For applicants over 17 years of age who have have a grandparent born in the UK or Republic Of Ireland (prior to 31st March 1992). Applicants need to be able to demonstrate they are able to and intend to work in the UK.
The UK offers 4 types of partner visa; married, un-married, same sex and fiancée. Partner visas allow you to work and can lead to indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
Tier 1 Visa
Previously known as the highly skilled migrant visa. The Tier 1 Visa can be granted to individuals without the need for a job offer.
Tier 2 Visa
Tier 2 Visas are aimed at allowing the UK to accept migrant applications for work visas that will help to fill shortages in the UK labour market. A confirmed job offer is required.
Previously known as a working holiday visas. The Youth Mobility Scheme is only available to those who have citizenship of a country with a reciprocal agreement in place.
For those thinking of going to the UK on holiday or on a business trip, certain nationalities require tourist visa to be obtained prior to entry into the UK.
The UK offers 4 potential partner visas for immigration purposes.
Please read the below and follow the link to find out more about which partner visa will best suit your circumstances:
Married Visas – The marriage visa (SPOUSAL VISA) is for spouses of UK citizens (or holders of UK settlement visas) and enables them to obtain a visa to join their married or unmarried spouse in the UK.
Unmarried Visas - This visa is also referred to as a de facto visa. The unmarried partner visa for immigration to the UK has been available since 1997 and applies to people who have indefinite leave to stay or settled status in the UK wishing to bring their foreign partners to join them.
Fiancée Visas - UK fiancé / fiancée visa’s can be applied for by the partners of UK citizens or permanent resident holders. The UK fiancé / fiancée visa is granted subject to the couple getting married within a six month period of time of entering the UK, in exceptional circumstances this can be extended for a further 6 months.
Same Sex relationships - Same-sex / Civil Partner UK Visas are available for same sex couples who register a civil partnership.