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Entry Clearance applications for Children/Spouse/Unmarried Partner

This category is designed for applicants who wish to enter the UK as a child, a spouse or an unmarried partner of a person present and settled in the UK.




The following conditions must be satisfied before a child can qualify for entry clearance:


  • The sponsoring parent must be present and settled in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK;

  • The child must be under 18 years old and not leading to an independent life or not be married and have formed an independent family unit; and

  • The sponsoring parent must have sufficient funds for adequately maintain and accommodate child without recourse to UK public funds


Spouse / Unmarried Partner


The following conditions must be met if a spouse or unmarried partner intends to apply to join their spouse or unmarried partner who has settled status in the UK:

  • The couple are both at least 18 years of age;

  • The couple met before the application;

  • The couple are legally married to the spouse or in a civil partnership recognised in the UK. Unmarried partners must prove that they have been living together in a relationship akin to marriage for at least two years;

  • The spouse or unmarried partner is present and settled in the UK;

  • They intend to live together permanently;

  • The applicant must show that they have sufficient funds to maintain themselves and any dependants without assistance from UK public funds and meet the minimum income requirements of £18,600.00. If a child is sponsored with the applicant, the minimum earning requirement will be £22,400 and £2,400 for each child;

  • They have adequate accommodation for themselves and any dependants which is legally owned or rented by the couple without assistance from UK public funds, and which will be occupied exclusively by the couple and any dependants

  • They have passed an approved English language test


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Contact our Immigration Team on:   0151 318 0934