Following are the various frequently asked questions (FAQs) about proposed civil partner visa for the UK:

FAQs: Proposed Civil Partner Visa

An applicant for proposed civil partner visa should meet the following requirements of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules:

  • meet the suitability criteria under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules;
  • have met the UK sponsor in person and should provide the evidence of the same;
  • prove the genuineness of the relationship of the applicant with the UK sponsor;
  • prove that he/she is free to register civil partnership, if he/she was previously married or was in civil partnership;
  • prove that his/her proposed civil partner  satisfies the financial requirement of earning £18,600 (or above if there are non-British Children);
  • prove that the UK sponsor has adequate accommodation to accommodate the applicant without recourse to public funds;
  • prove that the applicant has passed the English language test at CEFR level A1 in listening and speaking only;
  • prove that the applicant and the UK sponsor intend to register their civil partnership in the UK during the validity of 6 months proposed civil partner visa;
  • present at the time of application a valid medical certificate issued by a medical practitioner approved by the Secretary of State for these purposes, as listed on the website, confirming that they have undergone screening for active pulmonary tuberculosis and that such tuberculosis is not present in the applicant.

Proposed civil partner visa is granted for a period of 6 months and the applicant should register his/her civil partnership with the UK sponsor within this 6 months period.

No, you cannot change from another visa category to proposed civil partner visa from inside the UK. The applicant must apply for entry clearance for proposed civil partner visa and must be outside the UK to submit the application.

You can check the visa processing times online so that you know how long you’ll have to wait for a decision on your proposed civil partner visa application. You also have the option to apply under priority service whereby the application will be decided relatively faster and you will be required to pay an additional fee for the priority service.

You should meet the English requirement at level A1 of CEFR in listening and speaking only.

If your proposed civil partner visa application has been refused by the Home Office UKVI, you can challenge the refusal by way of an immigration appeal to the First Tier Tribunal. Thd deadline to file the appeal is 28 calendar days starting after the date you received the refusal letter.

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