To qualify for a Partner visa, applicants must be an eligible partner of a UK citizen or permanent resident who is currently living or who intends to live permanently in the UK.
An eligible partner is a:
- Spouse (husband, wife or civil partner); or
- Unmarried or same-sex partner; or
- Fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner.
Partner visa applicants are typically required to be of a minimum age, meet English language, accommodation, and maintenance (funds) requirements and demonstrate that their relationship is existing and genuine in nature.
Partner visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.