What documents do I need for a spouse visa extension?

What documents do I need for a spouse visa extension?

What documents do I need for a spouse visa extension?


Specific forms of evidence will be required to successfully apply for a spouse visa extension. The Immigration Rules set out what these requirements are.

You need to show that you meet the financial requirements. The evidence needed includes: recent payslips, tax returns or bank statements showing your income or savings.

The documents must show that you have enough funds to support your spouse without relying on public funds. You may also be required to prove your English language skills. You can show this by producing the certificate showing that you have passed an English language test. In some cases, a degree certificate from an English-speaking institution might be acceptable.

The documents are important evidence to show that you meet the rules for a spouse visa extension. Thus evidence that you continue to meet the UK immigration rules.


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Understanding the documentation required for a spouse visa extension is a crucial part of this process. With many years of legal experience, we aim to provide you with comprehensive advice, leaving no stone unturned.

You need to show that your relationship and circumstances continue to meet the spouse visa extension criteria. The criteria areare found in the Immigration Rules.

Key documents to provide include:

Proof of Relationship

This involves presenting a marriage or civil partnership certificate that is recognised in the UK. You might also include other evidence showing that your relationship is genuine and ongoing. This could include evidence such as photographs, correspondence, or proof of shared responsibilities.

Financial Requirement Evidence

This generally means proof of earnings meeting the minimum income threshold (currently £18,600 per annum). Proof of earnings can be evidenced using payslips, bank statements, or income tax returns. If you are self-employed other documentation will be required.

Proof of Adequate Accommodation

You must show that you have a suitable place to live. You can do this by providing a copy of your housing tenancy agreement or mortgage statement.

English Language Requirement

Depending on your circumstances, you may need to show proof of passing an English language test from an approved provider.

Immigration Status Documents

This includes your current spouse visa and, if applicable, any Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

Every case is unique. Your personal circumstances might mean that other documents are necessary for your application. Our expert solicitors can provide tailored advice based on your situation.

How can immigrations solicitors in Birmingham help?

We understand how vital your spouse visa extension is to you and your family. We have a wealth of experience in immigration law. It ensures that we can provide clear and practical advice to guide you through this complex process. We can help with obtaining the necessary documentary evidence or completing the application. If needed, can provide representation at Immigration Tribunals. We strive to provide outstanding service at every stage of your immigration journey.

We have the expertise to help you navigate through the complexities of immigration law. We can ensure that you have the strongest possible case when applying for your spouse visa extension.

If you need assistance with your spouse visa extension, or any other aspect of immigration law, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Speak to an expert immigration solicitor, call us at 0121 309 0013, email us at info@ailegal.uk, or fill in our contact form.

We recommend that you consult with an immigration law specialist for personalised guidance.

You need the right documentation for a successful spouse visa extension application. With our expert guidance, you can have peace of mind knowing your case is in safe hands.