Spouse Visa From Pakistan To UK
Applying for a spouse visa from Pakistan to the UK involves going through a series of steps and collating documents. As of September 2023, here are the general steps and requirements for applying for a UK spouse visa from Pakistan. Please note that immigration policies and requirements can change, so it's essential to check the latest information on the official UK government website or consult with a qualified immigration advisor for the most up-to-date guidance. SSG works with a number of leading law firms and we are a leading company providing property inspection reports for immigration.
You and your spouse must be at least 18 years old.
You must have a genuine and subsisting relationship.
Your spouse must be a British citizen or settled in the UK (e.g., have Indefinite Leave to Remain or settled status).
You must meet the financial requirements, which typically involve your British partner earning a specific income or having sufficient savings.
A valid passport.
Proof of your relationship, such as marriage or civil partnership certificates, photographs, and correspondence.
Tuberculosis (TB) test certificate, if required.
Proof of your English language proficiency, if applicable.
Bank statements or evidence of financial support.
Police clearance certificates and other character documents.
Property inspection report is optional but provides strong evidence there is adequate accommodation.
The UK government typically sets a minimum income threshold (£18600) that your British spouse or partner must meet to sponsor you. This income can be from employment, self-employment, savings, pensions, or other sources. The financial requirement can vary depending on your specific circumstances. If there are dependents this amount increases. There is also the immigration health surcharge which must be factored in. Please see our spouse visa UK fees calculator.
You will need to complete an online application form on the UK government's official website and upload documents.
After submitting your online application, you will need to attend a biometrics appointment at a visa application center in Pakistan. You can also have documents scanned and uploaded at the biometric appointment.
Pay the required visa application fee and NHS surcharge.
Visa Processing Time:
Visa processing times can vary, but you can check the estimated processing times on the UK government's website.
In some cases, you may be required to attend an interview or provide additional documentation.
Once your application is processed, you will receive a decision. Average time is around 3 months.
Travel to the UK:
If your visa application is approved, you can travel to the UK.
It's crucial to consult the official UK government website or contact the UK Visa Application Centre in Pakistan for the most current and detailed information on the spouse visa application process. Additionally, consider seeking advice from a qualified immigration advisor or solicitor to ensure that you meet all the requirements and submit a successful application. Immigration rules and requirements can change, so staying informed is essential.