UK Spouse visa, a spouse visa allows married partners of UK citizens to immigrate to the UK because they are married to someone who is ‘settled in the UK’ – i.e. a person who is ordinarily resident in the UK and has no immigration restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK.
Spouse visa requirements
To qualify for a UK spouse visa you must satisfy the following requirements:
You and your spouse must be 18 years old or over.
You must have met each other and be legally married – this is to prevent arranged marriages.
You must intend to live together permanently.
You must have enough money to support yourselves (and any dependents) without claiming public funds.
Your sponsoring partner must earn more than £18,600 per year or have enough savings to be able to sponsor you. The minimum financial requirement is higher if they are also sponsoring dependant children.
You must have suitable accommodation for you, your spouse and any dependants.
You must satisfy the English language requirements.