Unmarried Partner Visa

The Unmarried Partner visa category is for long term partners of British citizens or persons with indefinite leave to remain in the UK, who wish to join, or stay with their partner in the UK.  You can also apply if your partner is outside the UK, but intending to return to the UK with you.
 

Requirements for a UK Unmarried Partner visa application

In order to qualify for a UK Unmarried Partner visa you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that you meet the following requirements:

  • Your partner is British or holds Indefinite Leave to Remain;

  • You are both over the age of 18;

  • You have met in person and have lived together in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least 2 years;

  • Your relationship is genuine and you intend to live together permanently;

  • Any previous relationships have broken down permanently;

  • You will be adequately maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds;

  • There is adequate accommodation for you and any dependents;

  • You speak and understand English to the required level.
     

Financial requirement for a UK Unmarried Partner visa

In order to demonstrate that you can be adequately maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds, you will need to satisfy a financial requirement.

The financial requirement for a UK Unmarried Partner visa application states that you will need to demonstrate that your partner (or both of you jointly if you are in the UK with valid leave to remain) has a gross annual income of at least:

  • £18,600; plus

  • £3,800 for a first child (who is not British, settled or an EEA national); plus

  • £2,400 for each additional child (who is not British, settled or an EEA national).

  • the applicant and their partner have savings of at least £62,500.