Several hundred spouse visa entry clearance applications get rejected every year due to one of the other reasons. There has been a 19% increase in rejections since the new immigration rules were announced in 2012.  Generally speaking, most of the refusal cases are overturned by either making a new application or appealing the refusal. In…

The Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013 was passed on 17 July 2013. The first same sex marriages took place in March 2014. Same-sex couples who got married overseas under foreign law, and were consequently treated as civil partners in England & Wales, are now recognised as married in England & Wales. Settlement for same-sex couples …

Applying for a UK Spouse Visa is both exciting and stressful at the same time.  It is well-known that the UK government is quick to refuse; even highly talented sportspeople who have played for England have been refused a Visa. The key to ensuring your Spouse Visa application succeeds is knowing why they are refused…

Unmarried Partner Visa or Same-sex Partner visa for UK helps non-EU applicants who are not married but in a relationship with the British or Settled person in the UK. There are several important requirements you must meet, including the minimum income threshold, accommodation requirement, English language requirement and relationship requirements. When you first start to…

Spouse Visa or Civil Partnership Visa Extension will be required once your initial stay of 30 months ends. This is done by submitting an FLR (M) form application to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). After five years, you may be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. With the UK government relentless in its…

Pre-Action Protocol Letter before Claim needs to be sent to the Home Office prior to applying for Judicial Review. Judicial Review may be the only option available to you to get the justice if all other avenues such as Administrative Review and appeals have been exhausted. For some applications like Visitor Visa, Short Term Student…

Spouse Visa UK allows non-EU partner of the British or Settled person to join and live in the UK. We can say that meeting ‘the one’ and getting married is one of the happiest times in most people’s lives, made even more rewarding when a UK Spouse Visa has been successfully granted. We were recently…

Despite many years as immigration lawyers, our team never fails to be moved following the successful granting of a UK Spouse Visa: Client says, “I had recently applied for spouse visas through A Y & J Solicitors. Yash has indeed years of special expertise in this field and guided me with the right set of…

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