Cader Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

 

Details of the SRA Code of Conduct can be found at www.sra.org.uk 

Registered name: Cader Solicitors | SRA number: 620479

Switching into Unmarried Partner Visa

You can apply for unmarried partner visa if you are an unmarried partner of a person present and settled in the UK. The application will be considered in accordance with requirements of the Immigration Rules as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration rules.


For an unmarried partner visa application to succeed, there are 4 main requirements:
 

- The evidence of relationship between the sponsor and the applicant;
- The documentary evidence to comply with the financial requirement  as set out in Appendix FM;
- The adequate accommodation; and
- English language requirement.

 

Additionally, the applicant should also meet the suitability criteria as set out in the immigration rules.
 

Switching Into Unmarried Partner Visa
 

A person who is in the UK with leave to remain which was originally granted for period of more than six months and who is an unmarried partner of:


- a British Citizen, or
- a person with ILR, or
- a person with refugee status, or
- as a person with humanitarian protection

 

can apply to switch into unmarried partner visa from inside the UK as long as he meets all the relevant requirements of the Immigration Rules.
 

An application for switching into unmarried partner visa from inside the UK is submitted to the Home Office by completing application form.
 

What we can do for you 
 

If instructed to represent you for your application to switch into unmarried partner visa, the work to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:


- Take detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your unmarried partner visa application;
- Discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your unmarried partner visa application;
- Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your unmarried partner visa application;
- Consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the unmarried partner visa application and discuss the same with you;
- Complete the relevant application form for unmarried partner visa application and discuss the same with you;
- Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support your application for switching into unmarried partner visa. 
- Liaise with the UK Border Agency (Home Office) for an expeditious decision on your application;
- Protect your interests while your unmarried partner visa application is pending with the Home Office and keep you informed of the progress on your unmarried partner visa application;
- Follow up work until decision is reached on your application for switching into unmarried partner visa from inside the UK;
- Advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your unmarried partner visa application.

 

Our Fee for Switching Into Unmarried Partner Visa
 

We will charge you a fee from £1,000 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for switching into unmarried partner visa. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the unmarried partner visa application and the casework involved in the matter.


If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your unmarried partner visa application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.


The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, UKBA fee for the unmarried partner visa application, etc.
 

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1 Bromley Lane

Chislehurst

Kent

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Tel: 0208 0900 567

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