It is bad enough to go through the trauma of a separation or a divorce without also experiencing worry about the effect of your divorce on your spouse visa. It is not surprising that many partners stay in unhappy marriages because they do not know what to do for the best. If you are in that situation then Immigration solicitors urge you to take legal advice about your spouse visa. That way, you can make informed decisions about the future of your marriage based on what is best for you and your family.
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What is a spouse visa
Effect of separation or divorce on a spouse visa
spouse visa – notifying the Home Office
Your full name, date of birth, address and contact information;
Your Home Office reference number;
Your passport number;
Details of any court cases, for example divorce proceedings or children court application for a child arrangements order;
Your children’s details including details of whether the children live with you or with your spouse or civil partner.
spouse visa separation options
A British citizen; or
An EEA national.
If your spouse is a British citizen
Applying to settle in the UK, referred to as Indefinite Leave to Remain. If you secure Indefinite Leave to Remain you have the right to live and work in the UK. To qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain you normally need to have lived in the UK lawfully for a minimum period of five years and meet other qualifying criteria;
Applying for a Family Visa as a parent of a British child or a child who is settled in the UK or has lived in the UK for at least seven years. To secure a Family Visa you will need sole or shared parental responsibility for your child. If parental responsibility is shared, the child’s other parent must be a British citizen or settled in the UK and they must not be your partner. The child must either live with you or you must have contact with the child by agreement or under a child arrangements order;
Applying for a Family Visa because you have lived in the UK for a number of years. The most obvious route to a Family Visa is if you have lived in the UK for twenty years or more. If you have spent less than twenty years in the UK you could apply for a visa based on your facing significant obstacles to integration into the country you would return to if you have to leave the UK , such as being at risk of prosecution, harassment or discrimination;
Applying for a work visa. The type of work visa options will depend on your personal circumstances but the most popular type of work visa is the Tier 2 General visa.
Staying in the UK after a spouse visa – cases of domestic violence
If your spouse is an EEA national
spouse visa separation – next steps
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Posted on: Thursday, 07 November, 2019