Spouse Visas & Partner Visas

Whiterose Blackmans

Immigration Law Experts In Leeds

Spouse Visas & Partner Visas

Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors are expert Immigration Solicitors. We understand how worrying and how stressful trying to attain a visa can be and also the consequences of a failed application and how this would affect you and your family in the long term. We will advise you based on your personal circumstances and throughout the process we are on-hand to support you and explain the likely outcomes and to fight your case. We have an excellent track record in obtaining successful visa applications.

If your Spouse, Partner or Civil Partner is a British Citizen or they already live in the UK, you can apply to join them by applying for a Spouse visa/Civil Partner visa/Unmarried Partner Visa and if your application is successful this will grant you residence in the UK for thirty months. In order for your visa application to be granted you must meet the strict guidelines which are set out in the Immigration Rules. At Whiterose Blackmans we are here to guide you through the process and we en-devour to make things as straight forward as they can be.

The requirements of a Spouse visa/Unmarried Partner/Civil Partner visa!

THE 5 YEAR PERIOD – Initial Visa for 30 months

After a 5-year period you can apply for settlement (ILR) in the UK. In order to be successful on the shorter 5 year period, you will need to satisfy all the requirements. These would include;

  • Suitability
  • Relationship
  • Immigration Status
  • Financial Situation
  • English Language

In the circumstances where the above requirements are met and you are placed on the 5 year route to settlement, then you should be given an initial visa for a period of 30 months.

However, should you not meet all of the requirements, but you meet the suitability requirement and you if fall into one of the categories in the exceptions, then you may be granted a visa as part of the 10 year route to settlement.

The Eligibility Criteria, you will need to prove the following:

  • you meet the suitability requirements
  • that you are both over eighteen
  • that you are not closely related to your partner in anyway
  • you are in a genuine marriage, civil partnership or relationship
  • that you were not already married
  • intend to live together on a permanent basis
  • that your partner, the UK Sponsor has a gross income of £18,600 p/a plus an additional £3,800 for one child applying and an additional £2,400 for each further child applying. Alternatively, by having the requisite amount of savings. This requirement is not applied if the sponsor is on certain types of disability benefit or carer allowance.
  • Proof of English Language at level A1 of the CEFR for Languages.

Immigration Legal Advice – we can help

If you are looking to apply for a Visa to join your Spouse, Civil Partner or Partner in the UK, extend a visa or/and apply for indefinite leave after completion of the 5 year or 10 year route, our Immigration Solicitors are here to help you.

The experience immigration solicitor assigned to your case will provide you with a fixed fee quote which will include all of the consultations, advice, paperwork completion and to make the application in. We will also arrange appointments at the embassy where this is necessary and prepare for this fully on your behalf.

You will also be advised of the current ECO/UKVI fee and NHS health charge where this applies.

Free Initial Consultation

We offer a free initial consultation in all areas of law. We have specialist solicitors in all our practice areas, all of whom have many years of experience. We advise and represent our clients in a pro-active, friendly and honest manner in order to obtain the best possible outcome. From the outset, you can be confident that you have specialist solicitors on your side. We have specialist solicitors in Civil Litigation, Criminal Defence, Divorce, Family Law, Immigration & Personal Injury. We are authorised to provide Legal Aid funding for qualifying criminal law matters. Our initial consultation is always free and we can offer a "No Win-No Fee" in Personal Injury Cases. We can in certain circumstances arrange a consultation in the convenience of your home.

What our clients say about Whiterose Blackmans on


  • review rating 5  Anita did such a great work with our case. She talked us through the whole process and was always there when we needed her. Detailed oriented and very professional. So happy with her service!

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    7/03/2019
  • review rating 5  Mohamed was Nadia were a great help with a family issue regarding my son,would highly recommend and will use in the future.

    thumb Ben Farley
    12/10/2019
  • review rating 5  I and my family met Anita when the previous solicitor Anuf was leaving the firm. Anita has a heavyweight knowledge of a boxer and did an excellent work to get our citizenship application successful. I would heavily recommend her to everyone as she provided great service and a patient heart.

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    8/22/2019
  • review rating 5  I used Whiterose Blackman solicitors for my wife's spouse visa after visiting several firms this was the one that stood out for me because of their detailed knowledge and professionalism. I am absolutely delighted and thankful to the Immigration team, from start to finish they offered legal expertise, reassurance and expert advice resulting in my wife's Visa being promptly approved on the first attempt. Anita and Mudasir have specialised knowledge, friendly approachable manner and great attention to detail. I would highly recommend this firm to my friends and family.

    thumb Rashid Saleem
    10/22/2019
  • review rating 5  Whiterose Blackmas solicitor is the best solicitor for immigration as far as I have seen. They gave me hope to proceed in the route which will be ideal for me and accessed all the relevant evidences. Specifically Anita Tahir an immigration expert ,  who took my case perfectly and  helped me get the decision swiftly and provided me updates then and there . I would recommend them  to whoever ask me for guidance .

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    7/25/2019
  • review rating 5  Having has a massive setback when my wife had to leave the country, we contacted the solicitors and they fitted an appointment in the very next day. They fully explained the situation which was to me as clear as mud. and advised on a plan of action. they made the whole process pain free and i was kept fully updated every step of the way. Our dealings were with Mudassir Ali and i can not praise his handling of the situation enough, he certainly went above and beyond to ensure everything was done and completed in as short a time as possible and with as little disruption as possible. Thank you for all your assistance. My wife returns in December so a great result

    thumb Roger Hoyle
    11/29/2019
  • review rating 5  I would 100% recommend Mudassir Ali, the service I received off him was second to none, friendly, confidental and polite at all times. He offered reassurance all the way through my case which ended successfully. A very professional company.

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    7/05/2019

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