For those who applied as a partner before 9 July 2012, not eligible for settlement and wish to extend their stay.
5-year route to settlement
5-year route is for applicants who first applied for entry clearance or leave to remain on or after 9 July 2012.
- you and your partner must be aged 18 or over, have genuine and subsisting relationship. You must intend to live together permanently in the UK;
- your partner must be one of the following:
– a British citizen;
– a person present and settled in the UK;
– a person in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection;
- financial requirement of £18,600 per year;
- good knowledge of English language.
Period of grant:
- entry clearance – 33 months;
- limited leave to remain – 30 months;
- fiance and proposed civil partner – up to 6 months.
Entry clearance. To apply for entry clearance the applicant must be outside the UK and meet relationship requirements, financial and English language requirements.
Leave to remain. The applicant and their partner must be in the UK. The applicant must meet relationship requirements, immigration status requirements, financial and English language requirements.
10-year route to settlement
Is for those who meet all of the suitability requirements, but only certain of the eligibility requirements provided that there are serious reasons you and your partner can’t live together as a couple in another country.
10-year route is only applicable to in-country applications.
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