK. If a child is also sponsored the minimum earnings requirement will be £22,400 and £2,400 for every additional child.

The Sponsoring spouse/partner must have earned at least £18,600 in the last 12 months either as an employed, self-employed, or both employed and self-employed.

There is also the possibility that income and savings can be combined together for those who do not meet the required spouse visa income requirements.

Those Sponsors who are in receipt of permitted UK state benefits are exempt from Spouse Visa UK income threshold.

We at UK Visa Consultants have successfully advised clients with complications in their spouse visa income requirements. 


Cash Savings Threshold For UK Spouse Visa Application

There is a minimum earnings requirement of £18,600 in order to sponsor a spouse for settlement in the UK.

If a child is also sponsored the minimum earnings requirement will be £22,400 and £2,400 for every additional child.

UK Fiancé Visa Application

Like a UK Spouse Visa, a person present and settled in the UK can make Fiancé Visa Application or Settlement Visa UK Application to their British embassy.

The fiancé can get their marriage registered in the UK and accordingly can switch into spouse visa whilst in the UK.

Likewise, there is a minimum earnings requirement of £18,600 in order to sponsor fiancé for settlement in the UK.

English Language Requirements For The UK Spouse/Partner Visa 

Husband or wife who is over 65 years of age or who has a disability (physical or mental or other exceptional circumstances) are exempt from this requirement. An approved English language test at A1 level is required for UK Spouse Visa Application.

Appeal Against Refusal Of Spouse Visa From Pakistan

The applicant will have 28 days to lodge an appeal in the UK against the refusal of their spouse/partner visa application from Pakistan. The appeal is lodged in the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) within 28 calendar days from the date of the UK Spouse visa application refusal. 

Time To Lodge UK Spouse Visa Appeal

Therefore, If you are deciding to go for a UK visa refusal appeal or to reapply, you can go for the former if you have the right to appeal and for the latter if you have not been granted the
right to appeal

UK Spouse Visa Appeal Immigration Barristers

We have many renowned immigration Barristers in the UK who have won a number of immigration appeals for our clients in Pakistan. 

These barristers completely understand the procedure in the First Tier Tribunals where immigration appeals are held in the UK. We prepare brief for the barristers so that they can represent our clients in best possible way.

How UK Visa Consultants Can Help You

Our Location:

We are one of the leading Visa & Immigration Consultants Lawyers in Lahore, Pakistan. Our UK Immigration and Visa Consultancy firm is centrally located in Phase 2 DHA Lahore Pakistan.

For our Office directions, Haly Tower in DHA Lahore is a well known landmark and there is plenty of basement parking area available for our clients.

Our clients can benefit from valet service when they arrive.

Please give us a call before you arrive so that our friendly and helpful staff can give you our office directions and other details.

Our Expertise:

There are many individuals and Visa Consultants providing UK Visa consultancy in Lahore Pakistan however we specialize in UK Spouse/Fiancé Visa and Immigration Services in Lahore.

Our UK Immigration Lawyers in Lahore Pakistan are professional, reliable, and trustworthy.

Our UK Immigration Consultants provide the best customer service, confidentiality, and reliable advice to our clients.

We take pride in protecting the best interest of our clients.

Initial Consultation for UK Partner Visa Applications

It is our SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) to offer paid visa initial consultations who wish to apply for UK visas.

This enables us to gauge prospects of your UK Visa & Immigration matter and accordingly decide if we can assist you. If we, after the UK visa consultation, believe that we can prepare your UK Visa Application or appeal against UK Visa refusal, we then quote our fee.

Our fees depend on the time we anticipate to prepare your UK Visa Application therefore these vary for everyone.

Rest assured we do not surprise our clients with any hidden charges. Clients can visit our offices or take initial consultation via WhatsApp, FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and other platforms. We have been successfully advising our clients across the globe for the last 15 years. 

Preparation of Spouse Visa Application

Our Spouse Visa Immigration Lawyers at UK Visa Consultants in Lahore Pakistan is equipped with the latest and modern technology. We analyze our clients’ personal, familial, and financial circumstances.

We advise our clients on the required documentation for their UK Visa application, prepare draft letters of support, cover letters, and document checklists, etc.

Our spouse visa experts in Lahore are amazing in UK Visas & Immigration. Call us today to book your initial consultation with us either in person or remotely. 

Refusal of Spouse/Partner Visa application

We have successfully overturned many UK visa refusals by appealing the decisions in the UK.

Our expert UK Spouse Visa Consultants in Lahore have the necessary knowledge and expertise to direct you in the right direction.


Yes, you can switch from Tier 4 visa to Spouse visa UK if you get married during the course of Tier 4 student visa and have had met all the requirements of Spouse visa. Non-eligibility of Spouse visa UK would result in a refusal and the applicant might have to leave the UK without their spouse.

The UK spouse visa document checklist includes:

  • A valid passport of the applicant
  • Proof of relationship 
  • Proof that the applicant and the sponsor both meet the age threshold
  • Proof of income threshold

UK Spouse visa requirements are to be met in order to obtain the visa. These requirements include:

  • Passing the English Language proficiency test, 
  • Meeting the income threshold of £ 18,600 or cash savings of £62,500,
  • Proving that you are in a genuine and subsisting relationship, and
  • The Applicant has cleared the TB test from an approved centre.

UK Spouse visa is valid for 33 months if applied from outside the UK.

The cost of UK Spouse visa for now is £1523 and the same fee for each dependent. (Oct 2020) The fee is subject to government changes.

An individual who has acquired a Spouse visa can study and take employment in the UK.

Once the UK Spouse visa application is submitted, it takes approximately 12 weeks to get the decision on the application. With priority service this time period can be considerably shorts say about 4 weeks. 

UK Spouse visa is refused from Pakistan when the applicant is not eligible to apply or has not met the UK Spouse visa requirements. 

You can re-apply after UK Spouse visa refusal once your circumstances have changed and you fully meet the UK Spouse visa requirements. It is advisable to consult with best UK Visa and Immigration Consultants.

UK Spouse visa refusal can be appealed in the UK court with the aid of a certified UK lawyer.