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UK Civil Partner Visa: A Comprehensive Guide

Embarking on a shared life journey in the UK? Immtell is here to simplify the process of obtaining a UK civil partner visa, paving a smoother path for your life together.


What is a UK Civil Partner Visa?

A UK civil partner visa allows individuals, who are in a civil partnership with a UK citizen or permanent resident, to live and work in the UK. To start your journey, it’s vital to understand how to apply for a civil partner visa in the UK.

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How to Apply for a Civil Partner Visa in the UK

The process to apply for a civil partner visa in the UK involves numerous steps, including gathering the necessary documentation and providing evidence of your relationship. At Immtell, we’re committed to making this journey easier for you.

Our experienced consultants guide you through every step of your civil partner visa application. We assist in understanding the requirements, collating necessary documentation, and building a compelling application to maximize your chances of securing a UK civil partner visa

The stipulations for a UK civil partner visa are quite rigorous. Given the Entry Clearance Officer’s (ECO) limited scope for discretion, it is pivotal to ensure that your civil partner visa applications are meticulously composed. Further, the specifics of UK civil partner visa requirements may differ based on whether the application is submitted from inside the UK or from abroad


Most frequent questions and answers

If approved, initial civil partner visas are usually granted for 33 months with an extension of usually 24 months required to be submitted from within the UK.

Following 5 years continuous residence as a civil partners, you may qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK, effectively permanent residence providing all the requirements are met at that time.

Children under the age of 18 may apply for a UK visa to accompanying their parents as dependants. They may apply for their visas at the same time as the parent applying for a UK civil partner.

It is possible to apply to switch visa category from within the UK into this visa type, if you are not currently in the UK holding one of the following visa types:

  • Visitor visa
  • Short-Term Student visa
  • Parent of a Child visa
  • Seasonal Worker visa
  • Domestic Worker visa
  • Any Discretionary visa

UKVI aim to process civil partner visas as per the below.


Visa applications submitted outside of the UK:

  • Standard processing: 90 working days
  • Priority Service processing: 30 working days


Visa applications submitted inside the UK:

  • Standard processing: 8 weeks
  • Super Priority Service processing: 1 working day


Important: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) do not guarantee processing times and delays do occur. We advise that you do not book any non refundable travel until your visa has been approved and your work visa is in your possession.  Priority services can be suspended without notice and may not be available at the time of application.

The UKVI application fee for a civil partner visa is £1,538 if applying outside of the UK or £1,048 if from within the UK.  In addition, you will need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) which is £1,560 to cover the 33 month visa duration.

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The Civil Partner Visa Application Journey with Immtell

Navigating the legal intricacies of immigration can be overwhelming. At Immtell, our mission is to simplify this journey. We offer end-to-end guidance, from initial consultations to in-depth visa application reviews, to ensure your UK civil partner visa process is as seamless as possible.

Commence your exciting journey towards a shared life in the UK with Immtell. Our seasoned consultants are at your service to guide you through each step of the civil partner visa process, from comprehension to successful application.

Start creating unforgettable moments with your partner in the UK. Connect with Immtell today.